REGIONAL 4DAY ….Johnson impresses on debut as Guyana bowl out Barbados for 184

-Chase hits resilient half century

AN IMPRESSIVE spell of bowling from debutant fast bowler Raun Johnson, enabled host Guyana to bowl out Barbados for 184, despite a resilient half- century from Roston Chase, just before the close of play on the first day of their second round West Indies Cricket Board Regional four day contest at the Guyana National Stadium, last night.Johnson took 3 for 38 and received valuable support from left arm orthodox spinner Veerasammy Permaul (3 for 33), as Guyana restricted the Barbadians and at the close of play, were 35 without loss in reply, with Sewnarine Chattergoon on 14 and Tagenarine Chanderpaul 11.
The home team won the toss and chose to field first in the inaugural day/night four day match at the venue, and saw Johnson, who had earlier received his cap from Chairman of Selectors Rayon Griffith, inducing Rashidi Boucher (01) to steer one to Christopher Barnwell at slip at 6 for 1 in the fourth over.
He had the opportunity to remove Barbados’ skipper Kraigg Brathwaite (19) in his next over, but the outside edge that was found, made its way between Sewnarine Chattergoon and Assad Fudadin in the slip cordon, when the batsman was 4 and Barbados 11 for 1.
At the other end, Roston Chase got a pair of boundaries off Keon Joseph, while Brathwaite saw a thick outside edge from Barnwell, flew over the head of Tagenarine Chanderpaul at gully and made its way to the vacant third man boundary.
Spin in the form of Devendra Bishoo was introduced in the 14th over and 10 overs later, he removed Kraigg Brathwaite who was caught at the wicket by Anthony Bramble, having faced 79 balls and hitting two fours in his 92 minutes stay at the wicket, leaving Barbados on 47 for 2.
They reached their 50 from 26.2 overs, with Chase on 25 and Jonathan Carter 4 before Narsingh Deonarine, who was introduced into the attack for the final over before the luncheon interval, trapped Carter lbw for 5, as Barbados took the break on 57 for 3 with Chase on 27 and Kevin Stoute yet to score.
Guyana, who lost their first round match to defending champions Jamaica by seven wickets, struck after lunch when Stoute (00) look to take a cheeky single to Joseph at mid-off and failed to beat the fielder’s throw to Bramble, 58 for 4.
Barbados got to 100 from 49.2 overs with Chase on 45 and Dowrich 26, while Chase got his 50 from 131 balls with six fours whilst batting for 163 minutes, realizing his 50 partnership with Dowrich in the process from 15.4 overs.
Guyana removed Dowrich who turned a slower delivery from Joseph, straight to the waiting hands of Permaul at mid-on, having faced 68 balls for his 35 which included five fours from 67 minutes batting, in which he posted 59 for the fifth wicket with Chase.
After a quiet period, Chase struck Deonarine square of the wicket on the offside for his eighth four, before he got a thin edge from his 166th ball through to Bramble off Johnson at 132 for 6, after batting for 203 minutes
At tea, Barbados were 138 for 7 off 66 overs with Carlos Brathwaite on 13 and Ashley Nurse, who had replaced Chase, 4 and after the break, Johnson continued his dream debut by trapping Carlos Brathwaite lbw for 15 at 145 for 7.
Ashley Nurse, who had replaced Carlos Brathwaite, struck Barnwell for four and six off successive deliveries, while a triple strike by Permaul who removed Suleiman Benn (15) and Tino Best and Miguel Cummins without scoring catapulted the Barbadian’s innings from 184 for 7, to their final score, leaving Nurse unbeaten on 29.

BARBADOS first Innings
K Brathwaite c Bramble b Bishoo 19
R Boucher c Barnwell b R. Johnson 01
R Chase c wkpr Bramble b R. Johnson 55
J Carter lbw b Deonarine 05
K. Stoute run out (Joseph) 00
S. Dowrich c Permaul b Joseph 35
C Brathwaite lbw b R. Johnson 15
A Nurse not out 29
S Benn c Barnwell b Permaul 15
T Best lbw b Permaul 00
M Cummins b Permaul 00
Extras: (nb5, lb3, w2) 10
Total: (all out off 76 overs) 184
Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-47, 3-57, 4-58, 5-117, 6-132, 7-145, 8-184, 9-184, 10-184
Bowling: Joseph 13-1-48-1 (3nb), R. Johnson 13-2-38-3 (2nb), Barnwell 9-3-25-0 (2w), Bishoo 17-5-28-1, Permaul 15-3-33-3, Deonarine 9-5-9-1

GUYANA first Innings
S Chattergoon not 14
T Chanderpaul not out 11
Extras: (3nb, 4w, 3lb) 10
Total (without loss off 17 overs) 35
To Bat: C Barnwell (c), A Bramble, N. Deonarine, V. Singh, A. Fudadin, K. Joseph, R. Johnson, D. Bishoo, V. Permaul
Bowling: Best 5-1-5-0 Cummins 2-0-11-0 (2nb) Nurse 6-3-11-0 Stoute 2-1-1-0 (1nb) Benn 2-2-0-0

By Calvin Roberts

Original source: