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Spinners weave web around Windwards at Arnos Vale

Spinners weave web around Windwards at Arnos Vale

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It took the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) just over two days of cricket to send the Windwards tumbling to an 82-run humiliation on Sunday here at the Arnos Vale Playing Field in the West Indies Cricket Board Regional 4-Day competition.{{more}}

The intended 4-day contest, finished just before 3 p.m. on Sunday, as the CCC’ s spinners Jomel Warrican and Ryan Austin bound the Windwards unintelligent batting in their web.

Chasing down a modest 184 to win, the Windwards were dismissed for 101, with Warrican grabbing 3 for 34 and off-spinner Austin capturing 3 for 37, as he completed an 11-wicket match haul.

Only Tyrone Theophile with 31, at the top of the order, made any score of respectability, as the Windwards, who were coming off successive wins over Jamaica and the Leewards, hit their usual form – suspect against slow bowling.

When the match got started on Friday, the CCC scored 224, led by Kyle Corbin’s 79, Chadwick Walton, 58, and Shacaya Thomas, 35.

The CCC had recovered from 45 for 3, as Corbin and Walton put on 104 for the fourth wicket.

The top bowler for the Windwards was Nelon Pascal who picked up 4 for 52; Liam Sebastien chipped in with 2 for 51; Delorn Johnson had 2 for 52; and Alston Bobb, 2 for 56.

Windwards replied with 157 all out, as Austin exploited a spinning Arnos Vale track, as he snared 8 for 64, with his off-spin.

Former CCC captain Rommel Currency, with a patient 36 not out, showed some grit and determination.

But the Windwards’ bowling, led by left arm orthodox Liam Sebastien’s 4 for 40, medium pacer, Mervin Matthew, 3 for 40, and Alston Bobb, 2 for 21, gave the Windwards a chance to rescue full points from the match, as the CCC could only manage 115, batting a second time.

The porous Windwards’ batting had more than a day to spare to get 184, but folded on a bright Sunday afternoon, much to the chagrin of many who were looking for a day out at Arnos Vale.

The victory meant that CCC’s aggregate moved to 46 and the Windwards to 65, with all their matches completed.

The CCC, with a match in hand versus Jamaica this weekend at the Three W’s Oval in Barbados, gained 16 points, (one batting point, three bowling points and 12 for the outright win).

The Windwards, despite the loss, still has a strong case for a spot in the semi-finals. (RT)

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