Defending Regional four-day champions Jamaica narrowly won first innings points against Barbados on the second day of their match at Kensington Oval, Barbados, yesterday.
Jamaica, who were dismissed for 165 on day one, returned to bowl out their hosts for 162. Jamaica were then dismissed for 188 in their second innings, giving Barbados a target of 192 to win. At stumps, the Bajans were 13 without loss in their second innings.
Elsewhere, Guyana took an 86-run lead over the Leeward Islands on the second day of their game, at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua. Steven Jacobs scored 75 to help Guyana go past the Leewards' first innings total of 182. The visitors closed the second day on 268 for nine.
In the other game, Devon Smith scored 139 to put the Windward Islands on the verge of clinching first innings points against the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC), at Beausejour Cricket Ground, St Lucia.
The Windwards reached 303 for five at the close, yesterday. CCC were dismissed for 309 in their first innings, earlier in the day's play.
At Vivian Richards Cricket Ground
LEEWARD ISLANDS 182 (Tonito Willett 58, Jahmar Hamilton 32, Montcin Hodge 22; Veerasammy Permaul 4-42, Ronsford Beaton 3-43) vs GUYANA 268/9 (Steven Jacobs 75, Assad Fudadin 49, Rajendra Chandrika 37)
At Kensington Oval
JAMAICA 165 (Jermaine Blackwood 81; Miguel Cummins 5-58) & 188 (Simon Jackson 59, Carlton Baugh 32, Tamar Lambert 28; Jonathan Carter 4/0) vs BARBADOS 162 (Jonathan Carter 63, Kirk Edwards 32; Nikita Miller 5-33, Andrew Richardson 2-43) & 13/0
At Beausejour Cricket Ground
CCC 309 (98.4 overs) (Anthony Alleyne 84, Kyle Corbin 57, Kevin McClean 28, Jason Dawes 27 n.o.) vs Windward Islands 303/5 (Devon Smith 139, Andre Fletcher 41; Akeem Dewar 4/104)