Permaul puts Jaguars in command
LEFT-ARM SPINNER Veerasammy Permaul claimed his 19th fivewicket haul in first-class cricket and became the fifth bowler to take 300 wickets in the modern version of the Regional Four-Day Championship, to put Guyana Jaguars in control of their opening-round game against Jamaica Scorpions here yesterday.
Defending their first-innings total of 298, Jaguars bundled out Scorpions for an inadequate 208 in reply, with Permaul finishing with five for 60 and fellow left-arm spinner, Gudakesh Motie, picking up four for 61.
Together, they combined to wreck the visitors innings, which appeared in great shape at 113 for one.
Opener John Campbell carried the fight for the visitors with 71 and Andre McCarthy got 36, but once Permaul and Motie got stuck in, wickets tumbled steadily, with the last six collapsing for the addition of just 41 runs.
26 WITHOUT LOSS
In their second turn at the crease, Jaguars were 26 without loss – an overall lead of 116 heading into the third day at the Guyana National Stadium.
Earlier, captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller finished with four for 71 and seamer Derval Green, three for 72, as Jaguars managed to add only 19 runs after resuming on 279 for seven.
Left-hander Campbell then gave Scorpions the ideal start, posting 73 for the first wicket with hometown boy Trevon Griffith (20) and another 40 for the second wicket with Devon Thomas (20).
All told, the 23-year-old West Indies A batsman stroked ten fours in an entertaining 101-ball innings.
AT WARNER PARK: Pride trail by 275 runs with seven wickets intact.
LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES, 377 (Nkrumah Bonner, 94; Rahkeem Cornwall, 84; Jahmar Hamilton, 65; Kenroy Williams, 4-26; Kevin Stoute, 3-35).
BARBADOS PRIDE 102 for three (Roston Chase, 29; Rahkeem Cornwall, 2-42).
AT GUYANA NATIONAL STADIUM: Jaguars lead by 116 runs.
GUYANA JAGUARS 298 (Shiv Chanderpaul, 91; Rajendra Chandrika, 86; Raymon Reifer, 40; Nikita Miller, 4-71; Derval Green, 372) and 26 without loss.
JAMAICA SCORPIONS 208 (John Campbell, 71; Andre McCarthy, 36; Veerasammy Permaul, 5-60; Gudakesh Motie 4-61).
John Campbell ... 71