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Peters bowls Windwards to WICB final


Kenroy Peters bagged a career best 7 for 36 to help the Windwards dump Trinidad and Tobago by 234 runs within three days, and march into the final of the West Indies Cricket Board four-day regional championships for the first time.{{more}}

Host Trinidad and Tobago was set 340 to win, but Peters’ heroics with the ball thwarted their aspirations, and they folded meekly for 105.

The Windwards were dismissed for 231, after resuming the day on 88 for two.

Left-handed opener Devon Smith top scored with 63; captain Liam Sebastien got 33 not out.

Imran Khan took 5 for 46, while Ricky Jaipaul and Rayad Emrit, both captured 2 for 35.

The Windwards had batted first and scored 248: Rommel Currency – 68, Sunil Ambris – 44 and Liam Sebastian – 40. Imran Khan took 4 wickets for 59.

Trinidad and Tobago responded with 140 for 8 declared, choosing to do so to avoid the Windwards from accumulating bowling points.

Evin Lewis made 47 not out. Mervyn Matthew had 4 for 19 and Delorn Johnson – 2 for 44.

The Windwards will now meet Jamaica at the Beausejour Stadium in St Lucia, as both teams seek the hold the Weekes/ Headley trophy.

Jamaica earned a nervy one wicket win over Barbados at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. Scores: Barbados 245 and 223 – Jonathan Carter – 111 not out. Jamaica – 302 and 167 for 9 Tamar Lambert 121. Kevin Stoute – 5 for 29. (RT)