Volcanoes secure  emphatic victory over Barbados  Pride

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – The Windward Island Volcanoes expectedly secured a comfortable victory over Barbados Pride in their sixth round contest of the Regional Four-Day Championship at Kensington Oval here Sunday.

Chasing a paltry total of 33 to win, the Volcanes eased to 34 for two in their second innings.

The result was never in doubt when the Pride, who were made to follow on after trailing the visitors’ mammoth first innings total by 217 runs, had slipped to 157 for six at the end of play on the third day, still requiring another 60 runs to make the visitors bat again.

To their credit, the Pride’s lower order did offer enough resistance to carry the match past the lunch interval.

A 51-run partnership for the seventh wicket between Shamar Springer and Tevyn Walcott frustrated the Volcanoes’ bowler for the early part of the morning session.

They had carried the score to 203 for six before Ray Jordan accounted for the wicket of Walcott for a well played 27.

His wicket was followed 13 runs later by the that of Springer’s for 34, with the score on 216 for eight and with Barbados still requiring another run to make the Volcanoes bat again.

It was left to Ashley Nurse, who struck an almost run-a-ball 32 from 36 balls to ensure that the Volcanoes would have to take the field.

And even though the Volcanoes lost the wickets of Taryck Gabriel for a duck and Roland Cato for 11, they easily romped to their target without any further alarms.