If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice and last Monday, it was clear the people of Trinidad responded to our leaders by not speaking.
Kingston— Jamaica led T&T by 210 runs with four wickets in hand to tighten their grip on their regional four-day fixture here yesterday.
After making what appeared to be an inadequate 147 in their first innings, Jamaica came storming back, thanks to their bowlers, led by Cotterell who took 5-43.
Resuming at their overnight 36-1, with Lendl Simmons looking good, T&T lost wickets at regular intervals to leave the Jamaican in a strong position.
Simmons, who resumed on 25 was removed for the top score of 39 by medium pacer Dave Bernard Jr. who took 3-18.
Bernard also removed Kjorn Ottley (14), and there was a steady procession to the pavillion thereafter, initiated by Cotterell.
The tall left arm pacer removed T&T’s high scoring batsman Jason Mohammed (7), Imran Khan (4), Yannick Cariah (19) and Marlon Richards (0).
Cariah and Rayad Emrit put on T&T’s best partnership of 58 for the seventh wicket but both batsmen perished within two runs as T&T moved for 60 for six to 121 all out.
Jamaica started their innings with a 26-run advantage and lost first innings top scorer Danza Hyatt (7) to Shannon Gabreil with the score on nine. But Brendon Parchment who is on 60 and Nkruma Bonner (31) added 56 for the second wicket to put their team back on top.
Jamaica lost Jermaine Blackwood (18) to Cariah but Parchment got admirable assistance from skipper Tamar Lambert (51) to leave their team with the upper hand going into today’s third day.
JAMAICA 1st Inns 147
T&T 1st Inns (o/n 36-1)
A Barath c Blackwood b Richardson 3
L Simmons c Cotterell b Bernard 39
K Ottley c wkp Baugh b Bernard 14
J Mohammed c Parchment b Cotterell 7
D Ramdin c wkp Baugh b Bernard *0
I Khan b Cotterell 4
Y Cariah lbw b Cotterell 19
R Emrit b Richardson 29
M Richards lbw b Cotterell 3
S Gabriel not out 0
K Kantasingh b Cotterell 0
Extras (w2, nb1) 3
TOTAL (all out, 48.2 overs) 121
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-58, 3-59, 4-59, 5-69, 6-60, 7-118, 8-120, 9-121, 10-121.
Bowling: Richardson 14-4-29-2, Cotterell 13.2-3-43-5, Bernard 13-4-18-3, Brown 3-0-20-0, Miller 5-0-11-0.
JAMAICA 2nd Inns
D Hyatt lbw b Gabriel 7
B Parchment not out 60
N Bonner lbw b Emrit 31
J Blackwood c Kantasingh b Cariah 18
T Lambert lbw b Khan 51
D Bernard Jr not out 0
Extras (b10, lb7) 17
TOTAL (4 wkts, 54 overs) 184
Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-65, 3-92, 4-179.
Bowling: Gabriel 10-2-33-1, Kantasingh 17-4-34-0, Emrit 9-1-43-1, Khan 4-1-10-1, Cariah 10-1-40-1, Richards 4-1-7-0.
Position: Jamaica lead by 210 runs overall.
Umpires: G Brathwaite, P Gustard.
Barbados closes in on Leewards
BASSETERRE—Barbados, responding to Leeward Islands’ 201 all out, reached 184 for four at the close on the second day of their sixth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship at Warner Park here yesterday.
Scores: LEEWARDS 201 all out (Sylvester Joseph 65, Tonito Willett 54 not out, Devon Thomas 34; Ashley Nurse 6-89, Sulieman Benn 2-47)
BARBADOS 184 for four (Kraigg Brathwaite 86 not out, Kevin Stoute 54 not out, Kirk Edwards 32; Kelbert Walters 2-32)
Guyana leads students by 108 runs
GEORGETOWN—Guyana, leading by 64 runs on first innings, reached 44 for one at the close on the second day of their sixth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship against Combined Campuses and Colleges at the National Stadium at Providence here yesterday.
Scores: GUYANA 231 (Assad Fudadin 87, Anthony Bramble 37, Steven Jacobs 28, Ramnaresh Sarwan 28, Leon Johnson 24; Nekoli Parris 4-9, Ryan Austin 3-77, Raymon Reifer 2-28) and 44 for one (Leon Johnson 26 not out)
CCC 167 (Anthony Alleyne 37, Chadwick Walton 32; Veerasammy Permaul 4-39, Ronsford Beaton 4-52). CMC