Red Force trails by 240 runs /

DIEGO MAR­TIN – West In­dies wick­et­keep­er Joshua Da Sil­va found him­self among the runs at the Diego Mar­tin Sports Com­plex, top-scor­ing with 65 but it was not enough to pre­vent hosts Red Force from con­ced­ing a sig­nif­i­cant first in­nings lead of 217 runs to Lee­ward Is­lands Hur­ri­canes on the sec­ond day of the Re­gion­al First Class Cham­pi­onship, yes­ter­day.

With the vis­i­tors even­tu­al­ly dis­missed for 357, Red Force crashed to 140 all out, and were be­hind by 240 runs over­all at the close, with Hur­ri­canes on 23 with­out loss in their sec­ond in­nings.

Hur­ri­canes were put in to­tal com­mand by Je­re­mi­ah Louis who first slammed 42 not out from 43 de­liv­er­ies to en­er­gise the low­er or­der af­ter the vis­i­tors re­sumed on 308 for sev­en.

He then pro­duced a dead­ly new ball burst to send Red Force tum­bling to ten for four, go­ing on to fin­ish with fig­ures of four for 32 while pac­er Col­in Archibald claimed four for 27.

Da Sil­va struck 11 fours in a 115-ball knock, post­ing 64 for the sev­enth wick­et with Bryan Charles (25) to prop up the in­nings.

Test pac­er Jay­den Seales had ear­li­er fin­ished with five for 49 in the Hur­ri­canes first in­nings.

Chan­der­paul, Motie hun­dreds hurt Pride

In Port of spain, Tage­nar­ine Chan­der­paul and Gu­dakesh Motie struck con­trast­ing hun­dreds to pun­ish leader Bar­ba­dos Pride.

Un­beat­en overnight on 64, the left-han­der Chan­der­paul fin­ished on 140 not out as Harpy Ea­gles piled up a mas­sive 490 for sev­en de­clared in their first in­nings at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Motie, more known for his steady left-arm spin, then ar­rived at num­ber nine to in­crease Pride’s mis­ery, lash­ing a cav­a­lier 110 from 118 balls, in a 143-run sev­enth wick­et part­ner­ship with Chan­der­paul.

In re­ply, Pride lost Test cap­tain Kraigg Brath­waite (17) and Test bats­man Shamarh Brooks (2) cheap­ly to slip to 48 for two, trail­ing by 442 runs head­ing in­to to­day’s day three.

Harpy Ea­gles, re­sum­ing the morn­ing on 219 for four, steadi­ly wore Pride down through the un­flap­pable Chan­der­paul, who carved out his third first class hun­dred.

All told, the 25-year-old son of Test leg­end Shiv Chan­der­paul faced 434 balls in a marathon 10-3/4 hours and count­ed 14 fours.

He ex­tend­ed his fourth wick­et stand with An­tho­ny Bram­ble (38) to 68 be­fore the wick­et­keep­er/bats­man re­tired hurt, and then put on a fur­ther 53 for the sixth wick­et with Veerasam­my Per­maul (34) and the key hun­dred-run stand with Motie.

When Per­maul per­ished at 313 for six to the first ball af­ter lunch, caught at sec­ond slip by Brooks off pac­er Akeem Jor­dan (3-108), Pride were sens­ing a quick end to the Harpy Ea­gles in­nings.

But Motie ar­rived to blast 12 fours and four six­es to post his maid­en first class cen­tu­ry and scup­per Pride’s hopes. His demise did noth­ing to ease Pride’s wor­ries ei­ther, Chan­der­paul com­bin­ing with Nial Smith (28 not out) in a frus­trat­ing 34-run, eighth wick­et stand as the tail con­tin­ued to wag.

Brath­waite then clipped left-arm spin­ner Per­maul in­to the hands of short leg be­fore Brooks shoul­dered arms to seam­er Keemo Paul and was ad­judged lbw, to leave Harpy Ea­gles on top.

King hits glit­ter­ing cen­tu­ry

At the Bri­an Lara Crick­et Acad­e­my in Tarou­ba, San Fer­nan­do, Bran­don King slammed an im­pres­sive un­beat­en 119 in on­ly his sec­ond re­gion­al first class match in two sea­sons, pro­pelling Ja­maica Scor­pi­ons to 346 all out in their first in­nings and put his team in com­mand against Wind­ward Is­lands Vol­ca­noes.

Jamie Mer­chant, bat­ting at num­ber 10, belt­ed a ro­bust 58 from 73 balls in an up tem­po 109-run, ninth wick­et stand to fur­ther de­flate Vol­ca­noes, who then reached 101 for three in their sec­ond in­nings at the close – still be­hind by 108 runs.

The 27-year-old King com­piled his third first class hun­dred as Scor­pi­ons ral­lied af­ter re­sum­ing on 118 for four, in re­ply to Vol­ca­noes’ first in­nings of 137.

They lost three wick­ets for 30 runs to be in a hole at 161 for sev­en but King res­cued the in­nings, adding 58 for the eighth wick­et with Al­daine Thomas (20) be­fore turn­ing the game in his cen­tu­ry stand with Mer­chant.

He hit 22 fours off 154 de­liv­er­ies in near­ly 3-1/2 hours at the crease while Mer­chant lashed half-dozen fours and three six­es.

Fast bowlers Pre­ston Mc­Sween (4-96) and Josh Thomas (3-56) spear­head­ed the Vol­ca­noes at­tack.

Trail­ing by 209 runs, Vol­ca­noes got 34 from vet­er­an open­er De­von Smith and an un­beat­en 30 from cap­tain Kavem Hodge, to erase some of the deficit.



Lee­ward Is­lands vs T&T

Lee­ward Is­lands 357 all out (95.5 Overs)

T&T Red Force (1st In­nings)

J Solozano c A Jan­goo b J Louis*0

T Web­ster c H Walsh Jr b J Louis*0

D Bra­vo c T Warde b C Archibald*7

J Mo­hammed b J Louis*0

Y Cari­ah lbw b J Louis*18

J Da Sil­va*+ c K Car­ty b C Archibald* 65

A Ho­sein c K Car­ty b C Archibald*15

B Charles c R Corn­wall b S Berridge*25

A Phillip lbw b H Walsh Jr *2

J Seales c H Walsh Jr b C Archibald*1

S Gabriel not out*1

Ex­tras: 0b 2lb 0w 4nb 0pen*6

To­tal*140 all out

Fall of wick­ets: 1-0, 2-4, 3-4, 4-10, 5-44, 6-54, 7-128, 8-137, 9-137, 10-140

Bowl­ing: S Berridge 13.0- 5-22-1; J Louis 10.0-3-32-4; C Archibald 12.0-5-27-4; R Corn­wall 9.0-4-13-0; H Walsh Jr 11.0-3-33-1; K Car­ty 2.0-0-9-0; T Warde 1.0-0-2-0

Match sta­tus: Lee­ward Is­lands lead by 240 runs. Lee­ward Is­lands 2nd In­ning 23 with­out loss (13 overs).


At Bri­an Lara Sta­di­um: Vol­ca­noes trail Scor­pi­ons by 108 runs with sev­en sec­ond in­nings wick­ets in­tact.

WIND­WARD IS­LANDS VOL­CA­NOES 137 (Ker­ron Cot­toy 50, Kavem Hodge 23; Mar­quino Mind­ley 5-20) and 101/3 (De­von Smith 34, Kavem Hodge 30 not out; Der­val Green 2-35) vs 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).

At Queen’s Park Oval: Pride trail by 442 runs with eight sec­ond in­nings wick­ets in­tact.

GUYANA HARPY EA­GLES 490-7 de­cl. (Tage­nar­ine Chan­der­paul 140 not out, Gu­dakesh Motie 110, Tevin Im­lach 53, Leon John­son 37; Akeem Jor­dan 3-108, Ray­mon Reifer 2-37) vs BAR­BA­DOS PRIDE 48/2.


LINK ORIGINAL: The Trinidad Guardian