The Leeward Islands Hurricanes have a 195-run lead on the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force heading into the final day of their West Indies Championship game at Warner Park on Sunday. 

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.

A century stand between Montcin Hodge and Keacy Carty provided the platform for the Leeward Islands Hurricanes to pull off a two-wicket win over defending champions Guyana Jaguars at Providence Stadium of Sunday.

Six Trinidad and Tobago Red Force batsmen failed to trouble the scorers as the team were crushed by 245 runs in their West Indies Championship game against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Monday at the Bryan Lara Cricket Academy. 

A first innings total of 425 is proving a massive challenge for the batsmen from the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force as their West Indies Championship battle against Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy heads into day three. 

The Guyana Jaguars have had a romping start to the defence of their West Indies Championship title and are on the verge of a second consecutive win, with the Leeward Islands Hurricanes firmly against the ropes at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

The Hurricanes, headed into the final day are 23 runs ahead but just have three wickets available to them.

At the crease are Alzarri Joseph on 15, and Jeremiah Louis, 17. Still to come are Sheno Berridge and Rajendra Chandrika.

Sent into bat, the Hurricanes were skittled out on day one for 182, with the Jaguars replying with 289 all out. On today’s day three, the Leewards are 130-7.

The Hurricanes first innings crashed thanks to the bowling of Romario Shepherd, who took 4-36, and Gudakesh Motie, who had 3-23. There were also wickets for Keon Joseph, 1-42, Clinton Pestano, 1-28, and Veerasammy Permaul, 1-41.

The surrender of the innings happened despite Montcin Hodge’s even 50, and skipper Devon Thomas’ 58. The only other player into double figures was Keacy Carty with 28.

When the Jaguars replied, Vishaul Singh scored a patient 90 from 209 deliveries and must have been unlucky not to notch another century.

Christopher Barnwell chipped in with 46, while Tagenarine Chanderpaul scored 29, and Pestano had 25, the same score as Anthony Bramble.

Rahkeem Cornwall was the pick of the Hurricanes bowlers, bagging 4-48, while Berridge had 2-53. There was a wicket apiece for Joseph, 1-60, and Jacobs, 1-35.

Facing a deficit of 107, the Hurricanes never really got the start they were looking for, losing their first four wickets for 61.

The Hurricanes demise, so far in this innings has come at the hands of Permaul, who has taken 5-49, while Shepherd has figures of 1-23, and Motie, 1-11.

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