Jaguars in strong position
The Guyana Jaguars are in a strong position to force a victory over the Jamaica Scorpions in their top-of-the-table WICB First-Class Championship clash at Sabina Park.
Guided by an undefeated knock of 39 from young opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul, the son of Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Guyana were 133 for three at the close of yesterday's second day. They now have an overall lead of 176, having made 189 in their first innings. The Scorpions made 146 in their first innings.
Resuming on 63 for four with Andre McCarthy, not out on eight, and former captain Tamar Lambert, yet to face a ball, Jamaica were undermined by spinner Veerasammy Permaul.
The short left-hander, varying his spin and flight to telling effect, claimed an impressive five for 25 off 22.5 overs.
Off-spinner Steven Jacobs, two for 10, was next best, while lanky 20-year-old left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie, playing in his first season, extended his leading wicket-taker tally to 29 with one for 18.
McCarthy, whose alliance with Lambert yielded 26 runs before he was adjudged leg before wicket to Permaul, topscored for the Scorpions with 27.
Lambert was also dismissed leg before wicket by Permaul after making a painstaking 18 off 109 balls in 129 minutes. Devon Thomas, with 30 on the first day, emerged as the innings' highest scorer.
Chanderpaul and captain Leon Johnson posted 66 for the second wicket as the Jaguars recovered from a shaky start. Johnson made 42 before he was caught behind by Carlton Baugh Jr off the bowling of leg-spinner Damion Jacobs.
The other wicket to fall was that of Vishaul Singh, who was run out for 17.
Young Chanderpaul, whose father is a substitute for the encounter, has so far batted for 189 minutes and has faced 149 balls. Play will resume today at 10 a.m.
WINDWARD ISLANDS VOLCANOES 306 (Shane Shillingford 64, Andre Fletcher 63, Mervyn Mathew 48 not out; Imran Khan 3-100, Narsingh Deonarine 2-29, Uthman Mohammed 2-51).
TRINIDAD RED FORCE 153 for two (Yannic Cariah 58 not out, Narsingh Deonarine 58 not out; Kevin McClean 2-37).
AT KENSINGTON OVAL:
BARBADOS PRIDE 368 (Roston Chase 136 not out, Jonathan Carter 54, Kevin Stoute 41; Gavin Tonge 4-71, Sherwin Peters 3-36, Nelson Boland 2-82).
LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES 170 (Sherwin Peters 44; Ashley Nurse 5-65, Miguel Cummins 4-18).
JAGUARS 1st Innings 189
SCORPIONS 1st Innings
(overnight 63 for four)
A. McCarthy lbw b Permaul 27
T. Lambert lbw b Permaul 18
+C. Baugh Jr b Jacobs 5
R. Powell c Johnson b Permaul 13
N. Miller c Singh b Motie 7
S. Cottrell lbw b Jacobs 8
M. Mindley not out 6
Extras (lb4, w1, nb13) 18
TOTAL (all out, 67.5 overs) 146
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-40, 3-59, 4-63, 5-89, 6-97, 7-118, 8-128, 9-135, 10-146.
Bowling: Reifer 11-3-37-1 (nb2), Joseph 11-0-42-0 (nb11), Barnwell 5-1-10-1, Permaul 22.5-14-25-5 (w1), Motie 11-5-18-1, Jacobs 7-2-10-2.
JAGUARS 2nd Innings
T. Chanderpaul not out 39
A. Fudadin lbw b Mindley 9
*L. Johnson c wkp Baugh b Jacobs 42
V. Singh run out 17
R. Reifer not out 12
Extras (lb5, nb9) 14
TOTAL (3 wkts, 47 overs) 133
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-83, 3-111.
Bowling: Cottrell 4-0-18-0 (nb1), Mindley 9-1-37-1 (nb7), Jacobs 12-2-25-1 (1), Miller 6-1-13-0, Campbell 8-3-16-0, Powell 8-0-19-0.
Umpires: Jacqueline Williams, Peter Nero.