A match-finishing spell from Jamaica Scorpions pace bowler Derval Green wrapped up an emphatic 118 runs victory over Leeward Islands Hurricanes, in the West Indies Championship, at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua on Sunday.
Green’s final day haul of three wickets pushed the bowler’s second innings tally to five for 75 and nine for 159 overall as the Leewards came crashing down for 183. The total was still well short of the Scorpion’s first innings total of 516 for nine. Beginning the day at 134 for six, and with Montcin Hodge (60) and Hayden Walsh Jr. leading the battle for an unlikely draw, the Leewards were shaken early when Green uprooted Hodge. The batsman was just able to add one more run to his overnight total.
Alzarri Joseph who made 89 in the first innings did not have that much of an impact this time around as he lasted just three deliveries before being bowled by Marquino Mindley. Walsh battled on to make 35 but was also removed by Green to leave the Leewards at an irretrievable 154 for nine. Jeremiah Louis added a spirited 29 from 23 balls, but became Green’s fifth victim to leave Kian Pemberton on 1 and the Hurricanes resistance at an end. Mindley ended with second-innings figures of 2 for 61.
Earlier the Jamaica Scorpions had been powered to their massive first innings total by 248 from Jermaine Blackwood.
They then blew the Leewards out for 281. (www.sportsmax.tv)