Rain slows Windwards
GROS ISLET, St Lucia (CMC):
Rain and resulting wet conditions frustrated Windward Islands Volcanoes and gave Trinidad and Tobago Red Force a chance of saving their fifth-round WICB Professional Cricket League match yesterday.
Only 25 overs were possible on the penultimate day here, but the Windwards made the most of the limited play, bundling out Red Force for a disappointing 177 in reply to their massive 400 for eight declared.
Following on 223 runs behind, The Red Force were six without loss at the close, still requiring a huge effort on today's final day to avoid defeat.
Resuming on 129 for five when play started just after 4 p.m. at the Beausejour Cricket Ground, Red Force found themselves undermined by West Indies bowlers Kenroy Peters and Shane Shillingford, who accounted for the remaining five wickets.
Left-arm seamer Peters picked up two additional wickets to finish with the brilliant figures of five for 21 from 18 overs, while off-spinner Shillingford claimed three for 42.
Yannick Cariah, on 40 overnight, added just 10 before being seventh out. Overall, he faced 121 balls in 171 minutes and counted seven fours and a six. He and wicketkeeper Steven Katwaroo, who made 18, extended their sixth-wicket stand to 39 before being separated by Peters with the score on 152. His dismissal sparked a collapse, which saw four wickets fall for three runs in the space of 21 deliveries.
Tottering on 155 for nine, Daniel St Clair, 12 not out and Shannon Gabriel, 11, put on 22 for the final wicket.