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Windwards Volcanoes ravage Jamaica Scorpions

Windwards Volcanoes  ravage Jamaica Scorpions

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The Windwards Volcanoes ravaged the Jamaica Scorpions by eight wickets at the Arnos Vale Playing Field here on Sunday, with a day to spare, in the ninth round of the West Indies Cricket Board Profession Cricket League, regional four-day cricket competition.

The big win by the host team was a great boost for the home team, as the Scorpions had won four of the five meetings in the last three years.

Left-arm seamer Kyle Mayers, with a career-best haul of 6 for 29 and Delorn Johnson, 4 for 26, sent Jamaica Scorpions to a record-equalling low first innings total of 56.

Only Oraine Williams, 15 and wicketkeeper Devon Thomas, 10, made it into double figures.

In reply, the Volcanoes posted 223 for 9 declared. Devon Smith, 100 not out and fellow Grenadian Andre Fletcher, 57, were the main contributors to the total.

The two had put on 104 for the third wicket, after a wobble, which left the Volcanoes at 24 for 2.

Bowling for the Scorpions, Nikita Miller snared 5 for 58 and Derval Green, 2 for 35.

The Scorpions in arrears by 167 runs, were able to make 262 in their second innings.

Leading the Scorpions’ charge were Fabian Allen, 77, Paul Palmer Jr, 46 and Devon Thomas, 42.

Meanwhile, Shane Shillingford picked off 7 for 91 and Kyle Mayers, 2 for 36.

Asked to make 96 for victory, the Windwards Volcanoes’ top order obliged, reaching the target for the loss of two wickets.

Tyrone Theophile struck 36, while Devon Smith chipped in with 23, before retiring hurt. Smith was named Player of the Match.

The two teams will complete their tasks in the tournament in the final round of matches.

The Volcanoes head to the South American mainland to face off with the Guyana Jaguars at the Guyana National Stadium, while the Scorpions will be hosted by the Barbados Pride at the Kensington Oval.

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