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 Leeward Islands Hurricanes have a 195-run lead on the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force heading into the final day of their West Indies Championship game at Warner Park on Sunday. 

Off-spinner Akim Fraser took four wickets on debut as the Jamaica Scorpions were locked in a tense battle at for first-innings honours at stumps on day one of their match against the Guyana Jaguars at Sabina Park.

Middle-order batsman Leon Johnson cracked an unbeaten half-century as the Guyana Jaguars wasted little time in formalizing a 7-wicket win over the Jamaica Scorpions at Providence Stadium on Sunday.

After the previous day’s demolition job by spinner Gudakesh Motie, the Jaguars needed just 145 runs to snap a three-match losing streak.  Overnight batsman Hemraj added another 26 runs before he was caught by Brandon King off the bowling of Jerome Taylor.

Sherfane Rutherford added another 5 to the total after facing 13 deliveries but he was dismissed by Derval Green.

Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul seemed poised to stay at the crease to see the Jaguars to the meagre total but was out lbw to Kenroy Williams after making 33 from 73 balls.  The young batsman was involved in partnerships with Hemraj, Rutherford and Johnson whose 61 came from 86 balls and included 10 fours and one six.  Vishaul Sigh was also left not out on 26 from 57 balls.  Jerome Taylor, Derval Green and Kenroy Williams each took a wicket in the second innings.

 

A five-for from Rahkeem Cornwall handed the Leeward Islands Hurricanes a narrow 12-run win over the Windwards Volcanoes in a close encounter at Windsor Park.

Beginning the day in pursuit of 231, with 10 wickets in hand, the Windwards were in early trouble after Roland Cato (9) and the typically reliable Devon Smith (20) departed in the space of two overs.  Cato was dismissed Nelson Bolan, caught by Jahmar Hamilton and Smith caught and bowled by Sheno Berridge for 20.

A steady partnership between Kavem Hodge and Sunil Ambris, however, stopped the early rot as the pair put on 103 for the third wicket.

The partnership would, however, be broken when Cornwall accounted for Hodge, who had made 65 from 78 balls.

 The spinner then went on to rip through the rest of the middle and lower order, removing Alick Athanaze(8), Dennis Smith (1) Larry Cornwall (0) and Josh Thomas (0) for a combined 9 runs.

The stubborn Ambris was, however, not finished as he put on 70 runs for the 6th wicket with Ray Jordan (19) to get the team within touching distance.  After Jordan was caught by Devon Thomas off the bowling of  Quinton Boatswain, Ambris would simply run out of partners as the team was dismissed for 228.

 

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.

 

West Indies Championship title holders, the Guyana Jaguars just need 145 runs to claim their first win in their last three games this season after a poor second innings from the Jamaica Scorpions at the Providence Stadium left the door open for them. 

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 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. 

Openers Montcin Hodge and Keacy Carty notched half-centuries for the Leeward Hurricane to see the team end the day a satisfactory 229 for 5 in the West Indies Championship match at Windsor Park.

A three-for from Windwards pacer Ray Jordan, however, kept things interestingly poised.  Hodge and opening partner Kieran Powell got the Leewards off to solid start combining for 66 for the first wicket. 

Powell, however, became the first of Jordan’s wickets when he was caught by Dennis Smith on 29 from 64 deliveries. 

Hodge went on to form another solid partnership with Keacy Carty, the next man in at the crease, as the pair put on an identical 66-runs partnership for the second wicket before Hodge was caught on 61 by Sunil Ambris off the bowling of Josh Thomas. 

Devon Thomas did not trouble the scorer as he was dismissed for a duck from 11 deliveries, but Carty went on to partner with Jahmar Hamilton for another solid half-century stand of 51 for the fourth wicket. 

Carty was caught on 54 by Thomas, off Jordan, with Hamilton becoming Jordan’s third wicket after he was caught by Kavem Hodge.

Terrance Ward (14) and Rahkeem Cornwall (16) will resume the day as the team’s not out batsmen.

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. 

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 Windward Islands Volcanoes crushed the remaining resistance from the Barbados Pride to secure a comfortable 8-wicket win at the Kensington Oval on Sunday.

Resuming the day still some 60 runs short of the Volcanoes first innings total of 470, the overnight duo of Shamar Springer and Tevy Walcott did not add much more to their total before heading back to the pavilion.

Walcott became was Ray Jordan's first wicket of the innings when he was out for 27 after being caught by Larry Edward.  Springer stuck around a few overs more but after adding 24 to his overnight total became Kaven Hodge’s third wicket of the innings when he was caught by Obed McCoy.

Ashley Nurse added a productive 32 from 36 deliveries by became Jordan’s second wicket when he was caught by Taryck Gabriel to end the innings at 250 all out for an overall lead of 33.

In pursuit of the small target, Gabriel was dismissed in the third over without scoring and Roland Cato caught by Walcott off Chemar Holder but Smith and, who was not out on 10 and Kirk Edwards (8) eased the team over the line.

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. 

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