Bonner century helps Jamaica top Group A
 

By CMC.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Nkrumah Bonner’s century and a fast bowling attack from Andre Russell and Sheldon Cottrell gave Jamaica a 10-run victory over Guyana in their NAGICO Super50 Regional cricket match at the Queen’s Park Oval on Saturday.

Bonner’s unbeaten 122 helped Jamaica reach 243 for 7 from their 50 overs and then restricted Guyana to 233 all out.

Jamaica won the toss and elected to bat against Guyana in their final preliminary match in Group A of the tournament.

Runs were hard to come by for the Jamaicans, who were 97-4 at one stage, but made a revival thanks mainly to a 73-run eigth-wicket partnership between Bonner and Nikita Miller.

Bonner struck 122 from 157 balls which included eight fours and five sixes.

Andre McCarthy’s 27 and an unbeaten 20 from Miller were the only other resistance to the Guyanese bowlers.

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Veerasammy Permaul (2-45) and Ronsford Beaton (2-56) both took two wickets each for Guyana.

Guyana had the match in their grasp when they were cruising on 96-2, following an opening partnership of 88 runs between Trevon Griffith (37) and Shivnarine Chanderpaul (65).

But the slide began following Chanderpaul’s departure and some aggressive bowling from Russell and Cottrell didn’t help Guyana’s batting.

Assad Fudadin (21) was threatening to turn things in favour of the Guyanese but his attempt at a big hit at Cottrell resulted in a top edge and a comfortable catch to Miller at mid wicket. Thereafter, only Anthony Bramble (14) and Veerasammy Permaul (17 not out) got into double figures.

Guyana reached 233 from 49.5 overs withRussell finished with 3-51 and Cottrell 3-62.

The Jamaicans finished unbeaten with 13 points while Guyana take the second qualifying spot in the Group with nine points.

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Summary Scores:

Jamaica Innings: 243/7 (50 Overs). Nkrumah Bonner 122*, Andre McCarthy 27, Nikita Miller 20, Andre Russell 14; Veerasammy Permaul 10-0-45-2, R Beaton 8-2-56-2, A Fudadin 6-1-17-1, D Bishoo 10-0-37-1.

Guyana Innings: . Shivnarine Chanderpaul 65, Trevon Griffith 37, Assad Fudadin 21, Veerasammy Permaul 17; Andre Russell 9.5-1-51-3, Sheldon Cottrell 10-1-62-3, Tamar Lambert 10-1-27-1, John Campbell 1-0-10-1.

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Jamaica

H Miller c Bramble b Beaton 6

J Campbell c Bramble b Barnwell 10

N Bonner not out 122

T Lambert c Bramble b Fudadin 7

A McCarthy c Johnson b Permaul 27

C Baugh+ c Barnwell b Permaul 8

D Bernard* LBW Beaton 8

A Russell c Griffith b Bishoo 14

N Miller not out 20

Total: 243/7 (50 Overs)

Extras: (18WD, 3LB) 21

Did not Bat: S Cottrell, J Taylor

Fall of Wickets: 1-14, 2-25, 3-45, 4-97, 5-134, 6-152, 7-170.

Guyana Bowling: C Barnwell 10-0-57-1, R Beaton 8-2-56-2, A Fudadin 6-1-17-1, D Bishoo 10-0-37-1, V Permaul 10-0-45-2, R Crandon 6-0-28-0.

Guyana (Target; 244)

T Griffith c McCarthy b Russell 37

S Chanderpaul c Campbell b Cottrell 65

R Bacchus c Baugh b Russell 6

L Johnson LBW Lambert 16

C Barnwell b Campbell 11

A Fudadin c Nikita Miller b Cottrell 21

R Crandon run out Bernard 13

A Bramble b Cottrell 14

V Permaul not out 17

D Bishoo b Russell 6

R Beaton run out McCarthy 9

Total: 233 All Out (49.5 Overs)

Extras: (2NB, 15WD, 1LB) 18

Fall of Wickets: 1-88, 2-96, 3-124, 4-145, 5-152, 6-178, 7-192, 8-201, 9-216

Jamaica Bowling: J Taylor 8-0-27-0, S Cottrell 10-1-62-3, D Bernard 5-0-29-0, N Miller 6-1-26-0, T Lambert 10-1-27-1, A Russell 9.5-1-51-3, J Campbell 1-0-10-1.

Result: Jamaica won by 10 runs

Man of the Match: Nkrumah Bonner (Jamaica)

Umpires: Leslie Reifer, Gregory Brathwaite

TV Umpire: Nigel Duguid

4th Official: Anthony Sanowar

By CMC.

Date: 
Sat, 02/08/2014 - 21:55