4-day champs Guyana Jaguars crushed by 10 wickets with day to spare
Reigning champions Guyana Jaguars endured a 10-wicket humbling at the hands of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Sunday, ending their campaign in the 2016/2017 Professional Cricket League Four-day championship with a humiliating loss.
Hurricanes blew away the Jaguars with a day to spare, but even that could not deny Leon Johnson’s men championship honours as they came into the match way ahead of all the teams on the points table.
Final scores in the match: Guyana Jaguars 187 and 143; Leeward Islands Hurricanes 306 and 25-0.
Starting the day on 255-7, Hurricances carried on to 306 with Raymon Reifer adding two more wickets to his overnight tally, finishing with 6-75. Faced with a deficit of 119, Jaguars batsmen crumbled for the second time in the match with only Chanderpaul Hemraj (29), Keemo Paul (26), Anthony Bramble (23) and Veerasammy Permaul (20) showing fight.
Pacer Gavin Tonge bagged 3-33, off-spinner Rakheem Cornwall 3-68 and Jeremiah Louis (2-16). Hurricanes openers Montcin Hodge and Chesney Hodge then coasted to the victory target to put a blunder on an otherwise successful campaign by the Jaguars.
For his match-figures of 9-136, Cornwall was named Man-of-the-Match after ending with match figures of 9-136.
GUYANA JAGUARS 1st innings 187
LEEWARD ISLANDS Hurricanes 1st innings (o/n 255-7)
M Hodge c Johnson b Reifer 70
C Hughes c wk Bramble b Pestano 40
K Carty c wk Bramble b Reifer 10
A Saunders c Paul b Reifer 4
J Hamilton c wk Bramble b Reifer 37
R Cornwall b Jacobs 0
S Peters c Sub (Motie) b Jacobs 5
J Taylor c wk Bramble b Reifer 72
J Louis lbw b Refier 32
G Tonge not out 17
E Berridge lbw b Permaul 0
Extras: (w-6, nb-5, lb-8) 19
Total: (all out; 127.2 overs) 306
Fall of wickets: 1-79, 2-115, 3-125, 4-126, 5-129, 6-140, 7-211, 8-279, 9-305, 10-306
Bowling: Refier 30-8-75-6, Pestano 24-6-70-1, Jacobs 18-2-52-2, Paul 15-3-53-0, Adams 12-6-13-0, Permaul 28.2-15-36-1
GUYANA JAGUARS 2nd innings
A Fudadin c wk Hamilton b Tonge 1
B Yadram c Cornwall b Berridge 13
C Hemraj b Louis 29
L Johnson c Saunders b Tonge 9
R Reifer run out (Taylor) 2
A Bramble c&b Tonge 23
K Paul c Berridge b Cornwall 26
S Jacobs c Hodge b Cornwall 0
V Permaul lbw b Cornwall 20
C Pestano c wk Hamilton b Louis 5
A Adams not out 0
Extras: (nb-1, b-5, lb-9) 15
Total: (all out; 53.3 overs) 143
Fall of wickets: 1-5, 2-30, 3-53, 4-64, 5-76, 6-96, 7-103, 8-138, 9-143, 10-143
Bowling: Tonge 16-6-33-3, Louis 11.3-3-16-2, Cornwall 23-4-68-3, 3-0-12-1
LEEWARD ISLANDS Hurricanes 2nd innings
M Hodge not out 6
C Hughes not out 13
Extras: (lb-1, b-4) 5
Total: (no wickets; 9.1 overs) 25
Bowling: Reifer 3-0-9-0, Adams 3-1-3-0, Johnson 2-0-5-0, Yadram 1.1-0-3-0