: Windward Islands Volcanoes survived a scare as their ninth round match against Barbados Pride finished in a draw on the final day at Kensington Oval, yesterday. Chasing 232 for victory, the Windwards stumbled to 29 for three before recovering to finish on 101 for six, and steal a share of the points from the contest.
were undermined by left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican who grabbed five for 29. However, Dalton Polius top scored with 32 and added 41 for the fourth wicket with Romel Currency who stroked 18, a partnership that repaired the damage. Polius faced 88 balls in 97 minutes and counted four fours, before he was fifth out with the score on 73, lbw to Warrican.
Liam Sebastien perished soon afterward, bowled behind his legs by Warrican for five, to leave the Windwards in a spin at 85 for six. But wicketkeeper Denis Smith, in only his second first class game, occupied the crease 49 minutes for his unbeaten 17 to quell Barbados’ quest for victory.
, the Windwards had been bowled out for 416 after resuming the day on 394 for eight, handing Barbados a first innings lead of 64. Fast bowler Miguel Cummins picked up the last two wickets to end with three for 83 while off-spinner Ashley Nurse did not add to his tally of four for 98.
hosts then rattled up 167 for five in their second innings before declaring, with Roston Chase top scoring with 65 off 97 balls with five fours and two sixes. Shane Dowrich struck an unbeaten 33 from 51 balls while Kevin Stoute hit 29 and Kraigg Brathwaite, 25.
and Brathwaite put on 52 for the first wicket before Barbados lost four quick wickets for 21 runs to slump to 73 for four. However, Chase and Dowrich put on 94 for the fifth wicket to tilt the balance back in Barbados’ favour. Left-arm spinner Alston Bobb claimed three for 55 and Shane Shillingford, two for 65.