ST. GEORGE’S, May 31, 2016 – A 97-run last wicket partnership from Craig Phillip and Josh Thomas guided Grenada to first innings honors against St. Vincent & the Grenadines in round two of the Windward Islands Two-day Tournament and puts them closer to the title come June 2-3.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, SVG posted 353 for 8 declared in 94 overs with a century each from Donwell Hector and Sunil Ambris.
Hector was the first centurion of the tournament after a knock of 101 runs off 189 balls which included 8 fours and 3 sixes.
Captain Sunil Ambris became the leading individual scorer with 125 runs off 136 balls which included 13 fours and 2 sixes.
Shermon Lewis, Craig Phillip and Denis George bagged two wickets each.
In reply Grenada successfully chased down their target getting to 358 for 9 declared in 98 overs with half centuries from Ryan John, Rudolph Paul and Craig Phillip.
John scored 55 runs from 147 balls with 3 sixes while Paul got to 53 from 54 balls which included 5 fours and 2 sixes.
Meanwhile Craig Phillip and Josh Thomas were unbeaten on 64 and 30 respectively.
Phillip’s 64 came off 39 deliveries with 1 four and 7 sixes..
Kenneth Dember and Casmond Walters bagged three wickets each.
Over at Progress Park St. Lucia and Dominica played out a draw.
Batting first Dominica were dismissed for 209 in 79.5 overs.
Jerlani Robinson topped scored with 39 runs with Captain Liam Sebastien chipping in with 38 not out.
Larry Edward and Audy Alexander bagged three wickets each.
In reply St. Lucia got to 266 all out in 62.2 overs.
Keddy Lesporis topped scored with 93 runs from 89 balls with 13 fours and 2 sixes.
Liam Sebastien bagged 6 for 44 off his 18.2 overs.
Batting a second time Dominica got to 2088 for 2 off 51 overs with Tyrone Theophile and Jerlani Robinson top scoring on 90 and 86 respectively.
Theophile’s knock came off 115 balls with 5 fours and 6 sixes while Robinson’s 86 was off 148 balls with 7 fours and 3 sixes.
So after round two St. Lucia lead the standings with 12 points with host Grenada and Dominica two points behind on 10. SVG is next with 8 points.
The final round will see Grenada taking on St. Lucia at Progress Park while Dominica and SVG will meet at LaSagesse.
The teams will have a rest day tomorrow ahead of the start of the final round from June 2.