Thomas, Hamilton keep Leewards afloat
 

St John's, Antigua, CMC – An unbroken half-century partnership between Devon Thomas and Jahmar Hamilton frustrated Guyana and kept Leeward Islands in with a chance of victory in their sixth round Regional Four-Day match here Sunday.

Set 279 for victory at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, the Leewards slumped to 28 for three before Thomas and Hamilton came together in a 73-run, fourth wicket stand to pilot the hosts to 101 for three at the close of the penultimate day.

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Thomas has so far struck 38 from 59 balls with six fours while Hamilton has been equally position with his 34 off 66 balls, including five boundaries.

The Leewards require a further 178 runs to win on Monday’s final day.

No such equation seemed likely when seamer Keon Joseph struck a couple of telling blows up front, to put the Leewards on the back foot.

He had Test batsman and captain Kieran Powell caught at the wicket for seven, and trapped the other opener Javier Liburd lbw for 11, after new-ball partner Ronsford Beaton had bowled Orlando Peters for seven, to get the second wicket of the innings.

Earlier, Guyana were bowled out for 212 after resuming the day on 47 for two.

Trevon Griffith converted his overnight unbeaten 30 into a top score of 58, made off 101 balls in 239 minutes with eight fours. Wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble hit 47, Chanderpaul Hemraj got 34 while Mohammed Shadir scored 28.

Leg-spinner Anthony Martin claimed five for 49 while left-arm spinner Yannick Leonard picked up four for 48.

The left-handed Griffith completed his maiden first class half-century off 93 balls but was one of two wickets to fall on 85 after he had put on 41 for the third wicket with Assad Fudadin (11).

Guyana slipped further to 102 for five when captain Leon Johnson perished for seven, but Hemraj and Bramble added 65 for the sixth wicket to stretch the visitors’ lead.

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Summary Scores:

Guyana 1st Innings: 238/9 (90 Overs). Leon Johnson* 110, Anthony Bramble+ 28, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 19, Amir Khan 19; Anthony Martin 24-8-48-4, Gavin Tonge 23-8-44-2, Kelbert Walters 16.2-8-25-2, Yannick Leonard 11-2-51-2.

Leeward Islands 1st Innings: 174 All Out (61.4 Overs). Devon Thomas+ 71, Tonito Willett 27, Kieran Powell* 17, Kelbert Walters 13*; Keon Joseph 15.4-3-53-4, Zaheer Mohammed Shadir 8-1-12-3, Veerasammy Permaul 15-5-36-1, Ronsford Beaton 13-3-40-1.

Guyana 2nd Innings: 47/2 (20 overs). Trevon Griffith 58, Anthony Bramble+ 47, Chanderpaul Hemraj 34, Zaheer Mohammed Shadir 28; Anthony Martin 30-13-49-5, Yannick Leonard 23-5-48-4, Kelbert Walters 12-7-25-1, Kieran Powell 4-1-12-0.

Leeward Islands 2nd Innings: 101/3 (26 Overs). Devon Thomas+ 38*, Jahmar Hamilton 34, Javia Liburd 11, Kieran Powell* 7; Keon Joseph 6-1-21-2, Ronsford Beaton 7-0-28-1, Veerasammy Permaul 6-1-21-0, Zaheer Mohammed Shadir 7-1-27-0.

Stumps, Day 3

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Guyana 1st Innings

T Griffith LBW Tonge 0

T Chanderpaul LBW Martin 19

A Fudadin c Martin b Tonge 13

L Johnson* c Thomas b Martin 110

C Hemraj c Powell b Leonard 7

A Bramble+ c Powell b Walters 28

Z Shadir LBW Leonard 17

V Permaul b Martin 15

A Khan not out 19

R Beaton c Powell b Martin 0

K Joseph c Orlando Peters b Walters 7

Total: 240 All Out (93.2 Overs)

Extras: (b1, w2) 3

Fall of wickets: 1-8, 2-27, 3-52, 4-64, 5-130, 6-188, 7-207, 8-212, 9-212, 10-240.

Leeward Islands 1st Innings Bowling: K Walters 16.2-8-25-2, K Powell 3-0-20-0, A Martin 24-8-48-4, G Tonge 23-8-44-2, Q Boatswain 8-0-35-0, T Willett 8-1-16-0, Y Leonard 11-2-51-2.

Leeward Islands 1st Innings

K Powell b Joseph 17

J Liburd c Bramble b Beaton 5

Orlando Peters c Johnson b Permaul 14

D Thomas LBW Joseph 71

J Hamilton run out 0

T Willett c & b Shadir 27

G Tonge c Johnson b Joseph 5

Y Leonard b Shadir 4

K Walters not out 13

A Martin c Hemraj b Shadir 5

Q Boatswain c Shadir b Joseph 4

Total: 174 All Out (61.4 Overs)

Extras: (b4, lb1, nb4) 9

Fall of Wickets: 1-21, 2-32, 3-48, 4-64, 5-132, 6-142, 7-143, 8-157, 9-165, 10-174.

Guyana 1st Innings Bowling: R Beaton 13-3-40-1, K Joseph 15.4-3-53-4, A Fudadin 2-1-4-0, V Permaul 15-5-36-1, A Khan 8-2-24-0, Z Shadir 8-1-12-3.

Guyana 2nd Innings (Lead; 56)

T Griffith c Willett b Martin 58

T Chanderpaul c Hamilton b Martin 9

A Khan LBW Martin 0

A Fudadin c Martin b Walters 11

L Johnson* LBW Leonard 7

C. Hemraj c Powell b Leonard 34

A Bramble+ LBW Leonard 47

Z Shadir b Leonard 28

V Permaul c Thomas b Martin 3

R Beaton LBW Martin 3

K Joseph not out 1

Total: 212 All Out (87 overs)

Extras: (b4, lb5, w2) 11

Fall of Wickets: 1-42, 2-44, 3-85, 4-85, 5-102, 6-167, 7-178, 8-181, 9-202, 10-212.

Leeward Islands 2nd Innings Bowling: G Tonge 12-2-38-0, Q Boatswain 5-1-25-0, K Walters 12-7-25-1, Y Leonard 23-5-48-4, A Martin 30-13-49-5, K Powell 4-1-12-0, T Willett 1-0-6-0.

Leeward Islands 2nd Innings (Target; 279)

K Powell* c Bramble b Joseph 7

J Liburd LBW Joseph 11

O Peters b Beaton 7

D Thomas+ not out 38

J Hamilton not out 34

Total: 101/3 (26 Overs)

Extras: (b4) 4

Fall of Wickets: 1-17, 2-24, 3-28.

Guyana 1st Innings Bowling: R Beaton 7-0-28-1, K Joseph 6-1-21-2, Z Shadir 7-1-27-0, V Permaul 6-1-21-0.

State of Match: Leewards require 178 runs for victory

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

Toss: Leeward Islands won the toss and elected to field

Umpires: Tanvir Ahmed & Gregory Brathwaite

Standby Umpire: Bernard Joseph

Match Referee: Vanroy Burnes

Date: 
Sun, 04/06/2014 - 17:02