The Jamaica Scorpions are facing a mountainous task to avoid defeat in their 3rd round regional 4-day match against the Windward Islands Volcanoes after being set 415 to win at the Guyana National Stadium.
The Volcanoes were dismissed for 298 in their 2nd innings just before stumps on day three, a lead of 414 runs. The inform Alick Athanaze was again amongst the runs, making a quick fire 97 off 100 balls.
He also shared in a 171 run third wicket partnership with Kavem Hodge who made 82. Justin Greaves also made 33, while Larry Edward contributed 23 not out.
Patrick Harty took 3-62, Marquino Mindley had 2-44 and Nicholson Gordon 2-59. There was also a wicket each for Derval Green and Kirk McKenzie.
Earlier, the Scorpions were dismissed for 101 in their first innings reply after resuming 98-7.
Green failed to add to his overnight 33 as Greaves ended with 6-34, while there were two wickets each for Shermon Lewis and Ryan John.
Scores in the match: Windward Islands Volcanoes 217 and 298; Jamaica Scorpions 101.
In other regional matches, the Leeward Islands Hurrricanes have been set 247 for victory against the Barbados Pride in their contest.
The Hurricanes reached 13-0 in their 2nd innings reply at stumps, still needing a further 234 runs for victory.
The Pride were blown away for 78 in their second innings.
Rahkeem Cornwall took 5-19 and Devon Thomas took 5-22. Sheyne Moseley made 28 for the Pride.
The Hurricanes were dismissed for 154 in their reply to the Pride's first innings 322. Jahmar Hamilton made 30 as Dominic Drakes took 3-38.
The Guyana Harpy Eagles reached 96-3 in their second innings reply at stumps against the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their contest. They lead by 260 runs.
The Red Force were dismissed for 160 in their reply to the Harpy Eagles first innings 324. Jason Mohammed top scored with an even 50 as Ronsford Beaton bagged 4-31. Keemo Paul also took 3-37 and Veerasammy Permaul 3-36.