Hodge, Tonge put Hurricanes in control
NORTH SOUND, Antigua, (CMC):
Embattled Leeward Islands Hurricanes pivoted on Montcin Hodge's maiden first- class century to flourish against leaders Guyana Jaguars on the second day of their ninth- round game in the Regional four-day championship yesterday.
Unbeaten on 74 overnight, the right-handed Hodge ended on a superb unbeaten 149 as Hurricanes, resuming the day on 237 for three, were eventually dismissed for 430 on the stroke of tea at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.
Hurricanes were rocking on 298 for seven before lunch, but Hodge anchored two great stands to see the hosts to their eventual total.
He put on 40 for the eighth wicket with Jeremiah Louis (18) before adding a superb 91 for the ninth wicket with Gavin Tonge, whose entertaining 59 required a mere 63 deliveries, and contained six fours and three sixes.
Jaguars then slumped to 61 for three at the close, still 369 runs behind heading into day three of the contest.
Left-hander Vishaul Singh was unbeaten on 20 at the close and was partnered by nightwatchman Devendra Bishoo on two.
Hurricanes made early inroads into the Jaguars innings when fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, the Under-19 World Cup star, had Test opener Rajindra Chandrika caught at the wicket in the second over for four with the score on six for one.
AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE, TRINIDAD: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, replying to Barbados Pride's 396 all out, were 111 for three in their first innings at the close on the second day.
Scores: PRIDE 396 (Kraigg Brathwaite 123, Kevin Stoute 66, Roston Chase 59, Shai Hope 52, Omar Phillips 49; Yannick Ottley 2-10, Rayad Emrit 2-66).
RED FORCE 111 for three (Kyle Hope 61 not out).