Left-arm spinner Gudakesh Motie turned in a top performance with the ball to complete his first ten-wicket haul as Guyana Jaguars defeated the Leeward Islands Hurricanes yesterday by an innings and 35 runs in the second round of the WICB PCL Regional 4-Day Tournament at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence.
The Hurricanes resumed day four on 215-3 in their second innings still 119 runs behind the Jaguars who needed just seven wickets to complete their second consecutive victory.
Motie led the attack yesterday with 5 – 85 to add to his first innings bowling figures of 6 – 20 (match haul of 11 for 105) as the visitors crumbled to 299 all out in 109.6 overs.
Guyana began the second round on top of the points standing with 18 and now added a further 17 with this victory to take the total to 35.
Steven Jacobs (3–97) got the ball rolling when he removed overnight batsman Orlando Peters (25) without him adding to his score, but Nkrumah Bonner pressed on from 58. Daron Cruickshank (57), Sherwin Peters (39), and Shane Jeffers (30) were all removed on day three.
Motie, playing in his second first class match removed Bonner, who was caught at extra cover by Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Skipper Steve Liburd (10) who fell to a good catch at second slip by Assad Fudadin and Rakeem Cornwall (03), caught by Rajendra Chandrika at deep cover.
Jacques Taylor (03) was the next to fall before skipper Leon Johnson took the extra 15 minutes prior to lunch with Guyana moments away from another win. Gavin Tonge picked out Ronsford Beaton at long-on as Motie picked up his fifth, then Jacobs wrapped up the innings when he trapped Jaison Peters leg before wicket for 25.
Guyana batted first in this encounter and posted a mammoth 419 – 9 declared, with Vishaul Singh being the chief constructor with a solid 150, while Chanderpaul and Jacobs recorded fifties.Pacer Alazarri Joseph was the pick of the bowlers with 6-107 for the opposition.
The Jags then restricted the Hurricanes to 85 in their first innings, enforcing the follow-on with them 334 runs behind. Motie claimed six while Barnwell and Ronsford Beaton had two each.
The defending champions will now focus on rivals Barbados Pride who take them on at the Providence Stadium from November 20 – 23. Pride handed Jaguars their only defeat of the 2014-15 season at Providence earlier this year.
Guyana Jaguars 1st innings 419 – 9 dec
Leewards Hurricanes 1st innings 85
Leewards 2nd innings o/n 215 for 3
S. Peters lbw Barnwell 39
S. Jeffers b Beaton 31
D. Cruickshank lbw Motie 57
N. Bonner c Chanderpaul b Motie 89
O. Peters c Bramble b Jacobs 25
S. Liburd* c Fudadin b Motie 10
R. Cornwall c Chandrika b Motie 3
J. Peters lbw Jacobs 25
J. Taylor c (sub) Hetmyer b Jacobs 3
G. Tonge c Beaton b Motie 10
A. Joseph not out 2
Extras: (nb-1, b-4) 5
Total: (all out; 110 overs) 299
Fall of wickets: 1-50, 2-115, 3-135, 4-215, 5-254, 6-257, 7-260, 8-264, 9-299
Bowling: Beaton (14-5-29-1), Reifer (11-1-40-0), Jacobs (30.5-8-97-3), Barnwell (13-4-38-1), Motie (39-17-85-5), Johnson (2-0-6-0)