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Windwards dominate Leewards

Gros Islet, St Lucia – Half-centuries from Keddy Lesporis and Andre Fletcher powered Windward Islands into a commanding position against Leeward Islands in their final round WICB First-Class Championship match, on Saturday.

Lesporis stroked 86 and Fletcher got 70, to propel the hosts to 285-6 at the close on the second day at the Beausejour Cricket Ground. The Windwards had earlier routed the Leewards for 72 after the visitors resumed the day on 62-5, and now hold a healthy lead of 212 runs with two days left.

Jamaica grab lead over England Lions

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica produced a whole-hearted lower-order effort to snatch vital first innings points over England Lions on the third day of their final round match in the WICB First Class Championship on Saturday.

Resuming the day on 259-4, four still 99 runs adrift of England Lions’ 358, the hosts got 42 from Chadwick Walton and 40 from veteran left-hander Wavell Hinds, before they were dismissed for 376. At the close, the Lions were 149-3, a lead of 131 runs heading into Sunday’s final day at Sabina Park.

Carter hits 99 but CC&C have upper hand

Cave Hill, Barbados – Jonathan Carter missed out on a maiden first-class century on Saturday as the clash between Barbados and Combined Campuses & Colleges remained tantalising poised heading into Sunday’s third day.

The left-hander fell for 99, an innings that lifted Barbados to 195 all out in their second innings and set CC&C 173 to win their final round WICB First-Class Championship match at the 3Ws Oval.

At the close of the second day, CC&C had reached 36-1, still 137 runs adrift of their fourth win of the season.

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Simmons double puts T&T in charge

Georgetown, Guyana – Lendl Simmons made a superb double century for Trinidad and Tobago against Guyana on the second day of their seventh round WICB First-Class match on Saturday.

The 26-year-old right-hander was unbeaten on 204 as the visitors piled up 434-5 declared at the National Stadium at Providence.

Off-spinner Amit Jaggernauth then grabbed 3-30 to leave Guyana struggling on 137-5 at the close, still 297 runs behind. Opener Rajendra Chandrika has so far led the way with an unbeaten 77.

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Scores at tea in WICB Four-day Tournament

Summarised scores at tea on the second day of the seventh round of matches in the WICB First-Class Tournament, on Saturday:

At Beausejour Cricket Ground: Leeward Islands 72 all out (Kenroy Peters 4-19, Nelon Pascal 3-14) Windward Islands 181-2 (Keddy Lesporis 78 not out, Andre Fletcher 63 not out, Johnson Charles 28)

At Guyana National Stadium: Trinidad and Tobago 434-5 declared (Lendl Simmons 204 not out, Jason Mohammed 67, Denesh Ramdin 62, Imran Khan 37 not out, Daren Ganga 24; Steven Jacobs 2-96). Guyana 36-0.

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