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Theophile steers Windwards to win over Leewards

Tyrone Theophile, a 25-year-old right-hander, top-scored with 62 while West Indies limited overs batsman Johnson Charles, finished unbeaten on 46. The duo put on 90 for the second wicket to ensure the points, after the prolific Devon Smith perished for 25 in the morning session. Photo: Provided
ST GEORGES, Grenada, WI - Tyrone Theophile struck an unbeaten half-century as Windward Islands Volcanoes broke their losing slump to beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes by nine wickets at the National Stadium, Grenada, on Monday December 1, 2014.

Chasing a modest 136 on the final day of their WICB Professional Cricket League third round contest, the Windwards reached their target about 45 minutes after lunch at the National Stadium.

Theophile, a 25-year-old right-hander, top-scored with 62 while West Indies limited overs batsman Johnson Charles, finished unbeaten on 46.The duo put on 90 for the second wicket to ensure the points, after the prolific Devon Smith perished for 25 in the morning session.

Theophile faced 123 balls in just under 2-1/2 hours at the crease and hit six fours and six while Charles hammered three fours and a six off 96 deliveries.

Smith and Theophile added 48 for the first wicket, giving the Windwards a solid start in their run chase. The left-handed Smith, called up on Monday to replace the injured Chris Gayle in the Test squad bound for South Africa, faced 38 balls in just over an hour at the crease and counted three fours.

On 25 at the first drinks break, he failed to add on resumption, caught at short leg by Lyndell Richardson off left-arm spinner Yannick Leonard.

It was the last taste of success for the Leewards, however, as Theophile and Charles carried the hosts safely to lunch at 92 for one, before competently sealing the game afterward.

Summary Scores:

Leeward Islands Hurricanes 1st Innings: 109 All Out (39.4 Overs). Austin Richards 44, Alzari Joseph 18*, Jeremiah Louis 12, Montsin Hodge 12; Liam Sebastien 16.4-4-39-5, Alston Bobb 15-7-31-4, Kenroy Peters 3-0-12-1, Nelon Pascal 5-0-27-0.

Windward Islands Volcanoes 1st Innings: 308/5 (108 Overs). Devon Smith 145, Romel Currency 50, Johnson Charles 40, Sunil Ambris 33; Jeremiah Louis 14-4-29-3, Orlando Peters 13-1-33-1-0, Jacques Taylor 22-2-58-1-0, Anthony Martin 27-2-67-0.

Leeward Islands Hurricanes 2nd Innings: 334 All Out (138.5 Overs). Orlando Peters 104, Austin Richards 54, Lyndell Richardson 48, Devon Thomas*+ 38; Liam Sebastien 30.5-12-50-5, Kenroy Peters 23-8-51-2, Shane Shillingford 43-10-110-2, Nelon Pascal 10-2-42-1.

Windward Islands Volcanoes 2nd Innings: 138/1 (42.4 Overs). Tyrone Theophille 62*, Johnson Charles 46*, Devon Smith 25; Yannick Leonard 9-1-21-1, Jeremiah Louis 5-0-10-0, Anthony Martin 13-4-27-0, Orlando Peters 2-0-6-0.

 

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