Narsingh reaches 1000 runs

JARRETT PARK, Jamaica -- Narsingh Deonarine became the first batsman to make 1 000 runs in a regional first-class season when he stroked an attractive half-century on Saturday for Guyana against Jamaica on the second day of the 13th round of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Four-day Tournament. The 25-year old left-hander scored 63 to move his aggregate for the season to 1013 runs, in the process also breaking the record of 974 runs held by former Leeward Islands captain Stuart Williams.

Deonarine, who has played four Tests and five One-Dayers for West Indies, struck seven fours in an innings that required just 81 balls. He shared an important 48-run, third wicket stand with Sewnarine Chattergoon who also scored 63 but was guilty too of wasting a good foundation as Guyana reached 268-6 responding to Jamaica’s 389 all out, at Jarrett Park.

Chattergoon who played the last of his four Tests and 18 One-Day Internationals against New Zealand in January, struck nine fours off 93 balls.