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Miller, Jacobs blow Hurricanes over
Nikita Miller and Damion Jacobs produced further evidence that spin remains the undoing of Leeward Islands Hurricanes’ batsmen, when they bowled Jamaica Scorpions to a 157-run victory in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday.
Playing in his first match for the season, left-arm spinner Miller bagged 5 for 31 from 20 overs, ending with match figures of 10-87, and leg-spinner Jacobs collected 3-65 from 19.4 overs, as the Hurricanes were bowled out for 144 in their second innings on the final day of their fourth-round match at Warner Park.
With the entire day to bat, the Hurricanes started the chase knowing they were one batsman short, after former West Indies Under-19 World Cup 2016 Final hero Keacy Carty was diagnosed with a fractured right hand.
Montcin Hodge and rookie Terence Warde led the way with 30 apiece, former Scorpions’ wicket-keeper/batsman and part-time medium-fast bowler Devon Thomas made 25 and Hurricanes captain Rahkeem Cornwall added 23.
Following a break in the tournament next weekend, Scorpions host Windward Islands Volcanoes at Sabina Park in Jamaica in the fifth round, at the same time that the Hurricanes welcome Trinidad & Tobago Red Force to Warner Park.
JAMAICA SCORPIONS 342 and 191
LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES 232 and 144 (Montcin Hodge 30, Terence Warde 30, Devon Thomas 25, Rahkeem Cornwall 23; Nikita Miller 5-31, Damion Jacobs 3-65)
Scorpions won by 157 runs.
Barbados finally won their first match of the newly-minted Regional Four-Day Championship, making light work of Windward Islands Volcanoes in thrashing them by 135 runs in their fourth round encounter.
Off-spinner Kenroy Williams was outstanding with four for 36 as the home side, set 310 for victory, collapsed to 174 all out in their second innings well before the scheduled close on the final day at Arnos Vale.
Barbadian Kyle Mayers carved out his second half-century of the match with a top score of 76 while Taryck Gabriel got 33, but the remainder of the Volcanoes batting failed to display the enterprise required.
The result broke a sequence of poor results which saw the traditionally strong visitors losing one and drawing two of their opening three matches.
BARBADOS PRIDE 360 and 171
WINDWARD ISLANDS 222 and 174 (Kyle Mayers 76, Taryck Gabriel 33; Kenroy Williams 4-36, Justin Greaves 2-16)
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