Third win for Guyana in WICB league


Vishaul Singh – first-innings century
Vishaul Singh – first-innings century

Guyana Jaguars registered their third consecutive win in round three of the 2015/16 WICB Professional Cricket League Regional 4-Day Tournament when they convincingly defeated long-time rivals Barbados Pride by nine-wickets last Monday at Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
A first-innings century (121) from vice-captain Vishaul Singh, his second in the tournament, and another outstanding bowling performance by former Guyana and West Indies Under-19 left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie- Kanhai who took six for 79 in Barbados second innings and ended with match figures of nine for 98 was the foundation for Guyana’s victory.
Guyana elected to bat first scored 337 with V. Singh topscoring with 121 and skipper Leon Johnson contributed 74. K.A. Stoute picked up three for 40.
Barbados in reply was bundled out for only 104 in 50 overs with Tino Best topscoring with 19. G. Motie took three for 19 and V. Permaul three for 41.
Barbados following on scored 277 all out with J.L. Carter topscoring with 89. G. Motie bagged six for 79.
Guyana just needed 40 runs for victory and reached it quite easily scoring 43 for one wicket.
In another match, Jamaica Scorpions defeated Trinidad & Tobago Red Force by six wickets at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad.
T&T scored 271 with opener Jeremy Solozano topscoring with 110 and Steven Katwaroo made 45. D. Bernard took three for 25.
Jamaica in reply scored 291 with A. M. McCarthy topscoring with 121 and T. Lambert scored 45. Imran Khan took seven for 90.
T&T in their second innings were all out for 175 with the topscorer being opener K.Y. Ottley with 31. J.D. Campbell took seven for 73.
Jamaica required 156 for victory and reached their target losing four wickets with opening J.D. Campbell undefeated on 83. K. Kantasingh took three for 51.
Over at Warner Park, Roseau, Dominica, Windward Islands Volcanoes defeated Leeward Islands Hurricanes by eight wickets in a low scoring game.
Leeward Islands sent in to bat surprisingly declared their innings at 24 runs for seven wickets in 18.3 overs with O. Peters the only batsman to reach double figures with 11 runs. K. Matthew, K.R. McClean and K.K. Peters took two wickets each.
Windward Islands in reply scored 140 all out in 34 overs with T. Theophile topscoring with 62. A.S. Joseph took seven for 46.
Leeward Islands in their second innings scored 170 with N.E. Bonner scoring 64. B.B.W. Bobb took four for 48.
Windward Islands’ target was just 55 runs which they reached easily, losing just two wickets for 56 runs.
Points standings after the third round of matches: Guyana 53, Jamaica 34, Barbados 28, Trinidad & Tobago 28, Windward Islands 21 and Leeward Islands seven.
The fourth round starts Dec. 4-7 with the following matches: Trinidad & Tobago vs Guyana at Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad; Windward Islands v Barbados at Guyana National Stadium, Providence and Jamaica vs Leeward Islands at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

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