FOUR-DAY: Harpy Eagles lead by 178 after spinners’ day at Coolidge

SUMMARY: Guyana Harpy Eagles 175 all out from 54.4 overs (Ronaldo Alimohamed 30*, Matthew Nandu 28, Tevin Imlach 24, Kevin Sinclair 24, Joshua James 4-43, Johann Layne 2-27, Joshua Bishop 2-31, Ashmead Nedd 1-22) and 165-5 from 65 overs (Kevlon Anderson 49, Tevin Imlach 29, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 22, Kemol Savory 20*, Kevin Sinclair 16*; Ashmead Nedd 4-27) vs West Indies Academy 162 all out from 49 overs (Rashawn Worrell 58, Joshua Bishop 51; Kevin Sinclair 4-45, Veerasammy Permaul 3-15, Gudakesh Motie 3-31)


Guyana Harpy Eagles ended Day Two of their third round match of the West Indies Four-Day Championship against the West Indies Academy with a lead of 178, with five wickets in hand.

On a day where 10 of the 11 wickets fell to spin, the Harpy Eagles had to battle hard after gaining a slim first innings lead of 13 in what is turning out to be a low-scoring game.

West Indies Academy started the day 96-4 in response to Harpy Eagles’ 175 and were bowled out for 162. Batting a second time, defending champions Harpy Eagles closed on 165-5.

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Off-spinner Kevin Sinclair, who picked up all four of West Indies Academy wickets on Wednesday, ended with 4-45, and left-arm spinners Veerasammy Permaul and Gudakesh Motie accounted for the rest on Thursday, claiming 3-15 and 3-31 respectively.

Opener Rashawn Worrell with 58 and Joshua Bishop with 51 led the scoring for West Indies Academy.

Another Guyanese left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd then starred with the ball for West Indies Academy, claiming 4-27 off 26 overs, 13 of which were maidens, when Harpy Eagles batted a second time.

Vice-captain Kevlon Anderson narrowly missed out on a fifty, falling for 49, skipper Tevin Imlach made 29, opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul 22, while Kemol Savory is not out 20 and Kevin Sinclair on 16.

Opener Matthew Nandu made 19, while Raymond Perez scored eight.

Guyana Harpy Eagles are looking for their first win this season, after drawing with Trinidad and Tobago Red Force and suffering a 273-run loss to Leeward Islands Hurricanes.

Below are the summarised scores from the other games

At Warner Park, St. Kitts: Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 137 all out from 60.2 overs (Jyd Goolie 30, Joshua Dasilva 23, Terrance Hinds 21; Colin Archibald 3-28, Jeremiah Louis 3-38, Rahkeem Cornwall 2-5, Daniel Doram 2-32) and 48-0 from 18 overs (Vikash Mohan 25*, C. Cooper 21) trail Leeward Islands Hurricanes 318 from 98.2 overs (Jewel Andrew 87, Kieran Powell 65, Jeremiah Louis 41, Mikyle Louis 32; Anderson Phillip 4-62, Bryan Charles 3-81) by 133 runs

At Sabina Park, Jamaica: Jamaica Scorpions 269 all out from 78.4 overs (Romaine Morrison 97*, Kirk McKenzie 40, Carlos Brown 40; Jomel Warrican 5-62, Jair McAllister 3-69) trail Barbados Pride 313-6 from 95.3 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 129*, Kevin Wickham 63; Derval Green 2-37) by 45 runs

At Chedwin Park, Jamaica: Combined Campuses and Colleges 204 all out from 71.3 overs (Demario Richards 46, Damel Evelyn 43, Jonathan Carter 31; Darel Cyrus 6-72; Gilon Tyson 3-32) v trail Windward Islands Volcanoes 358-8 from 99 overs (Kavem Hodge 130*, Sunil Ambris 120*; R. Greaves 5-142) by 154 runs

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