– Cornwall stars with ball
DEVON Thomas’ second List ‘A’ ton helped the Leeward Islands Hurricanes trounce defending Champs Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) by a massive 199 runs when the Regional Super50 bowled off yesterday.
Sent into bat first at Basseterre, St Kitts, the Leeward Island Hurricanes exhibited style and aggression as their top-order batsmen stroked decent scores to help them pile on a whopping 292-7 at the end of 50 overs.
The former West Indies wicket-keeper/batman Thomas, was the guiding light for his team with a top knock of 105 from just 94 balls, decorated with 10 fours and one six.
Support came from Windies opener Kieran Powell who stroked 4 fours in his 30 while the stylish Amir Jangoo cracked 39 with four boundaries and a six; to lead the prolific batters list.
CCC bowlers did well to keep the wickets falling but it was a relatively ordinary outing with Larry Joseph starring with two wickets for 26 runs from his 10 overs.
The chase was horrific for CCC who were knocked over for 94 in 31.3 overs thanks to West Indies all-rounder Rakeem Cornwall’s off-spin which yielded figures of 4-21, putting the brakes on things for the Champs.
The all-rounder snapped up three huge wickets that of ; openers Romaine Morrison and Guyanese Akshaya Persaud who both departed for 2 runs apiece along with the dangerous Paul Palmer (6).
Jarlnarine Seales resisted with 39 as his teammates misfired terribly during their first outing of the tournament. Meanwhile Thomas for his century was adjudged Man-of-the-Match.