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Hemraj, Hodge Hammer Hundreds

Jaguars enjoy run feast against Pride; Hurricanes resist Red Force charge; career-best spell from Kavem Hodge give Volcanoes early edge against Scorpions.


ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Openers Chandrapaul Hemraj and Montcin Hodge marked the re-start of the West Indies Championship with momentous hundreds on Friday.

Hemraj survived a chance before lunch to lead a run-feast for front-runners and four-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars with his maiden first-class hundred of 144 against a formidable Barbados Pride attack on the first day of their third-round match Kensington Oval.

Hodge, the veteran Leeward Islands Hurricanes opener, was undefeated on 112 – his third first-class hundred – against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

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Meantime, a career-best spell from part-time left-arm spinner Kavem Hodge undermined Jamaica Scorpions batting and gave Windward Islands Volcanoes the early edge in their day/night contest at Sabina Park.


Jaguars 319-5 vs Pride in Bridgetown, Barbados

Hemraj, the WINDIES One-day International opener, punished the Pride attack which comprised WINDIES Test and ODI captain Jason Holder, as well as Kemar Roach, Miguel Cummins, Jomel Warrican and Ashley Nurse.

He struck 20 fours and four sixes from 172 balls in four hours at the crease, passing 1,000 first-class runs along the way, as the Jags dominated the star-studded hosts, after they were put into bat on what turned out to be a hard, easy-paced pitch.

Hemraj was fortunate on 33 however, when second slip fielder Ashley Nurse put down a straightforward chance off Cummins about 35 minutes before lunch with the Jaguars 49 without loss.

He remained to shared 134 for the first wicket with Tagenarine Chanderpaul, son of WINDIES batting legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul, and dominated a second wicket stand of 65 with his captain Leon Johnson.

Hemraj’s dismissal sparked a mini collapse that saw the Jags slip to 214 for five, but Barbadian all-rounder Raymon Reifer, now a fixture in the visitors’ line-up, was unbeaten on 53 and wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble was not out on 51 and led a revival with an unbroken stand of 105 for the sixth wicket.


Hurricanes 291-6 vs Red Force in Tarouba, Trinidad

 Hodge, the Anguilla-born opener, batted all day, collecting 14 fours and one six from 278 balls to anchor a string of partnerships, as the Hurricanes recovered from the cheap loss of their captain and WINDIES Test opener Kieran Powell.

Not for the first time, immensely-talented all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall furthered his claims with a fluent 65 in a sixth-wicket stand of 101 with Hodge, Akeem Saunders made 41 and Devon Thomas added 27.

Hodge shared 50 with Thomas for the third wicket to carry the Hurricanes past 100 and 57 with Saunders for the fourth wicket to carry the visitors past 150 before he and Cornwall linked up.

WINDIES Test spearhead Shannon Gabriel had a decent warm-up for the first Test against England later this month with 3-41 from 16 overs and veteran leg-spinner Imran Khan supported with 2-100 from 35 overs.


Scorpions (210) vs Volcanoes 34-1 in Kingston, Jamaica

Hodge defied half-centuries from Guyanese left-hander Assad Fudadin and opener Chadwick Walton to grab 4-40 from 20 overs with his teasing left-arm spin.

Fudadin led the way for the Scorpions with a resolute 81 from 231 balls that included four fours and three sixes and Walton supported with 52 from 87 balls that contained eight fours and one six.

The pair shared 66 for the third wicket, after rookie Josh Thomas snared opener John Campbell for 21 and Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood for a first-ball duck to leave the home team 30 for two.

Once left-arm spinner Larry Edward bowled Walton just before lunch, there was little stability from the rest of the Scorpions batting and they lost their last seven wickets for 99.

Reynard Leveridge however, made an important breakthrough for the Scorpions before stumps were drawn, when he had veteran Volcanoes left-handed opener Devon Smith – last season’s leading scorer – caught in the slips for five.






Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9

Volcanoes lost to Jaguars by 125 runs – Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia

Pride lost to Hurricanes by 34 runs – Three Ws Oval, Barbados



Thursday, December 13 to Sunday, December 16

Pride beat Scorpions by 41 runs – Three Ws Oval

Hurricanes lost to Jaguars by nine wickets – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

Red Force lost to Volcanoes by 76 runs – Brian Lara Cricket Academy



(All matches start at 10 am daily, except where indicated)



Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17

Red Force vs Scorpions – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad



Friday, January 4 to Monday, January 7

Scorpions vs Volcanoes – Sabina Park, Jamaica (2 pm start daily)

Red Force vs Hurricanes – Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Pride vs Jaguars – Kensington Oval, Barbados



Thursday, January 10 to Sunday, January 13

Scorpions vs Red Force – Sabina Park

Jaguars vs Volcanoes – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana (9:30 am start daily)

Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17

Hurricanes vs Pride – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground



Thursday, January 17 to Sunday, January 20

Jaguars vs Hurricanes – Guyana National Stadium (9:30 am start daily)

Red Force vs Pride – Brian Lara Cricket Academy (2 pm start daily)

Volcanoes vs Scorpions – National Cricket Stadium, Grenada



Thursday, January 31 to Sunday, February 3

Hurricanes vs Scorpions – Warner Park, St. Kitts (2 pm start daily)

Red Force vs Jaguars – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

Pride vs Volcanoes – Kensington Oval



Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 10

Jaguars vs Scorpions – Guyana National Stadium

Pride vs Red Force – Kensington Oval

Volcanoes vs Hurricanes – Windsor Park, Dominica



Thursday, February 21 to Sunday, February 24

Hurricanes vs Red Force – Warner Park

Scorpions vs Jaguars – Sabina Park

Volcanoes vs Pride – Arnos Vale Sports Complex, St. Vincent



Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3

Scorpions vs Hurricanes – Sabina Park

Jaguars vs Pride – Guyana National Stadium

Volcanoes vs Red Force – Arnos Vale Sports Complex



Thursday, March 7 to Sunday, March 10

Scorpions vs Pride – Sabina Park

Jaguars vs Red Force – Guyana National Stadium (2 pm start daily)

Hurricanes vs Volcanoes – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground




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