Cornwall’s 5-54 and 56* to the rescue as Leewards push for win

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An heroic allrounder performance by Rahkeem Cornwall gave Leeward Islands Hurricanes the advantage over Jamaica Scorpions at the close of the third day of their West Indies Championship four-day first-class match at Coolidge Cricket Ground on Friday.

Cornwall claimed five wickets for 54 as Scorpions, resuming on 186-6 in reply to Hurricanes’ 260, were dismissed for 234 in their first innings. It was Cornwall’s 23rd five-wicket haul in his 77th first-class appearance. For the visitors Abhijai Mansingh, in his first knock at this level, started the day unbeaten overnight on 34, and reached made 56 off 176 balls with seven fours.


With a lead of 26 runs, Cornwall was again the Hurricanes hero as he made a forthright unbeaten 56 from 73 balls – his 16thhalf century as he home team ended on 198-7 – an overall lead of 224 runs heading into what promises to be an action-packed final day on Saturday.

Montcin Hodge (31) and left-hander Kieran Powell (28) posted 55 for the first wicket before off-spinner Jamie Merchant (2-27) removed both. Then, West Indies Keacy Carty (26) and Kofi James added 28 for the third but a slide saw three wickets go down for 25 runs, to give Scorpions the upper hand.

However, Cornwall put on 35 for the sixth wicket with Terrance Ward (4) and further 32 in an unbroken eighth wicket stand with Hayden Walsh (13 not out), to bolster Hurricanes late in the day.

Source: Cricket West Indies

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