INSPIRED by an impressive spell of bowling from left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul, the Guyana Jaguars scored their second win when they suppressed and defeated the Windward Islands Volcanoes by 92runs in their second round West Indies Cricket Board/Professional Cricket League Regional 4-day contest at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence yesterday.
Scores Guyana Jaguars 291 & 175 for 6 decl’d; Windward Islands Volcanoes 184 & 190.
Starting the day on 133 for 5, a lead of 240 with Shivnarine Chanderpaul on 31 and Raymon Reifer 4, the Jaguars, who commenced the round in pole position with 17 points, following their first round win over the Leeward Islands, raced to 175 for the loss of Chanderpaul’s wicket within the first hour.
They made the declaration shortly after, with Reifer unbeaten on 29 and Anthony Bramble 3, giving the Volcanoes who had Mervin Matthews (3 for 43) and Alston Bobb (2 for 30) as their main wicket takers, a target of 283 to record a come from behind victory, with their bowlers having 90 minutes in the first session and the two remaining sessions in the day to stop the Volcanoes from erupting.
The Jaguars started their attack with Narsingh Deonarine and Ronsford Beaton, but the Volcanoes openers in Devon Smith and Tyrone Theophile wasted little time in going after the bowling, hitting Deonarine for three fours in the third over, which pushed the score to 19 without loss.
Christopher Barnwell replaced Beaton and struck with his final delivery of his first over, sending back Theophile (09) via the lbw route. They went to lunch on 69 for 1, with Smith on 43 and Andre Fletcher 15.
After lunch, Fletcher got two fours off Devendra Bishoo, while Smith posted his half century with his ninth four, struck through extra cover off Permaul, having faced 78 balls and batting for 100 minutes, as the Volcanoes moved to 94 for 1 I the face of some tight bowling from Permaul.
The Jaguars had the opportunity to remove Fletcher when he was on 27, but Beaton grassed the skier at long off, when the right handed batsman was looking to hit Bishoo over that area at 96 for 1, before Bramble held one at the wicket to account for Smith, whose 55 was scored off 105 balls, with nine fours off Permaul.
The Jaguars removed Fletcher for 38 (6×4), courtesy of a Trevon Griffith catch at extra cover off Permaul, before Sunil Ambris struck Deonarine for four and six over long on, pushing the score to 133 for 3, while at tea the Volcanoes were 143 for 3 with Ambris on 32 and his elder brother Romel Currency 4.
After tea, the Albion combination of Permaul and Bramble accounted for both Ambris (39) and his skipper Liam Sebastien (00), followed quickly by the scalps of Lyndon James, Currency (10) and Matthews (00) in that order, all to Permaul who left the opposition on 168 for 8.
Bobb did his best with free boundaries through midwicket off Deonarine, pushing the score to 185 for 8 before he lost Kenroy Peters (03), but with Nelon Pascal showing resistance to the pace/spin combination of Permaul, Bishoo and Beaton in that order, the Volcanoes forced the Jaguars to take the second new ball.
They did so and it paid dividends, as Permaul sealed the win with his eighth victim, when Bobb was lbw for 24 at 16:21hrs, handing the left handed orthodox spinner his best bowling figures per match, surpassing the 10 for 110 he had previously taken as he ended with 11 for 76.
Meanwhile, Deonarine who topscored with 139 in the Jaguars’s first innings total of 291 and returned with the ball to claim 5 for 24, followed by his 39 in his team’s second innings, was for the second successive match named Man-of-the-Match.
Guyana Jaguars 1st innings 291
Windward Islands Volcanoes 1st innings 184
Guyana Jaguars 2nd innings (O/night 133 for 5)
R. Chandrika b Matthews 09
A. Fudadin lbw b Matthews 19
L. Johnson c Ambris b Bobb 25
N. Deonarine c Smith b Bobb 34
S. Chanderpaul run out (Smith/James) 44
C. Barnwell b Matthews 06
R. Reifer not out 29
A. Bramble not out 03
Extras (nb-23b-2, lb-1)05
Total: (for 6 wickets decl’d off 57 overs) 175
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Chandrika, 4.0), 2-40 (Fudadin, 13.2), 3-77 (Johnson, 25.2), 4-110 (Deonarine 35.3), 5-125 (Barnwell, 40.3), 6-168 (Chanderpaul, 55.1)
Did not bat: V. Permaul, D. Bishoo , R. Beaton
Bowling: Pascal 12-0-44-0 (nb-3), Matthews 18-3-43-3, Bobb 10-0-30-2, Sebastien 10-1-36-0, Peters 5-1-13-0, Theophile 2-0-3-0
Windward Islands Volcanoes 2nd innings
D. Smith c wkpr Bramble b Permaul 55
T. Theophile lbw b Barnwell 09
A. Fletcher c (sub T. Griffith) Permaul 38
S. Ambris c wkpr Bramble b Permaul 39
R. Currency lbw b Permaul 10
L. Sebastien c wkpr Bramble b Permaul 00
L. James c Reifer b Permaul 04
A. Bobb lbw b Permaul 24
M. Matthews c wkpr Bramble b Permaul 00
K. Peters lbw b Beaton 03
N. Pascal not out 00
Extras (lb-3, b-2, nb-3)08
Total (all out off 82.2 overs) 190
Fall of wickets: 1-28 (Theophile, 6.0), 2-100 (Smith, 33.3), 3-117 (Fletcher, 46.0), 4-151 (Ambris, 57.1), 5-151 (Sebastien, 57.2), 6-159 (James, 63.1), 7-164 (Currency, 65.3), 8-168 (Matthews, 70.0), 9-185 (Peters, 75.0), 10-190 (Bobb, 82.2)
Bowling: Deonarine 14-2-49-0, Beaton 9-2-27-1 (nb-1), Barnwell 6-2-20-1, Permaul 31.2-20-36-8, Bishoo 22-5-53-2(nb-1)