Shillingford leads Leewards demise

NORTH SOUND, Antigua – Windward Islands needed less than half-hour to complete an easy nine-wicket win over Leeward Islands on the third morning of their final round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship here Friday.

Resuming on 158 for nine, the Leewards failed to add as Haydn Walsh was lbw to off-spinner Liam Sebastien for four just seven balls into the day’s play.

Sebastien finished with five for 30 while fellow off-spinner Shane Shillingford picked up three for 45.

Both players shared the Man-of-the-Match award.

Set 20 to win, the Windwards lost Tyrone Theophile without a run on the board but left-handed opener Devon Smith smacked four boundaries in his 19 off 18 balls to see the visitors home.

The victory gave the Windwards their fifth win of the competition and put them on 60 points from their full complement of games while the Leewards finished winless with a mere seven points.

Summary Scores:

LEEWARDS 129 (Kieran Powell 51, Sylvester Joseph 33; Shane Shillingford 7-45, Garey Mathurin 2-38) and 158 (Kieran Powell 51, Devon Thomas 28; Liam Sebastien 5-30, Shane Shillingford 3-45)

WINDWARDS 268 (Liam Sebastien 93, Shane Shillingford 42, Garey Mathurin 30; Yannick Leonard 4-63, Sherwin Peters 3-19, Nelson Boland 2-49) and 23 for one.

LEEWARDS 1st Innings 129

WINDWARDS 1st Innings 268

LEEWARDS 2nd Innings

(overnight 158 for nine)

K Powell c wkp James b Shillingford 51

S Peters c wkp James b Pascal 1

D Thomas c wkp James b Mathurin 28

*S Joseph c and b Sebastien 18

A Saunders b Shillingford 18

+J Hamilton c Charles b Shillingford 2

S Burton st James b Sebastien 19

H Walsh lbw b Sebastien 4

Y Leonard c wkp James b Sebastien 0

N Boland c Shillingford b Sebastien 0

Q Boatswain not out 2

Extras (b12, lb2, w1) 15

TOTAL (all out, 59.1 overs) 158

Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-65, 3-105, 4-105, 5-117, 6-144, 7-150, 8-155, 9-155, 10-158.

Bowling: Pascal 5-1-14-1, Gabriel 2-0-11-0, Mathurin 13-3-44-1, Shillingford 25-7-45-3, Sebastien 14.1-4-30-3.

WINDWARDS 2nd Innings

D Smith not out 19

T Theophile c Thomas b Leonard 0

J Charles not out 4

TOTAL (1 wkt, 5.2 overs) 23

Fall of wickets: 1-0.

Bowling: Peters 2-1-6-0, Leonard 2.2-1-6-1, Walsh 1-0-11-0.

Result: Windwards won by nine wickets.

Points: Windwards 12, Leewards 0.

Man-of-the-Match: L Sebastien & S Shillingford.

Toss: Windwards.

Umpires: P Nero, L Reifer.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 07:47