Hodge, Carty lead Hurricanes to fruitful day one

By February 07, 2019
Leewards Islands opener Montcin Hodge. Leewards Islands opener Montcin Hodge.

Openers Montcin Hodge and Keacy Carty notched half-centuries for the Leeward Hurricane to see the team end the day a satisfactory 229 for 5 in the West Indies Championship match at Windsor Park.

A three-for from Windwards pacer Ray Jordan, however, kept things interestingly poised.  Hodge and opening partner Kieran Powell got the Leewards off to solid start combining for 66 for the first wicket. 

Powell, however, became the first of Jordan’s wickets when he was caught by Dennis Smith on 29 from 64 deliveries. 

Hodge went on to form another solid partnership with Keacy Carty, the next man in at the crease, as the pair put on an identical 66-runs partnership for the second wicket before Hodge was caught on 61 by Sunil Ambris off the bowling of Josh Thomas. 

Devon Thomas did not trouble the scorer as he was dismissed for a duck from 11 deliveries, but Carty went on to partner with Jahmar Hamilton for another solid half-century stand of 51 for the fourth wicket. 

Carty was caught on 54 by Thomas, off Jordan, with Hamilton becoming Jordan’s third wicket after he was caught by Kavem Hodge.

Terrance Ward (14) and Rahkeem Cornwall (16) will resume the day as the team’s not out batsmen.

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

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