Barbados in charge Versus Leewards

Sports Page—Thursday 25th July 2013–It was an obvious set up. Ross Powell facing up to the aggressive Bajan seamer, Jerome Jones knew that something was up. The captain had suddenly placed two helmeted fielders on either side of the pitch—one at silly mid off and the other at silly mid on. The question was: Was it going to be another searing bouncer or would it be the double bluff and a screaming Yorker.

As the lanky left arm fast bowler raced in, the small crowd at the Conaree grounds looked on in anticipation. Ross Powell seemed to have made up his mind that it would be a bouncer and had no time to rethink his strategy. It was the perfect Yorker. By the time he brought his bat down, his middle stump was cart wheeling out of the ground in spectacular fashion—-and the Bajans celebrated. Shortly after, Saeed Williams edged to the wicketkeeper and the Leewards were in deep trouble.

The lanky Theron Bussue, on debut, played a stodgy hand for 21 but the Leewards eventually succumbed for 126 in their first innings.

The Bajans batted a second time and declared at 172 for 4, giving the Leewards an improbable victory target of 301. At the end of the second day, they were 24 for 2 with Ross Powell batting for the second time in the day on 6 not out

summarized scores at the end of Day 2 Round 2.

Barbados vs Leeward Islands (Toss) @ Conaree

Barbados 254 all out in 76.2 overs
Johnathan Drakes 96 (203m, 151b, 13×4, 1×6), Jofra Archer 63 (95m, 58b, 6×4), Jameel Stuart 22
Bowling Leewards Alzari Joseph 16-4-59-4, Jeremiah Louis 15-2-42-3

Leewards 126 all out off 48.4 overs in reply
Theron Bassue 21 Jofra Archer 5-3-5-1
Bowling Barbados: Chad Williams 7.4-2-17-2, Jofra Archer12-5-21-2, Jerome Jones 12-3-30-2

Barbados (2nd innings) 172-4 declared off 39 overs
Johnathan Drakes 60 (5×4: 2×6), Dario Boyce-Malcolm 58 (7×4), Aaron Jones 44* (5×4, 2×6)
Bowling Leewards: Jeremiah Lewis 9-0-61-2

Leewards (2nd innings) 24-2 in 8.2 overs
Ross Powell 6* Jerome Jones 4.2-2-6-1, Jofra Archer 4-1-16-1

NB: Leewards trail by 277 runs with 8 wickets in tact
In other matches played:

Jamaica vs Windward Island (Toss) @ Warner Park
Windwards 185 all out in 62.5 overs
Taryck Gabriel 81 (160m, 124b, 11×4, 2×6), Ray Jordan 24, Tonius Simon 22
Bowling Jamaica: Arquino Mindley 12-2-42-5, Shane Manning 27.4-5-48-3

Jamaica 268 all out in 74.2 overs
Tristan Coleman 65 (110b: 11×4), Ramaal Lewis 58, Fabian Allen 35, Christopher Powell 26, Brandon King 23
Windwards Bowling Taryck Gabriel 28-9-76-5, Ray Jordan 14.2-2 -56-4,

Windwards (2nd innings) 103-3 in 46 overs
Tonius Simon 38*, Gidron Pope 31 Ramaal Lewis 13-2-41-2

NB: Windwards lead by 20 run with 7 wickets remaing

Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago (Toss) @ EGSC (Molineaux)
Trinidad &Tobago 194 all out in 88.1 overs
Camillo Carambocas 45, Brian Christmas and Vikash Mohan 33, Andy Gobin 32, Bryan Charles 20
Bowling Guyana: Gudakesh Moti-Kanhal 37-14-42-6, Vishoal Nayaran 18-5-53-2, Shawn Pereira 21-1-6-55-2

Guyana 159 all out in 76.1 overs
Shimron Hetmyer 32, Kamesh Yadram 25
Bowling TnT: Bryan Charles 26-10-59-5, Jesse Bootan 19.1-9-38-3, Vikash Mohan 8-3-7-2

TnT (2nd innings) 136-0 in 43 overs
Jeremy Solonzano 75* and Bryan Christmas 52*

NB: TnT lead overall by 171 with 10 wickets in tact

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