Jamaica, Combined Colleges and Campuses lead the points standings –
Host Jamaica and Combined Campuses & Colleges sit pretty at the top of the points table after round one of the WICB Regional Four Day Tournament.
Both teams registered outright victories and secured a maximum 12 points while their victims – Windward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago are at the other end of the table with no points alongside Guyana who drew the bye for the opening round.
Leeward Islands have six points and occupy the number three spot after a draw against Barbados who are fourth on three points having lost first innings points to Leewards.
Jamaica defeated Windwards by six wickets at Chedwin Park while CCC brushed aside a depleted Trini side by 151 runs at Jarrett Park in Montego Bay. Wavell Hinds led the Jamaican batting with 95 in the first innings while Nikita Miller starred with the ball taking 9 for 99 in the match. Windwards all rounder Rawl Lewis struck unbeaten half centuries – 82* and 63* – to top the Windwards batting.
CCC’s left handed opener Omar Phillips who played for the West Indies against Bangladesh last year made 88 and an unbeaten 70 to top the first round runs tally with 158 runs while teammate Kavesh Kantasingh is in pole position on the wickets chart after his career best match haul of 12 for 84.
Runako Morton scored the highest of four half centuries in the Barbados v Leewards clash in Kingston. Morton scored 89 to follow up his first innings 30 while Dale Richards (60), Kirk Edwards (60) and Montcin Hodge (55) also reached fifites in the drawn encounter.
Barbados captain Ryan Hinds had a match haul of 8 for 113 while there was a five wicket haul for Pedro Collins in the second innings – 5 for 36.
In round two Guyana will kick off their campaign against the Trinis in a historic day night affair played with pink balls at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Jamaica will tackle host Leewards at Warner Park in St Kitts while Barbados and CCC will do battle at Grove Park in neighbouring Nevis.