Hope's double puts Jaguars on ropes
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):
Shai Hope's second career first class double hundred battered Guyana Jaguars and left them fighting to remain afloat in their eighth round Regional four-day championship game against Barbados Pride here yesterday.
The 23-year-old Hope piled up a career-best unbeaten 215 as Pride, starting the second day at Kensington Oval on 293 for two, declared on an imposing 480 for three in their first innings.
Part-time off-spinner Roston Chase then picked up two wickets as Jaguars stumbled to the close on 119 for four, still 361 runs adrift of their target.
Raymon Reifer was unbeaten on 25 and was partnered by veteran left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul on 15, the pair having stabilised the innings after it slipped to 86 for four, 40 minutes before the close.
After Pride declared 50 minutes before tea, attacking opener Shimron Hetmyer fell cheaply for one to the fifth ball of the innings, caught at short-leg by Anthony Alleyne off fast bowler Miguel Cummins.
Test batsmen Rajindra Chandrika (24) and Leon Johnson (15) then added 52 for the second wicket, a partnership that saw Jaguars to the break on 30 for one.
Both failed to build on resumption, however, falling within 12 deliveries of each other. Chandrika drove Chase to substitute Justin Greaves at mid-wicket while skipper Johnson played back and was leg before wicket to the same bowler.
Left-hander Vishaul Singh spent an hour over 15 before clipping a leg-side catch to wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich off seamer Kevin Stoute.
AT WARNER PARK: Windward Islands Volcanoes, sent in by Leeward Islands Hurricanes, reached 371 for five at the close.
Scores: Volcanoes 371 for six (Sunil Ambris 155 not out, Devon Smith 65, Liam Sebastien 33 not out, Tyrone Theophile 30; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-110).