Hurricanes blow away Under-19s
COUVA, Trinidad (CMC):Rahkeem Cornwall's maiden regional one-day hundred was enough for Leeward Islands Hurricanes to earn their first win of the NAGICO Super50, with a 48-run verdict over West Indies Under-19s yesterday.
The burly 21-year-old clobbered an unbeaten 113 from a mere 70 deliveries, an innings that powered the Leewards to a decent 231 for eight after they were sent in at the National Cricket Centre.
Cornwall then came to their rescue with a typically aggressive innings, hammering 12 fours and seven sixes to wrench the advantage away from the Under-19s.
Opener Austin Richards chipped in with 36 and captain Devon Thomas, 30, but no other batsman made it past 15 as the Leewards lost wickets in clusters.
Seamer Odean Smith was the best bowler with three for 37, while off-spinner Ramaal Lewis picked up two for 34.
In reply, West Indies Under-19s then squandered a healthy start of 63 by openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul (26) and Shimron Hetmyer (24), to slide to 183 for nine off their 50 allotted overs. Roland Cato top-scored with 46, while Kacey Karty got 26.
Off-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr (2-24) and seamers Jeremiah Louis (2-29) and Gavin Tonge (2-38) all finished with two wickets apiece.
Entering yesterday's contest in search of points after losing their opener to Jamaica Franchise by nine wickets on Friday, the Leewards made a dodgy start when they lost Montcin Hodge (1) and Steve Liburd (1) cheaply inside the first seven overs to plunge to 16 for two.
However, Richards hit five fours in a 50-ball knock and Thomas, three fours off 59 deliveries, to repair the innings with a third wicket stand of 60.
LEEWARD ISLAND HURRICANES
M Hodge c wkp Jangoo b Smith 1A Richards lbw b Lewis 36S Liburd lbw b Seetal 1D Thomas c wkp Jangoo b Williams 30O Peters b Williams 15+J Hamilton lbw b Lewis 11R Cornwall not out 113H Walsh Jr c wkp Jangoo b Smith 6G Tonge c Williams b Smith 2J Louis not out 1Extras (b1, lb4, w9, nb1) 15TOTAL (8 wkts, 50 overs) 231
Did not bat: A Martin.
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-16, 3-76, 4-76, 5-95, 6-115, 7-197, 8-220.
Bowling: Seetal 6-0-30-1 (w4), Smith 8-2-37-3, Springer 8-0-45-0, Paul 7-0-53-0, Lewis 10-1-34-2, Williams 10-1-23-2, Chanderpaul 1-0-4-0.
WEST INDIES U19s
S Hetmyer b Walsh Jr 24T Chanderpaul lbw b Peters 26+A Jangoo lbw b Walsh Jr 0K Carty run out 26R Cato run out 46K Paul b Tonge 13S Springer c wkp Hamilton b Tonge 11O Smith c Walsh Jr b J Louis 3R Lewis c Thomas b Louis 0C Williams not out 7A Seetal not out 4Extras (b6, lb8, w7, nb2) 23TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 183
Fall of wickets: 1-63, 2-63, 3-69, 4-107, 5-142, 6-169, 7-170, 8-172, 9-177.
Bowling: Tonge 10-0-38-2 (w3), Louis 7-1-29-2 (w2), Cornwall 9-1-30-0, Martin 10-2-33-0, Walsh 10-1-24-2, Peters 4-0-15-1.
Result: Hurricanes won by 48 runs.
Points: Hurricanes 4, Under-19s 0.
Umpire: P Nero J Wilson.