FOUR-DAY: Athanaze (141), John (50*) frustrate Harpy Eagles
SUMMARY: Windward Volcanoes 292-8 from 78.5 overs (Alick Athanaze 141, Ryan John 50*, Sunil Ambris 47, Justin Greaves 21; Ronsford Beaton 2-50, Kevin Sinclair 2-64, Veerasammy Permaul 2-70) v Guyana Harpy Eagles
After reducing Windward Volcanoes to 26-3 in the eighth over, Guyana Harpy Eagles would have been hoping to restrict the opposition to a low total but captain Alick Athanaze, with a sublime 141, led the fightback on day one of their Regional Four-Day match at the National Stadium, Grenada.
The 24-year-old Athanaze converted his eighth First-Class half-century into a maiden ton which anchored the Volcanoes to 292-8 from 78.5 overs.
A former West Indies Under-19 standout, Athanzae shared a 76-run stand with Sunil Ambris, who made 47 (38 balls; 6x4s; 2x6s) which recovered their side to 102-4.
The left-hander then played a major role in an 89-run stand with Justin Greaves, which took the momentum away from the Eagles until Greaves was dismissed for 21 (40 balls; 3x4s).
At 200-6 in the 42nd over, Harpy Eagles were fully back in the ascendency until Athanaze and Ryan John, more known for his fast bowling, added 90 for the seventh wicket.
Both players were fortuitous as Athanaze was dropped on 24 and John, floored on five.
Athanaze faced 220 balls and struck 16 fours in his delightful knock while the gritty John is still unbeaten on 50 from 113 balls, having struck five fours.
Ronsford Beaton, who extracted early movement with the new ball, led the way with 2-50 from 16 overs while Kevin Sinclair (2-64) and Veerasammy Permaul (2-70) also supported along with Shamar Joseph (1-41) and Nial Smith (1-51).
Place resumes on Thursday at 09:36h.
Summaried scores of the other two matches in Antigua:
At Coolidge Cricket Ground: Jamaica Scorpions 140 all out from 54.5 overs ( Jamie Merchant 35, Tevin Gilzene 32, Abhijai Mansingh 27; Shamar Springer 3-11, Camarie Boyce 3-26, Akeem Jordan 3-48) v Barbados Pride 89-2 from 29 overs (Sheyne Mosely 41*, Zachary McCaskie 24, Shamar Brooks 16*; Ojay Shields 1-28, Gordon Bryan 1-30)
At Sir Vivian Richards Stadium: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 151-3 from 50.1 overs (Daren Bravo 74*, Jason Mohammed 34, Yannic Cariah 32*; Jeremiah Louis 2-19, Sheeno Berridge 1-49)