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Miller the wrecker - Spinner grabs six wickets to put Jamaica in sight of victory

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Nikita Miller (left) celebrates taking a wicket with a teammate.


Leaders Jamaica were within sight of another victory, after Nikita Miller bowled them to a 263-run first-innings lead over Guyana, in the WICB regional first-class championship yesterday.

Miller extended his rich vein of form when he captured six wickets for 42 runs from 33 overs, as Guyana were dismissed for 166 in their first innings, about 15 minutes before the lunch interval on the third day of their third-round match at the Foursquare Oval.

Dave Bernard Jr then grabbed three for 25 from nine overs, as Guyana - following on - limped to 161 for four at the close.

Earlier, Jamaica found little or no resistance from the lower half of the Guyana batting, after their opponents resumed from their overnight first-innings total of 112 for five.

Miller claimed three of the last five wickets, as Fudadin ended with the top score of 39, but none of the batsmen in the lower half passed 20, with the best efforts of 17 coming from Royston Crandon and Derwin Christian.

In the last decade, the two teams played each other 15 times, with Guyana winning just once, Jamaica six times, seven drawn and a no-decision in the 2005 second-leg contest.

Other games

AT KENSINGTON OVAL, Barbados: Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) used a superb maiden century from Justin Guillen to stage an amazing fightback against Barbados on day three to give themselves a chance of victory in their third-round match yesterday.

After conceding a first-innings lead of 115, T&T responded with a close-of-play score of 299 for seven, a lead of 184.

Scores: TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 271 for nine declared (Sherwin Ganga 99, Justin Guillen 47, Imran Khan 39, Dave Mohammed 20; Pedro Collins 4-40, Tino Best 2-61) and 299 for seven (Justin Guillen 134, Denesh Ramdin 94 not out, Lendl Simmons 23; Pedro Collins 3-42, Dwayne Smith 2-71); BARBADOS 386 (Ryan Hinds 139, Jason Haynes 61, Kevin Stoute 46, Dale Richards 38, Patrick Browne 25, Kirk Edwards 24; Imran Khan 7-71, Amit Jaggernauth 3-126).

AT CAVE HILL, Barbados: Spinners Shane Shillingford and Rawl Lewis grabbed four wickets each as the Windward Islands swept aside Combined Colleges and Campuses (CCC) and surged to a nine-wicket victory inside three days yesterday.

After reducing the home side to a sub-200 second-innings total, the Windwards - set 71 to win - sped to 71 for one for a handsome victory at the Three Ws Oval, rebounding from their first-round loss to Jamaica.

Scores: COMBINED CAMPUSES & COLLEGES 158 (Chadwick Walton 42, Nekoli Parris 40; Kenroy Peters 3-31, Shane Shillingford 3-38, Darren Sammy 2-22) and 198 (Floyd Reifer 71, Chadwick Walton 34, Kyle Corbin 22; Rawl Lewis 4-43, Shane Shillingford 4-57, Darren Sammy 2-35); WINDWARD ISLANDS 286 (Devon Smith 122, Andre Fletcher 36, Donwell Hector 31, Shane Shillingford 23 not out; Jason Bennett 5-86, Kavesh Kantasingh 2-73) and 71 for one (Devon Smith 44, Tyrone Theophile 22 not out).

JAMAICA 1st Innings 429

(W. Hinds 151, C. Baugh 124; V. Permaul 5-91)

GUYANA 1st Innings

(overnight 112 for five)

S. Chattergoon lbw b Bernard 22
R. Chandrika lbw b Miller 30
T. Dowlin c Hyatt b Miller 0
A. Fudadin c Nash b Brown 39
N. Deonarine c Bernard bLambert 24
D. Bishoo b Miller 0
R. Crandon lbw b Miller 17
+D. Christian b Miller 17
E. Crandon c Hyatt b Miller 6
V. Permaul lbw bLambert 0
B. Bess not out 2
Extras: (lb5, nb4) 9
TOTAL: (all out, 77 overs) 166

Fall of wickets: 1-56, 2-56, 3-57, 4-106, 5-112, 6-136, 7-152, 8-161, 9-164

Bowling: Powell 4-1-17-0; Bernard 12-2-32-1 (nb3); Miller 33-15-42-6; Parchment 2-0-11-0 (nb1); Brown 20-6-51-1; Lambert 6-2-8-2.

GUYANA 2nd Innings (following-on)

S. Chattergoon c Pagon b Bernard

R. Chandrika run out (Bernard) 36
T. Dowlin lbw b Bernard 41
A. Fudadin b Bernard 54
N. Deonarine not out 13
R. Crandon not out 2
Extras: (b4, nb8) 12
TOTAL: (4 wkts, 60 overs) 161

Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-56, 3-140, 4-146

Bowling: Powell 11-1-40-0; Bernard 9-2-25-3 (nb6); Miller 14-4-25-0 (nb1); Brown 19-6-48-0 (nb1);Lambert 7-2-19-0

Position: Guyana trail by 102 runs with six second innings wickets standing

Umpires: P. Grazette, D. Holder.