Kingston, Jamaica, CMC — Leeward Islands Hurricanes showed glimpses of what they are capable of but it was all a little too late, as Jamaica Franchise closed in on victory in their fourth round encounter of the WICB Professional Cricket League on Sunday.
At the close of the penultimate day at Sabina Park, Jamaica were 160 for four, requiring a mere 35 runs to win their third game of the new first class season.
However, the Leewards created some anxiety in the hosts’ camp, reducing them to 23 for three before opener John Campbell, who finished unbeaten on 63, helped revive the innings in two key partnerships.
He put on 72 for the fourth wicket with Captain Tamar Lambert who made a busy 45 from 43 balls, and then added a further 65 with seasoned all-rounder Dave Bernard Jr, who was unbeaten on 33 at the close.
Leeward Islands Hurricanes 1st Innings: 103 All Out (42.4 Overs). Lyndell Richardson 31. Rahkeem Cornwall 20, Jeremiah Louis 19, Montcin Hodge 9; Damion Jacobs 15-7-27-5, Dave Bernard Jr 5-1-10-2, Marquino Mindley 6.4-2-16-1, Nikita Miller 10-2-26-1.
Jamaica 1st Innings: 222 All Out (61.4 Overs). Nikita Miller 62, Damion Jacobs 41, Marquino Mindley 21, Shacaya Thomas 20; Gavin Tonge 22-6-57-5, Orlando Peters 14-2-44-4, Rahkeem Cornwall 13.5-4-51-1, Jeremiah Louis 9-0-26-0.
Leeward Islands Hurricanes 2nd Innings: 313 All Out (120.4 Overs). Rahkeem Cornwall 95, Montcin Hodge 58, Jahmar Hamilton+ 44, Lyndell Richardson 36; Nikita Miller 39-15-55-3, Damion Jacobs 24-7-74-3, Tamar Lambert 8.4-0-32-3, John Dillon Campbell 6-1-19-1.
Jamaica 2nd Innings: 160/4 (46 Overs). John Dillon Campbell 63*, Tamar Lambert* 45, Dave Bernard Jr 33, Shacaya Thomas 9; Gavin Tonge 11-4-37-2, Jeremiah Louis 7-0-15-1, Orlando Peters 10-0-43-1, Rakeem Cornwall 11-1-38-0.