Sun | Dec 17, 2017

Hurricanes have Jaguars on the run

Published:Saturday | November 11, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Jahmar Hamilton

BASSETERRE, St Kitts, (CMC)

Rampant Leeward Islands Hurricanes produced an incisive all-round performance to stun leaders Guyana Jaguars and leave them tottering on the second day of their Regional four-day contest at Warner Park here, yesterday.

The hosts piled up 412 for nine declared, with Montcin Hodge top-scoring with 91, Keacy Carty getting 82; Jahmar Hamilton, 56; and Terrance Ward, 52.

Sherfane Rutherford was the best bowler with three for 92 while fellow pacer Romario Shepherd (2-64) and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul (2-104) finished with two wickets apiece.

In reply, seamer Jeremiah Louis made two key early strikes as Jaguars collapsed badly to end the day on 53 for six - still 359 runs behind on first innings heading into today's penultimate day.

Chanderpaul Hemraj got 23 while West Indies left-hander Vishaul Singh was carrying the fight on 17 not out but key batsmen like captain Leon Johnson and veteran former West Indies left-hander perished cheaply to leave Jaguars against the ropes.

Left with just over an hour to navigate in the final session, Jaguars were quickly in trouble when left-hander Tagenarine Chanderpaul edged a defensive push at Louis and was caught low down by captain Rahkeem Cornwall at first slip for three with the score on six in the third over.

In Louis's next over, Johnson offered no stroke to one too close to off stump and was bowled for two with as many runs added to the total.

 

Positive play

 

Hemraj then played positively, striking three fours and a six off 31 deliveries, adding 31 for the third wicket with Vishaul.

The partnership was flourishing when the left-handed Hemraj gave debutant seamer Stanny Simon his maiden first- class wicket in his first over, driving the right-armer to be well caught at point by Carty at 39 for three.

In the next over with no runs added, nightwatchman Veerasammy Permaul was run out without scoring after Vishaul pushed to Louis at cover and called for a sharp single, and Shiv Chanderpaul perished for five with the score on 47, caught high at slip by Hamilton pushing forward to off-spinner Cornwall.

AT QUEEN'S PARK OVAL: Windward Islands Volcanoes reached three without loss in their second innings at the close after they were asked to follow on 236 runs behind on first innings on the second day of their round match against Trinidad & Tobago Red Force.

Scores: RED FORCE 402 (Denesh Ramdin 116, Jason Mohammed 113, Kyle Hope 68; Sherman Lewis 20-4-65-5, Ray Jordan 3-68, Kyle Mayers 2-78).

VOLCANOES 166 (Kavem Hodge 46, Tarryck Gabriel 38, Tyrone Theophile 30; Imran Khan 3-46, Bryan Charles 2-5, Daniel St. Clair 2-19, Tion Webster 2-20) and three without loss.