Mindley leads Jamaica fightback
Jermaine Lannaman, Sunday Gleaner Writer
Jamaica Franchise, after trailing on first innings, were fighting back at the end of yesterday's second day of their four-day WICB Professional League top-of-the-table against Guyana Jaguars at Sabina Park.
The Tamar Lambert-led unit, led by two late wickets by 20-year-old fast bowler Marquino Mindley, had the Jaguars reeling at 54 for four, for an overall lead of 191, when stumps were drawn.
The impressive Mindley, who is in his debut season, and was a member of the West Indies provisional 30-man World Cup squad, ended with figures of two for 16.
This is after the Jamaicans were dismissed for a paltry 177 in their first innings in response to the Jaguars 314.
"After allowing ourselves to fall behind, I believe it was a commendable comeback by our bowlers, led by Mindley," said Lambert.
"We will now have to come out tomorrow with the same gutsy attitude and, hopefully, it will result in us restricting them to as low a total as possible."
Earlier, Jamaica got off to a disastrous start in their first innings. With a mere five runs on the board, they lost their first wicket when opener Nkrumah Bonner was caught in the slips off fast bowler Keon Joseph for one.
This brought together opener John Dillon Campbell and Jermaine Blackwood, and, together, while playing some attractive drives and shots square of the wicket, the pair added 50 runs for the second wicket before Campbell was caught behind for 14.
Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claimed four for 22 for Guyana Jaguars.
GUYANA JAGUARS 1st Innings
(overnight 298 for eight)
S. Hetmyer c wkp Baugh b Bernard 2V. Singh c Brown b Dawes 6L. Johnson c Mindley b Jacobs 41R. Reifer c Campbell b Jacobs 29S. Chanderpaul b Brown 29C. Barnwell c Jacobs b Brown 9+A. Bramble b Brown 47V. Permaul not out 86D. Bishoo c wkp Baugh b Dawes 18R. Beaton b Dawes 5K. Joseph lbw b Mindley 0Extras (b4, lb10, w2, nb6) 22Total (all out, 92.3 overs) 314
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-35, 3-98, 4-126, 5-140, 6-175, 7-213, 8-297, 9-313, 10-314.
Bowling: Mindley 15.4-4-54-1, Dawes 16-7-28-3, Bernard 14-3-50-1, Jacobs 21-6-64-2, Brown 22-6-70-3, Campbell 2-0-24-0, Lambert 2-0-10-0.
JAMAICA 1st Innings
N. Bonner c Johnson b Joseph 1J. Campbell c wkp Bramble b Reifer 15J. Blackwood c wk Bramble b Barnwell 44H. Miller lbw b Permaul 44T. Lambert c Johnson b Joseph14D. Bernard Jr c wk Bramble b Bishoo2+C. Baugh not out 29J. Dawes c sub (Rajindra Chandrika) b Permaul0D. Jacobs c wkp Bramble b Permaul0O. Brown lbw b Permaul 0M. Mindley c Beaton b Bishoo 8Extras (b1, lb4, w2, nb8) 13Total (all out, 51.1 overs) 177
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-55, 3-72, 4-102, 5-139, 6-140, 7-145, 8-163, 9-163, 10-177.
Bowling: Beaton 7-3-18-0, Joseph 12-3-44-2, Reifer 10-2-30-1, Barnwell 8-2-28-1, Permaul 9-5-22-4, Bishoo 5.1-0-30-2.
GUYANA 2nd Innings
S. Hetmyer c wk Baugh b Dawes 0V. Singh c wk Baugh b Mindley 14L. Johnson c wk Baugh b Bernard 33R. Reifer c wk Baugh b Mindley 0S. Chanderpaul not out 6Extras (lb1) 1Total (4 wkts, 20.5 overs) 54
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-19, 3-21, 4-54.
Bowling: Mindley 9-4-16-2, Dawes 9-3-30-1, Bernard 1.5-0-6-0, Blackwood 1-0-1-0.
Umpires: Christopher Taylor, Gregory Brathwaite.