CG United Super50 Cup
Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Windward Volcanoes
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval
Result: Leewards won by 114 runs
Opener Justin Greaves scored a maiden List A hundred and leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr took his wickets tally to 13 with a four-wicket haul, as Leeward Islands Hurricanes brushed aside Windward Islands Volcanoes by a whopping margin on Tuesday.
Greaves, who previously played for the Windwards, made 121 off 126 balls – a knock which powered Hurricanes to 293 all out off their 50 overs. Jahmar Hamilton struck 50 from 72 balls while captain Alzarri Joseph belted a cameo of 24 off just 11 balls down the order.
In reply, all-rounder Shamar Springer followed up his two-wicket haul with a top score of 58 off 69 balls but Volcanoes faltered for 179 all out in the 43rd over. Alick Athanaze stroked 39 from 58 balls while Kavem Hodge chipped in with 38 from 55 balls but Walsh grabbed 4-40 to help hasten the Windwards downfall.
Hurricanes posted their third win in five matches to remain in the hunt for a semi-final spot. The defeat was the fifth in six appearances for the Volcanoes.
Needing a solid start in a chase requiring them to score at nearly six runs per over, Volcanoes tumbled to 25-2 in the fifth over. And even though Athanaze and Jeremy Solozano (7) attempted a rebuild in a 34-run, second-wicket partnership, another fall of wickets left Volcanoes in trouble on 75-5 in the 20th over.
Springer, who struck five fours and a six, and Hodge, who counted three fours, put on 60 for the seventh wicket but once they were separated, Volcanoes lost their last five wickets for 44 runs.
Wednesday, 1 November: West Indies Academy vs Guyana Harpy Eagles at UWI SPEC
Thursday, 2 November: T&T Red Force vs Jamaica Scorpions at Queen’s Park Oval
Thursday, 2 November: Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Barbados Pride at BLCA