Windward Islands back on top after victory over West Indies Academy

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Shamar Springer scored 47 and took 4 for 30 to help the Windward Islands win the West Indies Championship on Friday
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The Windward Islands are back on top in the 2024 West Indies Championship after defeating West Indies Academy by 158 runs with a day to spare at the Coolidge Cricket Ground on Friday.

After taking a four-run lead in the first innings, Alek Athanaz scored 89, helping the Windwards post 275 in the second innings and set a target of 280 to win.

Shamar Springer gave some much needed momentum late in the innings by playing a brilliant inning of 47 runs at number 9.

For West Indies Academy, Joshua Bishop took 4 wickets for 78 runs, while Ashmead Ned took 3 wickets for 65 runs.

Chasing a target of 280 to win, West Indies Academy were all out for 121 with only Teddy Bishop scoring 47 runs from 83 balls.

Springer came back and took 4 wickets for 30 runs and led the team to victory.

At Queen’s Park Oval, Leeward Islands were asked to follow on after being bowled out for 288 in response to Barbados Pride’s mammoth score of 542 for 9.

Leeward’s total of 288 was equal to Casey Carty’s 127 and Jewel Andrews’ 53.

Roston Chase (3/47) and Shakeel Cumberbatch (3/48) led the way with the ball for the Pride.

Subsequently, the Leeward Islands lost the wicket of Kieran Powell for 52 on the last ball of the day, leaving them at 98 for 1, and Mikail Lewis remained unbeaten on 45.

The Leewards still need 156 runs to get Barbados to bat again.

At Sabina Park, defending champions Guyana Harpy Eagles set a target of 419 to Jamaica Scorpions to win their match.

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After bowling out Jamaica for 153 runs, Guyana declared its second innings at 147 runs for 4 wickets with the help of Tevin Imlach’s 44 runs.

Chasing an impossible target of 419 runs to win, Jamaica had scored 123 runs for 2 wickets at the end of play.

Kirk McKenzie remained unbeaten on 39 runs for Jamaica.

Finally, in St. Augustine, the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force set Combined Campuses and Colleges 44–9 to win their match at the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Field.

Red Force bowled out CCC for 238 on Friday, with Anderson Phillip taking 5 for 71.

T&T pair of Yannick Ottley (56 not out) and Kamil Pooran (40) scored the most runs for CCC.

After this T&T quickly scored 95 runs for 2 wickets and set a target of 449 to win.

At the end of the game, CCC’s score was 67 runs for 1 wicket, in which Demel Evelyn scored the highest score of 43 runs.

Round 6 will conclude on Saturday.

summed score

Sabina Park, Jamaica

Guyana Harpy Eagles 424 in 116.3 overs (Tevin Imlach 101*, Kemol Savery 155; Gudkesh Moti 56; OJ Shields 4/103, Pete Salmon 3/117) and 147 for 4 declared (Tevin Imlach 44; Derval Green 2/39) ) vs Jamaica Scorpions 153 for 2 (Javon Buchanan 39, Kirk McKenzie 39; Kevin Sinclair 1/37) in 61.1 overs. Jamaica Scorpions need 296 runs to win with 8 wickets remaining

Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua

Windward Islands 162 in 48.3 overs (Shamar Springer 31, Joshua Bishop 4/24, Johan Layne 3/30) and 275 in 93 overs (Alek Athanaz 89, Shamar Springer 47, Kavem Hodge 41; Joshua Bishop 4/78, Ashmead Ned 3) ) /65) vs West Indies Academy 158 in 39.4 overs (Carlon Bowen-Tuckett 36; Gillon Tyson 5/50) and 121 in 34.4 overs (Teddy Bishop 47; Shamar Springer 4/30) Windwards Islands win by 158 runs

Queen’s Park Oval, Port-of-Spain

Barbados Pride 542 for 9 in 143 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 189, Zachary McCaskey 101, Roston Chase 127; Rakheem Cornwall 5/132) vs Leeward Islands Hurricanes 288 in 93.2 overs (Kisi Carty 127, Jewel Andrew 53; Roston Chase 3/47) ), Shakeel Cumberbatch 3/48) and 98 for 1 (Kieran Powell 52, Mikail Lewis 45*; Kevin Wickham 1/0). Leeward Islands trail by 156 runs with 9 wickets remaining

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Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Field, St. Augustine

TT Red Force scored 591 runs for 7 wickets in 123 overs (Amir Jangoo 218, Jason Mohammed 157; Joshua Da Silva 79; Amare Goodridge 5 for 92) and 2 for 95 wickets (Jason Mohammed 41, Amir Jangoo 34; Amare Goodridge 1/23) against CCC 238 in 77 overs (Yannick Ottley 56, Kamil Pooran 40; Anderson Phillip 5/71) and 67 for 1 (Damell Evelyn 43; Kjorn Ottley 1/4). CCR needs 382 runs to win

West Indies Championship – standings

  1. Windward Islands – 89.6
  2. Leeward Islands – 81.2
  3. Barbados Pride – 67.4
  4. Guyana Harpy Eagles – 66.8
  5. West Indies Academy – 54.2
  6. Jamaica Scorpions – 53.4
  7. TT Red Force – 51.0
  8. Joint Campus and College – 24.2

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