The Leeward Islands Hurricanes are keeping very slim hopes of overturning the lead of the Guyana Jaguars in the West Indies Championship with a six-wicket win over the Windward Islands Volcanoes at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. 

A devastating hat-trick from pace bowler Miguel Cummins triggered a spectacular Windward Islands Volcanoes collapse, to hand Barbados Pride what seemed an unlikely victory in the West Indies Championship at Arnos Vale on Sunday.

Heading into the final day’s play, the Volcanoes found themselves at 181 for 3, needing a mere 89 runs to win with seven wickets still in hand.  The task, however, proved to be far more difficult than expected.

Overnight batsman Kavem Hodge, who scored a resolute 65 from 165 balls, was the first to go after being bowled by Jomel Warrican soon after the resumption.  His overnight partner Roland Cato did not fare much better.  Cato added five to his previous 26 before becoming the first victim of Cummins, when he was caught by Tevyn Walcott.  Cummins sent back Dennis Smith for a duck just three balls later and Ray Jordan would be his third wicket when he was sent back, for one, three balls later.

Alick Athanaze and Sherman Lewis, however, seemed determined to rescue the situation, adding an eighth-wicket partnership of 41.  The partnership was broken, however, when Lewis (21) was caught by Tevyn Walcott off the bowling of Chaim Holder.  Athanaze also met his end at the hands of Holder as he was caught by Jonathan Carter on 33, to leave the Hurricanes at 246 for 9 still some 24 runs short of the target.  Larry Edwards was then bowled by Warrican.  

 

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. 

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. 

The Barbados Pride are in a last-day fight for survival when their West Indies Championship game against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at Kensington Oval resumes on Day 4. 

The Jamaica Scorpions left the island on Monday for Grenada hoping to rebound from two poor performances that resulted in consecutive losses in the West Indies Championships.

The Guyana Jaguars raced to an eight-wicket win over the Windward Island Volcanoes at the Providence Stadium Sunday despite a gritty century from former Windies batsman Kirk Edwards.

Windward Islands Volcanoes were dealt a late blow in their desperate bid to force a result against defending champion Guyana Jaguars, when experienced batsman Devon Smith was sent packing in the West Indies Championship at Providence Stadium on Saturday.

Smith had looked set after putting together a patient 65 from 128 balls but was dismissed in the 44th over of the day after a tight bowling spell from Romario Shepherd.

Beginning the day at 4 for 63, the Windward Islands managed to post 210 all out, thanks in huge part to Alick Athanaze’s determined 66 from 114 balls.  The Volacanoes were, however, left some 243 runs short of the Jaguars first innings total of 459 for 9.

Forced to follow-on, things looked bleak for the Windwards when opener Taryck Gabriel (16) was dismissed after being caught by Anthony Bramble off the bowling of Sherfane Rutherfod.  Smith was, however, joined by Cato at the crease and two put on 75 runs for the second wicket to give the Volcanoes some hope before Cato was caught, again by Bramble, off the bowling of Keemo Paul.

Smith was then joined by Kirk Edwards at the crease, but the pair only managed 28 for the third wicket, before Bramble took another key catch.  This time it was the dangerman Smith off the bowling of Romario Shepherd.  Edwards (40) and Kavem Hodge will begin the fourth day at 167 for 3 and the Volcanoes still trailing by 76 runs.  

 

No home team managed to find a win in this round of the West Indies Championship, with the Jamaica Scorpions at Sabina Park, failing to hold their advantage over the Windward Islands Volcanoes on the final day. 

The Jamaica Scorpions are 226 runs ahead of the Windward Islands Volcanoes with four second innings wickets still in tact at Sabina Park. 

Former Windies off-spinner, Shane Shillingford is in hot water over an illegal action for the third time in his career. 

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.

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 lower order fightback from the Windies B led the side to a good three-wicket win over the Windward Islands Volcanoes in their Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Festival game at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Monday. 

Sri Lanka-born pace bowler Romesh Eranga’s fiery 6 for 21 left defending champions Windward Islands Volcanoes in shambles as Canada registered a shocking 18-run win in the CWI Super 50 Cup on Saturday.

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