Volcanoes-Hurricanes still in the balance on final day

By February 09, 2019
Devon Smith Devon Smith

The Windward Islands Volcanoes have 10 wickets in hand and 231 runs to get on the final day of their West Indies Championship game against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Windsor Park in Dominica. 

Honours have remained even throughout this game with the Volcanoes enjoying a slightly better time with the ball in their second innings.

Sent into bat, the Hurricanes had posted 271 all out, with the Volcanoes replying with 230, a deficit of 41 runs. Every one of those runs were needed when the Hurricanes batted again, as they were dismissed on Saturday for just 199, a lead of 240, which, while no walkover, is certainly gettable.

In the Hurricanes first innings, their total was made possible by half centuries from Montcin Hodge, 61, and Keacy Carty, 54, while starts from Jahmar Hamilton, 26, Rahkeem Cornwall, 21, and Quinton Boatswain, 21 not out added to the tally.

Ray Jordan’s 4-47, Larry Edward’s 4-73, and Josh Thomas’ 2-62 went a long way toward making sure the Volcanoes were not batted out of the game.

The Volcanoes then had to put in a shift to get close enough to the Hurricanes total to make a game of the encounter and 47 from veteran opener Devon Smith, 41 from Sunil Ambris, and a half century from Alick Athanaze, 53, took them close.

Sheno Berridge, 4-42, and Cornwall, 4-48, did not make things easy.

The Leewards did not bat well when they were given a second go at things.

Firstly, they scored more slowly than in the first innings and secondly, they didn’t score many, with Devon Thomas’ 43 and Jahmar Hamilton’s 40, the best it would get.

The Volcanoes are now 10 without loss, Smith on six and Rolando Cato on four.

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