Permaul bags 6-32 as Hurricanes forced to follow-on
By Sean Devers
A maiden First-Class century from Akeem Saunders who shared in 91-run stand with Shane Burton (53) threatened to force the seventh round CWI Digicel Four-Day Regional Championship day/night game at Providence into a final
day today after Veerasammy Permaul’s 6-32 had enabled Jaguars to enforce the follow-on, 169 runs in arrears.
However, the Hurricanes were dismissed for 268, leaving the Jaguars just 1 run for the victory with a day to spare. The Jaguars reached 4-0 to win the contest by 10-wickets.
Hurricanes resumed the penultimate day on 114-9 in glorious sunshine with Jeremiah Louis and Marvin Matthew at the crease the crease and handful of spectators watched as it took Permaul and Gudakesh Motie 27 minutes to remove the last batsman.
The last pair took advantage of bowling that was too short and flat to add a valuable 35 runs with positive batting before Matthews (16) was caught behind by Anthony Bramble to leave Louis unbeaten on 12 as Permaul finished with 6-32, while Romario Shepherd supported with 2-29.
Hurricanes, needing 269 to avoid an innings defeat, were bowled out for 268 leaving the Jaguars one to win. Kemo Paul (3-33), Veerasammy Permaul (2-77), Gudakesh Motie (2-79) and Romario Shepherd (2-33) bowled well for the hosts.
Tagenarine Chanderpaul hit Devon Thomas for four in the first over as Jaguars won by 10 wickets.
Earlier, batting a second time, the visitors lost both of their Anguillan openers in space of 26 runs.
Chesney Hughes (8) edged a catch to Bramble off Paul before Montcin Hodge (13) was LBW to Shepherd 10 runs later. And when Thomas (2) played a loose drive at Motie and was taken by Leon Johnson at slip at 36-3 and a three day finish was on the cards.
However, Burton and Saunders had other ideas as Permaul and Motie continued to operate with a flat trajectory; allowing the batsmen to score easy runs as the partnership started to build the longer the pair remained at the crease. And by the break the Hurricanes had huffed and puffed its way to 100-3.
Burton edged Permaul for four to reach his fifty before he edged Sherfane Rutherford to Bramble at 127-4 and their partnership would have gone a long way in carrying the game into the final day before a 40-minute delay due to a power outage halted play and an early second break was taken.
Saunders was joined by Jamal Hamilton at the demise of Burton before Hamilton (23) was LBW to Permaul at 203-5.
Saunders from the Federation of St Kitts and Nevis reached his hundred when he took a single off of Motie. Saunders, who faced 173 balls and hit 12 fours and a six, was caught behind as he edged one from Motie at 206-6 before Akeem Cornwall (9) was bowled by Permaul at 226-7.
Ward played some nice shots before was he taken by Bramble after hitting three fours in his 29 to give Paul his second scalp at 252-9. Louis (16) then provided Bramble, the Man-of-the-Match, with his fifth catch to give Paul his third wicket.
Scores: Guayna 417 and Guayna 4/0; Leewards 149 Leewards 268.
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