Spinners from the various teams in the Regional Four-Day Cricket Tournament dominated the second round of the competition.
Nikita Miller, the left-arm spinner from Jamaica, picked up match figures of 10 wickets for 49 runs against Barbados at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Miller grabbed 5 for 25 in the first innings and came back in the second innings and picked up 5 for 24 from (17.5 overs). Jamaica scored 287 and 162. Barbados scored 157 and 172 losing by 120 runs. Barbados pacer Kemar Roach bowled fiercely picking up 5 for 31 from 19 (overs).
Spinner Ryan Austin Wrecks Leewards
Colleges and Combines Campuses spinner Ryan Austin picked up 5 for 51 in 10.5 overs. The CCC defeated the Leewards within two days by an inning and 15 runs.
Spinner Veerasammy Permaul 6 for 91 Against the Windwards
Guyana Captain and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul picked up six wickets for 91 runs in the Windward Islands’ first inning total of 252 runs. Guyana were bowled out for 138 runs in their first inning giving the Windwards first innings points and a lead of 114 runs.
Deonarine, Barnwell and Fudadin Struck Back Heavily
Three half centuries from Guyanese batsmen gave Guyana a respectable second innings total of 294 runs. Narsingh Deonarine 84, Christopher Barnwell 75 and Asad Fudadin 51.
Windward Islands Defeat Guyana by 5 Wickets
Devon Smith and Johnson Charles put on a partnership of 105 for the second wicket taking the honors away from Guyana. Chasing 181 to win, the Windward Islands reached 183 for 5 with 23-year-old Johnson Charles scoring 66, Devon Smith 43 and Andre Fletcher 41 not out.
Strong Squad Needed for Aussies Visit
Australia begins its tour of the West Indies from March 16 to April 27. Five Digical One-Day Internatonals, Three Digical Test-matches and Two Digical Twenty20 Internationals are scheduled. West Indies selectors have the task of selecting the best possible teams to compete. Regional batsmen have the responsibility of getting themselves in the best possible form in preparation for the tough games ahead.
Trinidad & Tobago batsman Adrian Barath will be playing a major role for the West Indies at the top of the order. At this stage, it is unknown who will accompany Barath in the opening position in the Test matches.
The Indian Premier League is a major concern because Darren Bravo and Sunil Narine may miss most of the Australian matches after they were offered contracts. West Indies selectors ought to start preparing their players early.