Banks spins Leeward Islands to big win over Barbados

GEORGETOWN -- Leeward Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago all got good performances from key players to register big wins as the West Indies Cricket Board’s One-Day Tournament continued on Monday in Guyana.

Leeward Islands worked hard for their 62-run win over Barbados at Uitvulgt. Off-spinner Omari Banks took 4-51 from 10 overs as the Bajans were shot out for 110 in 31.2 overs, after the Leewards made 172 all out. All the other bowlers kept things tight, with Anthony Martin taking 2-12 and Justin Athanaze 2-6.

Earlier the Leeward Islands were in trouble at 115-8, but Athanaze made 30 not out to add 54 for the ninth wicket with Chad Hampson, who got 24. Good support also came from Gavin Tonge with 26. Dwayne Smith was best for Barbados with 32, including three fours and two sixes, to follow up his two wickets.

Over at Bourda: the Jamaicans defeated Canada by 9 wickets, motoring to 108-1 off 20.5 overs in reply to Canada’s 104. Opener Brenton Parchment stroked 50 not out with five fours and a six, and Dave Bernard made 40 not out as they added an unbroken 81 for the second wicket.

Fast bowler Andrew Richardson took 4-36 to win the Man-of-the-match award. It was a much-needed victory for the defending champions. Wicket-keeper Keith Hibbert had an excellent day taking six catches, including three off Richardson.

At Enmore: Carl Wright made a superb 90 for United States of America, but they were not a major challenge for Trinidad and Tobago. The former Jamaica batsman cracked six fours and three sixes off 121 balls, as the Americans got up to 186-7 off 50 overs. Trinidad and Tobago reached the target off 38 overs, with good batting by their captain Daren Ganga hitting 79 and teenager Adrian Barath 66 – his second half-century.

The Tournament continues on Tuesday with Windward Islands against Barbados at Enmore, the United States meeting Combined Campuses and Colleges at Everest, and Jamaica facing hosts Guyana at Providence.