Guyana Harpy Eagles Trials: Hetmyer’s 149, Imlach’s 106 and Adams’s 5-60 highlight day three

By Brandon Corlette at Albion

Some impressive and commanding performances from Shimron Hetmyer, Tevin Imlach and Anthony Adams highlighted an action-packed day three of the Guyana Harpy Eagles 4-Day trials at Albion.

Tevin Imlach was classy as usual

In brilliant sunshine across the ancient county, Hetmyer and Imlach scored centuries for Keemo Paul’s XI, while Adams claimed 5-60 for Leon Johnson’s XI.
Resuming the third day on 154-2, Paul’s XI posted 357 all out after 138.5 overs in reply to Johnson’s XI 254 all out. At stumps, Johnson’s XI were 8-0 after four overs, trailing by 95 runs.

Anthony Adams is applauded by his team-mates after his five-for (Brandon Corlette photos)

Hetmyer and Imlach dominated the proceedings, the talented left-hander resuming the day on 69 while Imlach was on 45. Imlach, who looked solid throughout, was put down only once during his innings, by Tagenarine Chanderpaul at mid-wicket. After that, the duo went on their merry way to a 233-run third wicket partnership.
Hetmyer’s brilliant 149 came off 256 balls and after occupying the crease for 300 minutes, during which he stroked only seven fours and a solitary six.
His partner at the crease, former West Indies Under-19 team-mate Tevin Imlach, struck 106 from 305 balls in a marathon 439 minutes, which included six fours. The highlight of the partnership between the duo was the swift running between the wickets, since the heavy Albion outfield gave little value for runs.
On day three, which was witnessed by the most fans, even more that those that are usually present at Regional 4-Day games at Providence, Hetmyer raised his bat for his century after facing 159 balls in 163 minutes. With the exception of edging one that failed to carry to wicket-keeper Kemol Savory, Hetymer was dominant in his clean stroke-play. His innings concluded when he edged one behind to Savory, off the bowling of the burly pacer Joshua Jones.

The Adams five-star show
Essequibo’s hard-working left-arm spinner Anthony Adams came to the party after a long toil. As the surface deteriorated, Adams came to play, and bowled Imlach at 311-4 after 114.2 overs.
Adams continued to make inroads, as he trapped Junior Sinclair for 17, bowled Seon Glasgow for one, and removed the promising Rampertab Ramnauth for six. The left-handed Ramnauth, a West Indies youth player, faced 57 balls for six runs.
Skipper Paul came and played his shots, hitting Kevin Sinclair to the ropes. His downfall came when he attempted to play an adventurous sweep, but was trapped by his fellow Essequibian Adams for a run-a-ball 14.
Javed Karim offered some resistance, but made only four from 45 balls, while the aggressive Quintin Sampson was bowled for 13.
After facing the heat, Johnson’s XI began their second innings trailing by 203 runs. Openers Raymond Perez and Taganarine Chanderpaul negotiated and went to stumps at 8-0, trailing by 95 runs.
The final day of the match is schedule to bowl off at 10:00h at Albion, as Guyana Harpy Eagles intensify their preparations for the Regional 4-Day tournament in February.