Match 2 CG United Super50 Cup
Guyana Harpy Eagles vs Windward Islands Volcanoes
Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Result: Windwards won by 10 runs
Player of the Match: Kevin Sinclair
Guyana Harpy Eagles recorded the first win of this year’s tournament when they triumphed on Tuesday night. Alick Athanaze made a stroke-filled half-century but it was not enough as Windwards made 219 in pursuit of 230 for victory. The left-hander played some stunning shots in his 75 from 55 balls to put Volcanoes in command of the run chase at one stage at 109-2 in the 15th over.
However, Harpy Eagles’ spinners dried up the runs as Volcanoes then lost four wickets for 35 runs, to collapse to 144-6 in the 28th over. Captain Andre Fletcher made an unbeaten 52 from 86 balls but wickets tumbled around him, and Volcanoes were eventually dismissed for 219 off 46 overs.
Fast bowler Romario Shepherd snatched 3-35 while his new ball partner Nial Smith took 2-43. Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair grabbed 2-42 to add to his top score earlier which secured the Player of the Match award.
Guyana had earlier made 229-9 from their 50 overs with Tevin Imlach and Sinclair both getting 41, and Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Gudakesh Motie both scoring 29. Seamer Ryan John was the best bowler with 4-60, Volcanoes taking wickets at key stages to restrict Harpy Eagles.
“Definitely it’s good to start with a win as a team and as a captain,”
said captain Veerasammy Permaul.
“I think in the batting we didn’t put up the kind of score that [represented] the caliber of batsmen that we’ve got but after half-time, we believed in ourselves that we could defend the 230.”
Tuesday, 18 October: Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Jamaica Scorpions at BLCA – 1pm
Wednesday, 19 October: T&T Red Force vs Windward Islands Volcanoes at QPO – 9am
Wednesday, 19 October: CCC vs West Indies Academy at BLCA – 1pm