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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.

Openers power SL in semi-finals

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga powered Sri Lanka to a superb victory by 10 wickets over England in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 quarter-final.

Playing on Saturday at the R Premadasa Stadium, the right-handed Dilshan (108 not out) and the left-handed Tharanga (102 not out) both notched up their second centuries in the tournament and with it their second double-hundred opening partnership.

Peters has Leewards on the ropes

Castries, St Lucia – Windward Islands made early inroads into the Leeward Islands batting line-up on a rain-hit first day of their final round match in the WICB First-Class Championship on Friday.

Choosing to bowl first at the Beausejour Cricket Ground, the hosts reduced the Leewards to 62-5 at the close, after play started at 3:40 pm.

Early morning showers forced three inspections by umpires Goaland Greaves and Vivian Johnson before play got underway after tea, with 35 overs allocated for the day’s play.

Jamaica 99 away from lead

Kingston, Jamaica – Jamaica produced a solid batting effort to make significant inroads into England Lions’ total, on the second day of their final round WICB First-Class Championship on Friday.

Chasing 358, the Jamaicans finished the day on 259 for four, only 99 runs adrift of first innings lead at Sabina Park. Opener Simon Jackson stroked 60, his partner Danza Hyatt got 59, the in-form Marlon Samuels scored 58 while Test left-hander Brendan Nash finished the day unbeaten 56.

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