Scorpions face huge victory target
The Jamaica Scorpions are staring down a massive total if they are to beat the Windward Islands Volcanoes following day two action in their third-round West Indies Championship match, which is being played at the Guyana National Stadium.
The Jamaicans will enter today’s third day needing 415 runs to win with all ten second-innings wickets intact, this after the Volcanoes posted 298 in their second innings to add to their first-nnings lead of 116.
Resuming on their overnight 98 for seven yesterday, the Scorpions added just three more runs to their first-innings total as Derval Green failed to add to his score of 33 before he went leg before wicket to Ryan John.
Medium pacer Justin Greaves wrapped up the Scorpions innings with his sixth wicket after he had last man Patrick Harty caught and bowled for a duck.
Greaves finished with six wickets for 34 runs, with John and Shermon Lewis picking up two wickets each.
With a 116-run lead, the Volcanoes went on the hunt for more runs, and they got them thanks to a handy knock of 97 from Alick Athanaze and 82 from Kavem Hodge.
The pair put on 117 runs for the third wicket before Hodge went leg before wicket to Green and Athanaze succumbed to part-time spinner Kirk McKenzie.
It was the second time in the match that Athanaze was missing out on three figures after he made a top score of 81 in the first innings.
Greaves continued his good showing in the match by adding 33 valuable runs with Larry Edward, who was unbeaten on 23.
Harty finished with three wickets for 62 runs, with Marquino Mindley and Nicholson Gordon bagging two wickets each.
Over at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad, the Leeward Islands Hurricanes need 234 runs to beat the Barbados Pride.
Skittled out the Pride
The Hurricanes will resume on 13 without loss, this after they skittled out the Pride for just 78 in their second innings, having made 322 in their first.
The Hurricanes had earlier made 154 in their first innings. Some of the outstanding performers in the match so far are Shane Dowrich, who made an unbeaten 124 in Barbados’ first innings, and Rahkeem Cornwall, who bagged six wickets.
Dominic Drakes picked up three wickets for 38 runs in the Leewards’ first innings after which Devon Thomas and Cornwall bagged five wickets apiece in Barbados’ second innings. Inexplicably, Barbados who were 59 for one at one stage, lost their last nine wickets for just 19 runs.
Over at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, the Guyana Harpy Eagles lead Trinidad & Tobago Red Force by 260 runs with the Harpy Eagles set to resume today’s third day on 96 for three, having dismissed Trinidad and Tobago for 160. The Harpy Eagles had posted 324 in their first innings.
Imran Khan picked up four wickets in Guyana’s first innings while Ransford Beaton also bagged four wickets in dismissing Trinidad and Tobago. Jason Mohammed made 50 as Keemo Paul and Veerasammy Permaul bagged three wickets each.