SUPER50: Hemraj ton upstages Hodge heroics

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Chandrapaul Hemraj’s second List A hundred and a solid supporting effort were good enough to spur Guyana Jaguars to a 22-run win over Windward Islands Volcanoes, despite a fighting effort from Kaveem Hodge and Alick Athanaze.

In the Group B Super50 contest at the Queen’s Park Oval on Tuesday, Jaguars posted 294-9 off the allotted 50 and then restricted Volcanoes to 272-8.

Jaguars total was built on a record 171-run opening partnership between Hemraj and Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who made 64 off 100 balls. But Hemraj (100) and Leon Johnson (0) followed with the score still on 171, before Christopher Barnwell and Raymon Reifer added some impetus to the innings, making 38 off 27 and 52 off 32 respectively.

In reply, Volcanoes seemed on course for victory when skipper Hodge and Athanaze combined to add 146 for the third wicket. However, after Athanaze was dismissed for 63, Jaguars pulled things back, despite Hodge going on to make 123.

Reifer, Ronsford Beaton and Gudakesh Motie had two wickets each. Also recording wins on Tuesday were USA and Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

Below are the summarised scores.

At Queen’s Park Oval: Guyana Jaguars 294-9 from 50 overs (Chandrapaul Hemraj 100, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 64, Raymon Reifer 52, Christopher Barnwell 38, Ryan John 4-56, Larry Edwards 2-32) v Windward Islands Volcanoes 272-8 from 50 overs (Kaveem Hodge 123, Alick Athanaze 63, Raymon Reifer 2-62, Ronsford Beaton 2-39, Gudakesh Motie 2-47).

At Brian Lara Cricket Academy: USA 216-9 from 50 overs (Timil Patel 35, Cameron Stevenson 33*, Yannick Cariah 2-35, Camarie Boyce 2-40) v West Indies Emerging Players 172 from 44.2 overs (Kevin Sinclair 44, Joshua Da Silva 31, Dominic Drakes 28*, Noshthush Kenjige 3-34, Elmore Hutchinson 2-28, Cameron Stevenson 2-27, Steven Taylor 2-39).

At Conaree Sports Club: CCC Marooners 190-9 from 50 overs (Paul Palmer 50, Jonathon Drakes 29, Jervin Benjamin 28, Jalarnie Seales 28, Quinton Boatswain 2-18, Terance Ward 2-35, Jason Campbell 2-38, Kieran Powell 2-22) v Leeward Islands Hurricances 191-4 from 41 overs (Devon Thomas 78*, Jahmar Hamilton 77*, Carlos Brathwaite 2-34, Akeem Jordan 2-42).

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