Sealy stars on debut but Jamaica flourish
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Fast bowler Dawayne Sealy’s five-wicket haul on first class debut was not enough to deny Jamaica first innings points on the second day of the final round, Regional Four-Day contest here Friday.
The 24-year-old snared five for 58 but the five-time defending champions rallied to score 238 all out at Sabina Park, to take an 88-run lead.
At the close, CCC had stumbled to 94 for four in their second innings – ahead by just six runs – after suffering a bad slide late in the day. They were well poised at 83 for one before left-arm spinner Nikita Miller took three wickets for seven runs from eight overs, to see three wickets tumble for 11 runs.
Openers Anthony Alleyne (39) and Shacaya Thomas (35) put on 68 for the first wicket before the slide occurred.
Earlier, starting the day on 62 for four in reply to CCC’s 150, Jamaica slipped to 80 for five when Jermaine Blackwood fell for 12.
However, they were revived by middle order batsman Andre McCarthy who top scored with 46 while Jamie Merchant got 36 and stand-in captain David Bernard Jr, 35.
Opener Brenton Parchment got 32 last evening while on Friday, Nikita Miller weighed in with an unbeaten 26 at the tail.
The resurgence started with McCarthy and Bernard who added 61 for the sixth wicket to put Jamaica in sight of first innings lead.
McCarthy struck five fours and one six off 90 balls in an innings that lasted nearly two and a half hours while Bernard faced 136 balls and struck three boundaries.
When Jamaica slipped to 188 for eight, Merchant and Miller added a further 56 for the ninth wicket to add to CCC’s frustration.
CCC 150 (Floyd Reifer 63, Raymon Reifer 21; Brian Buchanan 2-36, Sheldon Cotterell 2-52, Jamie Merchant 2-5, Nikita Miller 2-34) and 92 for four (Anthony Alleyne 39, Shacaya Thomas 35; Nikita Miller 3-7)
JAMAICA 238 (Andre McCarthy 46, Jamie Merchant 36, Dave Bernard Jr 35, Brenton Parchment 32, Nikita Miller 26; Dawayne Sealy 5-58, Kristopher Ramsaran 2-32)
CCC 1st Innings 150
JAMAICA 1st Innings
(overnight 62 for four)
B Parchment b R Reifer 32
Z Fowler lbw b Sealy 1
S Jackson c Dewar b Williams 15
A McCarthy c Thomas b Parris 46
B Buchanan lbw b Sealy 0
J Blackwood lbw b Sealy 12
*D Bernard Jr c Alleyne b Ramsaran 35
+C Baugh Jr c Corbin b Sealy 10
N Miller b Sealy 26
J Merchant st Walton b Ramsaran 36
S Cotterell not out 4
Extras (b1, lb8, w6, nb6) 21
TOTAL (all out, 91.5 overs) 238
Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-57, 3-61, 4-62, 5-80, 6-141, 7-158, 8-188, 9-234, 10-234.
Bowling: Williams 9-2-24-1, Sealy 21.5-4-58-5 (w5, nb6), R Reifer 11-4-20-1, Dewar 19-4-53-0, Parris 19-6-42-1, Ramsaran 12-2-32-2.
CCC 2nd Innings
S Thomas lbw b Bernard 35
A Alleyne lbw b Miller 39
N Parris b Miller 7
*K Corbin not out 0
K Williams c Bernard b Miller 2
Extras (b8, lb2, nb1) 11
TOTAL (26 overs, 4 wkts) 94
Fall of wickets: 1-68, 2-83, 3-92, 4-94.
Bowling: Cotterell 3-0-24-0, Buchanan 4-0-19-0, Bernard 7-1-27-1, Miller 8-4-7-3, Merchant 4-1-7-0.
Position: CCC lead by six runs with six wickets intact.
Umpires: N Duguid, P Gustard.