Tonge’s six for 21 helps Hurricanes destroy Pride by an innings

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, (CMC) – Gavin Tonge proved there was life left in the old man yet with an incisive spell of fast-medium, swing bowling that catapulted Leeward Islands Hurricanes to a stunning, innings-and-four-run victory over Barbados Pride in the Digicel 4-Day Championship on Thursday.Tonge collected 6-21 from 12 overs, finishing with match figures of 9-26, as the Pride were bowled out for 116 in their second innings about 50 minutes before the scheduled close on the second day of their second-round match at Kensington Oval.Ashley Nurse hit eight fours and three sixes in the top score of 67 from 71 balls in 1 ¾ hours stay at the crease and was the only Pride batsman that reached 20.Jeremiah Louis, the Player-of-the-Match for a memorable all-round performance, formalised the result for the Hurricanes, when he had Nurse caught at long-off to end with 3-43 from 10.3 overs – and match figures of 9-112 to follow up a crucial first-innings half-century earlier in the day.The result meant that the Hurricanes gained 19.8 points and the home team earned a meagre 3.6.It was the Hurricanes’ first victory over the Pride at the West Indies first-class level in eight years, when they won by an innings and five runs at the North Stars Cricket Ground in Barbados’ most northerly parish of St. Lucy.Also, it was the Hurricanes’ eighth victory ever over the same opponents, whom they have only ever beaten once in the Leewards.Tonge’s performance followed a rearguard led by Louis that gave the Hurricanes a 120-run, first-innings lead, when they were bowled out for 233 around 20 minutes past the scheduled lunch interval.Louis, the Hurricanes first-day bowling hero, gathered 62 from 109 balls in close to two hours to lead the way with the bat for the visitors.He added 50 for the last wicket with Jason Campbell to frustrate the Pride, after the Hurricanes slumped to 183 for nine and looked in danger of being dismissed for less than 200.Part-time off-spinner Kenroy Williams collected a career-best 5-50 from 20 overs to be the pick of the Pride’s bowlers. Shakeem Clarke supported with 2-15 from 8.1 overs.Forced to use a makeshift opener, due to Shayne Moseley being struck on the helmet when fielding, Pride captain Kevin Stoute chose to partner Anthony Alleyne.The experiment lasted just 22 balls before Tonge had Stoute caught behind for four in the fourth over of the innings.Tonge has been playing at the West Indies first-class level for close to two decades and on a helpful pitch, the brittle Pride batting was no match, as his next three wickets all came through catches to either his captain Devon Thomas, the Hurricanes wicketkeeper, or second slip fielder Nkrumah Bonner.Pride crashed to 18 for five, but Nurse and Moseley stemmed the fall of wickets for just over an hour, putting on 61 for the sixth wicket.Moseley was however, needlessly run out for 15 before Louis and Tonge carved up the rest of the batting with mean, purposeful bowling.Starting the day on 116 for four, the Hurricanes suffered a setback to their plans, when Bonner gave a return catch to Williams after adding eight to his overnight 20.After his dismissal, the floodgates were flung open and Williams, in the main, worked his way through the Hurricanes batting.Campbell came to the crease and frustrated the Pride with Louis for close to an hour, forcing the home team to take the second new ball which Stoute, bowling medium-fast, strangely shared with Nurse, bowling off-spin.After this experiment failed miserably, Shakeem Clarke was handed the new ball and had Campbell caught in the slips for 18, fending a short ball to bring the innings to a close.Hurricanes host Guyana Jaguars at Warner Park in St. Kitts in the next round of matches, which features Jamaica Scorpions against the Pride at Sabina Park in Jamaica.PRIDE 1st Innings 113HURRICANES 1st Innings(overnight 116 for four)C Hughes c Stoute b Clarke 9K Carty c Nurse b Stoute 19A Saunders c Moseley b Williams 41*+D Thomas c Alleyne b Warrican 25N Bonner c and b Williams 28J Taylor c wkpr Rampersaud b Williams 8T Warde b Williams 18J Louis not out 62M Stoute b Williams 1G Tonge run out 1J Campbell c Warrican b Clarke 18Extras (lb1, nb2) 3TOTAL (all out, 84.1 overs) 233Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-31, 3-78, 4-116, 5-127, 6-134, 7-163, 8-169, 9-183Bowling: Greaves 13-6-23-0; Clarke 8.1-3-15-2 (nb1); Stoute 13-4-36-1; Nurse 9-0-54-0 (nb1); Warrican 21-4-54-1; Williams 20-5-50-5PRIDE 2nd InningsA Alleyne c wkpr Thomas b Tonge 1*K Stoute c wkpr Thomas b Tonge 4A Jones c Bonner b Tonge 13J Carter c Bonner b Tonge 0K Williams c wkpr Thomas b Louis 0S Moseley run out 15A Nurse c Taylor b Louis 67J Greaves lbw b Louis 0+M Rampersaud b Tonge 1J Warrican c Warde b Tonge 0S Clarke not out 8Extras (lb5, nb2) 7TOTAL (all out, 32.3 overs) 116Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-7, 3-7, 4-18, 5-18, 6-79, 7-85, 8-94, 9-94Bowling: Matthew 8-3-24-0 (nb1); Tonge 12-6-21-6; Louis 10.3-0-43-3; Campbell 2-0-23-0 (nb1)Points: Hurricanes 19.8, Pride 3.6last_img read more

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte detained by police in Mexico

first_imgFormer Rangers owner Craig Whyte has been detained by police in Mexico.The 43-year-old was held on an arrest warrant in relation to an investigation into his takeover of Rangers in 2011.The Crown Office said it would now take the necessary steps to secure his appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court.Four men – David Grier, Paul Clark, David Whitehouse and Gary Withey – have already appeared in court charged with fraudulent activity following the investigation into the sale of Rangers.A Crown Office spokesman said: “We have been advised that the warrant for Craig Whyte has been executed by the Mexican authorities.”Our International Co-operation unit, working with Police Scotland’s Fugitives Unit and the National Crime Agency, will take the necessary steps to secure his appearance at Glasgow Sheriff Court to answer the warrant.” Extradition treatyThe Crown Office will now examine the extradition treaty with Mexico and establish the legal basis for extraditing Mr Whyte unless he waives his right and agrees to the extradition.Craig Whyte took control of Rangers in May 2011 but the club went into administration in February the following year.The men who have previously appeared in court in relation to the fraud investigation are David Grier, 53, Paul Clark, 50, and David Whitehouse, 49, who worked for Duff and Phelps – Rangers’ administrators.A fourth man, Gary Withey, 50, worked for law firm Collyer Bristow, which represented Craig Whyte before he bought Rangers from Sir David Murray for £1 in 2011. All four made no plea or declaration at Glasgow Sheriff Court and were granted bail ahead of a future hearing.Mr Grier, Mr Clark and Mr Whitehouse were also charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice.A separate arrest warrant was also issued last week for Mr Whyteafter he failed to attend a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London in relation to a separate legal case.He has been sued for about £18m by Ticketus in relation to his Rangers acquisition.last_img read more