Austin, Walton inspire CCC win
l CAVE HILL
Ryan Austin followed up Chadwick Walton's second first-class hundred with another destructive spell of off-spin bowling to catapult Combined Campuses & Colleges to a 152-run victory over Leeward Islands in the Regional Four-Day Championship yesterday.
Austin, the Man-of-the-Match, captured six for 48 from 22 overs, as the Leewards, chasing 305 for victory, were bowled out for 152 in their second innings, about 25 minutes after tea on the final day of their fourth round match at the Three Ws Oval.
Devon Thomas led the way for the visitors with 37, Tonito Willett made 26 and Kieran Powell added 24, but no other batsman reached 20.
The victory was formalised when Leewards No.11 Anthony Martin top-edged a sweep to first slip off leg-spinner Akeem Dewar.
The result meant CCC gained 12 points for their first victory for the season, moving them out of the basement position, now occupied by the Leewards on seven points.
CCC 180 all out (Raymon Reifer 45, Shacaya Thomas 35; Larry Joseph 3-32, Gavin Tonge 3-55, Anthony Martin 2-36) and 367 for six decl. (Chadwick Walton 100 not out, Raymon Reifer 85, Anthony Alleyne 71, Floyd Reifer 48, Shacaya Thomas 21, Akeem Dewar 20; Anthony Martin 3-112, Tonito Willett 2-100) vs LEEWARD ISLANDS 243 (Steve Liburd 53, Tonito Willett 44, Devon Thomas 40, Kieran Powell 28, Anthony Martin 24; Kevin McClean 3-39, Kesrick Williams 2-37) and 152 all out (Devon Thomas 37, Kieran Powell 24; Ryan Austin 6-48, Akeem Dewar 2-42) –CMC