PCL: Reifer the standout as Jaguars beat Pride

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All-rounder Raymon Reifer produced with bat and ball to lead Guyana Jaguars to a seven-wicket win over Barbados Pride in ninth round action of Cricket West Indies’ Professional Cricket League Regional Four-day competition at the National Stadium, Providence, on Saturday afternoon.

It was the defending champions’ sixth win of the season, and it was achieved with a day to spare. Final scores in the match: Barbados Pride 76 and 238; Guyana Jaguars 201 and 118-3.

After the visitors were dismissed for 238 early on day three, Jaguars were set a target of 114. They duly knocked off the runs in 29 overs with opener Chandrapaul Hemraj hitting 51 off 63 balls.

Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Vishaul Singh made eight each, but skipper Leon Johnson (20*) and Christopher Barnwell (23*) stuck together until victory was achieved.

Reifer, who took 5-20 in the first innings and also made a crucial 52 not out, bagged 4-22 second time around, while left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul snapped up 4-62.

Several Pride batsmen got starts in the second innings after their horrendous collapse on the opening day of the contest. Shayne Moseley topscored with 64, Jonathan Carter made 47, Shamarh Brooks 44 and Tevyn Walcott 33.

Points leaders Jaguars would face Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in their final match of the season, starting March 7 at Providence. The day/night contest will start at 14:00h daily.

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