Vishaul Singh struck a fine half century while Clinton Pestano picked up two wickets to put Guyana Jaguars in a comfortable position against the Windward Islands Volcanoes at the close of play on the first day of the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day Franchise League which commenced yesterday.
Host Windward Islands Volcanoes inserted Guyana Jaguars at the Darren Sammy Stadium and Delorn Johnson provided them with the breakthrough by uprooting the stumps of Tagenarine Chanderpaul (02) before Leon Johnson was run out for eight, leaving the score at 23-2.
Trevon Griffith struck two fours before he was removed by Ray Jordan for 19 while Tevin Imlach was caught and bowled by Shane Shillingford for 8 which included a six as Guyana Jaguars slipped to 56-4.
Vishaul Singh and Christopher Barnwell added 31 for the fifth-wicket, but Johnson ended their brief resistance when he removed Barnwell after the batsman had struck three fours in scoring 18.
Anthony Bramble followed soon after for four; however Singh timed the ball well and reached the boundary six times as he put on 95 for the seven-wicket with Romario Shepherd to steady the innings fairly. Singh eventually fell to Shillingford for 74 after facing 150 balls.
Shepherd slammed three fours and a six in scoring 47 off 89 balls while Keon Joseph (03) and Clinton Pestano (02) fell cheaply. Veerasammy Permaul remained not out on 23 as the Guyana Jaguars were bowled out for 223 in 69.1 overs. Shillingford claimed 4-61 while Johnson had 2-24.
Tyrone Theophile and Taryck Gabriel added 28 for the opening stand before Pestano picked up two quick wickets to reduce Windward Islands Volcanoes to 29-2 in reply. Pestano first bowled Theophile for 18 and then trapped Kirk Edwards lbw for 7 before Gabriel (03*) and Kavem Hodge (00*) saw them to the close on 32-2 in 18 overs. Pestano has so far taken 2-4.
Meanwhile, at the Three Ws Oval, Leeward Islands Hurricanes batted first and posted 252 all out in 72. 2 Overs. Keacy Carty struck 10 fours and one six in scoring the competition’s first century (113) which came off 198 balls while Terance Warde was the next best with 19. Hayden Walsh Jr bagged 5-75 while Miguel Cummins and Keon Harding had two each. Barbados Pride are 12 without loss in 10 overs in reply.
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