Cornwall puts Hurricanes on top champs

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – All-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall’s 11th five-wicket haul in first class cricket helped bottom placed Leeward Islands Hurricanes dominate champions Guyana Jaguars, on the opening day of their rescheduled ninth round game here Friday.

Opting to bat first, Jaguars were dismissed cheaply at the Guyana National Stadium for a paltry 187, with off-spinner Cornwall claiming six for 68 and new ball bowlers Jeremiah Louis (2-27) and (2-37) finishing with two wickets apiece.

Captain Leon Johnson top-scored with 33 while all-rounder Keemo Paul chipped in with 30 and debutant 17-year-old opener, Bhaskar Yadram, 25.

At the close, Hurricanes were making at strong reply at 62 without loss with Montcin Hodge unbeaten on 32 and left-hander Chesney Hughes on 29.

Yadram and Assad Fudadin (6) put on 35 for the first wicket before Cornwall removed both openers as three wickets fell for 16 runs to leave the hosts on 51 for three.

Johnson then partnered with Raymon Reifer (13), putting on 50 for the fourth wicket to steer Jaguars to 88 for three at lunch.

Wickets fell steadily after the break, however, as the last seven wickets fell for 86 runs.

JAGUARS 1st Innings

A Fudadin c Carty b Cornwall 6

B Yadram c Hodge b Cornwall  25

C Hemraj c Taylor b Louis 9

*L Johnson c wkp Hamilton b Tonge 33

R Reifer st Hamilton b Cornwall 13

+A Bramble c Cornwall b Louis 15

K Paul  c Tonge b Cornwall 30

S Jacobs c Taylor b Cornwall 4

V Permaul c Saunders b Tonge 12

C Pestano c Peters b Cornwall 15

A Adams not out 4

Extras (b9, lb10, nb2) 21

TOTAL (all out, 62.4 overs) 187

Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-51, 3-51, 4-101, 5-101, 6-136, 7-142, 8-165, 9-175, 10-187.

Bowling: Tonge 13-4-37-2 (nb1), Louis 13-5-27-2, Cornwall 26.4-11-68-6 (nb1), Taylor 5-1-17-0, Berridge 3-1-14-0, Peters 2-1-5-0.

HURRICANES 2nd Innings

M Hodge not out 32

C Hughes not out 29

Extras (nb1) 1

TOTAL (without loss, 25 overs) 62

To bat: K Carty, A Saunders, +J Hamilton, *R Cornwall, S Peters, J Taylor, E Berridge, J Louis, G Tonge.

Bowling: Reifer 6-4-11-0, Pestano 4-1-7-0, Jacobs 5-1-8-0, Paul 4-1-16-0, Adams 3-1-8-0, Permaul 3-2-2-0.

Position: Hurricanes trail by 125 runs with all 10 first innings wickets intact.

Toss: Guyana Jaguars.

Umpires: N Dugid, D Ramdhanie.

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 07:35