Feb. 14, 2004 – The opening Caribe Cup Series cricket match on St. Thomas pitting Barbados versus the Leeward Islands on the Addelita Cancryn Junior High School cricket ground resumed on Friday with Barbados on 356 runs for 7 wickets from Thursday's action.
In the second over of the day, Barbados lost the wicket of Bradshaw l.b.w. to Sanford for 12 runs. The score was 368. When the score got to 432, Benn, who replaced Bradshaw, was bowled by Cornwall, and in that same over, the last batsman, Collins, was l.b.w. without scoring.
Barbados' inning ended on 432 runs with Campbell not out on 211. The best bowler for the Leewards was Cornwall, who took 3 wickets for 43 runs in 10.4 overs.
The Leeward Islands opened its inning with Adams and Jeffers. In the first over Adams was out without scoring l.b.w. to Collins. Joseph was immediately off the mark with a boundary. When the score got to 21, the other open batsman, Jeffers, was caught for a duck and lost his wicket without scoring.
There was a small partnership between Joseph and Willet, who replaced Jeffers, but when the score reached 60, Joseph lost his wicket to Benn l.b.w. for 25 runs. Tucket joined Willet and they pushed the scoring along, but when the score reached 107, Willet got out for a good knock of 43 runs.
Most of the other batsmen did not fare well as they continued to lose their wickets for not many runs. Tucket was the only one who showed some resistance, making 46 runs.
After 48.5 overs were bowled the Leewards inning collapsed for 161 runs. Best bowler for Barbados was Benn, who took 4 wickets for 33 runs.
The Leeward Islands was asked to follow on because it had a deficit of 271 runs, and so went to bat again. The opening batsmen did not do well as they went cheaply to Bradshaw, each scoring only 12 runs.
Joseph and Willet did some repair of the inning, adding 51 runs, and at the end of play, with Willet 25 not out and Joseph 20 not out, the Leewards were 76 for the loss of 2 wickets.
Play was to continue on Saturday.
Meanwhile, on Friday night, one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Antigua's Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards, was honored at a cocktail reception at the Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort sponsored by the St. Thomas Cricket Association and the V.I. Tourism Department.
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