match report
Red Force tame Volcanoes as Guyana gain momentum with wins in West Indies Championship

Red Force tame Volcanoes as Guyana gain momentum with wins in West Indies Championship

Trinidad and Tobago Red Force had an all-round display of consistency to hand the current points leader the Windward Islands Volcanoes their first defeat in the West Indies Championship, defeating them by 6 wickets at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Being sent into bat first the Volcanoes could only muster 191 all out in their first innings, courtesy a fifer from pacer Anderson Phillip who ripped through the Volcanoes batting line-up. Darel Cyrus top-scored with 39 followed by Sunil Ambris with 35. Phillip had figures of 5/37 followed by Khary Pierre with 3/21.

Tion Webster slammed 107 not out and Jason Mohammed brought up another half-century as the Red Force piled on the runs. They were all out for 294, a lead of 103. Volcanoes Kenneth Dember had his own fifer, to finish with figures of 5/63 and Shamar Springer 3/76, as the Volcanoes looked set to chase. The Volcanoes batsmen had better luck in the second innings, with Jeremy Solozano 70 and Sunil Ambris 71 took charge of the innings, as they posted a 185-run lead, for the Red Force to achieve for victory. Jayden Seales had 3/45 while Phillip, Bryan Charles and Pierre had two wickets each. Jyd Goolie stood tall, batting for the Red Force in the second innings alongside his skipper Joshua DaSilva, as the pair shared in a 104-run partnership. Goolie retired hurt on 90 while Da Silva took the team to victory by 6 wickets, to finish on 53 not out, TT Red Force finished on 186.

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At the UWI SPEC also in Trinidad, the Leeward Islands Hurricanes eaked out a 3-wicket win over the Combined Campuses and Colleges. 75 from Amari Goodridge, 73 from Sadique Henry and 58 from Romario Greaves took CCC to 273 all out. Bowling for the Hurricanes Daniel Doram had figures of 4/37 followed by 3/54 from Jeremiah Louis and 3/86 from Rahkeem Cornwall. Hurricanes fell short in their first innings, bowled out for 259 despite 114 from Kieran Powell, as Romario Greaves took 5/63 and Zishan Motara 2/14.

After a painstakingly patient innings of facing 260 deliveries, Yannick Ottley was bowled on 99 by Justin Greaves, next best was Jordain McKatty with 37. Rahkeem Cornwall had 4/62 while Jeremiah Louis had 3/59 bowling for the Hurricanes, as they bowled out CCC for 301, a lead of 315. A pair of 61s from Jahmar Hamilton and Justin Greaves, coupled with a late innings of 42 not out from captain Rahkeem Cornwall, gave the Leeward Islands Hurricanes victory by 3 wickets. Jediah Blades 3/50 and Zeeshan Motara 3/71 were the CCC wickets-takers.

Over in Jamaica, the Scoprions earned a 2-wicket win over the West Indies Academy. 83, 61 and 52 from Joshua Dorne, Jordan Johnson and Kadeem Alleyne respectively took the West Indies Academy to 324 all out in their first innings. Ojay Sheilds 3/38 and Derval Green 3/48 were the pick of the Scorpions bowlers. The Scorpions replied with 372 all out, a lead of 48 thanks to 81 from Peat Salmon, 77 from captain Brandon King and 64 from Leroy Lugg. Joshua Bishop bagged 6/96 bowling for West Indies Academy.

In their second innings, 53 from Carlon Bowen- Tuckett and 52 from Kadeem Alleyne, have the Academy a total of 281, a lead of 233. Abhijai Mansingh 4/70 and Peat Salmon 3/55 were the bowling leaders for the Scorpions. Brandon King brought up his second half-century of the match with 65 followed by 47 from Kirk McKenzie and 42 from Mansingh as Jamaica Scorpions reached 236/8 when victory was achieved. Bishop again was the leading Academy bowler in their second innings with 4/79 followed by Ashmead Nedd with 3/95.


In Antigua, at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Guyana Harpy Eagles slipped past Barbados Pride by 33 runs. Guyana posted a mammoth 436 all out in the first innings thanks to 90 from Veerasammy Permaul, 87 from Kevlon Anderson and 55 from Tevin Imlach. Jason Holder 2/52, Kemar Roach 2/52 and Jomel Warrican 2/98 were the Pride’s wicket-takers. Pride were bowled out for 230 despite a maiden first class century for Jonathan Drakes 101 and 41 from Shane Dowrich. Nial Smith 3/54 and two wickets each for Isai Thorne 2/37 and 2/38 for Gudakesh Motie, bowling for Guyana.

With a lead of 206, the Harpy Eagles declared their second innings on 136/8, a lead of 342. Anderson top-scored with 33 while Kevin Sinclair 25 and Kemol Savory 22 were the other contributors, Jomel Warrican 3/32 had the best figures bowling for the Pride. Zachary MCCaskie 87 looked in form and leading the Pride’s run-chase with wickets tumbling around him, he eventually fell for 87. Jason Holder anchored the lower order with 76 and Jomel Warrican was not out on 40 as the Pride batting collapsed, all out for 309. Nial Smith finished with figures of 4/87 followed by 3/66 from Permaul and 3/71 from Motie.

Every West Indies Championship match will be streamed live with ball-by-ball commentary on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel. Fans can follow every game from their mobile devices, computers, or connected TVs, including access to live ball-by-ball scoring on the live Match Centre. One feature match from each round highlighted in schedule below, will be broadcasted on RUSH Sports in the Caribbean.

Round 5 (March 20 – 23):

Jamaica Scorpions vs Leeward Island Hurricanes- Sabina Park, Jamaica.

Guyana Harpy Eagles vs Windward Volcanoes- Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.

CCC vs West Indies Academy- UWI SPEC in Trinidad.

Trinidad &Tobago Red Force vs Barbados Pride – QPO in Trinidad.

Round 6 (April 10 - 13):

CCC vs Trinidad and Tobago Red Force- UWI SPEC, Trinidad.

Jamaica Scorpions vs Guyana Harpy Eagles - Sabina Park, Jamaica.

Leeward Hurricanes vs Barbados Pride – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

West Indies Academy vs Windward Islands Volcanoes – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.

Round 7 (April 17 – 20):

CCC vs Guyana Harpy Eagles- UWI SPEC, Trinidad.

Jamaica Scorpions vs Trinidad &Tobago Red Force - Sabina Park, Jamaica.

Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Windward Islands Volcanoes – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

West Indies Academy vs Barbados Pride – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua.