Super50 Cup, Day 01; Harpy Eagles snatch 10-run win in thriller vs Windward Islands, Red Force Captain Bravo scores heavily in no result

In the second game of the opening day, An inspirational bowling performance towards the end of the innings led the Guyana Harpy Eagles to a victorious start as they triumphed over the Windward Islands Volcanoes by 10 runs in their opening match of the Regional Super50 yesterday.

Harpy Eagles scored 229 for nine off their 50 overs thanks to identical scores of 41 from Kevin Sinclair and Tevin Imlach, as well as a pair of 29s from Gudakesh Motie and Tagenarine Chanderpaul.

The Volcanoes were competitive with the ball on the back of Ryan John’s 4-60 and Shadrack Descarte’s 2-25.

However, they failed with the bat despite half-centuries from the in-form Alick Athaaze (75) and Andre Fletcher (52 not out).

The Volcanoes’ destruction would come from Romario Shepherd, who bagged 3-35, as well as Kevin Sinclair (2-42) and Nial Smith (2-43).

Bravo scores heavily in no result

In first game, Red Force Captain Darren Bravo reminded selectors of his quality with a high-class unbeaten fifty but rain had the final say, forcing a no-result in the opening game of the Regional Super50 Cup yesterday.

Sent in at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force rallied to 246 for four after their game against Combined Campuses and Colleges was reduced to 44 overs per side due to rain, the 34-year-old Bravo top-scoring with an unbeaten 81 from 84 deliveries.

Vice-captain and Test gloveman Joshua Da Silva supported with 48 from 50 balls while Jason Mohammed struck 43 from 61 balls and Yannic Cariah, an unbeaten 31 from 38 deliveries.

The rain, which stalled the back end of the Red Force innings, then returned to hamper CCC’s run chase, with the Shane Dowrich-led unit well placed at 53 without loss in the seventh over.

Today, defending champions, Jamaica Scorpions, bow into action against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy.

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