Hodge leads Leewards fight back

NORTH SOUND, Antigua,  CMC – A keen battle was developing between the Leeward Islands and Guyana on the third day of their regional Four-day Championship match yesterday.

A half century from Montcin Hodge led a Leeward Islands attempt to recapture the initiative after Guyana had seized first innings advantage on the second day.

Hodge scored 52 runs as the Leewards erased a 97 run deficit after Guyana added only 11 runs to their overnight first innings score of 268 for nine.

At stumps, the Leeward Islands were 240 for six wickets, leading by 143 runs with a whole day of play remaining.

Hodge, batting at a crucial stage for Leewards, has so far spearheaded efforts to consolidate his side’s position hitting nine fours in his 186 minutes at the crease until he was trapped lbw to Davendra Bishoo.

Jahmar Hamilton, who has been playing a major supporting role as well, is unbeaten on 41 after counting five boundaries.

Also featuring in the Leewards rescue mission was the captain Sylvester Joseph who played a fairly aggressive innings to score 39.

Joseph lofted a six and five fours facing 83 balls in 104 minutes at the crease as the Leewards gradually reasserted themselves.

Leewards had slumped to 86 for the loss of two wickets as batsmen struggled to contend with the bowling of the Guyanese captain Veerasammy Permaul.

But Hodge, Hamilton, Joseph and Orlando Peters, who contributed 24 before he was caught, aided the recovery as the Leewards attempt to hand Guyana an insurmountable target.

Permaul is so far the leading Guyanese wicket taker with three for 48.

Comments  

Wins for Colts in both Open and U-23 Divisions

Colts secured wins over Kobras and Plaisance Guardians in the Open and U-23 Divisions, respectively, when the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League Championship continued on Sunday, at the Burnham Court, at Carmichael and Middle streets.

Windies’ woes “a cricketing tragedy”- Legends

LONDON, (Reuters) – The gradual decline of West Indian cricket is hardly a new phenomenon but the latest capitulation of a once-dominant test match power has brought genuine expressions of sadness throughout the sport.

Chase, Holder tumble in ICC rankings

LONDON, CMC – The fallout from West Indies’ humbling innings defeat to England in the opening Test weekend has continued with several of the Caribbean players slumping in the latest International Cricket Council rankings.

Winners’ row for Upper Dem, Essequibo/Pomeroon

Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) and Essequibo/Pomeroon Football Association secured easy wins when the UDFA GT Beer Inter-Association Championship continued on Sunday, at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground, Linden, UDFA downed East Coast Football Association 3-1.

Broad sets sights on 2019 Ashes

(Reuters) – England’s Stuart Broad wants to play in the home Ashes series against Australia in 2019, the paceman has said after passing Ian Botham to take second place on the country’s all-time list of test wicket-takers.

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

×