Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Smith sets new first-class record, passes 13,000 runs in draw*

Flashback : Windward Islands Volcanoes opener Devon Smith, right, works the ball off his legs during his century against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on the second day of the WICB Professional Cricket League Regional four-day championship at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain, Couva, yesterday. — Photo: WICB MEDIA


Ageless Devon Smith smashed the record for the most runs in a single first class season as he stroked his sixth hundred of the Regional Four-Day Championship, to help earn Windward Islands Volcanoes a draw against Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Sunday.

Tasked with batting the entire last day of the day/night final round match at Warner Park, Volcanoes ended on 342-1 in their second innings after resuming on 28-1, denying Hurricanes any chance of a win.

Left-hander Smith, 36, chalked up an unbeaten 152 while opener Tyrone Theophile struck 160 not out, the pair setting a new West Indies first class record for the second wicket of 323.


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