WINDIES pair bowl Pride to dramatic comeback win over Scorpions

Permaul gives Jaguars the edge over Hurricanes; Volcanoes step up bid for victory against Red Force

Miguel Cummins and WINDIES teammate Jomel Warrican bowled Barbados Pride to a stunning, come-from-behind, 41-run victory over Jamaica Scorpions in the West Indies Championship today.

Cummins and Warrican defied a lengthy stoppage for rain to share eight wickets and send the Scorpions crashing for their third lowest total ever in the Professional Cricket League era on the third day of their second-round match at the Three Ws Oval in Barbados.

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 At the same time, veteran left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul undermined the batting of front-runners Leeward Islands Hurricanes to leave four-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars eyeing a second straight victory for the season in the top-of-the-table clash at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground here.

 And, veteran off-spinner Shane Shillingford followed up Roland Cato’s maiden first-class hundred with a destructive spell that left the contest between Windward Islands Volcanoes and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad, delicately poised.

 

Pride (167 & 187) beat Scorpions (248 & 65) by 41 runs in Cave Hill, Barbados

Chasing 107 for victory, Scorpions were dramatically bowled out in 18 overs, with no batsman reaching 20, and the match ended about 40 minutes before the scheduled close.

Cummins was the pick of the Pride bowlers, taking 4-19 from six overs, and Warrican grabbed 4-27 from nine overs to finish the match with figures of 12-116 to make him a shoo-in for the Player-of-the-Match award.

To add insult to injury, the match concluded in amusing fashion, when Jermaine Levy failed to beat a direct hit – from bowler Cummins – at the striker’s end and was run out for a duck, going for a single and got a token response from fellow tail-ender Reynard Leveridge.

It was a stunning reversal in the match which the Scorpions practically controlled from the start and seemed destined to win, after the home team, resuming from their overnight total of 93 for three in their second innings, were dismissed on the stroke of lunch today.

Opener Shayne Moseley hit the top score of 48 for the Pride, Aaron Jones made 36 and Hayden Walsh, Jr added 31, but the home team’s batting was again undermined by Nikita Miller 

The veteran Scorpions left-arm spinner snared 6-76 from 37 overs, ending with match figures of 10-129, and fellow left-arm spinner Dennis Bulli took 3-41 from 12.4 overs.

 Hurricanes (182) & 130-7 vs Jaguars (289) in North Sound, Antigua

Permaul, opening the bowling, grabbed 5-49 from 24 overs and destroyed the Hurricanes’ top order to fortify the Jaguars’ hold on the contest.

After openers Keacy Carty and Montcin Hodge gave them a steady start, the Hurricanes batting collapsed from 40 without loss to 91 for six.

WINDIES fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, not out on 15, came to the crease and with fellow pacer Jeremiah Louis, not out on 17, batted through the final half-hour to stem the fall of wickets.

But the damage had already been done and the Jags tightened their grip, after a bit of lower order resistance extended their innings just past lunch, after they resumed from their overnight total of 215 for five.

Vishaul Singh, not out on 68 overnight, finished with the top score of 90, Christopher Barnwell made 46 and Anthony Bramble got 25.

Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall was the pick of the Hurricanes bowlers with 4-48 from 29 overs.

 

Volcanoes (206 & 288) vs Red Force (225) & 133-7 in Tarouba, Trinidad

 

Shillingford snapped up 3-50 from 21 overs and wrecked the Red Force’s top order batting to fortify the Volcanoes’ bid for victory.

The lanky off-spinner trapped Red Force first innings century-maker Jeremy Solozano lbw for 10 with the last ball of his first over – the seventh of the innings – before WINDIES Test batsman Kyle Hope fell in similar fashion for 28 and left-hander Amir Jangoo was caught at slip for 26 to leave the hosts 65 for three.

Red Force passed the 100-mark, but lost Jason Mohammed and Yannic Cariah along the way, but Tion Webster, not out on six, came to the crease and with rookie wicketkeeper/batsman Joshua Da Silva, not out on 27, batted through an hour to the close in a Red Force bid for survival.

Cato followed up Solozano and became the second century-maker in the match to pave the way for a strong second innings show from the Volcanoes.

The former Windward Islands Under-19 captain ended with 11 fours and two sixes in a sparkling 103 from 216 balls in four hours of batting before he was lbw to leg-spinner Bryan Charles to leave Volcanoes 217 for three.

The visitors however, failed to find stability from the rest of the batting and they lost their last seven wickets for 71 in 139 deliveries.

 
RESULTS OF MATCHES

 

ROUND 1

Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9

Volcanoes lost to Jaguars by 125 runs – Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia

Pride lost to Hurricanes by 34 runs – Three Ws Oval, Barbados

 

ROUND 2

Thursday, December 13 to Sunday, December 16

Pride beat Scorpions by 41 runs – Three Ws Oval

 

SCHEDULE OF MATCHES

(All matches start at 10 am daily, except where indicated)

 

ROUND 1

Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17

Red Force vs Scorpions – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad

 

ROUND 2

Thursday, December 13 to Sunday, December 16

Hurricanes vs Jaguars – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

Red Force vs Volcanoes – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

 

ROUND 3

Friday, January 4 to Monday, January 7

Scorpions vs Volcanoes – Sabina Park, Jamaica (2 pm start daily)

Red Force vs Hurricanes – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Pride vs Jaguars – Kensington Oval, Barbados

 

ROUND 4

Thursday, January 10 to Sunday, January 13

Scorpions vs Red Force – Sabina Park

Jaguars vs Volcanoes – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (9:30 am start daily)

Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17

Hurricanes vs Pride – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground

 

ROUND 5

Thursday, January 17 to Sunday, January 20

Jaguars vs Hurricanes – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am start daily)

Red Force vs Pride – Brian Lara Cricket Academy (2 pm start daily)

Volcanoes vs Scorpions – National Cricket Stadium, Grenada

 

ROUND 6

Thursday, January 31 to Sunday, February 3

Hurricanes vs Scorpions – Warner Park, St. Kitts (2 pm start daily)

Red Force vs Jaguars – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

Pride vs Volcanoes – Kensington Oval

 

ROUND 7

Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 10

Jaguars vs Scorpions – Guyana National Stadium

Pride vs Red Force – Kensington Oval

Volcanoes vs Hurricanes – Windsor Park, Dominica

 

ROUND 8

Thursday, February 21 to Sunday, February 24

Hurricanes vs Red Force – Warner Park

Scorpions vs Jaguars – Sabina Park

Volcanoes vs Pride – Arnos Vale Sports Complex, St. Vincent

 

ROUND 9

Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3

Scorpions vs Hurricanes – Sabina Park

Jaguars vs Pride – Guyana National Stadium

Volcanoes vs Red Force – Arnos Vale Sports Complex

 

ROUND 10

Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 10

Scorpions vs Pride – Sabina Park

Jaguars vs Red Force – Guyana National Stadium (2 pm start daily)

Hurricanes vs Volcanoes – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground