Windwards fight hard for crucial points

Kingston, Jamaica, CMC – Romel Currency and Tyrone Theophile stroked half-centuries to give Windward Islands the upper hand over Jamaica, in their fourth round, Regional Four-Day clash here Saturday.

Resuming the second day at Sabina Park on 56 for four, the Windwards pushed on to 216 for nine declared, with captain Liam Sebastien unable to bat.

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Currency stroked an unbeaten 76 while opener Theophile scored 73, combining in a 102-run, fifth wicket stand to salvage the Windwards innings.

At the close, Jamaica were 26 without loss in their second innings, a lead of just four runs.

Having lost three quick wickets late on the first day, a rearguard action was required and the duo stepped up to defy the Jamaica bowlers.

Currency struck eight fours and a six and faced 246 balls in an innings spanning just over five hours, while Theophile continued his good form with eight fours off 197 balls in 232 minutes at the crease.

Even when Theophile departed, Lindon James (20) spent nearly an hour-and-a-half in adding 46 for the next wicket with Currency, to further frustrate Jamaica.

James gave Nikita Miller his first wicket at 200 for six and the end came swiftly, as the Windwards lost their last four wickets for 16 runs.

The hosts found their attack largely ineffective, with off-spinner Jamie Merchant (2-21), pacer Brian Buchanan (2-22) and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller (2-60), all picking up two wickets apiece.

Jamaica’s openers then safely navigated the 15 overs at the end of the day.


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: 216/9 Declared (97.3 Overs). Romel Currency 76, Tyrone Theophile 73, Sunil Ambris 23, Lyndon James+ 20; Nikita Miller 38.3-13-60-2, Jamie Merchant 14-2-21-2, Brian Buchanan 12-1-22-2, Dave Bernard Jr 9-1-23-1.

Jamaica 2nd Innings: 26/0 (15 Overs). Horace Miller 12, John Campbell 10; Kenroy Peters 3-2-1-0, Delorn Johnson 4-1-3-0, Shane Shillingford 3-1-8-0, Nelon Pascal 5-0-11-0.

Stumps, Day 2


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 c Bonner b Nikita Miller 73

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 76

L James+ c Blackwood b Nikita Miller 20

S Shillingford c Baugh b Buchanan 0

D Johnson LBW Buchanan 3

N Pascal c Horace Miller b Nikita Miller 1

Total: 216/9 Declared (97.3 overs)

Extras: (b8, lb6, nb1) 15

Did not Bat: L Sebastien*.

Fall of Wickets: 1-8, 2-46, 3-52, 4-52, 5-154, 6-200, 7-208, 8-213, 9-216.

Jamaica 1st Innings Bowling: J Taylor 7-0-42-1, B Buchanan 12-1-22-2, Nikita Miller 38.3-13-60-2, D Bernard Jr 9-1-23-1, J Merchant 14-2-21-2, T Lambert 8-2-9-0, J Campbell 3-0-10-0, N Bonner 6-0-15-1.

Jamaica 2nd Innings (Trail; 22)

H Miller not out 12

J Campbell not out 10

Total: 26/0 (15 Overs)

Extras: (lb3, w1) 4

Windward Islands 2nd Innings Bowling: N Pascal 5-0-11-0, D Johnson 4-1-3-0, S Shillingford 3-1-8-0, K Peters 3-2-1-0.

State of Match: Jamaica lead Windward Islands by 4 runs in their 2nd Innings

Points-to-date: Jamaica 3 (0 batting points + 3 bowling points) | Windwards 4 (3 bowling points + 1 batting point)

Toss: Windward Islands won the toss and elected to bat

Umpires: Peter Nero & Christoper Taylor

Standby Umpire: Christopher Wright

Match Referee: Denavon Hayles

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 17:36