Shillingford sets up intriguing last day

Kingston, Jamaica — Shane Shillingford produced a sensational second innings bowling spell to give the Windward Islands hope of pulling off an outright victory over leaders, Jamaica.

Shillingford, returning from suspension, having corrected his action picked up seven wickets in the second innings of the game and finished his overall bowling performance with ten wickets.

Jamaica started the day on 26/0 and Shillingford got two early wickets for the visitors, removing both openers. Nkrumah Bonner and Jermaine Blackwood repaired the early damage with an 80-run partnership that helped steady the Jamaican innings. However, Shillingford would return to break the partnership and also send both batsmen back to the pavilion in a short space of time

Shillingford had nabbed away at the hosts until he finished with 7-116. Devon Smith also chipped in with 2-33.

It meant the Windwards needed 254 runs for victory once Jamaica’s deficit of 22 runs were deducted. Openers Devon Smith and Tyrone Theophile both saw out the last nine overs of the day. Both batsmen are unbeaten on 15 each.

Summarized scores: Jamaica 1st Innings: 194 All Out (68 Overs). Carlton Baugh+ 56, Nkrumah Bonner 38, Jermaine Blackwood 36, Dave Bernard Jr 29; Shane Shillingford 16-3-61-4, Liam Sebastien* 17-5-23-2, Delorn Johnson 13-3-41-2, Kenroy Peters 9-3-20-1.

Windward Islands 1st Innings: 216/9 Declared (97.3 Overs). Romel Currency 76, Tyrone Theophile 73, Sunil Ambris 23, Lyndon James+ 20; Nikita Miller 38.3-13-60-2, Jamie Merchant 14-2-21-2, Brian Buchanan 12-1-22-2, Dave Bernard Jr 9-1-23-1.

Jamaica 2nd Innings: 275 All Out (93.1 Overs). Carlton Baugh+ 89*, Tamar Lambert* 67, Nkrumah Bonner 34, Dave Bernard Jr 13; Shane Shillingford 33.1-3-116-7, Devon Smith 13-3-33-2, Romel Currency 1-0-1-0, Delorn Johnson 8-0-14-0.

Windward Islands 2nd Innings: 31/0 (9 Overs). Tyrone Theophile 15*, Devon Smith 15*; Nikita Miller 3-2-1-0, Jerome Taylor 2-1-6-0, Jamie Merchant 4-0-24-0.

Stumps, Day 3

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