FOUR-DAY: Chanderpaul (140*), Motie (110) lead Harpy Eagles’ dominance against Pride


A majestic maiden First-Class hundred from Gudakesh Motie and a marathon unbeaten century from Tagenarine Chanderpaul put Guyana Harpy Eagles in a commanding position against Barbados Pride on day two of their third round clash in the Regional Four-Day Championship on Thursday at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Resuming on 219-4, Guyana Harpy Eagles declared in the final session on 490-7, and by the close Barbados Pride were 48-2, still trailing by 442 runs with their premier batsman, skipper Kraigg Brathwaite, back in the hut.

Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul and seamer Keemo Paul are the wicket-takers for Harpy Eagles.

Harpy Eagles’ dominant batting effort was led by opener Chanderpaul, who batted through the innings for a career-best 140. The left-hander was dogged in his approach, facing 434 balls to blunt the Pride’s bowling.

It was Chanderpaul’s third First-Class hundred in his 47th match.

While Chanderpaul played the anchor role, Motie, more known for his left-arm spin, tore into the Bajans, racing to a maiden First-Class hundred.

The Albion left-hander struck 12 fours and four sixes in a shot-filled 110 off 118 balls, and dominated a seventh wicket stand of 143 with Chanderpaul.

Apart from Tevin Imlach’s 53 on the opening day, the Harpy Eagles also got solid contributions from Anthony Bramble, who retired hurt on 38, Leon Johnson 37, Veerasammy Permaul 34 and Nial Smith 28*.

Bowling for Barbados Pride, Akeem Jordan picked up 3-108 and Raymon Reifer 2-37.

Below are summarised scores from the other games

At Diego Martin Sports Complex: Leeward Islands Hurricanes 357 all out (Kieran Powell 139, Amir Jangoo 58, Jeremiah Louis 42*; Jayden Seales 5-49) and 23-0 vs Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 140 all out (Joshua DaSilva 65; Colin Archibald 4-27, Jeremiah Louis 4-32). Trinidad and Tobago Red Force led by 240 runs.

At Brian Lara Cricket Academy: Windward Islands Volcanoes 137 all out (Keron Cottoy 50; Marquindo Mindley 5-20, Nicholson Gordon 4-43) and 101-3 (Devon Smith 34. Kaveem Hodge 30*; Derval Green 2-35) vs Jamaica Scorpions 346 all out (Brandon King 119*, Jamie Merchant 58, John Campbell 48; Preston McSween 4-96, Josh Thomas 3-56). Jamaican Scorpions lead by 108 runs.

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