Volcanoes too hot for Hurricanes
ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC:
Resurgent Windward Islands Volcanoes marched confidently to their first victory of the Regional Four-Day Championship when they overwhelmed Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 94 runs on the fourth day of the fourth-round match at Windsor Park yesterday.
Captain Liam Sebastien grabbed four wickets in a destructive spell that threw Hurricanes run chase into turmoil as the visitors were bowled out for 273, significantly short of the 338 winning target set by the homeside.
Volcanoes victory ends a winless streak and overshadows Jahmar Hamilton's third first-class century (125), which represented the main resistance to the rampaging Volcanoes.
Earlier, powerful half centuries from Tyrone Theophile and Sunil Ambris propelled the Windwards to a mammoth second innings total of 333 for eight and a huge target for the Leewards.
Resuming from their overnight score of 311 for six the Windwards lost two more wickets before declaring 22 runs later with the clear intention of pressing for an outright win.
Theophile departed on the third day for 96, but Abris, who was 84 overnight, inched seven runs closer to his century before becoming the first of Gavin Tonge's two victims of the day.
Volcanoes 293 (Liam Sebastien 80 not out, Mervin Matthew 73, Delorn Johnson 56; Gavin Tonge 5-56, Alzarri Joseph 3-65) and 333 for eight (Tyrone Theophile 96, Sunil Ambris 91; Gavin Tonge 3-48)
Hurricanes 259 (Jahmar Hamilton 94, Montcin Hodge 76; Shane Shillingford 5-96, Liam Sebastien 4-78) and 273 all out (Jahmar Hamilton 125; Liam Sebastien 4-67, Kyle Mayers 2-12).