Hetmyer, Jaguars flourish against Jamaica Scorpions
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):
West Indies Under-19 skipper Shimron Hetmyer struck his maiden first-class hundred yesterday as Guyana Jaguars took a huge step towards retaining their Regional four-day title.
Playing on the opening day of the final-round encounter at the National Stadium, the 19-year-old Hetmyer carved out an attractive 107 - an innings that propelled the leaders and defending champions to 297 for four at the close against Jamaica Scorpions.
Test opener Rajindra Chandrika weighed in with 76 to break out of his slump, while captain Leon Johnson extended his excellent form with an unbeaten 58.
Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs was the best Scorpions bowler, with two for 63.
Entering the final round seven points ahead of second-place Barbados Pride, Jaguars batted in partnerships to ensure that there were no hiccups that would injure their title hopes.
Pride in charge
AT WARNER PARK: Barbados Pride, replying to Leeward Islands Hurricanes' first innings of 119 all out, reached 145 for four at the close on the opening day of their final-round game here Friday.
Scores: HURRICANES 119 all out (Jahmar Hamilton 42, Kieran Powell 33; Jomel Warrican 3-33, Kemar Roach 2-21, Miguel Cummins 2-30). PRIDE 145 for four (Omar Phillips 42, Kraigg Brathwaite 31, Shai Hope 27, Roston Chase 22 not out; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-50).
Red Force make 211
AT THE NATIONAL CRICKET CENTRE: Windward Islands Volcanoes, replying to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force's 211, were 33 without loss at the close on the opening day of their final-round game here yesterday.
Scores: RED FORCE 211 (Narsingh Deonarine 91 not out, Imran Khan 39, Kyle Hope 28). VOLCANOES 33 without loss (Tyrone Theophile 20 not out).