Jaguars demolish Hurricanes in routine encounter

2018-2019 CWI Regional 4-Day Tournament…
– spinners share 8 wickets

By Brandon Corlette

The visiting Guyana Jaguars overran the fortress of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes — the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in North Sound, Antigua — in completing a nine-wicket win over their opposition and registering their second victory in as many matches away from home conditions.
Outstanding performances came from Veerasammy Permaul and Gudakesh Motie, who shared eight wickets in bowling out the Hurricanes for 138.
Guyana Jaguars were in firm control entering the fourth and final day of the match, and duly wrapped up their second victory. Leeward Islands Hurricanes resumed the day on 130-7, but effectively were playing with one batsman short, in Chandrika; who suffered an injury.
It took the Jaguars some 13 balls to wrap up the Hurricanes’ tail, but Gudakesh Motie made inroads in their innings, snatching the remaining two wickets for the miserly concession of eight runs. Motie removed Jeremiah Louis out caught for 17 by Johnson, and the very next delivery, trapped Beeridge leg- before for a golden duck. Thus the Hurricanes innings concluded on 138-9.
Veerasammy Permaul ended the innings with figures of 5-57 in 25.1 overs, while fellow left arm spinner Gudakesh Motie snared 3-11 in six overs to add to his first innings’ haul of 3-23 in 9.3 overs.
Hurricanes set the Jaguars a target of 32 for victory, and achieving same was a literal stroll in the park for the Jaguars.
Sheno Beeridge, however, did not let the Hurricanes go down without a fight; he removed Tagenarine Chanderpaul for one in the second over of the final innings. Chanderpaul was out caught by substitute fielder Terence Wade.
However, Trevon Griffith and Leon Johnson ensured the Jaguars suffer no further damage by completing a nine wicket victory. Griffith smacked one six and one four in his 16-ball 13, while the elegant Johnson stroked three boundaries in his 19-ball 15.
The Regional 2018-2019 tournament will continue on January 4, 2019 after the Christmas break, when the Guyana Jaguars will play the Barbados Pride at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.