Jamaica crush Barbados to win historic 5th consecutive Regional Four Day crown
The cricket loving people of Jamaica are today celebrating as Jamaica’s cricketers created history today winning a fifth straight Regional Four Day title.
The Junior Bennett coached outfit achieved the historic feat after completing a crushing 139 run win over Barbados in the final of the Regional Championships at Sabina Park.
Barbados with first innings honours already in the bag and chasing 230 for an outright win on Monday’s 4th and final day were dismissed for 90 runs with more than a full session remaining.
David Bernard who ripped through the Bajans top order ended with 4 wickets to lead the charge as Jamaica completed their 8th straight outright win ending the tournament with a 100 percent win record.
Bernard was backed up in the bowling department by Odean Brown 3 wickets, Nikita Miller 2 and Andrew Richardson 1.
Shane Dorwich 32, Jonathan Carter 12 and Sulliman Benn 10 not out were the highest scorers for the Barbadian side.
Earlier Jamaica’s captain Tamar Lambert declared at 247 for 5 after starting the day on 133 for 2 batting a second time with a first innings deficit of 18.
Lambert was left unbeaten on 41 and Horace Miller 22 not out, after Donavan Pagon fell for 45 and Danza Hyatt 33.
Sulieman Benn was the most successful bowler for the Bajans with 4 for 67.
Final scores in the match Jamaica 273 and 247 for 5 --- Barbados 292 and 90 all out.