Permaul, Bishoo spin Guyana Jaguars to 7th win

Cricket with Dalchand Bissoon

Devendra Bishoo – wicket tally 44.
Devendra Bishoo – wicket tally 44.

Guyana Jaguars comfortably defeated Jamaica Franchise by five wickets in round eight of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Professional League Four Day Tournament on Sunday at Guyana National Stadium to take them closer to the regional title.

Jaguars spin duo Veerasammy Permaul and Devendra Bishoo took 18 wickets between them. Permaul, 25, took five for 33 and match figures of 10 for 110, to take his wicket tally to 56 in the tournament. Bishoo claimed four for 22 and match figures of eight for 84 and carried his wicket tally to 44.

Final scores were Jamaica Franchise 258 and 138 all out, Guyana Jaguars 236 and 163 for five wickets.

With just two rounds remaining the Jaguars with seven wins from eight games have moved to 123 points with second place Barbados Pride at 100 points followed by Windward Islands Volcanoes third with 98 points.

In the other two matches last weekend, Barbados Pride crushed last-place Leeward Islands Hurricanes by nine wickets also inside three days at Warner Park in St. Kitts.

Leeward Islands made 215 and 150 in their second innings. Barbados scored 353 with wicket-keeper / batsman Shane Dowrich scoring his third first-class century with 106.

Barbados needed just 13 runs for victory and lost one wicket. Barbados spinner Joel Warrican was the main destroyer taking eight for 88 in the first innings and five for 50 in the second, a match haul of 13 for 138.

Windward Islands Volcanoes defeated Trinidad & Tobago Red Force by 175 runs at the National Cricket Centre at Couva, Trinidad, on Monday.

Windward Islands made 350 and 249. Trinidad & Tobago made 299 with Jason Mohammed scoring his fourth first-class century 100 and in their second innings crumbled to 125 all out in 47 overs. Mervin Mathew took five for 19.

The tournament continues this weekend (March 13-16) with Barbados vs Windward Islands at Bridgetown; Guyana vs Trinidad & Tobago at Providence and Leeward Islands vs Jamaica at Basseterre.