West Indies Academy and Barbados Pride earn Round 1 wins while no results for defending champions
The West Indies Academy handed the Leeward Islands Hurricanes a shocking 5 wicket defeat at Warner Park in St. Kitts.
The Hurricanes posted 232 all out in their second innings, giving them a 192-run lead on the final day of Round 1 matches. Wicketkeeper batsman Jahmar Hamilton played a patient 70-run innings to add to the 55 scored overnight by Mikyle Louis, as the Hurricanes pushed for a victory over the young Academy team. Joshua Bishop’s 3/33 and Johann Layne 3/45 were the best bowling figures from the Academy attack.
The Academy’s opening batsmen Rashawn Worrell and Kadeem Alleyne got their team off to a flyer, belting the Hurricanes bowlrs around Warner Park. The pair reached 80 before Alleyne was caught for 57 and Worrell fell in the next over for 21. Mbeki Joseph and Akeem August added 39 before Auguste was bowled by Jeremiah Louis for 22. The Academy then lost Rivaldo Clarke 8 and Nyeem Young 0 in quick succession, with 65 runs still needed for victory. Joshua James joined Joseph in the middle, and he looked like a man on a mission to end the match as quickly as possible. James smashed five sixes and two fours, bringing up the winnings runs with one of those sixes, to finish on 41 not out from 21 deliveries, Joseph was not out at the non-striker’s end on 43 off 64 deliveries, which included four sixes of his own. Jeremiah Louis was the best Hurricanes bowler with figures of 9-1-41-3.
Barbados Pride completed a 9-wicket victory over the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) at Chedwin Park in Jamaica. Resuming their follow-on, CCC were bowled out for 193 a lead of 34 runs. Sharmarh Brooks led the batting for CCC with a top-score of 72 and 47 from wicketkeeper Demario Richards. Chaim-Alexis Holder bagged a fifer bowling for the Pride for figures of 24.5-3-69-5 while Jomel Warrican had 10-4-16-3.
In their second innings, Pride knocked off the 32 runs required for victory with ease, despite losing the wicket of skipper Kraigg Brathwaite for 0. Zachary McCaskie 28 not out and Shayne Moseley 7 not out, took Barbados to victory in less than 5 overs.
The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force match against defending champions Guyana Harpy Eagles was abandoned with no result. The Windward Islands Volcanoes defeated Jamaica Scorpions by 9 wickets on Day 3 at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Teams will start Round 2 on February 14-17 in Jamaica and St. Kitts.
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West Indies Championship 2024
7 to 10 February:
Jamaica Scorpions vs Windward Islands Volcanoes - Sabina Park, Jamaica- Volcanoes won by 9 wickets
CCC vs Barbados Pride - Chedwin Park, Jamaica- Pride won by 9 wickets
Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs West Indies Academy - Warner Park, St. Kitts- Academy won by 5 wickets
Guyana Harpy Eagles vs Trinidad & Tobago Red Force - Conaree Cricket Centre, St. Kitts- No result
14 to 17 February:
Jamaica Scorpions vs CCC - Sabina Park, Jamaica
Barbados Pride vs Windward Islands Volcanoes - Kensington Cricket Club, Jamaica
Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Guyana Harpy Eagles - Warner Park, St. Kitts
Trinidad &Tobago Red Force vs West Indies Academy - Conaree Cricket Centre, St. Kitts
21 to 24 February:
Jamaica Scorpions vs Barbados Pride - Sabina Park, Jamaica
Windward Islands Volcanoes vs CCC - Chedwin Park, Jamaica
Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Trinidad &Tobago Red Force - Warner Park, St. Kitts
West Indies Academy vs Guyana Harpy Eagles - Coolidge Cricket Ground (CCG), Antigua
13 to 16 March:
Trinidad &Tobago Red Force vs Windward Islands Volcanoes - Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
CCC vs Leeward Islands Hurricanes - Diego Martin Regional Complex, Trinidad
Guyana Harpy Eagles vs Barbados Pride - Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground at UWI Spec (UWI SPEC), Trinidad
West Indies Academy vs Jamaica Scorpions - CCG, Antigua
20 March to 23 March:
Trinidad &Tobago Red Force vs Barbados Pride - Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Jamaica Scorpions - Diego Martin Regional Complex, Trinidad
Guyana Harpy Eagles vs Windward Islands Volcanoes - UWI SPEC, Trinidad
West Indies Academy vs CCC - CCG, Antigua
10 to 13 April:
Jamaica Scorpions vs Guyana Harpy Eagles - Sabina Park, Jamaica
CCC vs Trinidad &Tobago Red Force - Chedwin Park, Jamaica
Leeward Hurricanes vs Barbados Pride - UWI SPEC, Trinidad
West Indies Academy vs Windward Islands Volcanoes - CCG, Antigua
17 to 20 April:
Jamaica Scorpions vs Trinidad &Tobago Red Force - Sabina Park, Jamaica
CCC vs Guyana Harpy Eagles - Kensington Cricket Club, Jamaica
Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Windward Islands Volcanoes - UWI SPEC, Trinidad
West Indies Academy vs Barbados Pride - CCG, Antigua