OFF-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall sparked an unusual Guyana Jaguars’ batting collapse as Leeward Islands Hurricanes took control on day one of the final round of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional Cricket League (PCL) Four-day game at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence yesterday.The hosts crumbled for 187 just after tea, eroded by Cornwall who grabbed his 11th five-wicket haul. The 24-year-old ripped through the batting on a pitch that offered consistent turn and bounce, with the last seven wickets tumbling for only 86 runs.Cornwall proved the bright spot for the visitors, claiming 6-68, with only skipper Leon Johnson (33), Keemo Paul (30) and debutant Bhaskar Yadram (25), providing short resistance. Pacers Jeremiah Louis and Gavin Tonge chipped in with 2-27 and 2-37 respectively.In reply the visitors reached 62 without loss at the close, trailing by 135 runs with all ten wickets standing.Montcin Hodge was unbeaten on 32, while Chesney Hughes went back unconquered on 29.Opting to bat after winning the toss, the hosts handed Yadram and left-arm spinner Anthony Adams their first-class debut.The right-handed Yadram then took centre stage. He got off the mark with an attractive drive to the cover boundary off Louis, before rushing into the 20s, with a lovely square-cut, a drive through the covers and two classic straight boundaries off Tonge.On the other hand, fellow opener Assad Fudadin was somewhat circumspect, hitting one boundary in his 31-ball innings, but after a promising 35-run opening stand, the hapless hosts lost three quick wickets.Debutant Anthony Adams receives his cap from head coach Esaun Crandon.First-change Cornwall removed both openers, while Louis claimed the wicket of Chanderpaul Hemraj, to soft dismissals. Fudadin skied Cornwall’s first ball to cover, Yadram was taken at leg-slip while Hemraj lofted a full delivery to short mid-on.However, Johnson who started positively, sweeping off-spinner Jacques Taylor to the fine-leg boundary, made good progress until lunch in tandem with Raymon Reifer.But the hosts then squandered a promising position, with the continuous clatter of wickets having as much to do with undisciplined batting.Immediately into the post-lunch session Cornwall broke the 50-run fourth-wicket stand when he had Reifer stumped before Tonge found some extra bounce to have Johnson caught at the wicket, at 101-5.Louis then removed Anthony Bramble before Cornwall claimed the wicket of Steven Jacobs, and at tea the hosts were 165-7. After the interval, Cornwall completed his five-wicket haul, with Paul’s wicket before the innings came to an abrupt end.Hodge and Hughes then made a solid start, and did not give any chance to the hosts’ bowlers. The pair mixed sound defence with some attractive shots.They stroke a combination of ten boundaries, including two sixes, which came off the bat of Hughes. Play resumes today at 10:00hrs.SCOREBOARDGUYANA JAGUARS 1st inningsA. Fudadin c Carthy b Cornwall 6B. Yadram c Chesney b Cornwall 25C. Hemraj c Taylor b Louis 9L. Johnson c wkp. Hamilton b Tonge 33R. Reifer stp. Hamilton b Cornwall 13A. Bramble c Cornwall b Louis 15K. Paul c Tonge b Cornwall 30S. Jacobs c Hodge b Cornwall 4V. Permaul c Saunders b Tonge 12C. Pestano c Peters b Cornwall 15A. Adams not out 4Extras: (nb-2, b-9, lb-10) 21Total: (all out, 69.4 overs) 187Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-51, 3-51, 4-101, 5-101, 6-136, 7-142, 8-165, 9-175.Bowling: Tonge 13-4-37-2, Louis 13-5-27-2, Cornwall 26.4-11-68-6, Taylor 5-1-17-0, Berridge 3-1-14-0, Peters 2-1-5-0.LEEWARD ISLANDS Hurricanes 1st inningsM. Hodge not out 32C. Hughes not out 29Extras: (nb-1) 1Total: (no wicket, 25 overs) 62Bowling: Refier 6-4-11-0, Pestano 4-1-17-0, Jacobs 5-1-8-0, Paul 4-2-16-0, Adams 3-1-8-0, Permaul 3-2-2-0.
VOLCANOES 1st Innings 233Hurricanes 1st Innings 343Volcanoes 2nd Innings(overnight 93 for one)D Smith not out 185*T Theophile c Warde b Louis 0K Edwards c Taylor b Campbell 64R Cato b Taylor 18K Hodge not out 56Extras (b4, lb1, w1, nb2) 8TOTAL (3 wkts decl’d, 78 overs) 331Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-173, 3-202Bowling: Matthew 10-2-32-0; Louis 16-4-64-1 (nb1, w1); Warde 12-1-61-0; Tonge 17-2-78-0; Campbell 18-2-77-1; Taylor 5-0-14-1 (nb1)HURRICANES 2nd Innings (target: 222)K Carty c Cato b Alexander 48C Hughes b Shillingford 0A Saunders b Alexander 20*+D Thomas lbw b Sebastien 8N Bonner not out 19J Taylor c Smith b Sebastien 5T Warde c Cato b Shillingford 0J Louis not out 0Extras (lb1, nb6, pen5) 12TOTAL (6 wkts, 43 overs) 112Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-55, 3-82, 4-88, 5-99, 6-112Bowling: Lewis 5-1-11-0; Shillingford 15-4-41-2; Alexander 12-1-39-2 (nb6); Sebastien 9-3-12-2; Hodge 2-0-3-0Points: Hurricanes 10.8, Volcanoes 5.8 ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, (CMC) – Devon Smith cracked his 30th first-class career hundred, but the Windward Islands Volcanoes’ bid for an unexpected victory over Leeward Islands Hurricanes failed and they had to settle for a draw in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Sunday.The 36-year-old Smith, the most prolific batsman in the history of the regional competition, was undefeated on a masterful 185 that helped him to earn the Player-of-the-Match award and carry the Volcanoes to 331 for three declared in their second innings – for a lead of 221 – on the final day of their first-round match at the National Cricket Stadium.Chasing 222 for victory, the Hurricanes stumbled against the spin bowling triumvirate of Shane Shillingford, Liam Sebastien and Audy Alexander and were fortunate to escape with the result, finishing on 112 for six.Left-handed opener Smith collected 14 fours and three sixes from 235 balls in close to six hours to post his 24th regional first-class hundred.He shared century stands with Kirk Edwards for the second wicket and Kavem Hodge for the fourth wicket before the declaration came.Edwards, the Barbados-born, discarded West Indies batsman, made 64 that included five fours from 143 balls in 3 ½ hours of batting and Hodge, a former West Indies Under-19 batsman, was unbeaten on a run-a-ball 56 in close to 1 ½ hours of occupation to hasten the declaration.The three Volcanoes spinners then collected two wickets apiece, but the Hurricanes on the back of Keacy Carty, their youngest batsman, with the top score of 48, managed to defy them long enough to come away with the majority of the points.Volcanoes face reigning three-time champions Guyana Jaguars in the next round, starting at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Ground on Thursday in St. Lucia.Hurricanes have just two days to prepare for their next match against Barbados Pride, starting on Wednesday at Kensington Oval in Barbados.Caption: Devon Smith cracked his 3oth first-class ton
Each has offered excellence in the NFL — and there’s a mutual dream that they will one day get to play for the same organization at the highest level. The lead-up to San Francisco’s Super Bowl matchup with the high-powered offense of the Chiefs has offered a tast of what that might be like for the brothers.Joey Bosa, of course, plays in the AFC West, where he gets to face Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes twice per year. So, he’s been a crucial scout for Nick Bosa to rely on as the younger brother attempts to secure a championship ring.”We’re going to be talking,” Nick Bosa said. “He has pretty good input on these guys. He’s going to give me everything that he could give me and it’s up to me to go use it.” Wreaking havoc on opposing offensive lines and chasing down quarterbacks is a family business for Nick and Joey Bosa.Their father, John Bosa, was a defensive end for the Dolphins in the late ’80s, and he passed down his most ferocious genes to his sons. Nick Bosa is getting ready to face the Chiefs as a standout rookie defensive end for the 49ers, while Joey Bosa has proven himself to be one of the NFL’s best edge rushers when healthy as a member of the Chargers. They can now reasonably claim to be the best pair of brothers in the NFL, something the younger Nick Bosa did earlier this week at Super Bowl media availability.MORE: The Nick Bosa-Donald Trump social media controversy, revisitedREPORTER: Who’s the best tandem of brothers in the NFL?*slowly leans into mic*BOSA: Bosas pic.twitter.com/J0GGCkDXkI— KNBR (@KNBR) January 28, 2020Joey Bosa, drafted No. 3 in the 2016 NFL Draft, has accumulated 40 sacks in his first four seasons despite missing 13 games to injury. Nick Bosa, picked No. 2 in the 2019 NFL Draft, racked up nine sacks in the regular season and has three so far in the postseason of his first year in the league.What makes them so good? Size, explosiveness off the line and an array of moves to glide around or burst through blockers. Beyond injuries, they have displayed few weaknesses at any level.Nick Bosa views Joey Bosa as a model figure from whom he can learn new techniques. Joey thinks Nick could one day surpass him in terms of on-field production.”He’s an absolute monster,” Joey Bosa said of his younger sibling.It may surprise some that neither Bosa is particularly loud or rowdy off the field. They tend to speak in low tones, their slight Floridian accents offering little indication of the beasts they become in the heat of competitive action.MORE: Super Bowl 54 picks, predictions from SN’s expertsOnce bitter sibling rivals, they’ve grown close since high school, when their football careers overlapped for a season at St. Thomas Aquinas.Joey Bosa has led the way since then, his own standout career at Ohio State coming right before Nick Bosa dominated Big Ten linemen in similar fashion. Between them, they provided the Buckeyes with 43.5 sacks from 2013 through 2018.