Rutherford stars on 14-wicket first day
In just his third First-Class game, Sherfane Rutherford claimed 6-32 to help clean up Windward Islands Volcanoes on day one of second round action in the Professional Cricket League Four-day championship.
Playing in St. Lucia, Volcanoes stumbled to 151 in 50.4 overs. By the close, Guyana Jaguars reached 117-4, just 34 runs adrift from first innings advantage.
Rutherford’s maiden five-wicket haul at this level ensured the Volcanoes did not post a huge total. His 10.5 overs provided a real dent into the hosts batting, which was indebted to Kaveem Hodge’s 48 and 24 apiece from Kirk Edwards and Gian Benjamin.
Keemo Paul had 2-28, while there was one apiece for Romario Shepherd and Veerasammy Permaul. In reply, Guyana Jaguars lost openers Rajendra Chandrika (0) and Tagenarine Chanderpaul (1) and skipper Leon Johnson (7) cheaply and were reduced to 22-3.
Chandrapaul Hemraj and West Indies Test batsman Vishaul Singh then repaired the innings with a fourth wicket partnership of 88, before Hemraj went for 50 (69 balls; 5x4s, 1×6).
Singh closed the day on 34 not out, while Anthony Bramble is accompanying him on 13.