Roston Chase’s unbeaten 136 helped set up a crushing Barbados win, inside three days at the Kensington Oval. They took 19 points and moved up to second on the table with an overall tally of 63 points. On the other hand, Leeward Islands, who were handed their fifth defeat in five matches, were left rooted to the bottom.
After being inserted, Barbados were dented early by pacer Gavin Tonge, but Jonathan Carter gave them a solid platform. He hit eight fours during his 90-ball 54 before Chase took over and lifted the hosts to 368. Tonge dismissed Barbados’ top four but was overshadowed by Chase who produced his career-best effort.
In reply, Leeward Islands had a reasonably steady start before Ashley Nurse and Miguel Cummins combined to trigger a slide. Opener Chesney Hughes and No.3 Sherwin Peters made 32 and 44 before the middle order and lower order crumbled. Leward Islands were asked to follow on after falling from a promising 73 for 1 to 170 all out.
Leeward Islands were then quickly reduced to 47 for 6 in their second dig, which left them starting at an innings defeat. However, fifties from Orlando Peters and Jacques Taylor, to add to lower-order contributions, spared Leeward Islands that ignominy. Nurse took three wickets, pushing his match tally to eight, while Sulieman Benn claimed four wickets. Leeward Islands eventually managed 198, making Barbados bat again for a target of one run.