Barbados crush Trinis within 3 days

TAROUBA, Trinidad – Leaders Barbados Pride took a giant step towards the successful defence of their Regional First Class crown when they clobbered archrivals Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by an innings and 22 runs inside three days, yesterday.

It was an impressive performance and comeback for the Barbadians, who were beaten by Guyana Harpy Eagles in the previous round. Improving all-rounder Justin Greaves was named man of the match for his two for 26 and three for 27 along a vital knock of 50 that included eight fours and a six.

The hosts resumed the morning at the Brian Lara Stadium on 51 for three in their second innings and still requiring a further 110 runs to avoid an innings defeat, but failed to produce the resilience required, folding meekly for 139 in the first hour after lunch.

Left-hander Yannic Cariah, who struck a hundred in the last round, top-scored with an unbeaten 35 while Keagan Simmons chipped in with 31. (CMC)

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