Regional 4-Day Tournament Round 7
WICB Media Release.
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Interest will remain high in the Regional 4-Day Tournament, when the final round of matches open on Friday.
Fans will be keen to follow the battle for final place in the semi-finals and the destination of the WICB President’s Trophy.
The top three teams entering the final round of matches – Trinidad & Tobago, Windward Islands and Barbados – have all secured a place in the last four.
But the last slot in the semi-finals has come down to a straight shoot-out, when Combined Campuses & Colleges host Jamaica at the Three Ws Oval on the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
Two points separate the two sides, but they would enter the contest in different frames of mind, as CCC gained a timely boost of confidence with their victory over Windwards, while the Jamaicans slumped to a heavy defeat against T&T in the previous round of matches.
But CCC should temper their enthusiasm and Jamaica should not hold their heads so low, when the two teams consider their history in this tournament.
The Jamaicans remain the only regional side that the CCC have never beaten in the Regional 4-Day Tournament and they have never even conceded a first innings lead in any of the eight matches that they have played previously – and they have won every time they have played at the Three Ws Oval.
To show that they mean business, the visitors have drafted the West Indies pair of batting stylist Marlon Samuels and left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell into their squad, following their exploits at the ICC World Twenty20 Tournament that ended last Sunday in Bangladesh.
In the other two matches: The spotlight will fall on T&T and Barbados – two of the three teams that have already qualified for the semi-finals.
T&T will be eyeing as many points as possible to secure their first Regional 4-Day title in seven years, when face Guyana on foreign soil at the Guyana National Stadium in Providence, Guyana.
The Red Force, who are a shoo-in to host one of the semi-finals, have got the better of the Guyanese in eight of their last nine matches in the R4D which includes three wins.
They have boosted their chances with returning West Indies World T20 batsman Lendl Simmons, while the Guyanese have been shaken with illness sidelining key spinner Veerasammy Permaul, with leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo to replace him.
With the Windwards idle this week, Barbados will be looking to put daylight between them and hold onto second place, when they play Leeward Islands on the road at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in North Sound, Antigua.
The Barbadians too, will be looking to collect as many points as they can to keep their outside chances of clinching the WICB President’s Trophy alive – and more importantly, they will want to secure the right to host the other semi-final.
Barbados have won their previous three matches against Leewards in the R4D – a sequence that started with a six-wicket win three years ago at the VRCG.
GUYANA (from): Leon Johnson (captain), Ronsford Beaton, Devendra Bishoo, Anthony Bramble, Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Assad Fudadin, Trevon Griffith, Shimron Hetmyer, Raun Johnson, Keon Joseph, Amir Khan, Zaheer Mohamed, Vishal Singh
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO (from): Rayad Emrit (captain), Jonathan Augustus, Adrian Barath, Darren Bravo, Shannon Gabriel, Amit Jaggernauth, Ricky Jaipaul, Stephen Katwaroo, Imran Khan, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Marlon Richards, Lendl Simmons
LEEWARD ISLANDS (from): Kieran Powell (captain), Quinton Boatswain, Jahmar Hamilton, Yannick Leonard, Javier Liburd, Anthony Martin, Jaison Peters, Orlando Peters, Akeem Saunders, Jacques Taylor, Devon Thomas, Gavin Tonge, Kelbert Walters
BARBADOS (from): Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich, Fidel Edwards, Kirk Edwards, Shai Hope, Ashley Nurse, Omar Phillips, Kevin Stoute
COMBINED CAMPUSES & COLLEGES (from): Steven Jacobs (captain), Ryan Austin, Kyle Corbin, Akeem Dewar, Kavem Hodge, Jermaine Levy, Kevin McClean, Paul Palmer, Floyd Reifer, Raymon Reifer, Shacaya Thomas, Chadwick Walton, Jomel Warrican
JAMAICA (from): Tamar Lambert (captain), Carlton Baugh Jr, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Brian Buchanan, John Campbell, Jon-Ross Campbell, Sheldon Cottrell, Damion Jacobs, Andre McCarthy, Nikita Miller, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor
OFFICIAL POINTS STANDINGS
(After the sixth round)
Abbreviations: Pts-total points, M-matches, W-won, L-lost, D-drawn, T-tied, NR-no result, Bat-batting points, Bowl-bowling points, RPW-Aggregate runs/wickets taken
Kraigg Brathwaite has scored 1,906 runs and requires 94 to score 2,000 for Barbados in the Regional 4-Day Tournament
Darren Bravo of Trinidad & Tobago has scored 3,879 runs and requires 121 to score 4,000 in his overall first-class career
Kyle Corbin of Combined Campuses & Colleges has scored 1,989 runs and requires 11 to score 2,000 in his first-class career
Shane Dowrich of Barbados has scored 986 runs and requires 14 to score 1,000 in his first-class career
Kirk Edwards of Barbados has scored 3,911 runs and requires 89 to score 4,000 in his first-class career
Tamar Lambert of Jamaica has scored 3,986 runs and requires 14 runs to score 4,000 in his first-class career. He has also scored 3,834 runs and requires 166 runs to score 4,000 for Jamaica in the Regional 4-Day Tournament.
Kieran Powell has scored 1,908 runs and requires 92 to score 2,000 for Leeward Islands in the Regional 4-Day Tournament
Raymon Reifer of Combined Campuses & Colleges has scored 929 runs and requires 71 to score 1,000 in his first-class career
Marlon Samuels has scored 1,925 runs and requires 75 to score 2,000 for Jamaica in the Regional 4-Day Tournament
Lendl Simmons of Trinidad & Tobago has scored 4,848 runs and requires 152 to score 5,000 in his first-class career
Gavin Tonge has scored 941 runs and requires 59 to complete the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets for Leeward Islands in the Regional 4-Day Tournament
RESULTS OF MATCHES
Friday, February 28 to Monday, March 3
Windward Islands beat Barbados by 9 wickets – Beausejour Cricket Ground, St. Lucia
Jamaica beat Guyana by 7 wickets – Sabina Park, Jamaica
Saturday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 4
Leeward Islands beat Combined Campuses & Colleges by 72 runs – Warner Park, St. Kitts
Friday, March 7 to Monday, March 10
Trinidad & Tobago beat Windward Islands by 186 runs – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
Guyana lost to Barbados by 136 runs – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
Leeward Islands lost to Jamaica by 3 wickets – Warner Park
Thursday, March 13 to Sunday, March 16
Guyana drew with Windward Islands – Guyana National Stadium
Friday, March 14 to Monday, March 17
Combined Campuses & Colleges drew with Barbados – Three Ws Oval, Barbados
Trinidad & Tobago beat Leeward Islands by an innings and 107 runs – Queen’s Park Oval
Friday, March 21 to Monday, March 24
Combined Campuses & Colleges beat Guyana by 7 wickets – Three Ws Oval
Jamaica lost to Windward Islands by 3 wickets – Sabina Park
Barbados beat Trinidad & Tobago by an innings and 60 runs – Kensington Oval, Barbados
Friday, March 28 to Monday, March 31
Jamaica lost to Barbados by 245 runs – Sabina Park
Trinidad & Tobago beat Combined Campuses & Colleges by 10 wickets – Queen’s Park Oval
Windward Islands beat Leeward Islands by 197 runs – Queen’s Park, Grenada
Friday, April 4 to Monday, April 7
Trinidad & Tobago beat Jamaica by 145 runs – Queen’s Park Oval
Windward Islands lost to Combined Campuses & Colleges by 82 runs – Arnos Vale Multiplex, St. Vincent
Leeward Islands beat Guyana by 5 wickets – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
(All scheduled start times are local times; NOTE–Jamaica is 1 hour behind the Eastern Caribbean)
Friday, April 11 to Monday, April 14
Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago – Guyana National Stadium (10 am daily)
Leeward Islands vs Barbados – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground (10 am daily)
Combined Campuses & Colleges vs Jamaica – Three Ws Oval (10 am daily)
Saturday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 22
Semi-final 1: 1st vs 4th – To be hosted in the territory of 1st
Semi-final 2: 2nd vs 3rd – To be hosted in the territory of 2nd
Friday, April 25 to Monday, April 28
Winner Semi-final 1 vs Winner Semi-final 2 – To be hosted by higher placed team from the preliminary round
Follow “live” tweet updates on Twitter: @WindiesRegional
Match reports and other tournament details available here: www.windiescricket.com
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To view Guyana vs T&T, click here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wimatchone
To view Leewards vs Barbados, click here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wimatchtwo
To view CCC vs Jamaica, click here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/wimatchthree
WICB Media Release.