Solid middle order batting from the trio of Devon Thomas, Jahmar Hamilton and Terrance Ward left the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in a comfortable position, on day 1 of the West Indies Championship fixture at Warner Park.

At stumps, the Leewards were 295 for 5 after being sent in to bat by the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force who won the toss.  The score was, however, compiled after the Hurricanes staged a remarkable recover after a poor start to the innings.

The Hurricanes lost opener Montcin Hodge in the fourth over and partner Kieran Powell four overs later to leave the team struggling at 14 for 2.  Medium pacer Daniel St Clair was responsible for the removal of both openers, first bowling Hodge for 2 before having Powell caught by Jason Mohammed for 5.

Up next at the crease, however, Keacy Carty and Thomas began the repair job for the Hurricanes, adding 105 for the third wicket.

The partnership was ended when Carty, who was just short of a half-century on 44, was caught by Joshua Da Silva off the bowling of Anderson Phillips.  Thomas followed to the pavilion five overs later, when he was stumped by Denesh Ramdin off the bowling of Khary Pierre.  Thomas’ well struck 67 came from 103 balls.

There would be little respite for the T&T bowling attack, however, as Hamilton would join Ward at the crease with the duo putting on 109 for the fifth wicket.  The partnership was ended by Pierre who had Hamilton caught by Jason Mohammed on 68.

Ward ended the day on 64 and was joined at the crease by Rahkeem Cornwall, who was not out on 34 from 55.  St Clair and Pierre were the pick of the bowlers, with two wickets each for the Red Force.

A powerful unbeaten century from Jonathan Carter handed the Barbados Pride a sensational four-wicket win over T&T Red Force on a day they began with it all to do at Kensington Oval.

In pursuit of a sizable 309 for victory, things began in bleak fashion when the overnight openers Shane Mosley and Rashidi Boucher were sent packing early.  Mosley only managed to add three to his overnight total as he was caught by Jeremy Solozano off the bowling of Daniel St Clair.

 Boucher departed just three overs later when he was caught, for 15, by Joshua Da Silva off Ravindaranth Rampaul to leave the squad wobbling at 24 for 2.  Aaron Jones was next to be dismissed when he bowled for 11 by Bryan Charles to leave the team at 53 for 3.

Carter, however, began the recovery effort and after losing Kevin Stoute (11) and Nicholas Kirton (12) as early partners, put on a massive 128 for the sixth wicket with Shamar Springer.

 The middle-order batsman then added another 94 for the seventh wicket with Tevyn Walcott, who was also unbeaten on 48.  Springer was good for a solid 66 from 105 balls. 

Red Force bowler Yannic Cariah was unable to repeat his first innings heroics as he claimed 1 for 30.  Daniel St Clair was the team’s most successful bowler after ending with 2 for 59.  The Pride reached their target a 326 for 6.

 

The Barbados Pride are 15 without loss in chase of 324 for victory headed into the last day of their West Indies Championship game against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Kensington Oval. 

Defending champions of the West Indies Championship, the Guyana Jaguars must have thought they were in for an easy day, but a lower-order stand from the Jamaica Scorpions of 90 have meant they were made to wait. 

The once-invincible Guyana Jaguars have been going through a little slump in the West Indies Championship recently, highlighted on Saturday by a 93-run defeat at the hands of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. 

Barbados Pride speed twins Marquino Mindley and Shamar Springer each grabbed four-fors in a devasting performance that floored the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, with a 7 wicket in the West Indies Championship on Saturday.

Forced to follow on after falling short of the Pride first innings total 215, the Red Force were bundled out for 103, falling below even their first innings total of 170.

 In their second stint at the crease, the Red Force batsmen may have dreamt of a big total, but Mindley and Springer clearly had other ideas as they hassled the men at the crease into departing at regular intervals.

In fact, Mindley struck after just 10 balls, removing opener Jeremy Solozano (8) who was caught by Jonathan Carter.  Amir Jango followed soon after, leaving the Red Force at 2 for 10 after being dismissed in identical fashion for 4 runs.  Experienced batsmen Denesh Ramdin and Jason Mohammed did not fare much better.  Mindley had Mohammed caught for 10, with Ramdin just failing to get into double figures when he was gobbled up by Tevin Walcott off the bowling of Kevin Stoute.

Despite barely getting to the century mark, things could have looked a lot worse for the Red Force were it not for a 52-run partnership by Odean Smith and Imran Khan for the 7th wicket.  The resistance ended when Khan was bowled by Stoute for 25 and Smith removed by Springer who had him caught by Jonathan Carter for 28.  Springer went on to tear through the rest of the lower order, ending with figures of 4 for 24.  Mindley captured 4 for 47.

The Pride made quick work of the modest target with Anthony Alleyne (22) and Jonathan Carter (25) getting the majority of the 58 runs needed.

Six Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batsmen failed to trouble the scorers as the team were crushed by 245 runs in their West Indies Championship game against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Monday at the Bryan Lara Cricket Academy. 

A first innings total of 425 is proving a massive challenge for the batsmen from the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force as their West Indies Championship battle against Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy heads into day three. 

The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are 137 runs away from victory but only have five wickets still available when the final day of their West Indies Championship game against the Windward Islands Volcanoes gets under way at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy tomorrow.

Scores in the match so far; Volcanoes, batting first, scored 2016 all out, with the Red Force replying with 225. Batting a second time the Windwards scored 288, leaving the Red Force a target of 270 for victory.

Kirk Edwards, scored 55 in the Volcanoes first innings against the bowling of Imran Khan, who ended with 7-47, but Jeremy Solozano responded with a century for the Red Force in their first at-bat, scoring 104 from 173 deliveries. Solozano’s innings came against probing spells from Shane Shillingford, who ended with 6-74 from 27.1 overs of bowling.

When the Volcanoes bat again, they were more responsible with their shot selection and although, Khan was again among the wickets with four scalps, he was made to work for them, bowling 38.5 overs that yielded 79 runs.

The tough day in the field was made on account of an opening partnership between Taryck Gabriel (58) and Roland Cato (103) worth 148 runs. Unfortunately, nobody else made good on starts, with Devon Smith, 29, Edwards, 30, and Alick Athanaze, 32, all failing to carry on.

But the lead was 269 and good enough to defend if the Volcanoes bowled well and at stumps on day three, they had.

Wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva was not out on 27 and Tion Webster, was on six. Both are capable batsmen but only Bryan Charles and Khan remain. Odean Smith, and Daniel St Clair have been known to score some runs on occasion but the advantage may be with the Volcanoes.

Shillingford has, again, proven problematic for the Red Force, bagging 3-50 from 21 overs. There’ve also been a wicket apiece for Kavem Hodge, 1-18, and Ray Jordan, 1-17.

Kyle Hope, 28, Amir Jangoo, 26, and Yannic Cariah, 21, all got starts but failed to carry on.

Surprise semi-finalists Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners will have the unfortunate task of facing tournament favourites Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, in order to reach the Regional Super50 final. 

The Trinidad & Tobago Red Force enjoyed an easy day at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Wednesday after the Windward Islands Volcanoes had a horrible day with the bat. 

A remarkable hat-trick from pace bowler Clinton Pestano saw the Guyana Jaguars end the unbeaten streak of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force Force in the CWI Super50 Cup at Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Saturday.

Shane Shillingford, captain of the defending Super50 champions the Windward Islands Volcanoes, said his team will not be intimidated by the fact that they play against star-studded teams when the competition bowls off on Wednesday.

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