Headley-Weekes Tri-Series 2023: Sinclair’s five-wicket haul leads Team Weekes to victory inside three days
Guyana and West Indies off-spinner Kevin Sinclair had a fantastic third day at Coolidge Cricket Ground; he helped Team Weekes to an eight-wicket win in the third and final match of the Headley-Weekes Tri-Series.
Sinclair’s second first-class five-wicket haul of 5 for 48 from 21 overs restricted Team Headley to 153 all out in their second innings. In response, Team Weekes registered 96-2 in 26.5 overs to end the four-day match inside three days in Antigua.
Team Headley resumed the third day on 67-2, and were bowled out for 153. Sinclair picked up the wickets of Joshua Da Silva, Sunil Ambris, Tevyn Walcott, Chaim Holder and Kaveem Hodge. The Berbician also bowled five maidens in his spell.
Guyanese opener Matthew Nandu top-scored for Team Headley in the second innings with a painstaking 36 from 129 balls. He struck five fours in his innings. Hodge made 26, while Justin Greaves made an unbeaten 25.
Besides Sinclair’s five wickets, Veerasammy Permaul had 2-20 in 13.1 overs. Permaul had claimed three wickets in the first innings, when he recorded a tally of 600 first-class wickets.
In their chase of 95, Team Weekes had a solid start. Openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Zachary McCaskie contributed 61 runs to the tally, with Chanderpaul making 33 from 50 and McCaskie making 33 from 59. Raymon Reifer (19) and Alick Athanze (10) ensured Team Weekes’s victory.
Sinclair was awarded player of the match after his second innings’ exploit with ball in hand.