Leewards crushed by an innings by ruthless Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Luckless Leeward Islands plunged to another embarrassing defeat yesterday, going down to rampant defending champions Jamaica by an innings and 201 runs at Sabina Park.

The visitors, following on by 300 runs, could only last until an hour after lunch on the third day before being dismissed for a hugely disappointing 99, as their indifferent form in the Regional Four-Day Championship continued.

Starting the third day of the contest needing a miracle to avoid defeat after being dismissed for 104 on Friday, the Leewards got a fluent 55 from Test opener Kieran Powell but he was just one of two batsmen in double figures as the innings collapsed in a heap.

Nikita Miller

Overall, the left-handed Powell faced 124 balls and hit seven fours before ninth out with Leewards on the brink of defeat.

Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller snared five for 16 to finish with match figures of seven for 47 while leg-spinner Odean Brown claimed four for 32 to complete match figures of nine for 38. The loss was the third straight for the Leewards who were beaten by Guyana in the first round and also went down to Combined Campuses and Colleges last week.

For Jamaica, however, it was their third straight win and it solidified their status at the top of the standings on 36 points.
Leewards’ collapse started when opener Javier Liburd (1) edged left-arm pacer Sheldon Cotterell to Simon Jackson at slip at 17 for one.

However, Powell played positively and was the brains behind a 39-run, second wicket stand with Montcin Hodge who got 15. The right-handed Hodge struck two fours off 56 balls and helped to raise the Leewards’ 50 off 87 balls.

Once Hodge was trapped lbw by Miller on 56 for two, the Leewards lost five quick wickets for 17 runs to plunge to 73 for six. The end came swiftly with Miller getting Powell to hold out to long-on before having Nelson Bolan stumped.

JAMAICA 1st Innings 404 for eight decl.
LEEWARDS 1st Innings 104
LEEWARDS 1st Innings (following on)
K Powell c Richardson b Miller                                            55
J Liburd c Jackson b Cotterell                                                1
M Hodge lbw b Miller                                                              15
*G Williams lbw b Brown                                                        0
+D Thomas b Brown                                                                 6
T Willett c Hyatt b Miller                                                         0
J Hamilton c Richardson b Brown                                       1
J Athanaze c Lambert b Miller                                             6
J Campbell lbw b Brown                                                          0
N Bolan st Baugh b Miller                                                        6
A Martin not out                                                                        0
Extras (lb7, w1, nb1)                                                                9
TOTAL (all out, 45.4 overs)                                                   99
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-56, 3-57, 4-69, 5-70, 6-73, 7-89, 8-89, 9-99, 10-99.
Bowling: Richardson 6-0-22-0, Cotterell 4-1-19-1, Bernard 4-2-3-0, Brown 17-4-32-4, Miller 14.4-6-16-5.
Result: Jamaica won by an innings and 201 runs.
Points: Jamaica 12, Leewards 0.
Toss: Jamaica
Umpires: N. Malcolm, J. Wilson


Windies aiming to take England out of natural game

NOTTINGHAM, England,  CMC – Seamer Kesrick Williams has underscored the importance of taking England out of their natural game as West Indies look to square the five-match series in the second One-Day International at Trent Bridge here today.

Singh intends to use home “A” series against S/L to keep his name in contention 

West Indies middle – order batsman Vishaul Singh who was left out of the Caribbean Test side on their recent tour to the United Kingdom after three appearances against Pakistan at home says he is keen on using the upcoming “A” series against Sri Lanka to force his way back into the West Indies side.

By ,

Strong WI ‘A’ team named to face Sri Lanka next month

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Selectors have named a strong 13-man West Indies A to face Sri Lanka A in the first two four-day “Tests” of the three-match series set to bowl off in Jamaica next month.

Caribbean rugby youth teams to get assistance to attend Youth Olympic Games qualifying tournament

There is good news for Guyana and the Region’s teen ruggers. According to a release, Rugby America’s North (RAN)  and World Rugby have taken the decision to assist Caribbean teams with 50% of their airfare to participate in a qualifying Sevens tournament in April next year in Las Vegas, USA for a place in the finals of the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina seven months later.

Agard to join team Econo Car for Trinidad cycle meet

Last year’s most improved cyclist, Shaquel Agard has been invited to be a part of the Team Econo Car, a star studded team of cyclists to compete in Trinidad and Tobago starting on Sunday.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now