In what was dubbed an unofficial quarter finals encounter in the ongoing WICB 50 overs tournament, the Leewards Hurricanes found themselves in an unaccustomed position versus Trinidad and Tobago, on Sunday 12th February.
Leading run scorer and Captain, Kieran Powell, went cheaply, for just 1 and the other form batsman in Montcin Hodge, also went cheaply.
Thereafter, only Jermaine Otto got into the thirties, while some of the other batsmen got good starts, but failed to go on
It was a constant struggle for the Leewards men.
Shannon Gabriel and Ravi Rampaul were the chief destroyers with 3 wickets each.
Leewards Hurricanes 189 all out.
The Red Force team took 34.1 overs to overhaul the paltry target, led by a typically aggressive 47 by Evin Lewis, with three other batsmen getting into the thirties.
Summarized scores: Hurricanes 189 all out in 48.1 overs: Jermaine Otto 38; Jahmar Hamilton 27
Ravi Rampaul 3 for 27; Shannon Gabriel 3 for 40
Red Force 190 for 5 in 34.1 overs: Evin Lewis 47; Imran Khan 38*; Jason Mohammed 34 Denesh Ramdin 31*
Rahkeem Cornwall 3 for 40
T&T Red Force won by 5 wickets
Leewards Hurricanes will now engage the Jamaica Scorpions in semifinal one on Wednesday 15th February and Barbados Pride will take on T&T Red Force on Thursday 16th February in semifinal two.