NORTH SOUND, Antigua (CMC):Jamaica Scorpions narrowly stuck their noses in front, but opener Montcin Hodge then struck a second innings unbeaten half-century to ensure there was no Leeward Islands Hurricanes collapse, as the sixth-round first-class encounter remained open heading into today’s third day.Beginning the day on 54 for four in response to Hurricanes’ 155 all out on the Thursday’s opening day, Scorpions were on the verge of surrendering a healthy first-innings lead when they crashed to 103 for nine at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.However, the last pair of Sheldon Cottrell and Damion Jacobs defied the Hurricanes attack to add an invaluable 55, to help Scorpions eke out a three-run first-innings lead.Cottrell was the more aggressive, striking the top score of 37 with a four and three sixes, while Jacobs finished on 15 not out.Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall was the best bowler with five for 74, while seamers Jeremiah Louis (2-16) and Gavin Tonge (2-27) finished with two wickets apiece.Hodge then gathered an attractive 62 to carry Hurricanes to the close on 124 for three – a lead of 121 at the end of the second day.They started poorly, however, losing Sherwin Peters for six at 24 for one, but Hodge then anchored two stands to consolidate the innings.He put on 40 for the second wicket with Trinidadian import Daron Cruickshank, a partnership which took Hurricanes to tea at 54 for one.Cruikshank made 20 before perishing in the fourth over following the resumption.Hodge then joined Jamaican Nkrumah Bonner (18) to put on a further 47 for the third wicket before Bonner fell lbw to leg-spinner Jacobs near the close.
A DONEGAL fan has put a huge bet on Donegal beating Kerry in this Sunday’s All-Ireland final at Croke Park.Boylesports says the punter certainly has faith in Jim McGuinness’ squad as he has placed €121,000 on Donegal at 8/11 to win the match in 70 minutes.“The punter is set to net €209,000 if his bet manages to click on Sunday,” said Boylesports.com spokesman Liam Glynn. Kerry are priced at 13/8 to win in 70 minutes with a draw priced at 15/2. Donegal are 8/13 to lift the Sam Maguire whilst Kerry can be backed at 13/10 to lift the trophy for a record 37th time.The Handicap Betting suggests that Sunday’s match will be a close call with Donegal -1 priced at Evens whilst Kerry +1 is also available at Evens. In the First Goalscorer market, Kerry’s James O Donoghue heads the market at 9/2 with Donegal’s Michael Murphy next in the betting at 7/1. No Goal to be scored in Sunday’s match is priced at 7/1.Mr Glynn said the Donegal bet is “our biggest bet on Sunday’s match so far.”He added “Apart from the large bet on Donegal we are seeing a lot of interest in Sunday’s match to end in a draw which has now hardened into 15/2 from 8/1.” Donegal v Kerry – Match Betting – 70 MinutesDonegal 8/11Kerry 13/8Draw 15/2Donegal v Kerry – Handicap Betting Donegal (-1) EvensKerry (+1) EvensDraw (-1) 17/2Donegal v Kerry – First Goalscorer O’Donoghue, James 9/2Murphy, Michael 7/1No Goalscorer 7/1O’Leary, Kieran 8/1McFadden, Colm 8/1Geaney, Paul 9/1Donaghy, Kieran 10/1McHugh, Ryan 14/1MacNiallais, Odhran 16/1McLoone, Leo 16/1McBrearty, Patrick 16/120/1 BarDonegal v Kerry – To Lift the TrophyDonegal 8/13Kerry 13/10DONEGAL FAN PUTS €121,000 ON JIM’S BOYS TO LIFT SAM was last modified: September 19th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Boylesports.comdonegalKerryodds