Harpy Eagles crush Red Force by 143 runs; Bramble suffers nasty blow to face
SUMMARY: Guyana Harpy Eagles 324 all out from 86.3 overs (Kevin Sinclair 69, Leon Johnson 62, Anthony Bramble 62, Keemo Paul 46, Kemol Savory 44; Imran Khan 4-80, Bryan Charles 3-85, Uthman Muhammad 2-31) and 247-6 declared from 83 overs (Kemol Savory 101*, Leon Johnson 74, Matthew Nandu 33; Darren Bravo 2-23, Bryan Charles 2-60) vs Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 160 all out from 52 overs (Jason Mohammed 50; Ronsford Beaton 4-31, Veerasammy Permaul 3-36, Keemo Paul 3-37) and 268 all out from 97.3 overs (Darren Bravo 95, Amir Jangoo 50*; Veerasammy Permaul 3-58, Ronsford Beaton 2-53, Keemo Paul 2-73).
Guyana Harpy Eagles on Saturday afternoon crushed hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by 143 runs at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Tarouba to remain unbeaten in the Regional Four-Day Championship.
Leon Johnson’s men now have two wins and a draw after three rounds of the five-round competition, and with their remaining two games being at home, they are firm favourites to lift the title.
The damper on Guyana’s victory was a nasty blow to the face of wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble from a Ronsford Beaton delivery. The ball burst through the gloves and struck the keeper on the right side of his face.
WATCH: The moment Anthony Bramble hit the ground
The Berbician immediately dropped to the ground after being hit, lying face down for several minutes before walking off the field with the help of medical staff.
Bramble was rushed to the San Fernando General Hospital for emergency medical treatment.
Tevin Imlach subsequently took up duties behind the stumps.
The incident occurred during a fighting last-wicket partnership of 57 between wicketkeeper Amir Jangoo and Justin Manick, which came to an end moments before tea when the latter charged off-spinner Kevin Sinclair and was stumped for 22.
That Red Force got to 268 in pursuit of 412 was largely due to the last two wickets adding 94 runs after Harpy Eagles had restricted them to 174-8 by lunch.
Jangoo and Uthman Mohammad (25) added 37 for the ninth wicket, before the last wicket delayed the inevitable for exactly 15 overs.
While Jangoo ended on 50 not out off 128 balls (5x4s, 1×6), fellow left-hander Darren Bravo missed on out on a 15th First-Class hundred, being dismissed by left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul for 95 off 170 balls (11x4s).
Bowling for Harpy Eagles, Permaul took 3-58 off 32 overs, Beaton 2-53 off 17 and Keemo Paul 2-73 off 18.
Summarised scores of the other two matches:
At Providence: Windward Volcanoes 217 all out from 60.3 overs (Alick Athanaze 81, Justin Greaves 50, Tevyn Walcott 22; Derval Green 5-30, Nicholson Gordon 2-26, Jamie Merchant 2-39) and 298 all out from 78.5 overs (Alick Athanaze 97, Kavem Hodge 82, Larry Edward 23*, Sunil Ambris 23; Patrick Harty 3-62, Marquino Mindley 2-44, Gordon 2-59) vs Jamaica Scorpions 101 from 28.3 overs (Derval Green 33, Jamie Merchant 24; Justin Greaves 6-34, Shermon Lewis 2-29, Ryan John 2-38) and 233 all out from 99.1 overs (Aldane Thomas 55, Abhijai Mansingh 50, Derval Green 48; Shermon Lewis 5-22, Justin Greaves 2-42, Larry Edwards 2-65). Volcanoes won by 181 runs
At Queen’s Park Oval: Barbados Pride 322 all out from 91.5 overs (Shane Dowrich 124*, Chaim Holder 43, Kevin Wickham 41, Zachary McCaskie 26; Rahkeem Cornwall 6-50, Sheeno Berridge 2-39) and 78 all out from 23.2 overs (McCaskie 29, Sheyne Moseley 27; Cornwall 5-19, Devon Thomas 5-22) vs Leeward Islands Hurricanes 154 all out from 42 overs (Jahmar Hamilton 30, Colin Archibald 24, Jeremiah Louis 24; Dominic Drakes 3-38, Holder 2-7, Jair McAlister 2-36) and 247-8 from 49.2 overs (Kieran Powell 104, Jahmar Hamilton 55; Chaim Holder 3-38, Jair McAllister 2-47, Camarie Boyce 2-59). Hurricanes won by two wickets
REMAINING MATCH SCHEDULE
GNS– Guyana National Stadium, Guyana
BLCA- Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad
QPO– Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad
CCG– Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua
ROUND 4: March 22 to 25
Guyana Harpy Eagles vs Jamaica Scorpions at GNS
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force vs Barbados Pride at QPO
Leeward Islands Hurricanes vs Windward Islands Volcanoes at BLCA
ROUND 5: March 29 to April 1
Guyana Harpy Eagles vs Leeward Islands Hurricanes at GNS
Trinidad and Tobago Red Force vs Jamaica Scorpions at BLCA
Barbados Pride vs Windward Islands Volcanoes at QPO
Headley Weekes Tri-Series
All matches to be played at CCG, Antigua
Match 1: April 19 to 22: Team Headley vs West Indies Academy
Match 2: April 26 to 29: Team Weekes vs West Indies Academy
Match 3: May 3 to 6: Team Weekes vs Team Headley