WICB Regional Four-Day tournament 2016-17 April 19, 2017

Greaves, Warrican ensure Barbados finish second

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Justin Greaves scored a century and took three first-innings wickets for Barbados © WICB Media/Ashley Allen

Barbados ensured a second-place finish, beating nearest rivals Jamaica by 26 runs at Kensington Oval. A five-wicket haul on the final day from Jomel Warrican sealed the narrow win, after a blazing half-century from Fabian Allen had threatened to snatch the game away.

Jamaica, chasing 341, resumed on 114 for 1. Chadwick Walton (93) and Trevon Griffith (53) stretched their overnight second-wicket stand from 89 to 137 before Barbados dismissed both in the space of eight balls. Jamaica's slide continued all the way to 251 for 8, with Warrican and fellow left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn taking the bulk of the wickets, before Allen hit back. He added 44 for the ninth wicket with Nikita Miller (4) and 19 for the tenth with Jerome Taylor (6*) before Warrican dismissed him for 60 off 35 balls (3x4, 6x6).

Warrican aside, Barbados' biggest match-winner was Justin Greaves, who scored 114 and took three wickets with his medium-pace to give his side a 113-run first-innings advantage. Sent in to bat, Barbados had been in trouble at 98 for 5 before Kenroy Williams (82), Greaves and Ashley Nurse (60) led a recovery to 377. In response, Jamaica folded for 224 with only Devon Thomas (59) and Griffith (39) getting past 30.

Jamaica fought back by rolling Barbados over for 187 in the second innings, with Allen and Miller picking up four apiece, but a target of 341 would prove to be just beyond them.

An 11-wicket haul from the legspinner Imran Khan gave Trinidad & Tobago victory by an innings and 17 runs against Leeward Islands in St Kitts. Imran took five wickets in Leewards' first innings and six when they followed on, after rapid hundreds from Yannic Cariah (196, 261b, 15x4, 5x6) and Tion Webster (109, 116b, 9x4, 5x6) had given T&T an imposing first-innings total of 553.

Leewards began well in reply, with each of their top three batsmen - Montcin Hodge, Chesney Hughes and Keacy Carty - scoring half-centuries, but they slumped dramatically from 223 for 2, losing their last eight wickets for 76 runs. Hodge (96*) carried his bat through Leewards' second innings, with only Carty (54) and Akeem Saunders (41) giving him any support as Imran and the offspinner Bryan Charles ran through to bowl them out for 237.

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  • jarrel0723030 on April 20, 2017, 12:39 GMT

    @Johnny I admire the man you know. Every time his arguments prove to be baseless he has excuses on top of excuses. As we say he has a plaster for every sore.

  • Kendel3456385 on April 20, 2017, 12:15 GMT

    but wait is it just Mc sween as the outside help for bim ?? isn't warrican a regular fixture in the bim team and isn't he from St Vincent. lolz so much for no outside help....

  • Michael on April 20, 2017, 11:34 GMT

    @WNHS....yes McSween did play for Bdos ..BUT DO YOU KNOW WHY ?....and DO you know that MOST players and at least ONE selector wasn't in favor ? and DO YOU that the amount of overs given to him was a form of PROTEST ? Big man... McSween has been around Bdos cricket running two years now and certain people were able to convince other people to at least give him ONE match as a good gesture ..a token of appreciation. ....but you are CORRECT...this IMPORT was the reason Bdos was able to acquire 2nd position and he also had the SAME IMPACT as the other IMPORTS had on the other teams.

  • jarrel0723030 on April 20, 2017, 0:15 GMT

    @METMAN Barbados gave a cap to McSween against T&T in the last game. Guess what. He's Grenadian. So much for that no imports thing eh. Your trolling has gone from bearable to just not funny as Mekkayel said. As I said before it's also no coincidence that the impressive wins came WITHOUT Kyle Hope. Primus performed admirably against Pride but not so much in this last match, which is fine. Young Webster made a century and Cariah was a boundary away from a double century while Imran Khan took 11 wickets in 2 innings, so please explain the outside help you speak of. Trinidad played all season with a 3rd and 4th string team but you speak of regulars with other teams? Do some research before you speak it would save you time and face.

  • Kendel3456385 on April 19, 2017, 21:25 GMT

    @metman... you need to understand that this is franchise cricket and it isn't just one nation importing players. (as the way you make it look in terms of tnt) if we look at the cpl and 50 over cricket we would see that it is a mixture of players from all over the Caribbean. but it doesn't seem like you understand this concept...

  • Kendel3456385 on April 19, 2017, 21:19 GMT

    @metman... be that as it may, players such as eoin morgan played international cricket for ireland and even Kevin pieterson at a point was looking to

  • avionc0218771 on April 19, 2017, 20:24 GMT

    I think Metman is obsessed with anything Trinidad, anything with that word he cant resist but comment. Deep down he just wants to come to Trinidad

  • Michael on April 19, 2017, 19:11 GMT

    @JOHNNY865......Test cricket is not franchise cricket and one cannot represent a Country without fulfilling the necessary requirements so what is your point ? when Kyle Mayers,Kyle Hope,Raymon Reifer,Nkruma Bonner,Devon Thomas and others finish the tournament they ALL return to their respective Countries so again where is your logic..reverse or otherwise ? I was of the opinion that Primus was playing in Bim and was overlooked but was made to understand that he went to TnT at age 9 with his parents so I will stop from saying that he is an import just like Roland Holder who was born in TnT but educated and grew up in Bim and Jomel Warrican...born in St.Vincent.

  • Josiah on April 19, 2017, 17:34 GMT

    Metman stop trolling man its not funny at all. it's good competitive cricket but at the end of the day west indies is bigger than Barbados and Trinidad.

  • Kendel3456385 on April 19, 2017, 16:43 GMT

    @metman... and your point is what exactly?? aren't they playing for trinidad and making runs for us ?? so by your logic, when Kevin pieterson makes runs its not for england but south Africa, when eoin Morgan makes runs it's for Ireland when khawaja makes runs it's for Pakistan and not Australia. and when brendon nash played for the wi it was australia he really was playing for. lol some logic you have....

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