Cotterell explodes as Jamaica take control
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Defending champions Jamaica have taken a commanding lead over Guyana on the second day of their final round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship at the National Stadium here Thursday.
The Jamaicans lead Guyana by 295 runs with five second hand wickets in hand after destructive bowling spells from Sheldon Cotterell and Dave Bernard Jr. and a 96 run sixth wicket partnership between Carlton Baugh and Jermaine Blackwood.
At stumps Jamaica, in their second innings, were 183 for five after Guyana imploded for a paltry 96 in their first innings.
The Guyanese had earlier bowled out Jamaica for a first innings total of 208.
Cotterell exploited overcast conditions to grab four for 31 while Bernard Jr snatched 3 for 18 to engineer a theatrical demise of the Guyana first innings in which five wickets collapsed in the first thirty minutes.
They included Rajendra Chandrika, Leon Johnson, Chandrapaul Hemraj and Steven Jacobs without scoring, while Assad Fudadin got one on the board as the host collapsed to 10 for 5.
Only captain Veerasammy Permaul with a bold unbeaten knock of 49 offered any hope for Guyana whose inept batting continued beyond the luncheon interval.
Permaul , who struck four fours and two sixes, hit Andrew Richardson over backward squareleg for 6, followed by a four through extra cover, to raise Guyana’s 50.
He then hit Cotterell for six over midwicket to ensure Guyana avoided the follow on.
Jamaica, with a lead of 112, lost early wickets and stumbled to 87 for five in their second innings.
The visitors lost Brenton Parchment for ten, captain Tamar Lambert for 19, and Bernard Jr for a duck before Baugh Jr joined forces with Jermaine Blackwood.
The two revived the Jamaican innings to 183 for five before bad light stopped play.
Baugh, who was unbeaten on 59 at the close, reached his second half century of the match and 21st in his career while Blackwood was on 41, as Jamaica stretched their lead to 295 with five wickets intact.
JAMAICA 208 all out (Carlton Baugh Jr 81, Nikita Miller 42, David Bernard 29; Keon Joseph 4-53, Devendra Bishoo 3-51) and 183 for five (Carlton Baugh Jr 59, Jermaine Blackwood 41 not out; Steven Jacobs 3-43, Veerasammy 2-49)
GUYANA 96 all out (Veerasammy Permaul 49; Sheldon Cotterell 4-31, David Bernard Jr 3-18, Andrew Richardson 2-31)
JAMAICA 1ST INNINGS
D Hyatt c Permaul b Joseph 0
B Parchment c Jacobs b Joseph 1
N Bonner c wkp Bramble b Beaton 1
*T Lambert b Joseph 0
J Blackwood lbw Permaul 37
D Bernard Jr st Bramble b Bishoo 29
+C Baugh Jr c&b Joseph 81
N Miller lbw b Jacobs 42
A Richardson lbw b Bishoo 1
O Browne c Johnson b Bishoo 7
S Cotterell not out 4
Extras (b2, w1, nb2) 5
TOTAL (10 wkts, 73.5 overs) 208
Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-4, 3-4, 4-12, 5-58, 6-88, 7-177, 8-182, 9-194, 10-208
Bowling: Beaton 12-3-27-1(w1), Joseph 15.5-1-53-4(nb2), Fudadin 2-1-5-0, Permaul 13-2-33-1, Bishoo 17-3-51-3, Deonarine 4-1-5-0, Jacobs 10-0-32-1
GUYANA 1st INNINGS
R Chandrika lbw Cotterell 0
A Fudadin run out 1
L Johnson c Cotterell b Richardson 0
N Deonarine b Cotterell 13
C Hemraj c Hyatt b Cotterell 0
S Jacobs b Cotterell 0
+A Bramble lbw b Bernard Jr 15
D Bishoo c wkpr Baugh b Richardson 0
*V Permaul not out 49
R Beaton lbw Bernard Jr 1
K Joseph b Bernard Jr 6
Extras (lb-10, nb-1)11
Total: (all out off 30.5 overs) 96
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-5, 3-5, 4-10, 5-10, 6-25, 7-26, 8-53, 9-61, 10-96
Bowling: Richardson 10-3-31-2, Cotterell 11-4-31-4, Miller 4-1-6-0, Bernard Jr 5.5-1-18-3 (nb-1)
JAMAICA 2nd INNINGS
D Hyatt c Fudadin b Jacobs 40
B Parchment lbw b Jacobs 19
N Bonner c Hemraj b Jacobs 1
*T Lambert c Bishoo b Permaul 19
J Blackwood not out 41
D Bernard Jr c Johnson b Permaul 0
+C Baugh Jr not out 59
Extras: (b2, w2) 04
TOTAL (5 wkts, 55 overs) 183
Fall of wickets: 1-48, 2-52, 3-69, 4-87, 5-87
To bat: A Richardson, N Miller, O Browne, S Cotterell
Bowling: Beaton 8-0-35-0(w2), Joseph 4-0-14-0, Jacobs 13-2-43-3, Permaul 15-2-49-2, Bishoo 10-1-31-0, Deonarine 5-0-9-0.
Position: Jamaica leads Guyana by 295 runs with five wickets in hand.
Umpires: J Wilson, N Duguid.