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Superb Jamaicans take WICB Four-day trophy, make it fourth title in a row

Cave Hill, Barbados, CMC – Jamaica crushed Combined Campuses & Colleges by eight wickets inside two days on Saturday to clinch their fourth straight WICB First-Class Championship.

Set a mere 10 to win, Jamaica reached 15-2 to complete an uncomplicated victory with two full days to spare in the final at the 3Ws Oval and confirm themselves as the undisputed kings of four-day cricket. The only other team in history to win four consecutive titles in regional first-class cricket was Barbados when they won the Shell Shield from 1977 to 1980.

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TEA: Jamaica have CCC 80-5

Cave Hill, Barbados – Three-time defending champions Jamaica are in full control over Caribbean Colleges & Campuses at tea on the second day of the WICB First-class final on Saturday.

Jamaica’s spinners Odean Brown (3-23) and Nikita Miller (2-24) have cruelly exposed CCC’s weaknesses against quality slow bowling. At the break the home side were tottering on 80-5 off 34 overs – still some distance away from overhauling the first innings deficit of 113.

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LUNCH: CCC spinners hit back

Cave Hill, Barbados – Left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh and off-spinner Ryan Austin shared eight wickets as Combined Campuses & Colleges bowled their way back into the WICB First-class final at lunch on the second day, Saturday.

Austin bowled unchanged from the northern end of the 3Ws Oval to end with 4-81 from 29.3 overs while Kantasingh took 4-89 from 32 overs. The other wicket to fall went to leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner. Jamaica started the day on 106-3 but were restricted to 225, a first innings lead of 113.

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WICB appeals to media to seek credible sources of info

St John’s, Antigua– The WICB has become aware that reputable media organizations have published and broadcast a story about Ramnaresh Sarwan which did not emanate either from the WICB or from the ICC and can only be sourced to an anonymous blog.

Any and all issues relating to anti-corruption in international cricket are managed by the ICC Anti Corruption and Security Unit, which briefs players directly and informs the players’ Board as necessary on the status of any investigations.

Jamaica in full control after first day

Cave Hill, Barbados, CMC – Jamaica were closing in on valuable first innings points following a shocking batting collapse by Combined Campuses & Colleges on the opening day of the WICB First-Class Championship final on Friday.

Chasing a paltry 112, the visitors ended the day at 3Ws Oval on 106-3, just seven runs adrift of first innings advantage that puts them in sight of their fourth straight four-day title.

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