BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) - Dave Bernard Jr and Nikita Miller shared eight wickets to bowl Jamaica to a 242-run victory over Barbados in their-10th round match of the WICB regional four-day competition yesterday at Kensington Oval, despite a hundred from opener Dale Richards.



Bernard collected four for 42 from 13 overs, and Miller captured four for 55 from 32.3 overs, as Barbados, chasing a highly improbable, if not impossible 515 for victory, were dismissed for 272 in their second innings about 50 minutes after lunch.

But Richards got his hundred from 138 balls before Jamaica could complete their victory, when Odean Brown mis-fielded a flick at short midwicket off Miller which allowed him to take a single.

Jamaica had few worries with the Barbadian batsmen, apart from Richards, Kirk Edwards with a solid 51, and Dwayne Smith with 28.

The visitors spent most of the morning period trying to break through the defences of Richards and Edwards as they added 114 for the third wicket, after Barbados resumed from their overnight total of 107 for two.

Miller, however, bowled Richards in the final half-hour of the morning, and the wickets flowed steadily for the Jamaicans, as Barbados slumped to 249 for six at lunch.

Miller had Kevin Stoute caught at slip for a duck, Edwards was run out, and Bernard bowled Patrick Browne for a duck.
After lunch, the Jamaicans encountered token or little resistance from the bottom half of the Barbados batting, as the home team lost their last four wickets for 15 runs in the space of 53 balls.

Miller ended with match figures of nine for 88 to earn the Man-of-the-Match award, as the Jamaicans completed the season double over their hosts, following a six-wicket victory in their first leg match at Kensington Park in Kingston.

Jamaica now lead the Championship standings on 84 points and have extended their lead over the rest of the pack, leaving Barbados in third on
54 points.

At Kingstown, St Vincent, Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) defeated the Windward Islands by 165 runs on the final day of their 10th-round match against at Arnos Vale.

Scores: CCC 277 (Floyd Reifer 129, Nekoli Parris 39, Kurt Wilkinson 34; Shane Shillingford 4-74, Rawl Lewis 3-54) and 183-8 declared (Omar Phillips 64, Floyd Reifer 53; Shane Shillingford 4-39).

WINDWARDS 160 (Keddy Lesporis 27, Alston Bobb 25, Lyndon James 24; Kurt Wilkinson 4-45, Ryan Austin 3-28, Anderson Sealy 2-26) & 145 (Rawl Lewis 34, Shane Shillingford 31; Kevin McClean 4-31, Ryan Austin 3-42, Kavesh Kantasingh 2-39).

And at Albion, Guyana, Hosts Guyana and the Leeward Islands played out a tame draw as their rain-ruined match ended yesterday without a decision on first innings.

The Leewards, replying to Guyana's first innings score of 341 all out, had reached 206 for four when the game - that lost the first two days to a soggy outfield - was called off at 5:01 pm (4:01 local time) at the Albion Sports Complex.