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Simmons Races Red Force To Victory

Opener sends reigning champs crashing to fifth loss; rain forces abandonment at Queen’s Park Oval

 

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Lendl Simmons followed up a strong Trinidad & Tobago Red Force bowling performance with a blistering, unbeaten half-century to propel the Group “A” hosts to a commanding seven-wicket victory over last season’s champions Windward Islands Volcanoes in the WINDIES Super50 Cup on Wednesday here.

All but eight of Simmons’ 52 not out off 30 balls were in boundaries, as the Red Force chased down a modest target of 82 to claim a bonus point and fortify their hold on second place in the group with 23 points, two behind the out-of-action Guyana Jaguars.

In the other Group “A” contest: Torrential rain across the T&T capital forced an abandonment of the match between Canada and WINDIES “B”, forcing a no-result.

View full scorecards here: https://www.windiescricket.com/livepage/

 

At the Brian Lara Cricket Academy: Though Red Force lost Kieron Pollard, Jason Mohammed and Darren Bravo, Simmons ushered over the finish line in the 10th over with an explosive innings that included five fours and four sixes.

Red Force stumbled to 23 for three in the sixth over, but Simmons and Nicholas Pooran with 25 not out from 11 balls hastened the end.

Earlier, long-standing leg-spinner Imran Khan bagged 3-13 from four overs, and left-arm spinner Khary Pierre and all-rounder Rayad Emrit snared two wickets apiece to undermine the Volcanoes batting, as they were dismissed for 78 in 22.1 overs.

All the Volcanoes’ batsmen, except former WINDIES Under-19 World Cup-winning left-handed opener Gidron Pope, were dismissed for single-figure scores.

Pope made 37 from 44 balls, after the Volcanoes were put in to bat and struggled to find substance and stability.

 

At Queen’s Park Oval: Wet conditions caused by rain meant not a ball was bowled between the Canadians and WINDIES “B”, as seasonal rain pounded the venue.

-ENDS-

 

MATCH SCHEDULE

GROUP “A”

(in Trinidad)

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; Webcast available on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel
DATE MATCH VENUE
Wed, Oct 3 WINDIES “B” beat Canada by 10 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Fri, Oct 5 Volcanoes beat Canada by 73 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sun, Oct 7 Jaguars beat WINDIES “B” by 9 wickets Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Tue, Oct 9 Jaguars beat Canada by 7 wickets Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Thu, Oct 11 Jaguars beat Volcanoes by 93 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Sat, Oct 13 Jaguars beat Red Force by 75 runs Brian Lara Cricket Academy (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 15 WINDIES “B” beat Volcanoes by 3 wickets Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Wed, Oct 17 Red Force beat Volcanoes by 7 wickets Brian Lara Cricket Academy
Fri, Oct 19 Red Force vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy (11:30 am start)
Sun, Oct 21 Guyana vs WINDIES “B” Brian Lara Cricket Academy

 

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; webcast available on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel
DATE MATCH VENUE
Wed, Oct 3 Red Force beat Volcanoes by 75 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Fri, Oct 5 Red Force beat Jaguars by 35 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Sun, Oct 7 Red Force beat Canada by 2 wickets Queen’s Park Oval
Tue, Oct 9 WINDIES “B” vs Volcanoes, no result Queen’s Park Oval
Thu, Oct 11 Red Force beat WINDIES “B” by 70 runs Queen’s Park Oval
Sat, Oct 13 Canada beat Volcanoes by 18 runs Queen’s Park Oval (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 15 Jaguars beat Canada by 4 wickets Queen’s Park Oval
Wed, Oct 17 Canada vs WINDIES “B”, no result Queen’s Park Oval
Fri, Oct 19 Volcanoes vs Jaguars Queen’s Park Oval (11:30 am start)
Sun, Oct 21 Red Force vs Canada Queen’s Park Oval (9 am start)

 

GROUP “B”

(in Barbados)

  • Matches starting at 9 am; webcast available on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 4 Scorpions beat Marooners by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Sat, Oct 6 Marooners beat United States by 59 runs Three Ws Oval
Mon, Oct 8 Hurricanes beat Maroons by 9 runs Three Ws Oval
Wed, Oct 10 Marooners beat Pride by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Fri, Oct 12 Scorpions beat Hurricanes by 7 wickets Three Ws Oval
Sun, Oct 14 Marooners beat Scorpions by six wickets Three Ws Oval
Tue, Oct 16 Pride beat United States by 4 wickets Three Ws Oval
Thu, Oct 18 Hurricanes vs United States Three Ws Oval
Sat, Oct 20 Marooners vs United States Windward Cricket Ground
Mon, Oct 22 Scorpions vs United States Three Ws Oval

 

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; televised on ESPN Caribbean 
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 4 Pride vs Hurricanes, no result Kensington Oval
Sat, Oct 6 Scorpions beat Pride by 33 runs Kensington Oval
Mon, Oct 8 Scorpions beat United States by 7 wickets Kensington Oval
Wed, Oct 10 United States beat Hurricanes by 88 runs Kensington Oval
Fri, Oct 12 Pride beat United States by 3 wickets Kensington Oval
Sun, Oct 14 Pride beat Hurricanes by 3 wickets Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)
Tue, Oct 16 Hurricanes vs Scorpions, no result Kensington Oval
Thu, Oct 18 Pride vs Marooners Kensington Oval
Sat, Oct 20 Pride vs Scorpions Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)
Mon, Oct 22 Hurricanes vs Marooners Kensington Oval

 

THE FINALS

(in Barbados)

  • Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; televised on ESPN Caribbean
DATE MATCH VENUE
Thu, Oct 25 SEMI-FINAL #1 – 1st Group “A” vs 2nd Group “B” Kensington Oval
Fri, Oct 26 SEMI-FINAL #2 – 1st Group “B” vs 2nd Group “A” Kensington Oval
Sun, Oct 28 GRAND FINAL – WINNER SF1 vs WINNER SF2 Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)

 

NOTES

 

-CWI

 

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