Jacobs bags seven as Ja fight back
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC):
Sherwin Peters struck his maiden first-class
hundred to fire Leeward Islands Hurricanes but Jamaica were fighting back, on the second day of their ninth round West Indies Cricket Board Professional Cricket League game yesterday.
The right-hander carved out a fine 136 as Hurricanes, resuming the day on 122 for one, were dismissed for 285 in their first innings at Warner Park.
Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs was the leading wicket-taker, claiming seven for 54.
Behind by 110 on first innings, Jamaica had wiped out the deficit by the close, reaching 122 for three in their second innings - a lead of 12 runs.
Brandon King was unbeaten on 31 while Test batsman Jermaine Blackwood got 27, John Campbell, 26, and Shacaya Thomas, 24,
Off-spinner Rahkeen Cornwall was the best bowler with two for 36.
Resuming in a strong position with Peters on 84, the Leewards lost wickets steadily but Peters kept his composure to reach triple figures for the first time in his first-class career.
All told, the 24-year-old struck 21 fours and a six in an innings consuming 213 balls and 262 minutes, before he was fourth out with the score on 184.
Montcin Hodge, on 26 over-night, added just one but captain Devon Thomas held the innings together with 65.
After the Leewards slipped to 198 for six, Thomas put on 48 for the seventh wicket with Jeremiah Louis who scored 19.
The right-handed Thomas faced 105 deliveries in 151 minutes and counted seven fours and a six before he was last out, lbw to Jacobs.
Campbell and Thomas then added 50 for the first wicket for Jamaica before both fell in quick succession and it was left up to Blackwood and King to add 44 for the third wicket, to rally the innings.
At Guyana National Stadium: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, responding to Guyana Jaguars' first innings of 291, were 173 for four at the close.
Scores: Guyana Jaguars 291 (Anthony Bramble 63, Vishaul Singh 52, Rajindra Chandrika 51, Leon Johnson 49, Assad Fudadin 44; Marlon Richards 3-46, Imran Khan 3-55).
T&T Red Force 173 for four (Yannick Cariah 71 not out, Kjorn Ottley 34).
At Kensington Oval: Wind-ward Islands Volcanoes, replying to Barbados Pride's 480, reached 107 without loss in their first innings at the close.
Scores: Barbados Pride 480 (Shai Hope 211, Shamarh Brooks 124, Roston Chase 41; Mervin Matthew 3-54).
Windward Islands Volcanoes 107 without loss (Tyrone Theophile 51 not out, Devon Smith 45 not out).