CWI Colonial Medical Insurance Regional 4-day Championship…
Barbados Pride bounced back from a first-round defeat with a second-round victory over the Guyana Jaguars in the CWI Colonial Medical Insurance Regional 4-day Championship on Sunday at the Kensington Oval.
The host side completed a 7-wicket win after starting the final day with the upper hand. Guyana Jaguars were 141–3 in their second innings at stumps on Saturday, in reply to the Pride’s first innings’ total of 389, which trumped Guyana’s first innings’ total of 209.
Eventually, Guyana were bowled out for 258, which left the opposition with only 79 runs to claim victory. Pride buckled for a few steps, but were able to reach 79 with the loss of 3 wickets, to cap the dominant win.
Sharmarh Brooks ensured his side’s triumph with an unbeaten 44, while Kraigg Brathwaite contributed 23 at the top of the order.
Veersammy Permaul was able to remove Brathwaite and Jonathan Carter (7), while Keon Joseph claimed Sheyne Moseley’s wicket before he came off the mark.
Earlier in the day, Vishaul Singh and Raymon Reifer resumed batting with their overnight totals of 56 and 17, but were both removed just when they seemed to have settled in.
Reifer was able to carry on to 31 before he was caught behind by Shane Dowrich off Chemar Holder. Holder then did his team a solid deed when he removed Singh for 79.
After that, Keon Harding dismissed the out-of-form Anthony Bramble for 19, while Kevin Sinclair stood at the other end and helplessly watched the lower order crumble, as he was left unbeaten on 12.
Harding removed Permaul for 6 and Nial Smith without scoring, before Holder returned to bowl Joseph for the final wicket and the win.
Round three commences for Guyana on Thursday, January 23, when they take on Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at the Guyana National Stadium.