Hurricanes beat Jaguars, Taylor hits half century

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SKNPULSE – Lower order batsman Jacques Taylor struck his third first class half-century to rescue Leeward Islands Hurricanes and helped set up a Leeward Islands victory over 2017 Regional 4-day Champions, Guyana Jaguars.

Playing on the third day of the rescheduled ninth round game in the Regional four-day championship, bottom placed Hurricanes rallied to 10 wicket victory over Regional 4 day champions, Guyana Jaguars.

Taylor, Hodge and Cornwall returned good performances for the Hurricanes as they won their final encounter against champions, Guyana. Taylor topped scored with 72, opener Montcin Hodge added 70, his opening partner Chesney Hughes chipped in with 40 while wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton got 37.

For the Jaguars, Barbadian left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer was the best bowler with four for 47 while off-spinner Steven Jacobs has taken two for 52.

Resuming the day on 62 without loss after bowling out Guyana for 187, Hodge and Hughes extended their opening stand to 115 before being separated when the left-handed Hughes was caught at the wicket off seamer Clinton Pestano.

Hodge then cruised to his 17th first class half-century as he added a further 36 for the second wicket with the in-form Keacy Carty (10).

However, a miniature collapse in the middle of the Leeward Islands batting didn’t deter the will of the lower order batsmen led by Taylor who posted 72 and propelled the Leewards to a competitive 306.

With a lead of 119, Cornwall and Tongue went to work on the Guyanese batsmen as they were bowled out for a mere 143. Both Cornwall and Tonguebpicked up three wickets (3) while Louis aided the cause as he picked up 2 wickets.

The Leeward Islands won the game by 10 wickets with a day to spare.

Scores in the game is as follows:

Guyana vs Leewards – FC

Leewards 25/0 (complete)

Guyana 187  Leewards 306  Guyana 143  
Leewards Hurricanes beat Guyana Jaguars by 10 wkts 
Paul 26 Bramble 23 Hemraj 29 Wkts Cornwall 3 Tonge 3 Berridge 1, Louis 2 
Taylor 72, Hodge 70, Hughes 40. Wkts: Reifer 6 Pestano 1 Jacobs 2, Permaul 1 

Johnson 33 Paul 30 Yadram 25 Cornwall 6/68 Louis 2/27 Tonge 2/37 

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