Shillingford shines but Jamaica hit back

Kingston, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford made an immediate impact on his return to first class cricket, rattling Jamaica on the opening day of their fourth round, Regional Four-Day match against the Windward Islands here Friday.

His haul of four for 61 sent the hosts crashing for a season low 194 at Sabina Park, with Carlton Baugh Jr top scoring with an unbeaten 56.

By the close, however, Jamaica had hit back strongly with the Windwards collapsing to 56 for four after losing three wickets late in the evening.

They were coasting at 46 for one but off-spinner Jamie Merchant picked up two quick wickets for 23 runs, to leave the Windwards still 138 runs adrift with most of their top order gone.

Opener Tyrone Theophile was unbeaten at the close on 27.

Sent in, Jamaica were off to a horrid start when they lost their openers Horace Miller (0) and John Campbell (18) cheaply, and then their captain Tamar Lambert (1), to plunge to 23 for three.

The damage was done by left-arm pacer Delorn Johnson who knocked over Miller and Lambert, to finish with two for 41.

Nkrumah Bonner and Jermaine Blackwood repaired the innings in a 69-run, fourth wicket stand that saw Jamaica to the safety of lunch at 89 for three.

Bonner, who has played two T20 Internationals for West Indies, made 38 off 88 balls with two fours and two sixes while Blackwood hit 36 from 59 balls with five boundaries.

Off-spinner Liam Sebastien, who claimed two for 23, plucked out both in quick succession to reduce Jamaica to 107 for five.

However, Baugh led another recovery for the hosts, putting on 66 for the sixth wicket with David Bernard Jr, who scored 29.

Baugh faced 122 balls in 174 minutes at the crease, counting five fours.

Shillingford, in his first first-class match since being banned by the International Cricket Council for an illegal action last December, then ran through the lower order.

He had Bernard caught and bowled and then took four of the last five wickets to fall, as Jamaica lost their last five wickets for just 21 runs.

Shillingford was recently cleared by the ICC to resume bowling.


Summary Scores:

Jamaica 1st Innings: 194 All Out (68 Overs). Carlton Baugh+ 56, Nkrumah Bonner 38, Jermaine Blackwood 36, Dave Bernard Jr 29; Shane Shillingford 16-3-61-4, Liam Sebastien* 17-5-23-2, Delorn Johnson 13-3-41-2, Kenroy Peters 9-3-20-1.

Windward Islands 1st Innings: 56/4 (17 Overs). Tyrone Theophile 27*, Sunil Ambris 23, Keddy Lesporis 4, Devon Smith 1; Jamie Merchant 2-2-0-2, Dave Bernard Jr 3-1-9-1, Jerome Taylor 4-0-25-1, Nikita Miller 5-2-11-0.

Stumps, Day 1


Jamaica 1st Innings

Horace Miller c Theophile b Johnson 0

J Campbell LBW Pascal 18

N Bonner c Shillingford b Sebastien 38

T Lambert* b Johnson 1

J Blackwood c wkp James b Sebastien 36

C Baugh Jr+ not out 56

D Bernard Jr c & b Shillingford 29

Nikita Miller c Peters b Shillingford 2

J Merchant c Theophile b Shillingford 3

J Taylor c Sebastien b Shillingford 0

B Buchanan LBW Peters 0

Total: 194 All Out (68 Overs)

Extras: (b4, lb1, w1, nb5) 11

Fall of wickets: 1-10, 2-20, 3-23, 4-92, 5-107, 6-173, 7-179, 8-192, 9-192, 10-194.

Windward Islands 1st Innings 1st Innings Bowling: N Pascal 13-1-44-1, D Johnson 13-3-41-2, K Peters 9-3-20-1, S Shillingford 16-3-61-4, L Sebastien 17-5-23-2.

Windward Islands 1st Innings

D Smith c Bonner b Taylor 1

T Theophile not out 27

S Ambris c Campbell b Bernard Jr 23

K Lesporis c Campbell b Merchant 4

K Peters c Campbell b Merchant 0

R Currency not out 0

Total: 56/4 (17 Overs)

Extras: (lb1) 1

Still to Bat: L Sebastien*, Lindon James+, S Shillingford, T Theophile, D Johnson.

Fall of Wickets: 1-8, 2-46, 3-52, 4-52.

Jamaica 1st Innings Bowling: J Taylor 4-0-25-1, B Buchanan 3-1-10-0, Nikita Miller 5-2-11-0, D Bernard Jr 3-1-9-1, J Merchant 2-2-0-2.

State of Match: Windward Islands trail Jamaica 1st Innings score by 138 runs

Points-to-date: Windwards 3 (3 bowling points) | Jamaica 0

Toss: Windward Islands won the toss and elected to bat

Umpires: Peter Nero & Christoper Taylor

Standby Umpire: Christopher Wright

Match Referee: Denavon Hayles

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:11