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Windwards break losing skid

Published:Tuesday | December 2, 2014 | 12:00 AM

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC):

Tyrone Theophile struck an unbeaten half-century as Windward Islands Volcanoes broke their losing slump to beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes by nine wickets yesterday.

Chasing a modest 136 on the final day of their West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Pro-fessional Cricket League (PCL) third-round contest, the Wind-wards reached their target about 45 minutes after lunch at the National Stadium here.

Theophile, a 25-year-old right-hander, top scored with 62, while West Indies limited-overs batsman Johnson Charles finished unbeaten on 46.

The duo put on 90 for the second wicket to ensure the points, after the prolific Devon Smith perished for 25 in the morning session.

Theophile faced 123 balls in just under 2-1/2 hours at the crease and hit six fours and a six, while Charles hammered three fours and a six off 96 deliveries. Smith and Theophile added 48 for the first wicket, giving the Windwards a solid start in their run chase.