After completing a stunning come from behind victory, over home team, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, on Friday night, the Leewards Hurricanes sank to an all-time low, as they were totally outplayed by the youthful West Indies Emerging players team, in the grand finals of the WICB super 50 Cricket tournament, on Sunday 1st December.
The Leewards won the toss and elected to send the youthful team in to bat first.
The youngsters got off to an impressive start and never really looked back, as they chalked up an eventual 293 for 7 from their allotted 50 overs.
Everyone knew that it would be a tall ask for the Leewards team, but after the Hamilton bravado of Friday night, they held their breaths, as you never knew where the Hurricanes would come with full force winds or not. The response was much weaker than a tropical wave, as the West Indies emerging players, maintained tight-knit fields, all the way through the innings; fielded superbly and generally bowled in good areas.
The Leewards batsmen on the other hand virtually gifted their wickets away and were bowled out for an embarrassing 88 in 26.5 overs. There were no heroics from any of the batsmen, as the hurricanes faded like a mere puff of wind.
West Indies Emerging players 293 for 7 from 50 overs:
Leonardo Julien 83
Dominic Drakes 38
Quinton Boatswain 2 for 59
Sheeno Berridge 2 for 59
Keacy Carty 1 for 31
Jaques Taylor 1 for 52
Leewards Hurricanes 88 all out in 26.5 overs:
Amir Jangoo 20
Devon Thomas 15
Kieran Powell 13
Kevin St. Clair 4 for 20
Yannic Cariah 3 for 8
Keon Harding 1 for 13
Ashmead Nedd 1 for 19
West Indies Emerging players won by 205 runs
Man of the match -Yannic Cariah