Joshua James Inspires West Indies Academy Victory over Leeward Islands Hurricanes

St Kitts: Joshua James delivered a breathtaking performance to lead the West Indies Academy to an astonishing five-wicket victory over the Leeward Islands Hurricanes in their recent West Indies Championship clash at Warner Park. In a thrilling run chase, James arrived at the crease when the outcome seemed uncertain and smashed an unbeaten 41 off just 21 balls, including two fours and five sixes. His heroic efforts, accompanied by an unbeaten 43 from Mbeki Joseph, led to a match-winning partnership of 68 runs for the sixth wicket.

The innings got off to a strong start with opener Kadeem Alleyne’s explosive knock of 57 off just 20 balls, setting the tone for the West Indies Academy. Alleyne and Rashawn Worrell (21) put on an exciting 80-run partnership for the first wicket before the Hurricanes managed to cause a slight stumble in the innings.

On the final day, the Hurricanes began their second innings at 124 for four and were eventually dismissed for 232. Jahmar Hamilton top-scored with 70, while Terrance Warde contributed 33 runs. Hamilton’s fifth-wicket partnership with Daniel Doram (15) and his subsequent 81-run partnership with Warde took the hosts to lunch on 215 for five. However, once Hamilton was dismissed after missing a charge against left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop, the Hurricanes lost their last five wickets for a meager 11 runs.

The West Indies Academy faced some challenges during their chase as seasoned pacer Jeremiah Louis (3-41) attempted to stage a comeback for the Hurricanes by taking quick wickets. With the WI Academy stumbling at 127 for five, James and Joseph showcased their fireworks to secure a memorable victory.

Meanwhile, unfavorable weather conditions resulted in a no-result between the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and the Guyana Harpy Eagles. In another match, Barbados Pride claimed a resounding nine-wicket win over Combined Campuses and Colleges thanks to an impressive bowling performance from spinners Chaim Holder and Jomel Warrican. Holder’s five-wicket haul and Warrican’s three wickets limited CCC to 193 in their second innings, setting up an easy victory target of 35 runs for the Pride.

Once again, the West Indies Championship provided thrilling cricket action and showcased the immense talent of young players like Joshua James who delivered outstanding performances to lead their teams to victory.

FAQ:

1. Who delivered a breathtaking performance in the West Indies Championship clash between the West Indies Academy and the Leeward Islands Hurricanes?
– Joshua James delivered a breathtaking performance.

2. What was James’ score and how many boundaries did he hit?
– James scored an unbeaten 41 off just 21 balls, including two fours and five sixes.

3. Who partnered with Joshua James to secure the match-winning partnership?
– Mbeki Joseph partnered with Joshua James.

4. Who had a strong start for the West Indies Academy?
– Opener Kadeem Alleyne had a strong start.

5. What was Alleyne’s score and how many balls did he face?
– Alleyne scored 57 off just 20 balls.

6. Who was Alleyne’s partner for the first wicket?
– Rashawn Worrell was Alleyne’s partner for the first wicket.

7. How did the Hurricanes perform in their second innings?
– The Hurricanes were eventually dismissed for 232 in their second innings.

8. Who top-scored for the Hurricanes in their second innings?
– Jahmar Hamilton top-scored with 70 runs.

9. Which bowlers limited the Combined Campuses and Colleges to 193 runs?
– Spinners Chaim Holder and Jomel Warrican limited the Combined Campuses and Colleges to 193 runs.

10. What was the easy victory target set up for Barbados Pride?
– Barbados Pride had an easy victory target of 35 runs.

Definitions:

1. West Indies Championship – A domestic cricket tournament in the West Indies involving teams from various islands in the region.
2. Crease – The lines on a cricket pitch that mark the area where the batsman stands and the area where the bowler delivers the ball.
3. Unbeaten – When a batsman remains not out until the end of the innings.
4. Partnership – When two batsmen are batting together and score runs while at the crease.

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