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Saturday, December 2, 2017

BASSETERRE, St Kitts – Leeward Islands Hurricanes, trailing Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 153 on first innings, reached 60 without loss in their second innings on the second day of their fifth round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship at Warner yesterday.

Pride hit back after Hemraj, younger Chanderpaul partnership

PROVIDENCE, Guyana, Dec 1, – A cluster of wickets in the final session brought Barbados Pride back into their key contest with current leaders and reigning three-time champions Guyana Jaguars, following half-centuries from openers Chanderpaul Hemraj and Tagenarine Chanderpaul in the Regional 4-Day Championship on Friday.

Hemraj had so far led the way with 79 and Chanderpaul fell for 52, as the Jaguars reached 180 for four, replying to Pride’s first innings total of 294, at the close on the rain-hit second day of their fifth-round match at the Guyana National Stadium.

The opening pair shared 117 for the first wicket and appeared to have put the Jaguars firmly in control of the match, but the Pride steadily chipped away at the Jaguars batting either of tea to leave things hanging in the balance when stumps were drawn with Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Tagenarine’s dad, not out on 15 and Gudakesh Motie not out on three.

This followed a start delayed until after the scheduled lunch interval, due to wet conditions caused by rain, and all-rounder Keemo Paul helping to bring a swift conclusion to the Barbados innings with Justin Greaves failing to add to his overnight 72 and token resistance from the tail.

Paul, the former West Indies Under-19 World Cup-winning star, ended with 5-59 from 16.3 overs to be the most successful Jaguars bowler and West Indies “A” Team fast bowler Keon Joseph finished with 3-69 from 20 overs.

Hemraj was fortunate, when Pride wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud put him down on five off Greaves.

He continued merrily and carried the fight to the Pride bowlers, reaching his 50 from 65 balls, and looked unflappable following the landmark before he was run out just before tea.

The Jaguars were 119 for one at tea and suffered early set-back after the interval, when Jonathan Carter bowled Leon Johnson for one in the second over after the break.

Left-hander Vishaul Singh came to the wicket, got the Jaguars moving again and guided the younger Chanderpaul closer to his 50, but he was caught behind off Greaves for 15.

The senior Chanderpaul arrived to see his son reach his landmark from 150 balls, but the younger Chanderpaul failed to show the same durability as his father and was caught behind off Test left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican inside the final 15 minutes before the close.

Jaguars – leaders before the start of the round with 64.8 points – have gained three bowling points and 1.6 pace bowling points so far, and the Pride – entering third on 42.4 – have added two batting points, one bowling point and 0.4 pace bowling points. (CMC)

Jaguars fighting back

PROVIDENCE, Guyana – Guyana Jaguars were 180 for four, replying to Barbados Pride first innings total of 294, at the close on the second day of their fifth-round match in the Regional 4-Day Championship yesterday at the Guyana National Stadium.


HURRICANES 207 (Devon Thomas 46, Rahkeem Cornwall 43, Shane Burton 29, Chesney Hughes 29; Roshon Primus 4-57, Imran Khan 3-26, Bryan Charles 2-53) and 60 without loss (Chesney Hughes 29 not out, Montcin Hodge 26 not out)
RED FORCE 360 (Amir Jangoo 96, Kyle Hope 84, Imran Khan 84 not out; Terrance Ward 3-61, Devon Thomas 2-50, Jeremiah Louis 2-57, Rahkeem Cornwall 2-98)


BARBADOS PRIDE 282 for seven (Justin Greaves 72, Kenroy Williams 68, Kevin Stoute 47, Shayne Moseley 43; Keemo Paul 16.3-4-59-5, Keon Joseph 3-69)
GUYANA JAGUARS 180 for four (Chanderpaul Hemraj 79, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 52)


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