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Champs Jamaica to face Barbados in Regional Four Day finalPosted: April 2, 2012
Jamaica will oppose Barbados in the championship match in the Regional Four Day Cricket Competition.
This after notching their 7th straight victory in the regional competition on Sunday after beating Guyana by 133 runs in their semi-final clash inside of three days at Sabina Park to remain on course for an unprecedented fifth successive First Class title.
Resuming on their overnight 99 for 3 , Jamaica batted poorly and was bundled out for 189 after adding just 90 to their overnight score.
Xavier Marshall topscored with 59 after adding just 5 to his overnight 54.
Captain Tamar Lambert helped to steady Jamaica’s slide when he stroked three fours on his way to 37, while adding an important 35 for the 5th wicket with David Bernard jr who contributed 16.
Davendra Bishoo was the man doing the damage claiming 5 for 62, while Veersammy Permaul grabbed 3 for 51.
Set 260 for victory, Guyana was cut down for 126 by Nikita Miller who captured 4 for 28, Odean Brown 3 for 42 and Andrew Richardson 2 for 21. It was an identical score to their first innings total despite Assad Fudadin’s topscore of 24.
Final scores Jamaica 196 & 189, Guyana 126 & 126.
Meanwhile at the Queens Park Oval, Barbados crushed Trinidad and Tobago by 227 runs inside of three days to secure their place in the final.
The Bajans added 100 to their overnight total of 116 for 5 and then produced another clinical bowling performance to rip out the Trinis for 128 after they were set a challenging 356 for victory.
The final will be played at Sabina Park.