Shayne Moseley scored his first century for the West Indies Championship 2023 as he top-scored with 112 which included 17 fours and a six for Barbados Pride against Windward Islands Volcanoes on Thursday. The Bajans however fell 10 runs short of the Windward Islands Volcanoes first innings total of 237, as the Pride were all out for 227 at the Queen’s Park Oval late on the second day of the fifth and final round of matches.
Left-arm spinner Larry Edward spun a web after lunch as he wrapped up the Barbados tail, to finish with figures of 29.4-13-43-6. Pride’s captain Shane Dowrich was not out on 17 when his team’s innings folded. Earlier in the innings, Rashawn Worrell posted a patient 35 to share in a 101-run stand with Moseley.
The Windwards were shocked early in their second innings trying to build on the slim 10-run lead. Kimani Melius, Johann Jeremiah, Shermon Lewis, skipper Alick Athanaze were all back in the dressing room within the last hour of play. Left-arm spiner Jomel Warrican had figures of 2-2-0-2 as the match is intriguingly poised going into the third day.
Webster bags 5-36 as T&T enforce follow-on against Jamaica
Jamaica Scorpions failed to reach the Trinidad and Tobago’s Red Force first innings total of 302 all out, after a five-wicket haul from seam bowler Tion Webster (9.4-2-36-5) bundled out the Scorpions for 125 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.
The Red Force then enforced the follow-on and the Scorpions closed Day 2 on 199-5, a lead of 22. Derval Green once again top-scored for the Scorpions in the first innings with 39. In the second innings, Leroy Lugg smashed nine fours and three sixes on his way to 66 from 57 balls, followed by skipper Jermaine Blackwood who made 68. Not out at the end of the day are allrounder Abhijai Mansingh on 10 and keeper Aldaine Thomas on seven. Anderson Phillip closed the day with figures of 9-2-21-2 followed by Bryan Charles with 18-4-68-2.
Rain plays spoil sport over in Guyana to halt play
The Leeward Islands Hurricanes built a lead of 125 runs over the Guyana Harpy Eagles when they ended their first innings on 247 all out chasing Guyana’s first innings total of 122 all out at the National Stadium in Guyana.
Hurricanes skipper Jahmar Hamilton led with the bat with a patient 58 off 131 balls and was ably support by Kofi James who again equipped himself well with 42 off 133 balls. Nial Smith was the pick of the Harpy Eagles bowlers with figures of 12.1-1-33-4 followed by Veerasammy Permaul with 31-9-51-3.
In their second innings, the Harpy Eagles were on 48-1 when the rains came, and the match had to be called early. Not out are left-handed opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul on 20 and free-flowing right-hander Kevlon Anderson on 19.
Play continues in all three matches from 10am (9am Jamaica time) on Friday.
Fans can stream all West Indies Championship matches live on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel and access live ball-by-ball scoring at http://windiescricket.com/ match center. Following the Championship, the new Headley Weekes Series will feature three teams and matches, drawing from top performers in the 2023 West Indies Championship and players outside the starting West Indies Test XI. The Series will run from April 18 to May 6 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.