Emerging Ireland's batting woes in the West Indies continued after another horror show on the second day of their four-day game against the West Indies Academy in Antigua.

The day started on a high note with North Down seamer Tom Mayes picking up the final two wickets to claim a five-for as the hosts were dismissed for 326 - Kevlon Anderson hitting 126.

Any hopes of Ireland being competitve were quickly dispelled as they lost four wickets before lunch as they slumped to 39 for 4.

The break didn't bring any respite, as their technical frailties were cruelly picked apart by a rampant attack.

Cade Carmichael did manage to score 39 of their woeful 72 all out.

West Indies opted not to enforce the follow-on despite the 254 run lead, taking the opportunity to get some batting practice.

Ackeem Auguste (75) and Teddy Bishop (46) shared a second wicket stand of 110 to inflict more misery on the bedraggled Irish.

However, much like the first day, there were some late consolation wickets for the visitors, with Tom Mayes picking up two, and Mike Frost one to go with Liam McCarthy's initial breakthrough.

West Indies Academy closed on 172 for 4 - an overall lead of 426 - and they will have a decision to make when to declare if they want to try and finish proceedings a day early.