Hurricanes pile up 250-run lead against Harpy Eagles

SUMMARY: Harpy Eagles 116 all out in 34.3 overs (Anthony Bramble 38, Keemo Paul 20, Clinton Pestano 14, Veerasammy Permaul 11; Daniel Doram 3-16, Colin Archibald 3-29, Alzarri Joseph 2-26, Jeremiah Louis 1-20) vs Hurricanes 366-5 (Kieran Powell 74, Devon Thomas 72, Montcin Hodge 71, Jahmar Hamilton 48, Terrence Ward 46*; Nial Smith 2-89, Gudakesh Motie 2-93)


Guyana Harpy Eagles found the going tough against Leeward Islands Hurricanes on day two of their second round game in the West Indies Four-Day championship on Wednesday.

After mustering a paltry 116 runs on the first day, the Harpy Eagles were left to toil hard in the field, and the rewards were little as Hurricanes took complete control at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad.

At stumps, Hurricanes were 366-5, enjoying a massive lead of 250 runs with two full days remaining.

The Hurricanes top three- Montcin Hodge, Kieran Powell and Devon Thomas- all scored in the 70s in a dominant batting display.

Test opener Powell has so far topscored with 74 (148 balls; 9x4s); Thomas made 72 (73 balls; 10x4s, 1×6) and Hodge 71 (299 balls; 6x4s).

Wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton chipped in with 48 (105 balls; 2x4s, 1×6) and towards the end of the day, Terrence Ward compiled an unbeaten 46 (133 balls; 5x4s).

Fast bowler Nial Smith (2-89) and left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie (2-93) have been the main wicket-takers for Harpy Eagles, who would be hard-pressed to push for a victory after their dismal batting effort on the opening day was followed by a dominant reply from the Hurricanes.

Below are the summaries of the other two games:

At Brian Lara Cricket Academy: Trinidad and Tobago 326 all out (Joshua DaSilver 73, Yannick Cariah 72, Jeremy Solozano 66, Terrance Hinds 57; Sherman Lewis 5-43) vs Windward Islands Volcanoes 98 all out (Alick Athanaze 33; Anderson Phillip 4-32, Jayden Seales 3-31, Imran Khan 2-3) and 32-3 (Devon Smith 12; Anderson Phillip 2-15, Jayden Seales 1-8)

At the Kensington Oval: Jamaica Scorpions 328 all out (John Campbell 127, Paul Palmer 76, Nkrumah Bonner 49, Leroy Lugg 39; Raymon Reifer 6-23) v Barbados Pride 243-2 (Kraigg Brathwaite 137*, Raymon Reifer 55*, Shamarh Brooks 39)

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