Barbados crowned champions

West Indies’ Devendra Bishoo.
AP Photo/Andres Leighton, file
AP Photo/Andres Leighton, file

Barbados was crowned Regional Four-Day Champions after Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago “Red Force” played to a draw on the rain-hit final day of their match at the Guyana National Stadium on Monday.

Barbados, the defending champions captured their 22nd first class title. They took the WICB President’s Trophy after topping the table with 82 points while the “Red Force” ended runners-up with 80 points.

Starting the day needing a victory to overtake Barbados and clinch top honors, the “Red Force” was left disappointed after rain allowed just 29 overs, forcing the match to be called off late in the day.

Captain Leon Johnson was unbeaten on 30 and nigthwatchman Devendra Bishoo, not out at the time on 25, when time ran on for the match to continue.

The “Red Force” demise gifted Barbados the title following the defending champions’ trouncing of the Leeward Islands by an innings and 49 runs at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua last Sunday.

Barbados and West Indies’ cricketer Kirk Edwards.
AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade

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