A heavy shower at Providence forced the players off the field after 30 minutes of play on the
second day of the third round WICB Regional Four-Day First-Class Cricket between Guyana Jaguars and Barbados Pride yesterday before another shower at 32 minutes before Lunch resulted in play for the rest of the day being called off.
Not even one of the fastest drying outfields in International cricket could prevent play from being called off at Tea, as rain hammered the East Bank of Demerara for most of the day.
Barbados Pride, who resumed on four without loss reached 33-2 in reply to the Jaguars’ 260 and are still 228 runs away from first innings points with eight wickets in hand. Jaguars collected two batting points while Pride got three bowling points.
After wicket-keeper Anthony Bramble’s 73 and 47 from teenager Shemron Hetmyer had lifted the home team a challenging total on the opening day, Kyle Corbin and Skipper Carlos Braithwaite survived two overs yesterday in bright sunshine.
However, yesterday was a different day in terms of the weather and when play resumed in overcast conditions Kyle Corbin (6) was caught at gully by Trevon Griffith off fast bowler Ronsford Beaton with eight runs on the board.
However, although the catch looked ‘clean’ to the few people in the ground and everyone in the Radio Commentary booth, Umpire Nandkumar Shivsankar surprisingly went over to Jamaican Umpire Patrick Gustard before giving Corbin out.
Braithwaite drove Beaton handsomely past mid-off for four as the skies got darker with rain threatening. Rain halted play shortly after and resumed after a 50-minute delay.
Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was belated introduced into the attack after Beaton and left-arm seamer Raymond Reifer shared the new ball yesterday morning.
Permaul, the leading wicket taker in the tournament, induced Braithwaite (18) to sky one to Reifer at cover in Permaul’s first over of the day with the score on 33-2 to take his tally to 17 wickets.
Shai Hope on eight and Jonathon Carter, yet to score, were together when rain sent the players scurrying off the field for the final time. Action on the penultimate day, today, is scheduled to commence at 09:00hrs and NCN Radio will again bring live ball-by-ball commentary on the game. (Sean Devers)
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