Garvey leads Jamaica U-23s' fight-back
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Garth Garvey completed a fine all-round day with a half-century to lead a fight-back for Jamaica’s Under-23s, after half-centuries from Shai Hope and Raymon Reifer gave the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre a healthy first innings lead in their four-day match on Wednesday here.
Garvey was unbeaten on 64 and Oraine Williams scored 40, as the Jamaicans, trailing by 120 on first innings, reached 144 for three in their second innings at the close on the second at Sabina Park.
Hope had stroked the top score of 53 and Reifer made 52, as the Sagicor WIHPC were bowled out for 272, reply to the home team’s first innings total of 152.
Andre Creary was the only other batsman on the visitors’ side that occupied the crease during the day that batted steadily, reaching an even 20.
Patrick Harty Jr was the pick of the Jamaican bowlers, taking 4-60 from 23 overs, and Garvey supported with 3-5 from 4.2 overs.
Ronsford Beaton gave the Sagicor WIHPC an early breakthrough, when he had dismissed Desmond Jones for a third-ball duck in the first over.
Beaton followed up with the scalp of Kerry Holness lbw for 11, but Garvey came to the crease and put on 75 for the third wicket with Williams to revive the Jamaica Under-23s.
Garvey has so far struck eight fours and two sixes from 74 balls, taking charge in the final hour, after Williams pummelled three boundaries from 50 balls before he fell to Dalton Polius’ part-time off-spin.
Earlier, the Sagicor WIHPC resumed from their overnight position of 120 for two, but Reifer fell in the first hour, when he was caught behind off Nicholson Gordon. He struck six fours and one six from 96 balls.
Hope then put his stamp on the game, collecting three fours and two sixes from 132 balls before he was adjudged lbw to Christopher Powell, leaving the visitors on 198 for five.
There was little substance and stability from the rest of the batting, as the Sagicor WIHPC lost their last five wickets for 34 runs.
Members of the Sagicor WIHPC are having this chance to provide evidence of what they have learnt over the last few months during this match, which is the highlight of a one-week tour of the island and forms part of the overall development of the players.
JAMAICA UNDER-23s 1st Innings 152
SAGICOR WIHPC 1st Innings
(overnight 120 for two)
T. Theophile lbw b Williams 22
A. Barath c Lamount b Harty 43
R. Reifer c Harris b Gordon 52
S. Hope lbw b Powell 53
J. Campbell c Johnson b Harty 11
C. Hemraj c Bolt b Harty 12
A. Creary lbw b Harty 20
K. Mayers not out 19
S. Katwaroo lbw b Garvey 4
D. Polius lbw b Garvey 2
H. Walsh lbw b Garvey 4
Extras (b5, lb9, w6, nb10) 30
TOTAL (all out, 88.2 overs) 272
Fall of wickets: 1-64, 2-120, 3-140, 4-179, 5-198, 6-238, 7-239, 8-255, 9-265
Bowling: Gordon 9-2-42-1, Powell 10-5-22-1, Williams 10-4-22-1, Lamount 11-0-44-0, Harty 23-2-60-4, Gayle 4-2-7-0, Nelson 10-2-36-0, Bolt 7-1-20-0, Garvey 4.2-1-5-3
JAMAICA UNDER-23s 2nd Innings
D. Jones c Creary b Beaton 0
K. Holness lbw b Beaton 11
O. Williams c Hope b Polius 40
G. Garvey not out 64
S. Bolt not out 5
Extras (b9) 9
TOTAL (3 wkts, 24 overs) 144
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-20, 3-95
Bowling: Beaton 6-2-21-2, Boatswan 5-0-16-0, Mayers 2-0-14-0, Polius 3-0-23-1, Walsh 5-0-23-0, Campbell 3-0-23-0
Position: Jamaica Under-23s lead by 24 with seven second innings wickets standing