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T&T settles for runner-up as rain ensures Barbados win league title

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
T&T’s Marlon Richards took 2-21 against Guyana in yesterday’s rain ruined final day. Photo courtesy

Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago played to a draw on the rain-hit final day of their final round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship at the Guyana National Stadium here yesterday.


Only 27 overs were possible, and not enough for T&T to accumulate a victory that would have allowed it to pass the 82 points which Barbados gathered to earn the President’s Trophy. 


Both Guyana and T&T earned eight points for the draw, which took T&T to 80 points and second in the standings and a place in the semifinals where they will meet third place Windward Islands at the Queen’s Park Oval starting on Saturday.


The Windwards finished with 65 points, while Barbados will play Jamaica in the other semifinal starting on Saturday at Kensington.


Guyana finished last of the seven teams with 29 points while CCC finished fifth with 49 points and Leewards sixth with 42 points.


Chasing 225 runs for victory, Guyana resumed the final day on 17 for one, and once again Davendra Bishoo, as he did with the ball and the bat in the first innings kept the Red Force at bay.


Bishoo, who took 15 wickets in the match and played a defiant role with the bat in the first innings, resumed at his overnight nought, and was not out 25 when the umpires ruled that play was no longer possible.


He lost his overnight partner Tagenarine Chanderpaul (7), with the score on 33, and Simon Hettmeyer (4), both to medium pacer Marlon Richards.


However, he and his captain Leon Johnson settled and defied the T&T bowlers for the rest of the innings, adding 37 for the fourth wicket in an unbroken partnership which was only interrupted by the rain.


Johnson struck three boundaries in his knock while Richards (2-21) was T&T’s best bowler.


The top teams from this weekend’s matches will meet from April 25 to April 28 to decide the regional champions.


Barbados has been crowned the Regional 4-Day league champions, retaining the title they won last year, and will receive the WICB President’s Trophy. It is Barbados’ 22nd regional first-class title.



scoreboard and final standings



T&T 1st Inns 294 
GUYANA 1st Inns 282
T&T 2nd Innings 212 
GUYANA 2nd Inns (o/n 17-1)
T Griffith lbw Jaggernauth    13
T Chanderpaul lbw Richards    7
D Bishoo no    25
S Hetmeyer c Emrit b Richards    4
L Johnson no    30
Extras (lb 1)    1
Total (for 3 wkts)    80
Fall of wkts: 17, 33, 43
Bowling: Gabreil 6-1-12-0, Emrit 5-3-8-0, Jaggernauth 14-4-18-1, Mohammed 6-2-9-0, Richards 7-1-21-2
T&T 8 (2 batting points + 3 bowling points + 3 points for the draw)
Guyana 8 (3 bowling points + 2 batting point + 3 points for the draw)

Man-of-the-Match: Devendra Bishoo (Guyana)




Points Standings
Teams    Pts    M    W    L    D    Bat    Bowl

Barbados    82    6    4    1    1    13    18 
Trinidad & Tobago    80    6    4    1    1    12    17
Windward Islands    65    6    3    2    1    8    18
Jamaica    59    6    3    3    0    7    16
CCC    49    6    2    3    1    7    15
Leeward Islands    42    6    2    4    0    2    16
Guyana    29    6    0    4    2    6    17


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