Four-Day practice: Adams and Sinclair impress on another rain-affected day


Spinners Antony Adams and Junior Sinclair made the most of conditions on Tuesday, taking a combined eight wickets to dismiss Kevlon Anderson’s XI for 97 runs on day one of the second Guyana Harpy Eagles practice match at the Meten-Meer-Zorg ground, West Coast Demerara.

Left-arm spinner Adams picked up 4-15 from 11 overs, while off-spinner Sinclair bagged 4-26 from 11 overs, sparking concerns over a lack of application by the batsmen.

Clinton Pestano (1-9) was the other wicket-taker for Kemol Savory’s XI, removing Sachin Singh with the first ball of the match.

Overnight rain and seepage under the covers meant the initial start at 09:30h had to be shifted to 13:30h.

Anderson, fresh off a hundred in the last practice game, again looked rock solid, playing some crisp straight drives in his top score of 29. He was bowled by Adams, trying to cut a delivery that was too close for the shot.

From 50-2 at tea, Anderson’s XI, who batted just 41 overs, tumbled in the afternoon session with Brandon Jaikarran making 22 and Richie Looknauth an unbeaten 13.

Weather permitting, the match will resume at 09:00h on Wednesday.

The Harpy Eagles squad, which is expected to be named by January 26, will be boosted by the return of opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul and all-rounder Kevin Sinclair from the ongoing West Indies Test series in Australia.

However, other key players are expected to be absent for at least the first two rounds, opening up spots for fringe players.

The defending champions open their campaign against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Conaree Cricket Center in St. Kitts and Nevis on February 7.

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