Pacers put Jamaica in charge
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Andrew Richardson and Sheldon Cotterrell produced a lethal burst to rock hosts Trinidad & Tobago, putting Jamaica in a superior position in the Regional 4-Day Tournament on Saturday.
After Jamaica were dismissed for 290 in their first innings, T&T found themselves in strife early and finished a rain-affected second day at Queen’s Park Oval on 89 for five.
Richardson grabbed two wickets for 19 runs from 7.2 overs and left-arm fast bowler Cotterell took two for 30 from 8.4 overs, producing devastating spells to wobble T&T on 52 for five at one stage.
Aneil Kanhai, not out on 20 not out, and Kevon Cooper, not out on 17 not out, staged an unbroken 37-run, sixth wicket stand to usher the hosts to the close without further loss.
Earlier, West Indies wicketkeeper/batsman Carlton Baugh carried on from his overnight 101, to finish on 140 before being last out.
Baugh’s struck 14 fours and two sixes from 215 balls in his innings, which lasted 214 minutes.
His last-wicket stand with Cotterell was worth 76, with the tail-ender ending unbeaten on 14, after spending 88 minutes at the crease to face 40 balls.
Left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh, playing his first match for T&T after representing the Combined Campuses & Colleges in the previous four season, finished with an impressive six for 94 from 31 overs, while fast bowler Shannon Gabriel took two for 54.
T&T endured a nightmare start, losing Justin Guillen in the first over off Richardson without a run on the board, and debutant Marlon Barclay followed him soon afterward for six, caught behind off the same bowler.
Jason Mohammed and Imran Khan then battled to restore stability in a 38-run, third-wicket partnership before a double strike reduced T&T to 49 for four.
Mohammed was caught behind for 22, nibbling at a wide ball from Cotterell, and Khan made 14 before he played an injudicious stroke at left-arm spinner Nikita Miller to fall after an hour-and-a-half at the crease.
Sherwin Ganga then edged Cotterell to first slip, but Kanhai and Cooper displayed good temperament in stemming the fall of wickets.
Play started three hours and 45 minutes later than scheduled, after rain ruled out any play in the first session.
JAMAICA 1st Innings
D. Hyatt c Guillen b Gabriel 53
B. Parchment c Cooper b Kantasingh 6
D. Pagon b Emrit 4
B. Nash lbw b Nash 1
*T. Lambert lbw b Kantasingh 12
D. Bernard st G. Mohammed b Kantasingh 4
+C. Baugh c wk G. Mohammed b Gabriel 140
N. Miller lbw b Kantasingh 39
A. Richardson c wk G. Mohammed b Kantasingh 9
O. Brown c S. Ganga b Khan 4
S. Cotterell not out 14
Extras (b2, w1, nb1) 4
TOTAL (all out, 88.2 overs) 290
Fall of wickets: 1-20, 2-25, 3-26, 4-80, 5-84, 6-84, 7-177, 8-207, 9-214
Bowling: Gabriel 16.2-2-54-2, Emrit 13-4-44-1, Kantasingh 31-5-94-6, Khan 17-3-53-1, Kanhai 4-1-10-0, S Ganga 3-0-19-0, Cooper 4-0-14-0.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 1st Innings
J. Guillen c Brown b Richardson 0
I. Khan c Brown b Miller 14
M. Barclay c wk Baugh b Richardson 6
J. Mohammed c wk Baugh b Cotterell 22
A. Kanhai not out 20
S. Ganga c Hyatt b Cotterell 1
K. Cooper not out 17
Extras (w1, nb8) 9
TOTAL (5 wickets, 35 overs) 89
To bat: *R. Emrit, +G. Mohammed, K. Kantasingh, S. Gabriel
Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-11, 3-49, 4-49, 5-52
Bowling: Richardson 7.2-1-19-2, Cotterell 8.4-2-30-2, N Miller 14-8-20-1, O Brown 5-0-20-0.
Position: T&T trail by 201 runs with five first innings wickets standing
Umpires: G. Greaves, P. Nero