Another enthralling cricketing battle between the Leewards and Windward islands, has been recorded in the cricketing history books.

The final day of the regional contest between the Leewards Hurricanes and the Windwards Volcanoes, proved to be a very entertaining one for the cricket lovers in Dominica.

The Windwards started the day on 311 for 6 with an overall lead of 345 and took no chances, refusing to declare, as captain Liam Sebastien decided to bat on.

The Windwards eventually declared at 333 for 8, setting the Leewards team a target of 368, which even though highly unlikely, would have caused a few heart murmurs within the Windwards’ camp, based on the Leewards’ recent track record versus the Guyana Jaguars.

The Leewards started enterprisingly, with Captain Kieran Powell making his intentions clear, as he blazed a quick 43, before perishing.

At 99 for 4, things looked dicey for the Leewards team but Anguillans Jamar Hamilton and Chesney Hughes got together in an exciting partnership, which saw the heads of the Windwards players already drooping.

However, with the departure of Hughes, it was as if the cat had been let among the pigeons and the Leewards eventually succumbed at 273

Summarized scores: Volcanoes 293 all out: Liam Sebastien 82*; Mervin Matthew 73; Delorn Johnson 56

Gavin Tonge 5 for 56; Alzarri Joseph 3 for 67

Hurricanes 259 all out: Jamar Hamilton 94; Montcin Hodge 76

Shane Shillingford 5 for 96; Liam Sebastien 4 for 78

Volcanoes 333 for 8 declared: Tyrone Theophile 96; Sunil Ambris 91*; Johnson Charles 28; Shane Shillingford 28

Rahkeem Cornwall 3 for 105; Gavin Tonge 3 for 48; Powell and Taylor 1 wicket each.

Hurricanes requiring 368 for victory: 273 all out: Jamar Hamilton 125; Kieran Powell 43; Chesney Hughes 42

Liam Sebastien 4 for 67; Kyle Mayers 2 for 12 and Shane Shillingford 2 for 105

Hurricanes won by 94 runs

Liam Sebastien Man of the match

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