Phillip's fifer puts Red Force on top of Volcanoes; all other encounters evenly poised after day one action

By Sports Desk March 13, 2024
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Trinidad and Tobago’s Anderson Phillip was in destructive form on Wednesday’s opening day of their fourth round West Indies Championship contest against Windward Islands Volcanoes, as he secured a five-wicket haul that gave Red Force a slight advantage at Queen’s Park Oval.

Phillip, 27, bowling his right-arm fast, had West Indies batsman and Volcanoes top scorer Alick Athanaze, who made 56, in his five for 37 from 13 overs, including four maidens. He got support from fellow seamer Jayden Seales, with 2-48, and spinner Khary Pierre, who had 3-21, as they combined to restrict the tournament-leading Volcanoes for 191.

The Red Force in reply closed in a decent position at 89-1, still 102 runs behind with Vikash Mohan, on 34, and Jyd Goolie, on one, to resume batting on Thursday’s second day.

Scores: Windward Islands Volcanoes 191 all out (53 overs); Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 89-1 (27 overs)

After winning the toss and bowling first, the decision proved fruitful as Phillip accounted for Jeremy Solozano (eight) and Kavem Hodge (28), while Seales removed Johann Jeremiah (14).

Sunil Ambris (35) and Athanaze gradually repaired the innings, before the former, who had five boundaries and a six in his 30-ball knock went caught off Pierre.

Tevyn Walcott (28) tried to stick around with Athanaze, but eventually holed out to Jason Mohammed off Seales. Athanaze, who struck 10 boundaries in his 84-ball 56, went soon after, as he was trapped in front by Phillip and the Volcanoes innings crumbled from there.

Returning opening batsman Kjorn Ottley led a tidy stand with Mohan, but fell just shy of welcome half-century, as he went for 47 off 74 balls, including seven boundaries.

In other games, Leeward Islands Hurricanes trail Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners by 253 with nine first innings wickets intact at Frank Worrell Field in Trinidad and Tobago.

Scores: Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners 273 all out (Amari Goodridge 75, Sadique Henry 73, Romario Greaves 58, Yannick Ottley 24; Daniel Doram 4-37, Jeremiah Louis 3-54, Rahkeem Cornwall 3-86); Leeward Islands Hurricanes 20-1

At Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua, Guyana Harpy Eagles batted all day against Barbados Pride.

Scores: Guyana Harpy Eagles 231 for five (Kevlon Anderson 87, Tevin Imlach 55, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 40, Matthew Nandu 28; Jason Holder 2-29) vs Barbados Pride.

Meanwhile, Jamaica Scorpions trails Cricket West Indies Academy by 304 with all first innings wickets standing at Sabina Park.

Scores: CWI Academy 324 all out (Joshua Dorne 83, Jordan Johnson 61, Kadeem Alleyne 52, Joshua James 36, Rashawn Worrell 25, Carlon Bowen-Tuckett 24; Ojay Shields 3-38, Derval Green 3-48, Abhijai Mansingh 2-69); Jamaica Scorpions 20 without loss.

 

 

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