Barnwell’s XI 273-7 against Singh’s XI
Guyana Jaguars’ quest to cop the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Professional Cricket League Four-day title for the third year in a row continued on Monday with the start of a four-day warm-up game featuring players who would be considered to represent the franchise in the upcoming regional tournament.
At stumps on day one at the Everest Cricket Club ground, Camp Road, Christopher Barnwell’s XI closed on 273-7 after 86 overs against Vishaul Singh’s XI.
Half-centuries from the in-form Chandrapaul Hemraj and opener Robin Bacchus, as well as a responsible knock from skipper Barnwell formed the foundation of Barnwell’s XI first day total.
The left-handed Hemraj, who scored a double-hundred in the recently concluded Jaguars Franchise League Four-day competition, continued his fine form with an attractive 65, which included five fours and four sixes.
Bacchus, another left-hander, stroked 51, an innings that was decorated with six fours. Barnwell played an uncharacteristically cautious knock, ending the day on 40 not out, an innings that included just a solitary boundary.
The right-handed Barnwell seemed determined to spend time at the crease, playing every ball on its merit and rotating the strike whenever the opportunity arose. Seon Hetmyer is not out on 12.
The other batsmen to be dismissed were Kandasammy Surujnarine (8), Kevon Boodie (0), Tevin Imlach (25), Bhaskar Yadram (33) and Jonathon Foo (15).
Bowling for Singh’s XI, left-arm spinner Anthony Adams has so far picked up 3-90 off 26 overs, while left-arm seamer Raymond Reifer has bagged 2-25 from 13 overs.
Photo caption: Chandrapaul Hemraj (left) and Robin Bacchus