Harpy Eagles reach 181-5 on day two after Volcanoes make 339
SUMMARY: Windward Islands Volcanoes 339 all out from 106.2 overs (Preston McSween 86, Alick Athanaze 68, Devon Smith 52, Keron Cottoy 34, Sherman Lewis 33*; Gudakesh Motie 4-62, Keemo Paul 3-84, Veerasammy Permaul 3-88) v Guyana Harpy Eagles 181-5 from 49 overs (Vishaul Singh 40*, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 30, Leon Johnson 28, Anthony Bramble 26, Shimron Hetmyer 24; Sherman Lewis 3-47, Preston McSween 2-44)
Guyana Harpy Eagles closed day two of their opening round match in the Cricket West Indies Regional Four-Day Championship against Windward Islands Volcanoes on 181-5 at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on Thursday.
The Leon Johnson-led Eagles trail by 158 runs after Volcanoes recovered from 215-9 to make 339.
Preston McSween struck early for Volcanoes, removing opener Chandrapaul Hemraj for five at 10-1, before Tagenarine Chanderpaul and Shimron Hetmyer put together 48 for the second wicket.
Hetmyer was dismissed by Sherman Lewis for 24 at 58-2, and five runs later, Lewis struck again, removing Chanderpaul for 30.
Veteran pair Johnson and Vishaul Singh added 32 for the fourth wicket, but Johnson was bowled by McSween for 28 to make 95-4.
Singh and wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble revived the innings with a 46-run partnership, but Lewis would strike again, trapping Bramble leg before for 26.
Singh and Keemo Paul then batted Eagles to safety with an unbroken 40-run stand for the sixth wicket. Singh is not out on 40 and Paul is unbeaten on 20.
Lewis has so far taken 3-47 and McSween 2-44.
Earlier, it was the overnight pair McSween and Lewis who further defied Eagles after Volcanoes resumed on 277-9.
The last-wicket pair extended their partnership to a record-breaking 124 runs. It was ended when left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie had McSween caught behind for a topscore of 86 (103 balls; 9x4s, 2x6s).
Lewis was left not out on 31 (111 balls; 3x4s). Alick Athanaze made 68 and Devon Thomas 52 on the opening day.
Bowling for Eagles, Motie took 4-62, Paul 3-84 and Veerasammy Permaul 3-88.
Below are the summaries of the other two games
In Bridgetown: Leeward Islands Hurricanes 172-9 declared (Devon Thomas 58, Kieran Powell 43, Jahmar Hamilton 29; Keon Harding 4-42, Jonathon Carter 2-9) vs Barbados Pride 324 all out from 113.2 overs (Shamar Springer 91, Shane Dowrich 86; Rakheem Cornwall 4-99, Colin Archibald 3-47)
In Tarouba: Jamaica Scorpions 141 all out in 51.4 overs (Jermaine Blackwood 44, John Campbell 25, Paul Palmer 24; Bryan Charles 6-48, Jayden Seales 2-17) vs Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 234-6 from 98 overs (Yannic Cariah 72, Isaiah Rajah 58*; Nicholson Gordon 3-51)