FOUR-DAY: Debutant Nandu leads Harpy Eagles dominance against Pride on Day Two
SUMMARY: Guyana Harpy Eagles 371 all out from 121.1 overs (Matthew Nandu 126, Kevin Sinclair 43, Veerasammy Permaul 37, Leon Johnson 26, Kemol Savory 25, Shamar Joseph 20; Jair McAllister 3-43, Chaim Holder 3-72, Akeem Jordan 2-54) vs Barbados Pride 105-3 from 39 overs (Shayne Moseley 65, Zachary McCaskie 26; Veerasammy Permaul 1-18, Shamar Joseph 1-20, Kevin Sinclair 1-26)
Nineteen-year-old Matthew Nandu etched his name in the annals of cricket history on Thursday, becoming the first Guyanese to score a hundred on First-Class debut since the turn of the century.
The last Guyanese to score a hundred on First-Class debut was the prolific opener Sudesh Dhaniram in 1987.
Left-handed opener Nandu compiled a marathon knock of 126 to lead Guyana Harpy Eagles to 371 on Day Two against Barbados Pride in the West Indies Four-Day Championship at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua.
His memorable knock put the Harpy Eagles in control by stumps, with the bowlers nipping out three Pride wickets after the defending champions had a solid opening partnership.
The West Indies Under-19 batsman struck 14 fours from the 331 balls he faced, anchoring the Harpy Eagles innings after they batted first.
Handy contributions came from Kevin Sinclair with 43, Veerasammy Permaul 37, Leon Johnson 26, and debutants Kemol Savory 25 and Shamar Joseph 20.
Nandu stitched together important partnerships with the lower, adding 62 with Sinclair, 90 with Permaul and 39 with fellow debutant Joseph.
Bowling for Barbados Pride, Jair McAllister took 3-43, Chaim Holder 3-72 and Akeem Jordan 2-54.
Defending champions Barbados Pride, in reply, closed on 105-3 with opener Shayne Moseley making 65, falling to Joseph just before the close.
Sinclair had earlier removed opener Zachary McCaskie for 26 and Permaul accounted for Jonathon Drakes without scoring. Shamarh Brooks (10*) and Keon Harding (3*) are the not out batsmen with Pride 266 runs behind.
Below are the summarised scores from the other two games
At the Grenada National Stadium: Windward Islands Volcanoes lead Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 325 runs
SUMMARY: Windward Volcanoes 243 all out from 63.1 overs (Tevyn Walcott 87*, Sunil Ambris 55, Alick Athanaze 41, Ryan John 36; Bryan Charles 4-46, Terrance Hinds 4-72) and 397-3 from 108 overs (Kimani Melius 192, Kavem Hodge 80, Alick Athanaze 49*, Sunil Ambris 42*; Bryan Charles 2-92) versus Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 315 all out from 92.1 overs (Amir Jangoo 86, Tion Webster 79, Hinds 52, Darren Bravo 38, Jeremy Solozano 34; Ryan John 5-18, Darius Martin 2-80)
At Coolidge Cricket ground: Jamaica Scorpions trail Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 74 runs
SUMMARY: Leeward Islands Hurricanes 260 all out from 118.3 overs (Jeremiah Louis 78*, Jahmar Hamilton 40, Montcin Hodge 37; Marquino Mindley 3-28, Abhijai Mansingh 3-47) vs Jamaica Scorpions 186-6 from 60 overs (Leroy Lugg 79, Paul Palmer 47, Abhijai Mansingh 34*; Rahkeem Cornwall 3-47, Colin Archibald 2-37)