Jaguars, Volcanoes secure victories in Windies Championships

By December 16, 2018

The Guyana Jaguars needed just two overs on Sunday to wrap up a nine-wicket win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in North Sound Antigua.

Those two wickets came at the expense of a mere eight runs as the Hurricanes folded for 138.

The Hurricanes were short-handed, as Guyana-born opener Rajendra Chandrika was unable to bat due to injury.

Gudakesh Motie collected both wickets and finished with 3-11 from six overs to follow up the destructive work of fellow left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul on the previous day.

Set 32 for victory, the Jaguars lost Tagenarine Chanderpaul for one in the second over, but their captain Leon Johnson hastened the conclusion with three boundaries in 15 not out.

Hurricanes, table leaders before the match, dropped to third place on 22.2 points.

Scores in the match: Hurricanes 182 and 138, Guyana Jaguars 289 and 32 for 1.

The win means the Jaguars climb to the top of the standings with 37 points with the Barbados Pride in second with 22.6 points.

Meanwhile, Shane Shillingford, who took six in the first innings, grabbed three of the five wickets to fall as the Red Force lost by 76 runs to the Windward Islands Volcanoes in Tarouba, Trinidad.

Shillingford ended with figures of 6 for 73.

 Starting the day on 133 for five chasing 270 for victory, TT Red Force were bundled out in the final half-hour before lunch.

Rookie wicketkeeper/batsman Joshua Da Silva finished with the top score of 41, but no other batsman reached 20.

 Once a promising sixth-wicket stand of 43 between Da Silva and Tion Webster came to an end, the last five Red Force wickets fell for 47, leaving their captain Imran Khan not out on 15.

 Scores: Windward Island Volcanoes 206 and 288, TT Red Force 225 and 193.

The result was a welcomed outcome for Volcanoes after they lost their opening match against the Jaguars.

They are fourth on 21.4 points, ahead of fifth-placed Scorpions on five points and bottom-placed Red Force on 4.4.

 

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