Scorpions on the brink of defeat against Volcanoes

The Jamaica Scorpions are on the brink of defeat against the Windward Islands Volcanoes after the penultimate day's play in their third round regional 4-day match at the Guyana National Stadium.

The Scorpions who began their second innings at the start of play needing an improbable 415 to win, got to stumps at 233-9, still requiring 182 more runs.

Aldane Thomas has so far topscored with 55, while Abhijai Mansingh weighed in with 50 and Derval Green 48. The Scorpions were reeling at 68-4 at one stage before Thomas and Mansingh put on 96 runs for the 5th wicket.

Mansingh's 32 run stand for the 6th wicket with Derval Green was the Scorpions second biggest partnership.

Sherman Lewis has so far bagged 4-22; Justin Greaves 2-42 and Larry Edward 2-65. Scores so far: the Windward Islands Volcanoes: 217 & 298; the Jamaica Scorpions: 101 & 233-9.

Elsewhere, the Leeward Islands Hurricanes beat defending champions Barbados Pride by two wickets. 

The Hurricanes who were set 247 to win and resumed the day on 13 without loss, eventually got to victory at 247-8 with opener Kieran Powell leading the way with 104.

He got good support from Jahmar Hamilton 55 and Montcin Hodge 34 against Chaim Holder 3-38; Jair McAllister 2-47 and Camarie Boyce 2-59.

Scores: Barbados Pride: 322 & 78; the Leeward Islands Hurricanes: 154 & 247-8.

Meanwhile, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force face a mountainous task against the Guyana Harpy Eagles with the Red Force who have been set 412 to win, closing the penultimate day on 106-3, still in need of 306 more runs. Darren Bravo is undefeated on 63 with Keemo Paul so far taking 2-38.

Earlier, the Harpy Eagles who resumed their second innings on 102-3, eventually declared on 247-6.

Kemol Savory cracked an unbeaten 101 and Leon Johnson 74 against Bravo 2-23 and Bryan Charles 2-60. Scores: Guyana Harpy Eagles: 324 and 247-6 declared; Trinidad and Tobago Red Force: 160 & 106-3.



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