Jamaica’s national cricket team has found itself on the losing side for the first time this season in any format of the regional competitions.
This as they went down by 3 wickets to Trinidad and Tobago in their 5th round Regional Super 50 Clash at Sabina Park on Thursday.
Batting first the Jamaicans struggled to 47 for 4 but recovered to make 225 thanks to a 5th wicket partnership of 147 between Andre McCarthy who top-scored with 88 and Jermaine Blackwood who supported with 85.
Shannon Gabriel who took 4 for 34 and Yannick Ottley 3 for 37 were the leading Trinidadian bowlers.
Final scores in the match, Jamaica 225, T&T 229 for 7.
The Jamaicans following the result dropped to second on the table behind the Trinidadians who are now undefeated after 5 games and are also through to the semi-finals.
The Jamaican team leaves for Guyana on Friday where they will face the hosts in the Regional Four Day tournament.
Meanwhile in the rain affected match at between the Leeward Islands and Barbados at Warner Park in St. Kitts, the Leewards beat the Bajans by 22 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method.
Chasing 165 for victory off 50 overs, the Leewards were 126 for 5 off 33 overs when rain stopped play, the match was abandoned one hour later.
Play had belatedly resumed in the post-lunch session at 2.20 p.m. following a delay by 35 minutes for rain, with the Leeward Islands on 22 for two off seven overs.
Lyndel Richardson was comprehensively bowled by a pitched up delivery from fast bowler Tino Best for nine (21-1; 4 overs); left-hander Shane Burton, flashing outside the off stump, was caught by wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich off Best for nought (21-2; 5.2 overs); another Kieran Powell, lured down the pitch outside the off stump, was swiftly stumped by Shane Dowrich off off-spinner Ashley Nurse for 16 (28-3; 8.2 overs); skipper Sylvester Joseph, was leg before wicket by medium-pacer Jonathan Carter as he went on the back foot to one which kept low, for ten (52-4; 14.3 overs) and Devon Thomas, swinging, was leg before wicket by off-spinner Kenroy Williams for 36 (98-5; 25.2 overs).
Best took two for 28 off six overs.
Barbados were bowled out for 164 off 46.4 overs after winning the toss.
Left-hander Kyle Mayers topscored with 37 at No. 8. He faced 57 balls and struck four fours and two sixes.
Mayers and Nurse, who made 17 off 24 balls, featured in the best partnership – 53 off ten overs for the eighth wicket.
Over at the Three W’s Oval, Narsingh Deonarine made 51 to lead Guyana to a 3 wickets win over the Combined Campuses and Colleges.
Final scores, CCC 175, Guyana 178 for 7.
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