Hosts in control after Hetmyer hundred
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Opener Shimron Hetmyer emphasised his class with an attractive hundred for Guyana to put them in control against Windward Islands in the Regional Under-19 Tournament on Sunday here.
The 17-year-old, who has already played one first-class match, pounded 125, as Guyana were bowled out for 243 in their first innings in reply to the Windwards’ 139.
The visitors were left struggling at 79 for four, with Tonis Simon having scored 21 and leg-spinner Steven Sankar taking 2-22 from 11 overs at the close on the second day of the second round match in the 3-Day competition at Everest. They still trail Guyana by 25 heading into Monday’s final day.
It was Hetmyer who took all the headlines however, hammering 13 fours and four sixes off a mere 129 balls in just under 2 ½ hours at the crease.
Resuming on 26 with Guyana on 44 without loss, Hetmyer scored quickly to reach his century before lunch, dominating a 108-run opening stand with Tagenarine Chanderpaul, whose 24 consumed 110 minutes and 50 balls and included four fours.
The right-handed Hetmyer eventually raised three figures off 109 balls, with 13 fours and a six before falling at 155 for three.
It was then left up to Akshay Homraj to bolster the lower order with 40 from 58 balls with four fours.