Johnson, Barnwell keep Guyana steady

Georgetown, Guyana, CMC – Captain Leon Johnson and the experienced Christopher Barnwell hit half-centuries to rescue Guyana and frustrate Trinidad and Tobago, on the second day of their final round Regional Four-Day match here Saturday.

At the close, Guyana were 247 for seven, still 48 runs adrift of Trinidad and Tobago’s first innings total of 294 at the Guyana National Stadium.

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The left-handed Johnson was at the core of Guyana’s effort, stroking 78 while Barnwell scored exactly 50. They put on an important 80 for the sixth wicket to pull the hosts around for a dodgy position of 89 for six.

Earlier, out-of-favour West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo added two more wickets to his overnight haul to finish with career-best figures of nine for 78 as T&T added just 20 more runs after resuming the day on 274 for eight.

Bishoo’s figures were the best in first class cricket by a Guyanese bowler.

Imran Khan, who started the day on 37, was dismissed for 44.

Openers Trevon Griffith and Tagenarine Chanderpaul (14) added 34 for the first wicket to give Guyana a sound start before off-spinner Amit Jaggernauth ripped through the top and middle order, to finish with four for 78.

It was fast bowler Shannon Gabriel who got the breakthrough, having Griffith caught at the wicket for 23, pushing tentatively forward.

With just three runs added, new batsman Shimron Hetmyer clipped the seventh ball he faced to mid-on to give Jaggernauth his first wicket, and send Guyana to lunch at 38 for two.

After the break, Guyana went into decline losing three more wickets for 38 runs before Johnson and Barnwell arrived to steady the innings.

Johnson, who scored a hundred last week against Leeward Islands, struck five fours and a six and faced 169 balls in three hours and 13 minutes at the crease while Barnwell counted seven fours off 88 balls.

Captain Rayad Emrit trapped Barnwell lbw after tea but Johnson found an ally in Mohammed Shadir, who was unbeaten on 39 at the close, to add a further 44 for the seventh wicket.

Johnson proved to be T&T’s last success of the day, edging a drive at Jaggernauth behind.


Summary Scores:

Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings: 274/3 (93 Overs). Evin Lewis 64, Darren Bravo 61, Imran Khan 44, Rayad Emrit* 26; Davendra Bishoo 38.4-15-78-9, Keon Joseph 19-5-53-1, Trevon Griffith 4-1-4-0, Ronsford Beaton 16-3-48-0.

Guyana 1st Innings: 247/7 (82 Overs). Leon Johnson* 78, Christopher Barnwell 50, Zaheer Mohammed Shadir 39*, Trevon Griffith 23; Amit Jaggernauth 24-5-78-4, Shannon Gabriel 15-4-29-1, Jason Mohammed 14-3-27-0, Imran Khan 19-2-56-0.

Stumps, Day 2


Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings

L Simmons c Singh b Joseph 12

E Lewis LBW Bishoo 64

D Bravo LBW Bishoo 61

J Mohammed c Griffith b Bishoo 17

J Augustus c Johnson b Bishoo 15

R Emrit* c Barnwell b Bishoo 26

S Katwaroo+ c Bramble b Bishoo 3

I Khan c Barnwell b Bishoo 44

M Richards LBW Bishoo 20

A Jaggernauth c Beaton b Bishoo 12

S Gabriel not out 4

Total: 294 All Out (101.4 Overs)

Extras: (b5, lb9, nb2) 15

Fall of Wickets: 1-35, 2-128, 3-147, 4-164, 5-187, 6-207, 7-220, 8-266, 9-285, 10-294.

Guyana 1st Innings Bowling: R Beaton 16-3-48-0, K Joseph 19-5-53-1, C Barnwell 12-2-47-0, M Shadir 12-0-50-0, D Bishoo 38.4-15-78-9, T Griffith 4-1-4-0.

Guyana 1st Innings

T Griffith c Katwaroo b Gabriel 23

T Chanderpaul run out Augustus 14

S Hetmyer c Richards b Jaggernauth 0

L Johnson* c Katwaroo b Jaggernauth 78

V Singh c Katwaroo b Jaggernauth 2

A Bramble+ b Jaggernauth 16

C Barnwell LBW Emrit 50

Z Shadir not out 39

D Bishoo not out 18

Total: 247/7 (82 Overs)

Extras: (b4, lb2, w, nb1) 7

Still to Bat: R Beaton, K Joseph

Fall of Wickets: 1-34, 2-37, 3-51, 4-59, 5-89, 6-169, 7-213.

Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings Bowling: S Gabriel 15-4-29-1, M Richards 4-0-21-0, A Jaggernauth 24-5-78-4, J Mohammed 14-3-27-0, I Khan 19-2-56-0, R Emrit 6-1-30-0.

State of Match: Guyana trail T&T's 1st Innings score by 47 runs

Toss: Trinidad & Tobago won the toss and elected to bat

Points-to-dateT&T 4 (2 batting points + 2 bowling points) | Guyana 4 (3 bowling points + 1 batting point)

Umpires: Nigel Duguid & Gregory Brathwaite

Standby Umpire: Imran Moakan

Match Referee: Reon King

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 13:03