Honours even in Guyana
PROVIDENCE, Guyana, (CMC):
Half-centuries from Anthony Bramble and Chanderpaul Hemraj led Guyana Jaguars’ batting against Jamaica Scorpions in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday.
Bramble hit the top score of 62 and Hemraj made 60, as the Jaguars, sent in to bat, reached 258 for eight in the first innings at the close on the first day of their first round match at the Guyana National Stadium.
After Hemraj held the top half of the Jaguars’ batting together with a 102-ball knock that included seven fours and one six, it was wicketkeeper/ batsman Bramble and all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford that gave the innings momentum late in the day.
Bramble struck six fours from 122 balls and Rutherford supported with 45, sharing 83 for the seventh wicket before they were both dismissed in the final hour.
Earlier, Derval Green made the breakthrough, when he had discarded West Indies opener Rajindra Chandrika caught behind for 25, after he and Tagenarine Chanderpaul grinded through the first hour.
Just when it looked like Chanderpaul would bat through until lunch, spinner Dennis Bulli removed him for an obdurate 14 from 77 balls.
Jaguars captain Leon Johnson and former Guyana Under-15 captain Bhaskar Yadram consolidated with a stand of 45 either side of lunch before they swept away in a period of instability that saw the Jaguars crash from 96 for three to 150 for six.
Damani Sewell was the most successful bowler in the period, ending the day with 3-69 from 28 overs; Bulli and Green grabbed seven to slow the Jaguars’ progress.
JAGUARS 1st Innings
T. Chanderpaul c Palmer b Bulli 14
R. Chandrika c wk Morrison b Green 25
C. Hemraj c Garvey b Sewell 60
*L. Johnson b Sewell 20
B. Yadram b Bulli 0
+A. Bramble c Fudadin b Dawes 62
K. Paul c wk Morrison b Green 12
S. Rutherford b Sewell 45
R. Shepherd not out 18
V. Permaul not out 0
Extras (b1, w1) 2
Total (8 wkts, 90 overs) 258
Fall of wickets: 1-38, 2-51, 3-96, 4-101, 5-133, 6-150, 7-233, 8-251
Bowling: Dawes 13-6-32-1; Green 18-1-60-2 (w1); Sewell 28-9-69-3; Bulli 17.4-2-45-2; Palmer 1-0-7-0; Allen 12-0-41-0; Fudadin 0.2-0-3-0
SCORPIONS: G. Garvey, T. Griffith, A. Fudadin, B. King, *P. Palmer, F. Allen, +R. Morrison, D. Bulli, D. Sewell, D. Green, J. Dawes
Umpires: N. Duguid, D. Ramdhanie (Trinidad & Tobago)
Match referee: C. Stuart