Theophile helps Windwards to first win
St George’s, Grenada, CMC — Tyrone Theophile struck an unbeaten half-century as Windward Islands Volcanoes broke their losing slump to beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes by nine wickets on Monday.
Chasing a modest 136 on the final day of their WICB Professional Cricket League third round contest, the Windwards reached their target about 45 minutes after lunch at the National Stadium here.
Theophile, a 25-year-old right-hander, top-scored with 62 while West Indies limited overs batsman Johnson Charles, finished unbeaten on 46.
The duo put on 90 for the second wicket to ensure the points, after the prolific Devon Smith perished for 25 in the morning session.
Leeward Islands Hurricanes 1st Innings: 109 All Out (39.4 Overs). Austin Richards 44, Alzari Joseph 18*, Jeremiah Louis 12, Montsin Hodge 12; Liam Sebastien 16.4-4-39-5, Alston Bobb 15-7-31-4, Kenroy Peters 3-0-12-1, Nelon Pascal 5-0-27-0.
Windward Islands Volcanoes 1st Innings: 308/5 (108 Overs). Devon Smith 145, Romel Currency 50, Johnson Charles 40, Sunil Ambris 33; Jeremiah Louis 14-4-29-3, Orlando Peters 13-1-33-1-0, Jacques Taylor 22-2-58-1-0, Anthony Martin 27-2-67-0.
Leeward Islands Hurricanes 2nd Innings: 334 All Out (138.5 Overs). Orlando Peters 104, Austin Richards 54, Lyndell Richardson 48, Devon Thomas*+ 38; Liam Sebastien 30.5-12-50-5, Kenroy Peters 23-8-51-2, Shane Shillingford 43-10-110-2, Nelon Pascal 10-2-42-1.
Windward Islands Volcanoes 2nd Innings: 138/1 (42.4 Overs). Tyrone Theophile 62*, Johnson Charles 46*, Devon Smith 25; Yannick Leonard 9-1-21-1, Jeremiah Louis 5-0-10-0, Anthony Martin 13-4-27-0, Orlando Peters 2-0-6-0.