There was just one wicket in it when the Jamaica Scorpions got over the line in their West Indies Championship game against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Warner Park in St Kitts. 

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. 

The Jamaica Scorpions are 65 runs away from their second win on the trot in their West Indies Championship match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes being played at Warner Park in St Kitts. 

New Red Force coach and former pace bowler Mervyn Dillon talks about the way forward for T&T.

Jermaine Blackwood and Rovman Powell have been selected to a 13-man Jamaica Scorpions squad that left Jamaica on Monday for St. Kitts where they play the Leeward Islands Hurricanes starting January 31.

A five-for from spinner Dennis Bulli kept Jamaica Scorpions in the hunt for their first win of the West Indies Championship against the Windward Island’s Volcanoes at Grenada National Stadium.

At stumps on the third day, the Scorpions dismissed the Volcanoes for 198 in the second innings to leave themselves needing 211 runs for victory.  Earlier, Chadwick Walton’s 125 threatened to give the Scorpions a first innings lead as they pursued 285 but the Jamaicans eventually fell 13 runs short of the target.

In their second turn at the crease, Bulli seemed determined to ensure the Volcanoes would not vanish over the horizon.  Opener Taryck Gabriel departed the scene early on after being dismissed for 5.  Jerome Taylor struck next to remove Tyrone Theophile who was caught by Bulli.  The spinner then accounted for the dangerous Devon Smith (47) who was caught by Aldaine Thomas.  Smith had partnered with Kirk Edwards to put on 49 for the fourth wicket but Bulli put an end to the partnership also returning to dismiss Edwards who made 21.

Kavem Hodge put on an enterprising showing in his stint at the crease, crafting 58 from 75 balls but he too was stopped in his tracks by Bulli, who had him caught by Brandon King.  All told the spinner finished with figures of 5 for 54.

Chadwick Walton and Oraine Williams are expected to open the day for the Scorpions as they go in pursuit of the target.

A four-wicket haul from burly spinner Rahkeem Cornwall has given Leeward Islands Hurricane a fighting chance but they will have plenty of work to do to get a result against the Guyana Jaguars in the West Indies Championship at Providence Stadium.

At stumps on day three the Hurricanes were 32 for one, needing a further 259 to topple the defending champion Jaguars.  The Guyana based team seemed poised for a massive target after dismissing the Leewards for 175 in their first response, still some 21 runs short of the first innings total of 196.

At 50 for 0 the Jaguars seemed well on their way to compiling an unassailable target but Cornwall had other ideas.  Adding to the wickets of Trevon Griffith and Leon Johnson who he dismissed in the last hour of play on the previous day, Cornwall then accounted for the seemingly settled Tagenarine Chanderpaul who was dismissed for 40 off 170 balls. 

The wicket of Anthony Bramble was then added to the heap as he was dismissed lbw in Cornwall’s very next over to leave the Jaguars rattled at 5 for 136.  A seventh-wicket stand between Clinton Pestado (46) and Keemo Paul (22) settled things somewhat as the pair combined were worth 57. 

The partnership was broken when Paul was dismissed by Sheno Berridge and Cornwall returned to account for Pestado.  The spinner ended the innings with overall figures of 6 for 70.

In reply, the Leewards Kieran Powell was dismissed for 7 when he was bowled by Paul.  Motcin Hodge and Keacy Carty will return as the not out batsmen.

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.

The Jamaica Scorpions plunged to another humiliating home defeat on Sunday, going down by 157 runs to the TT Red Force in a bottom-of-the-table clash at Sabina Park.

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.  

 

A measly four-for from pacer Keemo Paul left the Windwards Islands Volcanoes runs chase in tatters on day two of the West Indies Championship at Providence Stadium.

Resuming the day in a strong position at 307 for 6, Tagenarine Chanderpaul went on to score his second first-class century to anchor the Guyana Jaguars eventual tally of 452 for 9.  Romario Shepherd, who opened the day at the crease with Chanderpaul, made a healthy contribution of his own, going on to score 72 as the two partnered to make 121 for the seventh wicket.

In response to the daunting total, the Windwards were in early trouble after losing the typically obdurate Devon Smith in the 10th over after he was caught by Griffith to become Paul’s first victim. 

Next, at the crease, Roland Cato made 14 off 15 deliveries before himself being caught by Griffiths off Paul and Kirk Edwards endured an identical fate to leave the Volcanoes struggling at 4 for 63.

Kavem Hodge would be Paul’s final victim, as he was dismissed without scoring after being gobbled up Anthony Bramble.  Paul ended the innings with figures of 4 for 24.

Alick Athanaze (25) and Dennis Smith (3) will resume the day as the team’s not out batsmen.

A sizzling century from middle-order batsman Anthony Bramble put Guyana Jaguars in a strong position against Windward Island Volcanoes in the West Indies Championship at Providence Stadium on Thursday.

At stumps, the Guyana Jaguars were 307 for 6 off 90 overs, with Tagenarine Chanderpaul (71) and Romario Shepherd (5) the not out batsmen at the crease.  Earlier, Bramble slammed 168 from 151 balls in an innings that included 6 sixes and a remarkable 17 fours.

The Jaguars found themselves in early trouble after Trenton Griffith became the first of Josh Thomas’ three wickets.  Next, at the crease, Leon Johnson only lasted six balls and made 5 runs before being sent back to the pavilion when he was caught by Kavem Hodge off the bowling of Sherman Lewis.  Shimron Hetmyer joined Chanderpaul at the crease and added 26 runs before being caught by Devon Smith off the bowling of Ray Jordan.

Bramble then joined Chanderpaul at the crease and the pair put on 209 runs for the fourth wicket.  The partnership ended when Bramble was caught by Smith again off Thomas. 

Thomas ended with the Volcanoes best figures after claiming 3 for 62.  Sherman Lewis and Ray Jordan both claimed one wicket each.

Sabina Park curator Michael Hylton has accepted responsibility for the wet pitch that caused the third-round match between the Jamaica Scorpions and the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the West Indies Championships, being delayed for four hours on Thursday’s opening day.

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. 

Defending West Indies Championship side, the Guyana Jaguars made short work of their Kensington Oval final-day clash against the Barbados Pride, romping to a 6-wicket victory that, in truth, wasn’t even as close as that. 

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