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Windwards Volcanoes plugged by Red Force

Windwards Volcanoes plugged by Red Force
Keron Cottoy

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The Windward Islands Volcanoes suffered at the hands of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, losing by four wickets last Saturday night at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in the CG Insurance Regional Super- 50 Cup.

The Volcanoes were dismissed for 227 from 49.1 overs, after being sent in.

After an early wobble, the Vincentian pair of Sunil Ambris and Keron Cottoy stitched up their team’s innings with a stand of 50 for the fifth wicket. Ambris ended with 66, hitting 10 fours and Cottoy, 72, with seven boundaries.

Jason Mohammed picked off 3 for 50, Anderson Phillip, 3 for 63 and Akeal Hosein, 2 for 25.

Lendl Simmons then slammed 102 from 104 balls. His innings which enarned him the Man of the Match award, included 7 fours and 5 sixes.

Simmons and Evin Lewis put together 81 in quick time for the opening partnership. Lewis struck 37 from 43 balls. Captain Kieron Pollard was the next best contributor with 31 off 35 balls, as the Red Force reached 228 for 6 from 45.3 overs.

The win put the Red Force two from two, while the Volcanoes have won one and lost one.

Volcanoes had a 31-run win over the Leeward Hurricanes in their opening match.

The Volcanoes play their third match today at the Coolidge Cricket Ground versus the winless Jamaica Scorpions, who were defeated the Red Force and the Guyana Jaguars.

The Red Force were slated to meet Barbados Pride yesterday in a day fixture at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound.