Volcanoes in pole position to take victory against Pride

By February 24, 2019
Windward Islands Volcanoes batsman Kavem Hodge is on 65 not out. Windward Islands Volcanoes batsman Kavem Hodge is on 65 not out.

The Windward Islands Volcanoes are on the verge of an important win over the Barbados Pride in the West Indies Championship game being played at Arnos Vale.

With a day to go, the Volcanoes need 89 runs and have seven wickets in hand. 

Electing to bat, the Pride again faltered with the bat, scoring 215, but must have been hopeful when they bowled out the Volcanoes for just 138. However, the Pride did not bat well a second time, getting bowled out for 192.

The Volcanoes, on the other hand, have approached the 269 they need for victory very well and are 181-3 headed into the final day.

Earlier, when the Pride batted for the first time, only Tevyn Walcott, 66, and Jonathan Carter, 42, made any real impact against the bowling of Josh Thomas, 3-55, Larry Edward, 3-29, and Sherman Lewis, 2-40. There was also a wicket apiece for Ray Jordan, 1-38, and Kavem Hodge, 1-43.

Kimani Melius scored an even 50 when the Volcanoes replied, but there were no other significant scores against Jomel Warrican, who destroyed the innings with 8-45.

Chaim Holder supported him with 2-31.

But Warrican’s good work was ondone as only Shayne Moseley, 53, and Warrican, 44, really pushed the advantage the Pride had against a good team performance in the field from the Volcanoes.

For the Volcanoes, Alick Athanaze, 3-37, Jordan, 3-21, Edward, 2-56, and a wicket apiece for Lewis, 1-33, and Hodge, 1-28, provided proof of an all-round effort.

So far, Devon Smith, 28, Melius, 4, and Sunil Ambris, 40, are back in the pavilion but an unbeaten 65 from Hodge and Roland Cato’s 26 not out have proven obstacles to the Pride’s charge for a victory.

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