WICB 4 Day: CLOSE: Day 1, Round 1

Windward Islands have secured first innings points and lead Combined Campuses and Colleges by 14 runs on their opening encounter in the WICB Regional 4 Day Tournament at the 3 Ws Oval in Barbados.

Windwards closed on 145 for 7 after dismissing CCC for a paltry 131 as 17 wickets tumbled on the first day when batsmen, fresh out of the Caribbean Twenty20, demonstrated that they have not broken out of the crash, bang mode.

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Guyana were 32 for 1 in response to Jamaica's meager 150 all out. High Performance pacer Brandon Bess registered his best First Class figures of 5 for 28 from 14 overs to blast the Jamaicans away at the Alpart Sports Club in Jamaica.

Brendan Nash top scored with 29 while Simon Jackson - playing his first First Class match for Jamaica - made 26.

At the crease for Guyana is Rajendra Chandrika who is on 13 while with him is Leon Johnson who has 5. Shemroy Barrington, another debutant is the man out for 13. Dave Bernard (4-1-9-1) was the wicket-taker.

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Barbados, on the back of an unbeaten half century form right handed strokemaker Kirk Edwards posted 133 for 2 on a rain affected first day at Guaracara Park.

Edwards ended the day on which play began at 2:25pm after the entire first session was lost to rain, on 75 while captain Ryan Hinds is not out on 8.

Shannon Gabriel (1 for 28) and Aneil Kanhai (1 for 19) were the men who bagged wickets. Barbados won the toss and chose to bat.

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England Lions are in a commanding position at the end of the first day in their clash with Leeward Islands at Warner Park. The English piled up 320 for 3 on a flat pitch as their captain James Hildreth made an unbeaten 127 and James Taylor is not out on 79 as the pair have so far added 186 for the 4th wicket.

Opener Adam Lyth posted 55 while Ravi Bopara fell five runs short of a half century.

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Photo by Ricardo Makyn. Compliments of the Jamaica Gleaner

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