Kingston, Jamaica, CMC — Jamaica Franchise required just half-hour on the final morning here Monday to trounce Leeward Islands Hurricanes by four wickets and log their third victory of the new WICB Professional Cricket League.
Resuming on 160 for four needing a mere 35 runs for victory, the hosts lost both overnight batsmen before reaching their target off the first ball of the sixth over of the day, sent down by part-time bowler Devon Thomas.
Nikita Miller, on five not out, and wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr, unbeaten on one, were at the crease when victory was achieved.
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: 195/6 (55.1 Overs). John Dillon Campbell 68, Dave Bernard Jr 50, Tamar Lambert* 45, Shacaya Thomas 9; Gavin Tonge 11-4-37-2, Colin Hamer 9-1-30-2, Jeremiah Louis 9-0-24-1, Orlando Peters 10-0-43-1.