Hamilton century tilts balance Leewards way
KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jahmar Hamilton struck his second first class hundred to propel Leeward Islands into a match-winning position on the penultimate day of their first round WICB Regional Four-Day clash against Combined Campuses and Colleges here yesterday.
The 23-year-old right-hander’s 119 formed the foundation of the Leewards’ 299, after they resumed the day at Warner Park on a tentative 135 for five – just 97 runs ahead.
At the close, CCC were 110 for four, in pursuit of 262 for victory, with Chadwick Walton on 36 not out and captain Stephen Jacobs on 20.
Fast bowler Gavin Tonge has so far taken three for 25. The recent woes of the Leewards seemed set to continue especially after their top order fell meekly on Sunday’s second day, to leave CCC in control of the game.
LEEWARDS 1st Innings 164
CCC 1st Innings 202
LEEWARDS 2nd Innings
(overnight 135 for five)
M Hodge c Corbin b Austin 23
L Richardson c Dewar b R Reifer 14
M Richards c Corbin b Jacobs 0
S Joseph c Corbin b Austin 10
*+D Thomas b Austin 25
J Hamilton b McClean 119
T Willett c Corbin b Jacobs 41
H Walsh c Thomas b Dewar 15
G Tonge c Alleyne b Jacobs 31
K Walters c wkp Walton b R Reifer 4
A Martin not out 0
Extras (b12, lb3, nb2) 17
TOTAL (all out, 105.2 overs) 299
Fall of wickets: 2-16, 2-30, 3-49, 4-60, 5-85, 6-210, 7-253, 8-286, 9-299, 10-299.
Bowling: McClean 11-5-36-1, Williams 8-1-28-0, Hodge 4-1-8-0, R Reifer 11-1-27-2, Austin 32- 8-79-3, Jacobs 16-5-34-2, Dewar 21.2-3-70-2, Thomas 2-0-2-0.
CCC 2nd Innings (target: 262 runs)
S Thomas c Hodge b Tonge 16
A Alleyne c Walsh b Tonge 4
K Corbin b Tonge 4
R Reifer c wkp Thomas b Walsh 22
+C Walton not out 36
*S Jacobs not out 20
Extras (b8) 8
TOTAL (4 wkts, 29 overs) 110
Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-24, 3-25, 4-89.
Bowling: Tonge 6-1-25-3, Martin 10-6-11-0, Walters 4-1-12-0, Walsh 5-0-41-1, Willett 4-2-13-0.
Position: CCC require a further 152 runs for victory.
Umpires: Z Bassarath, L Abraham.