Guyana scores second win in pro league

Cricket with Dalchand Bissoon

Guyana Jaguars recorded their second consecutive win in the WICB Professional Cricket League when they defeated Windward Islands Volcanoes by 92 runs last Monday at Providence National Stadium, Guyana.

An impressive bowling performance by left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul mesmerized the Windward Islands batsmen, snaring a career-best first-class figure of eight for 36 and finishing with match figures of 11 for 76.

Guyana Jaguars batting first scored 291 all out with Narsingh Deonarine scoring his second consecutive century 139. Shivnarine Chanderpaul made 62 and Assad Fudadin chipped in with 34. Kenroy Peters took five for 36.

Windward Islands in reply were all out for 184 with skipper Liam Sebastian topscoring with 54. Narsingh Deonarine took five for 24 in 19 overs and V. Permaul three for 40.

Guyana in their second innings declared on 175 for six wickets with S. Chanderpaul topscoring with 44. Mervin Matthew took three for 43. Windward Islands set a target of 283 for victory were all out for 190 with Devon Smith topscoring with 55. V. Permaul took eight for 36.

Guyana now lead the points standings with 34 points, followed by Trinidad & Tobago Red Force at 20, Jamaica Franchise 19, Barbados Pride 12, Leewards Franchise six and Windward Islands Volcanoes four.

In the match between Trinidad & Tobago Red Force and the Leewards Franchise, which also ended last Monday at Warner Park, St. Kitts, Red Force scored their first win of the tournament when they defeated Leewards by six wickets.

Leewards Franchise scored 202 all out, T&T in reply made 130 all out. Leewards in their second innings were all out for 130. T&T Red Force set a target of 203 to win and reached it quite comfortably losing four wickets with Yannic Ottley undefeated on 76.

The match between Jamaica Franchise and Barbados Pride ended in a draw at Windward Park, Barbados as the first three days were washed out due to heavy rain.

On day four, Jamaica scored 111 for four wickets declared with Shacaya Thomas smashing 59. Jason Holder took two for 29. Barbados in reply also declared at six runs for two wickets in 3.4 overs. Barbados took four points and Jamaica three.

The third round starts on Friday with Windward Islands Volcanoes vs Leewards Franchise at Grenada National Stadium, Guyana Jaguars vs Barbados Pride at Guyana National Stadium and T&T Red Force vs Jamaica Franchise at Queen’s Park Oval.