The regional 4 day matches continued at three venues, starting on Thursday 31st January.
At Warner Park in St. Kitts, the Leewards batted first versus the Jamaica Scorpions and were in immediate trouble as they lost early wickets and continued to lose wickets at regular intervals.
The in form Montcin Hodge was caught for just 2 and the woeful form of Captain Kieran Powell continued, when he holed out to a catch at mid-on, for just 6.
However, Jahmar Hamilton scraped together two significant partnerships, firstly with Devon Thomas and then with Rakeem Cornwall, to help his team limp over the 200 mark.
The Jamaica Scorpions’ response wobbled early but Jermaine Blackwood with an undefeated half a ton, was still at the crease at stumps, which gives the visitors hope in overhauling the target.
Day two seems to offer much excitement.
Summarized scores: Leewards Hurricanes: 204 all out: Jahmar Hamilton 65; Rakeem Cornwall 33; Devon Thomas 32
Jerome Taylor 5 for 28
Jamaica Scorpions 111 for 3: Jermaine Blackwood 55*
Nelson Boland; Sheeno Berridge and Orlando Peters -1 wicket each
In other matches ongoing:
Windwards Volcanoes- 325 for 6: Devon Smith 146*; Sunil Ambris 79 V Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval in Barbados
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 110 all out; Guyana Jaguars 150 all out; Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 13 for no loss—at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad