Cornwall clips Guyana Harpy Eagles in thumping 273-run win

Leeward Islands Hurricanes clipped the Guyana Harpy Eagles wings with a 273-run win at Warner Park St Kitts. Rahkeem Cornwall was the magician with the scissors as he cut through the thin Guyana batting line-up with fourth innings figures of 6-61 from 34 overs of off-spin in the second round of the West Indies championship.

Guyana Harpy Eagles were tasked with a tall target of 460 runs, and they managed only 186 all out in 84.3 overs. In the first innings, the Guyanese batting crumbled to 188 all out from 57.3 overs. Earlier, Leeward Islands racked up 352 in their first innings, and scored 295 in their second innings, riding on Mikyle Louis twin centuries.

The Guyanese resumed the fourth day in St Kitts on 67-1, with Tagenarine Chanderpaul on 40 and the promising Raymond Perez on 20. Cornwall continued to dominate the West Indies Four-Day championship. On day three, he peeled off the outside edge of Matthew Nandu’s bat for two. The fourth and final day was all Cornwall. Chanderpaul made 47, the eventual top-score for Guyana. Veerasammy Permaul, batting at number eight made 30, while captain Kevlon Anderson made 26, after claiming 5-57 on day three.

Kemol Savory made 24, while Perez and Kevin Sinclair made 23 each, but Cornwall was too hot to handle for the Guyanese. Left-arm spinner Daniel Doram supported Cornwall with 2-48, as the defending champions, Guyana remain winless this season.

Match Summary 

Leeward Islands Hurricanes first innings 352 all out. Mikyle Louis 113, Jahmar Hamilton 77, Rahkeem Cornwall 54. Ronaldo Alimohamed 5-69.

Guyana Harpy Eagles first innings 188 all out 57.3 overs. Ronaldo Alimohamed 41, Veerasammy Permaul 34, Kevin Sinclair 29. Daniel Doram 4-40, Jeremiah Louis 3-42. 

Leeward Islands second innings 295 all out from 69.4 overs. Mikyle Louis 130, Keacy Carty 34, Colin Archibald 3.  Kevlon Anderson 5-57, Ronaldo Alimohamed 2-66.

Guyana second innings 186 all out from 84.3 overs. Tagenarine Chanderpaul 47, Veerasammy Permaul 30, Kemol Savory 24. Rahkeem Cornwall 6-61.