Greaves, Warrican ensure Barbados finish second
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.