Chanderpaul cameo fires Guyana to victory /

Tage­nar­ine Chan­der­paul pro­duced an un­char­ac­ter­is­tic un­beat­en cameo as Guyana Harpy Ea­gles stunned lead­ers Bar­ba­dos Pride by five wick­ets in a thrilling fin­ish to their third round con­test at the Queen’s Park Oval, on Sat­urday.

Set 68 to win from 13 overs deep in the last ses­sion on the fi­nal day, Harpy Ea­gles got home with an over to spare thanks to the left-hand­ed Chan­der­paul’s 10-ball un­beat­en 23.

More known for his te­dious bat­ting – which brought him an un­beat­en 140 in the first in­nings – Chan­der­paul dis­pensed with cau­tion in favour of ad­ven­ture, to get Harpy Ea­gles over the line.

With his side need­ing quick runs at the top, Chan­der­paul was de­mot­ed to num­ber sev­en but still ar­rived at the crease with the game in the bal­ance, with Harpy Ea­gles strug­gling on 46 for five in the 10th over.

He start­ed busi­ly and then with 15 runs re­quired from 11 de­liv­er­ies, turned the game firm­ly in Guyana’s favour by plun­der­ing 18 runs from the penul­ti­mate over sent down by fast bowler Akeem Jor­dan who fin­ished with four for 31.

Chan­der­paul whipped the sec­ond ball through square for four, fol­lowed up with an­oth­er bound­ary to mid-wick­et be­fore sprint­ing two to wide long on off the fourth ball.

With five runs need­ed, Chan­der­paul un­furled an ex­tra­or­di­nary scoop from out­side off-stump to the fine leg bound­ary be­fore blast­ing the fi­nal de­liv­ery of the over to the straight bound­ary, to set off celer­ba­tions for Harpy Ea­gles.

Scor­pi­ons beat Vol­ca­noes by

wan in­nings and 14 runs

Ja­maica Scor­pi­ons de­feat­ed Wind­ward Is­lands Vol­ca­noes by an in­nings and 14 runs on the penul­ti­mate day of the third round of the Re­gion­al First Class Cham­pi­onship at the Bri­an Lara Crick­et Acad­e­my, Tarou­ba, San Fer­nan­do on Fri­day.


WIND­WARD IS­LANDS VOL­CA­NOES 137 (Ker­ron Cot­toy 50, Kavem Hodge 23; Mar­quino Mind­ley 5-20) and 195 (Kavem Hodge 63, De­von Smith 34; Der­val Green 5-46, Jamie Mer­chant 5-72)

JA­MAICA SCOR­PI­ONS 346 (Bran­don King 119 not out, Jamie Mer­chant 58, John Camp­bell 48, Leroy Lugg 36, Jer­maine Black­wood 26; Pre­ston Mc­Sween 4-96, Josh Thomas 3-56)

LINK ORIGINAL: The Trinidad Guardian