A five-for from Rahkeem Cornwall handed the Leeward Islands Hurricanes a narrow 12-run win over the Windwards Volcanoes in a close encounter at Windsor Park.

Beginning the day in pursuit of 231, with 10 wickets in hand, the Windwards were in early trouble after Roland Cato (9) and the typically reliable Devon Smith (20) departed in the space of two overs.  Cato was dismissed Nelson Bolan, caught by Jahmar Hamilton and Smith caught and bowled by Sheno Berridge for 20.

A steady partnership between Kavem Hodge and Sunil Ambris, however, stopped the early rot as the pair put on 103 for the third wicket.

The partnership would, however, be broken when Cornwall accounted for Hodge, who had made 65 from 78 balls.

 The spinner then went on to rip through the rest of the middle and lower order, removing Alick Athanaze(8), Dennis Smith (1) Larry Cornwall (0) and Josh Thomas (0) for a combined 9 runs.

The stubborn Ambris was, however, not finished as he put on 70 runs for the 6th wicket with Ray Jordan (19) to get the team within touching distance.  After Jordan was caught by Devon Thomas off the bowling of  Quinton Boatswain, Ambris would simply run out of partners as the team was dismissed for 228.

 

The Windward Islands Volcanoes crushed the remaining resistance from the Barbados Pride to secure a comfortable 8-wicket win at the Kensington Oval on Sunday.

Resuming the day still some 60 runs short of the Volcanoes first innings total of 470, the overnight duo of Shamar Springer and Tevy Walcott did not add much more to their total before heading back to the pavilion.

Walcott became was Ray Jordan's first wicket of the innings when he was out for 27 after being caught by Larry Edward.  Springer stuck around a few overs more but after adding 24 to his overnight total became Kaven Hodge’s third wicket of the innings when he was caught by Obed McCoy.

Ashley Nurse added a productive 32 from 36 deliveries by became Jordan’s second wicket when he was caught by Taryck Gabriel to end the innings at 250 all out for an overall lead of 33.

In pursuit of the small target, Gabriel was dismissed in the third over without scoring and Roland Cato caught by Walcott off Chemar Holder but Smith and, who was not out on 10 and Kirk Edwards (8) eased the team over the line.

Jamaica Scorpions opener Chadwick Walton believes a more disciplined approach enabled them to get their first win the West Indies Championships season following Sunday’s four-wicket victory over the Windwards Volcanoes.

The Guyana Jaguars needed just two overs on Sunday to wrap up a nine-wicket win over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in North Sound Antigua.

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