It was a difficult wicket - Parchment

Published: Wednesday | April 3, 2013 Comments 0
Jamaica's opening batsman Brenton Parchment drives for runs during the WICB Four-Day Tournament at Sabina Park. - Ian Allen/Photographer
Jamaica's opening batsman Brenton Parchment drives for runs during the WICB Four-Day Tournament at Sabina Park. - Ian Allen/Photographer

Jermaine Lannaman, Gleaner Writer

Jamaica opener Brenton Parchment said spending time at the wicket was the main reason behind him claiming the Man of the Match award against Trinidad and Tobago in West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Four-Day Tournament action at Sabina Park.

Parchment, who missed the team's first three matches because of club cricket commitments in Australia, made a game-high 75 in the second innings - following the 25 he made in the first - to help his team record a 93-run win.

"I am a bit disappointed not to get three figures. But the positive is that I spent a lot of time at the crease," he said.

The 30-year-old, whose 75 was the cornerstone of Jamaica's respectable second-innings total of 259, also said he was looking to build on his performance the rest of the season.

"It was a difficult wicket to bat on, and you had to fight. It was one in which you never felt you were in," he explained.

"Therefore, to bat the way I did, I must say I am fairly pleased with my effort and I hope that as the season progresses I will be able to grow from strength to strength."

Jamaica came out on top after restricting Trinidad and Tobago to 192 in their second innings, as they chased 285 runs for victory.

Jamaica had earlier made 147 in their first innings, to which the Trinidadians replied with 121.

Jamaica, which qualified for the semi-finals with the victory, will play away to Guyana next weekend in the penultimate set of matches in the preliminary round.

However, before that game, they will face off against Trinidad and Tobago in WICB Super50 action, also at Sabina Park, tomorrow.

Match time is 9:30 a.m.

 

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