Barbados surge after crushing Hurricanes
BRIDGETOWN (CMC):Barbados Pride crushed hapless Leeward Islands Hurricanes by an innings and 190 runs inside three days here yesterday to make a strong surge in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League standings.
Using their varied pace and spin attack, the hosts bundled out Hurricanes for 136 in their first innings, nearly 50 minutes before lunch, and after enforcing the follow-on, sent them crashing for a paltry 80 in their second innings to wrap up victory on the stroke of tea.
With the success, Pride moved up to 60 points and could assume second place in the standings after the current fifth round of matches if Jamaica Franchise lose to leaders Guyana Jaguars in Kingston.
Resuming the third day on 84 for five in reply to Pride's massive 406 for six declared, Hurricanes folded meekly as seamer Carlos Brathwaite and left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican ran through the innings, claiming the last five wickets for 52 runs.
Right-armer Brathwaite finished with four for 18, while Warrican took four for 33. Fast bowler Tino Best picked up two for 35.
Only wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton showed any resistance, carving out a top score of 66 to register his ninth first-class half-century.
Resuming the day on 30, he stroked 12 fours off 85 balls in two hours at the crease to be the only bright spark for the luckless visitors. He extended his sixth-wicket stand with Akeem Saunders (16) to 60 before the partnership was broken when Warrican had Saunders caught at mid-on by Best.
This led to a slump, where the last four wickets fell for just 26 runs, with Hamilton the last to go, caught and bowled by Brathwaite.
Following on by 270 runs, Hurricanes fared little better the second time around, slumping to 23 for two at lunch.
Warrican was once again at the forefront, taking three for 17, while fast bowler Miguel Cummins finished with three for 24. Best chimed in with two for 12.
Hayden Walsh, batting at number nine, top-scored with 17 not out and was one of only two players in double figures as Hamilton scored 14.
The writing was on the wall for Hurricanes before lunch once Sherwin Peters was snared by Kyle Corbin at slip off Best without scoring in the third over of the innings, and Austin Richards was lbw to Cummins in the next over playing across.
BARBADOS PRIDE 1st Innings 406-6 decl.
LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES 1st Innings
(overnight 84 for five)
A Richards c C Brathwaite b Best 0S Peters c Hope b Best 17M Hodge c Chase b C Brathwaite 8D Thomas c Corbin b C Brathwaite 0O Peters b Warrican 6+J Hamilton c and b C Brathwaite 66A Saunders c Best b Warrican 16R Cornwall st Dowrich b Warrican 0H Walsh Jr lbw b Warrican 3G Tonge b C Brathwaite 7Q Boatswain not out 0Extras: (lb6, w1, nb6) 13Total: (all out, 46.2 overs) 136
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-16, 3-25, 4-37, 5-50, 6-110, 7-114, 8-124, 9-135, 10-136.
Bowling: Best 10-2-35-2, Cummins 6-1-16-0, C Brathwaite 10.2-0-18-4, Nurse 5-0-19-0, Warrican 13-4-33-4, Chase 2-0-9-0.
LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES 2nd Innings
A Richards lbw b Cummins 7
S Peters c Corbin b Best 0
M Hodge c K Brathwaite b Cummins 4
D Thomas c wkp Dowrich b Cummins 4
O Peters c Edwards b Best 0
+J Hamilton c (sub) S Brooks b C Brathwaite 14
A Saunders run out 10R Cornwall c Best b Warrican 9H Walsh Jr not out 17G Tonge c Corbin b Warrican 0
Q Boatswain lbw b Warrican 0
Extras: (b1, lb5, nb9) 15Total: (all out, 34 overs) 80
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-15, 3-26, 4-27, 5-27, 6-46, 7-57, 8-74, 9-74, 10-80
Bowling: Best 6-2-12-2, Cummins 8-1-24-3, Warrican 10-3-17-3, C Brathwaite 5-4-8-1, Nurse 5-1-13-0.
Result: Barbados Pride won by an innings and 190 runs.
Points: Barbados Pride 16, Leeward Islands Hurricanes 1.
Man-of-the-Match: Shane Dowrich.
Umpires: L Reifer Jr, S O'Shaughnessy.