Wickets tumble on Day 2 at Warner Park
Basseterre, St Kitts – Leeward Islands’ Round 1 Regional 4-Day match against the Combined Campuses & Colleges is set up nicely with both teams still in the mix to go for an outright result.
Day 3, however, will be pivotal after 13 wickets fell on Day 2. The students resumed their first innings on 90/2, trailing Leewards’ first innings score of 164 all out by 74 runs. Shacaya Thomas, who was 56 overnight, could only add three runs to his score before he was bowled by Gavin Tonge.
However, Raymon Reifer batted solidly for the College students, stroking 56 from 97 balls. He struck eight boundaries during his stay at the crease. But wickets continuously fell around him. His skipper, Steven Jacobs, battled to 23 off 48 balls, but eventually he fell too.
Leading the charge for the Leewards on Day 2 was Hayden Walsh Jr, who ended with 4-59. Tonge and Kelbert Walters both picked up a couple of wickets each. CCC were eventually bowled out for 202, gaining a lead of 38 runs.
The Leewards lost opener Lyndell Richardson with just 26 runs on the board and things didn’t get any better for the hosts. Mali Richards followed six runs later. The Leewards continued to lose wickets steadily throughout the rest of the day.
At 85/5, Jahmar Hamilton and Tonito Willett offered some hope and continue to offer hope as they have put on an unbroken stand of 50 runs. Hamilton ended Day 2 on 44 not out while Willett is with him, unbeaten on 15. Ryan Austin took 3-46 while Reifer and Jacobs both had one wicket each.
Day 3 starts at 10am Eastern Caribbean Time tomorrow.
Leeward Islands 1st Innings: 164 All Out (60.4 Overs). Mali Richards 50, Sylvester Joseph 39, Montcin Hodge 27, Jahmar Hamilton 15; Akeem Dewar 11.4-2-42-4, Ryan Austin 14-2-31-3, Kesrick Williams 7-2-19-1, Steven Jacobs 16-6-30-0.
Combined Campuses & Colleges 1st Innings: 202 All Out (66.2 Overs). Shacaya Thomas 59, Raymon Reifer 56, Steven Jacobs 23, Kyle Corbin 18; Hayden Walsh Jr 16-2-59-4, Gavin Tonge 12-4-28-2, Kelbert Walters 12-2-57-2, Tonito Willett 11-5-10-1.
Leeward Islands 2nd Innings: 135/5 (48 Overs). Devon Thomas+ 25, Montcin Hodge 23, Tonito Willett 15, Lyndell Richardson 14; Ryan Austin 17-3-46-3, Raymon Reifer 3-0-6-1, Steven Jacobs 6-2-10-1, Kevin McClean 5-4-4-0.
Stumps, Day 2