Johnson, young Chanderpaul steer Jaguars to 245-2
Leon Johnson’s fifth First-Class ton and a superb fifty from Tagenarine Chanderpaul spurred points leaders Guyana Jaguars to 245-2 by stumps on day one of their fourth round Professional Cricket League Four-day game against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force on Thursday.
Playing in the day/night encounter at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Jaguars were sent into the bat after Denesh Ramdin called correctly at the toss and the visitors made full use of the batting conditions.
Red Force struck an early blow with just 33 runs on the board when Chandrapaul Hemraj was dismissed for 22, caught by Amir Jangoo off Roshon Primus. Johnson then joined Chanderpaul and they proceeded to add 174 for the second wicket to bat Jaguars to a position of comfort by stumps.
The left-handed Chanderpaul fell for 84 off 235 balls- his fourth First-Class fifty- but the in-form Vishual Singh joined Johnson and the carried the Jaguars to the close. Johnson is unbeaten on 106 off 220 balls, while Singh is not out on 22.
Johnson will resume today seven runs shy of 5,000 First-Class runs in his 93rd game. Below are the summarised scores from the other two games.
JAMAICA SCORPIONS 315-7 (Paul Palmer 78 not out, Assad Fudadin 58, John Campbell 57, Garth Garvey 23, Steven Taylor 20; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-84) vs LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES.
BARBADOS PRIDE 273-5 (Anthony Alleyne 82, Kevin Stoute 59 not out, Kenroy Williams 55, Shayne Moseley 54; Tyrone Theophile 3-54) vs WINDWARD ISLANDS VOLCANOES.