Roach bowls Pride to 236-run win over Jaguars

SUMMARY: Barbados Pride 174 (Kraigg Brathwaite 48, Jonathan Carter 27, Shane Dowrich 25; Keemo Paul 3-61; Romario Shepherd 2-15, Raymon Reifer 2-19) and 210 (Brathwaite 84*, Carter 43, Jason Holder 22; Paul 4-52, Christopher Barnwell 2-26, Sinclair 2-28) defeat Guyana Jaguars 55 (Shimron Hetmyer 14, Romario Shepherd 12, Kemar Roach 5-20, Jason Holder 4-24) and 94 (Keemo Paul 36, Anthony Bramble 22, Kemar Roach 4-40, Jonathon Carter 3-13) by 236 runs.

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A nation already stressed with the deepening political crisis and the coronavirus threat was drowned into more misfortune as the senior national cricket team was dealt a 236-run whipping by Barbados Pride on Saturday.

Competing in the eighth round of the West Indies Four-Day Championship, Guyana Jaguars, the five-time defending champion, were dismissed below 100 in both innings, running into a rampaging Kemar Roach on both occasions.

The Jaguars managed to bat just 52.1 overs in the day/night, pink ball match. Final scores: Barbados Pride 174 and 210; Guyana Jaguars 55 and 94.

Starting day three needing 330 for an outright win, Jaguars folded in their second turn at the crease, slipping to 33-6, before Keemo Paul (36) and Anthony Bramble (22) delayed the inevitable with a 51-run partnership. Once they were dismissed, the innings quickly ended.

Roach finished with 4-40 for match-figures of 9-60, while Jonathon Carter had 3-13, Chemar Holder 2-29 and Jason Holder 1-10.

The victory has further enhanced Pride’s chance of claiming the title, as they have now increased the gap on Jaguars on the points table.

According to Cricket West Indies, the final two rounds of the Championship are now on hold, owing to the coronavirus threat.

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