Match 7 CG United Super50 Cup
Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs West Indies Academy
Venue: Queen’s Park Oval
Result: Leewards won by 66 runs
Player of the Match: Hayden Walsh jr.
Scorecard: Live Match Center
Leg-spinning all-rounder Hayden Walsh jr starred as Leeward Islands Hurricanes marched to their second win victory. With his side stumbling at 157-6 in the 35th over, Walsh arrived to top-score with an unbeaten 60 from 55 balls, and get his side up to 239 all out in the penultimate over.
Then, with West Indies Academy moving calming along at 64 without loss in the 16th over, he intervened with his leg-spin to grab a five-wicket haul to send the innings tumbling to 173 all out off 40 overs.
Openers Kimani Melius (37) and Matthew Nandu (29), along with Teddy Bishop (27) and captain Nyeem Young (25) all got starts but failed to carry on.
Sent in, Hurricanes recovered from the loss of Kofi James for three in the second over with six runs on the board, courtesy of a 58-run, second wicket partnership between Keacy Carty (37) and Kieran Powell (33)
Both looked in good touch, Carty facing 55 balls and striking four fours and the left-handed Powell counting five fours in another breezy 36-ball knock.
When both perished as Hurricanes lost three wickets for 37 runs, Justin Greaves (39) and Jahmar Hamilton (27) put on 33 for the fourth wicket, to stabilise the innings.
Left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop, who finished with 4-27, dismissed Hamilton and Rahkeem Cornwall (14) to leave Hurricanes stuttering but Walsh rallied the back end well, striking three fours and three sixes in a critical 66-run, seventh wicket stand with Greaves