Hetmyer, Imlach and Adams excel on day three at Albion
West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer, wicketkeeper/batsman Tevin Imlach and the experienced left-arm spinner Antony Adams excelled on day three of the Guyana Harpy Eagles Best v Best Four-Day game at the Albion ground on Friday.
Scores in the match so far: Leon Johnson’s XI 254 and 8-0; Keemo Paul’s XI 357.
Johnson’s XI closed the day 95 runs adrift of the first innings lead.
Resuming on 154-2 in response to Johnson’s XI first innings score, Paul’s XI put on a solid batting effort on the penultimate day, led by Hetmyer and Imlach, who both scored centuries in a double-century third wicket partnership.
Hetmyer, whose fitness has come under the radar in recent times, resumed the day on 69 and converted that start to a free-flowing and magnificent 149.
The left-hander faced 256 balls and counted seven fours and six in an innings that spanned exactly 300 minutes.
Imlach, who was more on the sedate and dogged side, played the perfect support role to his successful West Indies Under-19 World Cup-winning teammate, compiling a solid 106.
Bowling for Johnson’s XI, Adams took 5-60 and off-spinner Kevin Sinclair 2-91.
At stumps, openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Raymond Perez were the not out batsmen for Johnson’s XI, both on four.