Harpy Eagles reach 181-5 on day two after Volcanoes make 339

SUMMARY: Windward Islands Volcanoes 339 all out from 106.2 overs (Preston McSween 86, Alick Athanaze 68, Devon Smith 52, Keron Cottoy 34, Sherman Lewis 33*; Gudakesh Motie 4-62, Keemo Paul 3-84, Veerasammy Permaul 3-88) v Guyana Harpy Eagles 181-5 from 49 overs (Vishaul Singh 40*, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 30, Leon Johnson 28, Anthony Bramble 26, Shimron Hetmyer 24; Sherman Lewis 3-47, Preston McSween 2-44)


Guyana Harpy Eagles closed day two of their opening round match in the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day Championship against Windward Islands Volcanoes on 181-5 at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Thursday.

The Leon Johnson-led Eagles trail by 158 runs after Volcanoes recovered from 215-9 to make 339.

Preston McSween struck early for Volcanoes, removing opener Chandrapaul Hemraj for five at 10-1, before Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Shimron Hetmyer put together 48 for the second wicket.

Hetmyer was dismissed by Sherman Lewis for 24 at 58-2, and five runs later, Lewis struck again, removing Chanderpaul for 30.

Shamar Springer (left) Shane Dowrich during their 175-run sixth-wicket partnership for Barbados Pride (Photo: CWI Media)

Veteran pair Johnson and Vishaul Singh added 32 for the fourth wicket, but Johnson was bowled by McSween for 28 to make 95-4.

Singh and wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble revived the innings with a 46-run partnership, but Lewis would strike again, trapping Bramble leg before for 26.

Singh and Keemo Paul then batted Eagles to safety with an unbroken 40-run stand for the sixth wicket. Singh is not out on 40 and Paul is unbeaten on 20.

Lewis has so far taken 3-47 and McSween 2-44.

Earlier, it was the overnight pair McSween and Lewis who further defied Eagles after Volcanoes resumed on 277-9.

The last-wicket pair extended their partnership to a record-breaking 124 runs. It was ended when left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie had McSween caught behind for a topscore of 86 (103 balls; 9x4s, 2x6s).

Lewis was left not out on 31 (111 balls; 3x4s). Alick Athanaze made 68 and Devon Thomas 52 on the opening day.

Bowling for Eagles, Motie took 4-62, Paul 3-84 and Veerasammy Permaul 3-88.

Below are the summaries of the other two games

In Bridgetown: Leeward Islands Hurricanes 172-9 declared (Devon Thomas 58, Kieran Powell 43, Jahmar Hamilton 29; Keon Harding 4-42, Jonathon Carter 2-9) vs Barbados Pride 324 all out from 113.2 overs (Shamar Springer 91, Shane Dowrich 86; Rakheem Cornwall 4-99, Colin Archibald 3-47)

In Tarouba: Jamaica Scorpions 141 all out in 51.4 overs (Jermaine Blackwood 44, John Campbell 25, Paul Palmer 24; Bryan Charles 6-48, Jayden Seales 2-17) vs Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 234-6 from 98 overs (Yannic Cariah 72, Isaiah Rajah 58*; Nicholson Gordon 3-51)

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