Scorpions suffer big defeat against Volcanoes; Pride beat Red Force
Jamaica Scorpions suffered a 119-run defeat against Windward Islands Volcanoes on the final day of their day/night seventh-round match of the 2017-2018 Digicel Regional Four-Day Championship on Sunday.
The game was played at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in St Lucia.
It was the first win of the season for the Volcanoes.
Windies “A” Team all-rounder Kyle Mayers completed a memorable spell to bowl Volcanoes to the victory.
Mayers collected two of the last three Scorpions wickets to end with five for 92 from 23 overs, as the Volcanoes needed just over an hour to complete victory.
Fabien Allen hit 42 and Odean Smith made 41, sharing 54 for the ninth wicket to frustrate the Volcanoes, but once the pair were separated, the last two wickets fell in successive overs.
Veteran Volcanoes left-hander Devon Smith was named Player-of-the-Match for his hundreds in each innings, which have carried his aggregate to a season-leading 873.
Final scores in the match: Windward Islands Volcanoes 226-9 dec & 283; Jamaica Scorpions 112-9 dec & 279.
OVER AT THE BRIAN LARA CRICKET GROUND IN TRINIDAD: The spin bowling trio of Jomel Warrican, Hayden Walsh, Jr and Kenroy Williams swept Barbsados Pride to a 207-run victory over Trinidad & Tobago Red Force.
Test left-arm spinner Warrican was the most impactful, grabbing three for 13 from 12 overs to finish with match figures of nine for 84 to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, as the Red Force, chasing 324 for victory, were bowled out for 116 in their second innings just before tea.
Leg-spinner Walsh took three for 41 from 14 overs, and Williams bagged three for 46 from 21.5 overs and had the privilege of formalising the result when he had Bryan Charles caught at slip for 13.
Red Force captain Denesh Ramdin made 24 and was the only batsman on his to pass 20.
Earlier, Pride added 33 to their overnight total at a little under a run-a-ball before they declared their second innings.
Neither overnight batsman was dismissed – West Indies 2016 Under-19 World Cup-winning all-rounder Shamar Springer finished with the top score of an unbeaten 51 from his overnight 38 and wicketkeeper/batsman Mario Rampersaud, who resumed on eight, remained not out on 26.
Final scores in the match: Barbados Pride 316 & 221-7 dec; Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 214 & 116.
The comfortable victories by Windward Islands Volcanoes and Barbados Pride ensured all three matches ended with outright results as on Saturday three-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars scored a 10-wicket victory over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their day/night contest.
The competition now takes a long break for the Christmas/New Year’s holiday.