Trinidad and Tobago Red Force recorded a six-wicket victory over Leeward Islands Franchise yesterday in their rain-affected second-round WICB Four-Day Professional Cricket League match.
The game was played at Warner Park in St Kitts. Set 203 runs to win, Trinidad and Tobago Red Force reached the victory target just before the tea interval.
Yannick Ottley whipped the first ball of the 82nd over down to fine leg for a single to complete victory after the Red Force had resumed the final day on 95 for two, 108 runs behind.
Ottley, who was 40 overnight, top-scored for the Red Force with 76 not out.
He was involved in a third wicket partnership of 101 with Jason Mohammed, who scored 56.
That century partnership set up victory for the Red Force after the team lost first innings points by 69 runs on Saturday.
Imran Khan, of the Red Force, finished with a match-haul of 10 for 94. He was named Man of the Match.
It was the first victory for the Trinidad and Tobago Red Force. The Red Force had to settle for a draw against Barbados Pride in a rain-affected first-round game last week.
Final scores in the game:- Leeward Islands Franchise 202 and 130; Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 130 and 203 for five.
Over in Barbados, the match between Jamaica Franchise and Barbados Pride was declared a draw.
Only two sessions of the match scheduled for the Windward Sports Club was possible after rain washed out the first three days.
Play finally started following the lunch interval on yesteday’s final day.
The match was declared a draw after Barbados Pride strategically declared their first innings at six for two after 3.4 overs, bringing the game to a close.
Barbados Pride was responding to Jamaica Franchise’s first innings total of 111 for four declared.
And the hosts declared to avoid Jamaica Franchise getting a bowling point, which would result in both teams ending with four points.
Barbados Pride walked away with four points, while Jamaica Franchise was awarded three points.
Shacaya Thomas top-scored for Jamaica Franchise with 59, while captain Tamar Lambert finished on 21 not out.
The third round starts on Friday with Jamaica playing away to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Queen’s Park Oval, while Barbados Pride will take on Guyana Jaguars at the Guyana National Stadium.