Bernard leads Jamaica to first innings

Basseterre, St Kitts - Dave Bernard Junior's unbeaten 45 led Jamaica to first innings points over the Leeward Islands at Warner Park on Day 3 of the Round 2, Regional 4-Day match.

The visitors started the day on 212/3, still trailing the Leewards' first innings total of 322 by 110 runs. Jamaica lost overnight centurion, John Campbell for 110. He only added seven runs.

That started a slide in wickets as Jamaica went from 228/4 to 262/7. But Bernard Junior held the innings together, stroking five fours during his 97-ball knock.

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He received good support from Jamie Merchant, who chipped in 26 runs, hitting four boundaries and a six. Last man Andrew Richardson would also prove to be a willing partner, scoring 20 from just 14 balls.

Jamaica were bowled out for 351 runs, giving themselves a lead of 29 runs to take into the second innings of the match. Anthony Martin was Leewards' best bowler, finishing with 4-77.

In their second turn at the crease, the Leewards found themselves in early trouble. By the time they had knocked off the 29-run deficit and led by one run, they were already two wickets down.

The score soon became 40/3 as Joseph was bowled by Merchant. However, the hosts were rescued by captain Kieran Powell and wicket-keeper/batsman, Devon Thomas.

Thomas finished Day 3 unbeaten on 53. It was a quick knock, coming off just 59 balls and including seven fours and a six. At the other end, Powell was more patient, finishing on 33 not out.

He has spent well over two hours at the crease and has hit four boundaries. The partnership is worth 77 runs with the Leewards reaching Stumps on Day 3 at 117/3.

Jerome Taylor, Andrew Richardson and Jamie Merchant have all picked up one wicket each. The fourth and final day starts at 3pm Eastern Caribbean Time tomorrow.


Summary Scores:

Leeward Islands 1st Innings: 205/6 (90 Overs). Kieran Powell* 91, Tonito Willett 51*, Hayden Walsh Junior 20*, Mali Richards 17; Tamar Lambert 16-8-24-2, Andrew  Richardson 18-3-34-2, Jerome Taylor 17-5-33-2, Jamie Merchant 9-6-12-0.

Jamaica 1st Innings: 351 All Out (106.5 Overs). John Campbell 110, Dave Bernard Jr 45*, Tamar Lambert* 37, Nkrumah Bonner 24; Anthony Martin 36-9-77-4, Gavin Tonge 20.5-3-65-3, Kelbert Walters 21-4-68-2, Tonito Willett 18-6-70-1.

Leeward Islands 2nd Innings: 117/3 (37 Overs). Devon Thomas 53*, Kieran Powell* 33*, Mali Richards 11, Sylvester Joseph 8; Jerome Taylor 8-3-20-1, Andrew Richardson 2-1-5-1, Jamie Merchant 12-4-40-1, John Campbell 1-0-2-0.

Stumps, Day 3


Leeward Islands 1st Innings

M Hodge c Baugh b Richardson 5

K Powell* c Baugh b Richardson 91

M Richards c Campbell b Lambert 17

S Joseph b Lambert 5

D Thomas+ b Taylor 2

J Hamilton LBW Taylor 0

T Willett c N Miller b Lambert 78

H Walsh Jnr c N Miller b Taylor 86

G Tonge run out Taylor 16

K Walters c Blackwood b Lambert 0

A Martin not out 3

Total: 322 All Out (125.4 Overs)

Extras: (12LB, 3NB, 4B) 17

Fall of Wickets: 1-24, 2-92, 3-106, 4-109, 5-109, 6-136, 7-247, 8-282, 9-288, 10-322.

Jamaica 1st Innings Bowling: Jerome Taylor 21.4-6-41-3, Andrew Richardson 23-3-47-2, Dave Bernard Jnr 15-5-39-0, Nikita Miller 28-4-100-0, Jamie Merchant 9-6-12-0, Tamar Lambert 29-9-68-4.

Jamaica 1st Innings

J Campbell c Walters b Martin 110

H Miller b Tonge 22

N Bonner LBW Martin 24

T Lambert c Martin b Willett 37

J Blackwood c & b Marin 33

C Baugh Jnr c Hodge b Walters 8

D Bernard Jnr not out 45

N Miller c Thomas b Martin 6

J Merchant c Hamilton b Tonge 26

J Taylor c Martin b Walters 8

A Richardson b Tonge 20

Total: 351 All Out (106.5 Overs)

Extras: (4LB, 8NB) 10

Fall of Wickets: 1-47, 2-125, 3-186, 4-228, 5-245, 6-249, 7-262, 8-307, 9-318, 10-351.

Leeward Islands 1st Innings Bowling: Gavin Tonge 20.5-3-65-3, Kelbert Walters 21-4-68-2, Tonito Willett 18-6-70-1, Hayden Walsh Jr 10-0-59-0, Anthony Martin 36-9-77-4, Mali Richards 1-0-8-0.

Leeward Islands 2nd Innings (Trail; 29)

K Powell not out 33

M Hodge c Baugh b Richardson 5

M Richards LBW Taylor 11

S Joseph  b Merchant 8

D Thomas not out 53

Total: 117/3 (37 Overs)

Extras: (4LB, 1B, 2NB) 7

Fall of Wickets: 1-9, 2-30, 3-40.

Jamaica 2nd Innings Bowling: Jerome Taylor 8-3-20-1, Andrew Richardson 2-1-5-1, Jamie Merchant 12-4-40-1, Dave Bernard Jnr 6-1-15-0, Nakita Miller 5-1-15-0, Tamar Lambert 3-0-15-0, John Campbell 1-0-2-0.

State of Match: Leeward Islands lead by 88 runs in their 2nd Innings

Toss: Leeward Islands won the toss and elected to bat

Umpires: Zahid Bassarath & Leslie Reifer

Standby Umpire: Carl Tuckett

Match Referee: Stuart Rawlins

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 18:34