Sun | Mar 24, 2019

Hurricanes blow away Scorpions at Sabina

Published:Sunday | March 3, 2019 | 12:33 AMOrville Higgins - Sunday Gleaner Writer
Jamaica Scorpions spinner Nikita Miller finished with 11 wickets in the Regional Four-day match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, which ended at Sabina Park yesterday with a big 134-run win for the visitors.

The Leeward Islands Hurricanes completed a massive 134-run win over the Jamaica Scorpions in their Regional Four-day game at Sabina Park yesterday to consolidate their spot at second in the table.

The visitors resumed on yesterday’s third day on 171 for three, an overall lead of 131. They stretched their total to 312 with good contributions coming from several players. Casey Karty held the middle order together with a patient 68. Rahkeem Cornwall blitzed his way to 52 from 63 balls with some audacious stroke play, while captain Kieran Powell, batting at seven, after being off the field for a long time due to illness, made an assured 54. Devon Thomas had scored 65 on the second day, which meant that four of the Hurricanes top seven batsmen made half-centuries in their second innings.

Bowling for the Scorpions, offspinner Akim Fraser took three for 82, Gordon Bryan claimed three for 65, while Nikita Miller’s four for 95 meant that he finished with 11 wickets in the game.

Set 273 to win, the Scorpions folded rather meekly for 138 in 37.3 overs. Top scorer was Brandon King, who threatened briefly with some attacking strokeplay before being dismissed for 31. Paul Palmer Jr, 21, and Kennar Lewis, 18, were the next best contributors. Sheno Berridge, who bowled excellent offside channels, took four for 40. Cornwall (who was man of the match) took two for 32. There were also two wickets each to Damion Jacobs and Terrence Warde.

Scores: Scorpions 250 and 138, the Hurricanes 210 and 312.

The Scorpions will close out the four-day season by hosting Barbados Pride this weekend.

AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Guyana Jaguars defeated Barbados Pride by seven wickets on the penultimate day of their ninth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship.

Scores: Barbados Pride, 76 (Chaim Holder, 22; Raymon Reifer, 5-20) and 238 (Shayne Moseley, 64; Jonathan Carter, 47; Shamarh Brooks, 44; Tevyn Walcott, 33; Raymon Reifer, 2-22; Veerasammy Permaul, 4-62).

Guyana Jaguars, 201 (Raymon Reifer, 52; Vishaul Singh, 33; Jonathan Carter, 4-52; Marquino Mindley, 2-35) and 118 for three (Chandrapaul Hemraj, 51; Chris Barnwell, 23 not out; Shamar Springer, 3-29).

AT ARNOS VALE: Windward Islands Volcanoes, set 352 for victory, were 21 without loss at the close on the penultimate day of their ninth-round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force.

Scores: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, 307 (Khary Pierre, 106 not out; Imran Khan, 71; Yannic Cariah, 36; Sherman Lewis, 7-76) and 244 for eight decl. (Denesh Ramdin, 57 not out; Tion Webster, 43; Jeremy Solozano, 42; Imran Khan, 39; Kavem Hodge, 6-68).

Windward Islands Volcanoes, 200 (Roland Cato, 46; Sunil Ambris, 43; Devon Smith, 29; Imran Khan, 5-54; Bryan Charles, 2-44) and 21 without loss.