Peters, Taylor fight but Pride wrap up easy win

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Defiant half-centuries from Orlando Peters and Jacques Taylor were not enough as Leeward Islands Hurricanes plunged to their fifth straight loss of the Regional First Class Championship here Sunday.

Orlando Peters drives during his 59 for Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the penultimate day of their fifth round match against Barbados Pride on Sunday. (Photo courtesy WICB Media
Orlando Peters drives during his 59 for Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the penultimate day of their fifth round match against Barbados Pride on Sunday. (Photo courtesy WICB Media

Following on by 198 runs at the start of the penultimate day of the fifth round match at Kensington Oval, Hurricanes were bundled out for 198, about 25 minutes after tea to leave Barbados Pride with a single run for victory.

Seamer Gavin Tonge’s no-ball was then enough to secure Pride the result which gave them 19 points and left Hurricanes with three.

The visitors were in terminal decline at 47 for six before Peters and Taylor combined in a 104-run seventh wicket partnership to extend the game past the tea break.

Fast bowler Tino Best (2-17) knocked over both openers Chesney Hughes (0) and Shane Jeffers (1) before left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn sliced through the middle order to finish with four for 50.

Off-spinner Ashley Nurse chipped in with three for 67.

Pride were held up, however, as Peters struck 59 with ten fours off 151 balls in just over three hours at the crease while Taylor, batting at number eight, hit 52 off 180 deliveries in a shade under 3-1/4 hours with four fours and two sixes.

They took Hurricanes to lunch at 87 for six and then dominated most of the second session before Peters fell on the stroke of tea, caught behind essaying a cut at a wide ball from part-time leg-spinner Shamarh Brooks.

Once he departed, Pride required a mere seven overs to wrap up the Hurricanes innings.

PRIDE 1st Innings 368
HURRICANES 1st Innings 170
HURRICANES 2nd Innings (following on)
C Hughes c Nurse b Best                                                     0
S Jeffers c wkp Rampersaud b Best                               1
S Peters c Cummins b Nurse                                          25
*S Liburd c Nurse b Benn                                                  4
O Peters c wkp Rampersaud b Brooks                      59
+J Hamilton b Benn                                                           0
R Cornwall c Nurse b Benn                                            10
J Taylor c Brathwaite b Nurse                                     52
G Tonge c Brooks b Benn                                               39
N Bolan c Benn b Nurse                                                   0
C Hamer not out                                                                1
Extras (b1, lb3, nb3)                                                        7
TOTAL (all out, 72 overs)                                         198
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-6, 3-33, 4-33, 5-37, 6-47, 7-151, 8-195, 9-197, 10-198
Bowling: Best 6-1-17-2 (nb1), Cummins 7-1-12-0 (nb2), Nurse 18-1-67-3, Benn 20-6-50-4, Chase 6-3-9-0, Stoute 9-5-5-0, Carter 3-1-8-0, Brooks 3-1-26-1.

PRIDE 2nd Innings (target: 1 run)
K Corbin not out                                                                0
K Brathwaite not out                                                       0
Extras (nb1)                                                                        1
TOTAL (without loss, .1 overs)                                   1
Bowling: Tonge .2-0-1-0.
Result: Pride won by ten wickets.
Points: Pride 19, Hurricanes 3.
Man-of-the-Match: Roston Chase.
Toss: Hurricanes.
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Joel Wilson.


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