Keron Cottoy blades maiden first class century
Keron Cottoy
March 3, 2020

Keron Cottoy blades maiden first class century

Vincentian Keron Cottoy, hit his maiden first class century, when last Sunday, he stroked 103 not out for the Windward Islands Volcanoes, versus run-away leaders of the Cricket West Indies regional four-day cricket tournament, the Professional Cricket League, the Barbados Pride.

Cottoy slammed 12 fours and 4 sixes in which he faced 114 balls.

In context, Cottoy’s knock added some respectability to the Volcanoes’ chase, as they were 84 for 6, when he put bat to ball.

Set an improbable 383 to win, the Volcanoes eventual folded for 271.

Alick Athanaze, with 33, was the next best after Cottoy’s century.

Bowling for the Pride, Kemar Roach scalped 6 for 84 and Keon Harding had 3 for 65.

When the match got started on Thursday and Barbados Pride posted 417 all out.

Kyle Mayers led with 140, Kevin Stoute, 46, while other contributions came from Roach (41), Justin Greaves (38), Shayne Moseley (36) and Shamarh Brooks (33).

For the Windwards Volcanoes, Josh Thomas had 3 for 83, Ryan John, 3 for 17, and Kavem Hodge, 2 for 50.

Volcanoes’ reply was 258. Kaven Hodge made 53 and Preston Mc Sween, 47.

Chemar Holder bagged 5 for 73, Keon Harding, 2 for 58 and Kemar Roach, 2 for 63.

Batting a second time, Barbados Pride declared at 239 for 4. Kyle Mayers scored 62, Shayne Moseley, 60, and Kraigg Brathwaite, 49. Ray Jordan picked up 2 for 62.

In other results last weekend, Guyana Jaguars beat Jamaica Scorpions by seven wickets. Scores – Jaguars – 304 and 47 for 3; Scorpions – 210 and 111.

And, the Leeward Islands Hurricanes and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force played to a draw.

Summarised scores: Hurricanes – 251 and 183 for 9; Red Force – 287 and 155.

Following last weekend’s sixth rounds of matches, Barbados Pride is top by some distance on 108. 2 points, while five-time holders, Guyana Jaguars, sit on 79 points; Jamaica Scorpions are on 61. 2 points.

Volcanoes are in fourth place on 56.8 points; Trinidad and Tobago Red Force – 54.8 points and the Leeward Islands Hurricanes – 40.4.

Round seven, which bowls off on Thursday, pits Red Force versus Pride at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad, the Volcanoes host the Scorpions at the Grenada National Stadium and the Jaguars entertain the Hurricanes, at the Guyana National Stadium.