Guyana beats Jamaica to keep lead in PCL

Veerasammy Permaul – Man of the Match.
Veerasammy Permaul – Man of the Match.

Guyana Jaguars comfortably defeated the Jamaica Franchise by 105 runs last Monday in their fifth-round match of the WICB four-day Professional Cricket League to stay at the top of the standings.

Guyana Jaguars in their first innings scored 314 all out with Man of the Match Veerasammy Permaul topscoring with an undefeated 86 off 107 balls, his third first-class 50. Wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble chipped in with 47. Jason Dawes and Odean Brown took three wickets each.

Jamaica in reply was all out for 177 with Jermaine Blackwood and Horace Miller scoring 44 runs each. Permaul took four for 22 and Devendra Bishoo and Keon Joseph took two wickets each.

Guyana in their second innings made 202 with veteran batsman Shiv Chanderpaul topscoring with 77 which included 11 fours and one six. Marquino Mindley took three for 51.

Jamaica in their second innings was all out 234 with Odean Brown undefeated on 45. Joseph picked up three for 34 and Permaul grabbed two for 37.

In other matches played, Barbados Pride crushed the Leeward Islands Hurricanes by an inning and 190 runs inside three days. Barbados scored 406 for six wickets declared with wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich scoring an unbeaten 131, his second first-class hundred and skipper Kraigg Brathwaite made a patient 72. Orlando Peters took two for 67.

Leeward Islands in reply were skittled out for 136 with Jahmar Hamilton topscoring with 66. Carlos Brathwaite took four for 18 and Jomel Warrican picked up four for 33. Leeward Islands in their second innings made only 80. Miguel Cummings took three for 24 and J. Warrican three for 17.

Windward Islands Volcanoes defeated Trinidad & Tobago Red Force by an inning and 148. Windward Islands scored 400 for eight wickets declared with Tyrone Theophile scoring 136 and Keddy Lesporis made 83. Imran Khan and Shannon Gabriel took three wickets each.

Trinidad & Tobago in reply were all out for 177 with Yannic Cariah topscoring with 50. Kenroy Peters took five for 21 and Shane Shillingford took three for 42. T&T in their second innings were bundled out for 75. Shillingford took four for 25 and Kenroy Peters three for 11.

Point standings after the fifth round are: Guyana 75; Barbados 60; Jamaica 53; Windward Islands 46; Trinidad & Tobago 26 and Leeward Islands 11.

The sixth round starts tomorrow (Feb.13) with the following matches: Barbados vs Trinidad & Tobago at Kensington Oval, Barbados; Leeward Islands vs Guyana at Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua and Windward Islands vs Jamaica at Arnos Vale Ground, St. Vincent.