Permaul (4-81), Hope (119) excel as Harpy Eagles take control against Pride
After a gripping day of cricket, Guyana Harpy Eagles are firmly in control of their Regional Four-Day third round clash against Barbados Pride at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad.
With just one day remaining, Barbados Pride, forced to follow-on, are 44-0, still trailing by 180 runs.
Scores in the match so far: Guyana Harpy Eagles 490-7 declared; Barbados Pride 266 and 44-0.
An intense day of regional battle was highlighted by a fighting ninth First-Class ton by the classy Shai Hope and a four-wicket haul by the ever-consistent Veerasammy Permaul.
Resuming the third day on 48-2, Barbados Pride were dismissed for 266, and the Harpy Eagles immediately enforced the follow-on with the hope of churning out an innings win.
Hope was the glue of Pride’s batting, being the last man dismissed for a splendid 119 (200 balls; 13x4s, 2x6s). The elegant right-hander shared half-century partnerships with Raymon Reifer and Shane Dowrich after Pride were reduced to 75-4 in the morning session.
Hope and Reifer, who made 29, added 89 for the fifth wicket, while Hope and Dowrich, who scored 44, put together 64 for the seventh wicket.
Permaul finished with 4-81 off 22.4 overs, while fellow left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie picked up 2-37 and seamer Keemo Paul 2-43.
Debutant Demetri Cameron finished with 1-36, his maiden First-Class wicket being the experienced Jonathon Carter.
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 241-7 declared (Devon Thomas 84, Kieran Powell 83; Yannic Cariah 3-33) vs Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 140 all out (Joshua DaSilva 65; Colin Archibald 4-27, Jeremiah Louis 4-32) and 143-6 (Yannic Cariah 36*, Jason Mohammed 36; Jeremiah Louis 3-26). Trinidad and Tobago Red Force need a further 316 for victory.
At Brian Lara Cricket Academy: Windward Islands Volcanoes 137 all out (Keron Cottoy 50; Marquindo Mindley 5-20, Nicholson Gordon 4-43) and 195 all out (Kaveem Hodge 63, Devon Smith 34; Derval Green 5-46, Jamie Merchant 5-72) vs Jamaica Scorpions 346 all out (Brandon King 119*, Jamie Merchant 58, John Campbell 48; Preston McSween 4-96, Josh Thomas 3-56). Jamaica Scorpions win by an innings and 14 runs.