Windies Mens Team

Lions get lead in rain-hit contest

Providence, Guyana – Johnny Bairstow made the most of a small window of opportunity to usher England Lions to first innings points over Guyana in the WICB First-Class match on Monday.

Bairstow, the son of the late England wicket-keeper David Bairstow, was not out on 32, and raced the Lions to 87-3, replying to Guyana’s paltry first innings of 78, in the 13 balls deliveries in 15 minutes of play that were possible on the final day of their fifth round match at the Guyana National Stadium

CC&C take first innings from Jamaica

Spanish Town, Jamaica – Good batting from Wavell Hinds and Chadwick Walton was not enough for Jamaica as Combined Campuses & Colleges grabbed first innings points on the final day of their fifth round WICB First Class Championship match on Monday.

Martin spins Leewards win over T&T

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Leeward Islands needed just an hour and 20 minutes to snatch the last four Trinidad and Tobago wickets and secure a thrilling 29-run victory in their fifth round WICB First Class Championship match on Monday.

Leg-spinner Anthony Martin proved the trump card for the visitors as he picked up 5-41 to send T&T tumbling to 153 all out at Queen’s Park Oval. Off-spinner Justin Athanaze finished with 4-56.

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Windwards bats hold on for draw

Bridgetown, Barbados – A defiant eighth-wicket stand between Lyndon James and Mervyn Matthew formalised a draw for Windward Islands with Barbados in the WICB Regional first-class championship on Monday.

Both batsmen ended with five, but more importantly, they batted through the final 45 minutes, and limp Windwards to 89-7 in their second innings, after they were set 172 for victory from a minimum of 40 overs on the final day of their fifth round match at Kensington Oval.

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Pakistan topple Zimbabwe to advance

Kandy, Sri Lanka – Pakistan sealed their place in the ICC Cricket World Cup quarter-finals after beating Zimbabwe by seven wickets in a rain-hit match on Monday.

Chasing a Duckworth/Lewis target of 162 off 38 overs, a half-century from Asad Shafiq (78 not out) and a solid knock by Mohammad Hafeez (49) steered Pakistan to 164-3 to win with 23 balls to spare

The result meant the Pakistanis joined Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka from Group A in the knock out stages of the competition.


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