Barbados Pride defeat Leewards
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados Pride crushed hapless Leeward Islands Hurricanes by an innings and 190 runs inside three days here Sunday, to make a strong surge in the WICB Professional Cricket League standings.
Using their varied pace and spin attack, the hosts bundled out Hurricanes for 136 in their first innings nearly 50 minutes before lunch and after enforcing the follow-on, sent them crashing for a paltry 80 in their second innings, to wrap up victory on the stroke of tea.
With the success, Pride moved up to 60 points and could assume second place in the standings after the current fifth round of matches, if Jamaica Franchise lose to leaders Guyana Jaguars in Kingston.
Resuming the third day on 84 for five in reply to Pride’s massive 406 for six declared, Hurricanes folded meekly as seamer Carlos Brathwaite and left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican ran through the innings, claiming the last five wickets for 52 runs.
Right-armer Brathwaite finished with four for 18 while Warrican took four for 33. Fast bowler Tino Best picked up two for 35.
Only wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton showed any resistance, carving out a top score of 66 to register his ninth first class half-century.
Resuming the day on 30, he stroked 12 fours off 85 balls in two hours at the crease, to be the only bright spark for the luckless visitors.
He extended his sixth wicket stand with Akeem Saunders (16) to 60 before the partnership was broken, when Warrican had Saunders caught at mid-on by Best, driving.
This led to a slump where the last four wickets fell for just 26 runs, with Hamilton the last to go, caught and bowled by Brathwaite.
Following on by 270 runs, Hurricanes fared little better the second time around, slumping to 23 for two at lunch.
Warrican was once again in the forefront, taking three for 17 while fast bowler Miguel Cummins finished with three for 24. Best chimed in with two for 12.
Hayden Walsh, batting at number nine, top scored with 17 not out and was one of only two players in double figures as Hamilton scored 14.
The writing was on the wall for Hurricanes before lunch once Sherwin Peters was snared by Kyle Corbin at slip off Best without scoring in the third over of the innings, and Austin Richards was lbw to Cummins in the next over, playing across.
Barbados Pride 1st Innings: 406/6 (149 Overs). Shane Dowrich+ 131*, Kraigg Brathwaite* 72, Carlos Brathwaite 60, Ashley Nurse 34*; Orlando Peters 21-6-67-2, Gavin Tonge 30-18-38-1, Sherwin Peters 22-12-37-1, Rahkeem Cornwall 27-2-104-1.
Leeward Islands Hurricanes 1st Innings: 136 All Out (46.2 Overs). Jahmar Hamilton+ 66, Sherwin Peters 17, Akeem Saunders 16, Montcin Hodge 8; Carlos Brathwaite 10.2-3-18-4, Jomel Warrican 13-4-33-4, Tino Best 10-2-35-2, Miguel Cummins 6-1-16-0.
Leeward Islands Hurricanes 1st Innings: 80 All Out (34 Overs). Hayden Walsh Jr 17*, Jahmar Hamilton+ 14, Akeem Saunders 10, Rahkeem Cornwall 9; Jomel Warrican 10-3-17-3, Miguel Cummins 8-1-24-3, Tino Best 6-2-12-2, Carlos Brathwaite 5-4-8-1.
Barbados Pride won by an innings and 190 runs. (CMC)