All-round Shepherd leads Johnson’s XI to victory over Hetmyer’s XI

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Romario Shepherd, who recently recovered from testing positive for the coronavirus, turned in a brilliant all-round effort to lead Leon Johnson’s XI to a two-wicket victory over Shimron Hetmyer’s XI in the Guyana Jaguars first practice game on Monday at the LBI ground.

The Jaguars are preparing to compete in the Regional Super50, set for February 7-27 in Antigua.

Shepherd first took 4-24 off 5.3 overs as Hetmyer’s XI made 152 all out in 33.3 of the 35 overs; rain intervened after 23.3 overs and forced reduction.

Faced with a target of 143 under the Duckworth/Lewis/Stern method, Johnson’s XI got home at 145-8 in 30 overs with Jonathon Foo making 35, Tevin Imlach 28, Trevon Griffith 19 and Shepherd 15.

Below are the summarised scores.

At the LBI ground: Shimron Hetmyer’s XI 152 all out in 33.3 overs (Akshaya Persaud 51*, Ricardo Adams 47, Vishaul Singh 15, Romario Shepherd 4-24, Nial Smith 3-22, Ramaal Lewis 1-22 Gudakesh Motie 1-26) vs Leon Johnson’s XI 145-8 in 30 overs (Jonathon Foo 35, Tevin Imlach 28, Trevon Griffith 19, Romario Shepherd 15, Steven Sankar 4-39, Antony Adams 2-12, Kevin Sinclair 2-20)

The two sides will meet again in practice games on Wednesday (January 20) and Friday (January 22) at the same venue.

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