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Kentucky Cup rolls on

Kentucky Cup rolls on

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The Windwards squad at the President’s Cup will be hoping to go the distance and be in the final four heading off for action in Guyana starting October 12.

Windward Islands completed a four-wicket win, under the Duckworth-Lewis Method at the North Stars Cultural & Social Club last Tuesday.

Windwards were set a revised target of 230 from 43 overs, after rain washed away 37 minutes of playing time. {{more}}

They cruised to 233 for six off 40.1 overs. Captain Rawle Lewis, 65 not out, led the charge, supported by Junior Murray 53, Devon Smith, 43, and Craig Emmanuel, 21. Daren Powell, 4 for 64, was the chief wicket taker.

Jamaica scored 254 for eight off 50 overs, with good knocks from Brenton Parchment, 65, Marlon Samuels 54, Tamar Lambert 42, and Dave Bernard 33.

Darren Sammy, 4 for 49, and Orlanzo Jackson, 2 for 49 were the chief wicket takers.

The Windwards played Barbados yesterday (Thursday) in what was expected to be another crucial encounter.

The Windwards created an upset, with a 14-run win over defending champion Trinidad and Tobago in the first match.

The Windwards restricted Trinbago batting line-up to 176. Darren Sammy, 3 for 17, engineered a middle order collapse. Rawle Lewis, 3 for 32, earned the Man of the Match award.

The Windwards play Guyana today Friday. And there will be no quarters given in Sunday’s OECS showdown with the Leewards. The final is set for October 16.

The Leewards turned out two sparkling performances up to Tuesday’s card. They scored 291 for 7 in reply to Guyana’s 291 for 5, buoyed by Ramnaresh Sarwan’s second century. Runako Morton 68 supported Austin Richards Jr, and with Sylvester Joseph 64, Leewards might consider themselves unlucky not to have gone thedistance.

The Leewards dismissed Jamaica with a nine-wicket win in the first encounter. Guyana overcame Barbados.

The host redeemed themselves with a win over Trinidad and Tobago in their second match. Barbados knocked up 267 for 6 on the crest of a blistering unbeaten 90 by Courtney Browne. T&T reached 191 for 8 at 40 overs.

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