Jaguars in big trouble against Hurricanes

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After spending 160.5 overs in the field chasing leather, Guyana Jaguars batsmen had a steady procession to and from the pavillion as Leeward Islands Hurricanes took full control in St. Kitts on Friday.

Playing on day two of their third round Professional Cricket League Four-day clash at Warner Park, Jaguars tumbled to 53-6 in 16.3 overs of chaos in response to what now seems like an insurmountable 412-9 declared.

Jaguars will start day three 359 runs adrift of first innings points with four wickets in hand. Veerasammy Permaul is the not out batsman yet to score after Anthony Bramble went for a duck at which point the bails were lifted.

Jaguars’ innings started horribly wrong with Jeremiah Louis removing Tagenarine Chanderpaul (3) and skipper Leon Johnson (2) in consecutive overs to reduce the reigning champions to 8-2.

It soon became 39-3 when Chandrapaul Hemraj was dismissed for 23, before Vishaul Singh followed for 17 at 39-4. Eight runs later, Shivnarine Chanderpaul went for five, before Bramble’s demise ended the torment for the Jaguars, at least for the day.

Loius has so far picked up 2-18, while Rakheem Cornwall, Stanny Simon and Terance Ward have one each.  

Earlier, Hurricanes resuming on 181-1 off 90 overs, were far more free-scoring on day two, taking the total beyond 400 before declaring. 

Montcin Hodge made 91, Keacy Carty 82, Jahmar Hamilton 56 and Ward 52. Bowling for Jaguars, Sherfane Rutherford took 3-92 off 26 overs, Romario Shepherd 2-64 off 26 and Veerasammy Permaul 2-104 off 46.5 overs.

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