Chemar Holder (FP)
BASSETERRE– Fast bowlers Chemar Holder and Keon Harding sparked a stunning Leeward Islands Hurricanes collapse as Barbados Pride stormed to an innings and 81-run victory inside three days of their fourth-round contest yesterday in the Regional Four-Day Championship.
Starting yesterday’s penultimate day at Warner Park on 10 without loss and still needing a further 207 runs to make Pride bat again, Hurricanes failed to withstand a devastating assault from Holder and Harding, who shared five wickets between them, and crashed to 136 all out in their second innings.
With pre-series front-runners and five-time defending champions Guyana Jaguars crashing to a seven-run defeat against Jamaica Scorpions, Pride’s third successive victory lifted them to the top of the table.
Bowling with pace and accuracy, Holder finished with three for 33, while Harding claimed two for 27, spells which reduced the hosts to 24 for five at one stage.
Colin Archibald, better known for his left-arm seam, salvaged some pride for Hurricanes with a whirlwind 53 off 32 deliveries, while left-hander Amir Jangoo struck 42, but neither innings could avert the inevitable result.
Holder struck in the morning’s first over with no runs added to the overnight score, removing Kieran Powell to a catch at gully by substitute Justin Greaves. (CMC)
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