Bonner, Campbell score half-centuries
Jamaica secured a heathly first innings lead on the second day of their West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Regional Four-Day competition against Guyana after well played half-centuries by Nkrumah Bonner and John Campbell placed them in front by 177 runs at Sabina Park yesterday.
After restricting Guyana to a paltry 117 on day one, Jamaica in reply were bowled out for 294, and were 145 runs in front at stumps, with Guyana on 32-1 in their second innings.
The hosts resumed on 89 for one, but quickly overhauled Guyana's first innings total thanks to a 67-run partnership between Bonner and John Campbell, on debut.
Campbell survived a 'life' when he hit straight back at left-arm orthodox spinner Veersammy Permaul, who could not hold on. The young batsman added 18 to his overnight score for an even 50 before he was eventually caught behind off the bowling of pacer Keon Joseph, to leave the score at 138 for two.
Lambert then joined Bonner in the middle and the two took Jamaica to lunch without further trouble and the score at 151.
On the resumption Bonner brought up his half-century from 124 balls, while Lambert rushed to 22 in a third-wicket stand of 42 runs, which was broken by Christopher Barnwell, when he had Lambert caught by wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble at 180 for three.
Blackwood, who seemed to be in a no-nonsense mood, hit three quick boundaries to take the score up to 198, when Bonner played a careless shot and was caught at mid-wicket by Sewnarine Chattergoon off the bowling of Devendra Bishoo for 62.
It became 199 for five, after Carlton Baugh Jr was caught at bat pad by Assad Fudadin to give Permaul his second wicket.
One-run later he claimed his third when he had Blackwood caught in the deep by Ronsford Beaton for 13.
But Andre Russell and David Bernard Jr added 21 for the seventh wicket before Bernard was caught by Narsingh Deonarine to leg spinner Bishoo for one.
Russell went on to make a quick 44 from 42 balls, but then became Permaul's fourth victim when he was given out leg before wicket, with the score at 250 for eight at the tea interval. After the 20-minute break, Permaul then bagged his ninth five-wicket haul in first-class cricket, when he trapped Jamie Merchant in front for 18, with the score at 289-9, and Jamaica's innings was wrapped up at 294, when Sheldon Cottrell got bowled by Beaton for three. Jerome Taylor was left unbeaten on 28.
The Guyanese lost Sewnarine Chattergoon early in the second innings, when he was caught off the bowling of Taylor by Horace Miller in the covers for 13.
The diminutive left-hand pair of Fudadin and Vishal Singh saw the visitors safely to the close of play without further loss.
GUYANA (first innings 177)
JAMAICA (first innings 294)
H Miller c Bramble (wk) b Permaul 46
J Campbell c Bramble (wk) b Joseph 50
N Bonner c Chattergoon B Bishoo 62
T Lambert c Bramble (wk) b Barnwell 22
J Blackwood c Beaton b Permaul 13
C Baugh Jr c Fudadin b Permaul 0
D Bernard Jr c Deonarine b Bishoo 1
A Russell lbw Permaul 44
J Merchant lbw Permaul 18
J Taylor not out 28
S Cottrell b Beaton 3
Extras: (b 1, lb 5, nb 1)
Total: 294 all out (101.3 overs)
Wickets fell at: 71-1, 138-2, 180-3, 198-4, 199-5, 200-6, 221-7, 250-8, 289-9
Bowling: Beaton 11.3-3-40-1; Joseph 12-4-27-1; Barnwell 12-3-34-1; Permaul 28-10-76-5; Bishoo 30-9-82-2; Khan 7-2-25-0; Deonarine 1-0-1-0
GUYANA (second innings)
S Chattergoon c Miller b Taylor 13
A Fudadin not out 8
V Singh not out 8
Extras: (nb 3, lb 0)
TOTAL: 32 for one (18 overs)
Wicket fell at: 19-1
To bat: Narsingh Deonarine, Christopher Barnwell, Anthony Bramble, Devendra Bishoo, Veersammy Permaul, Amir Khan, Ronsford Beaton, Keon Joseph
Bowling: Russell 5-1-13-0; Cottrell 3-2-1-0; Taylor 5-3-7-1; Merchant 3-0-5-0; Lambert 2-0-6-0
Series: Jamaica lead by 145 runs
Umpires: Christopher Taylor (JAM), David Milns (ENG)
Match Referee: Michael Hylton (JAM)
Teams: Jamaica -- Tamar Lambert (capt), David Bernard Jr, Jerome Taylor, Andre Russell, Nkrumah Bonner, Jermaine Blackwood, John Campbell, Jamie Merchant, Horace Miller, Sheldon Cottrell, Carlton Baugh Jr (wk.)
Guyana -- Christopher Barnwell (capt), Sewnarine Chattergoon, Vishal Singh, Amir Khan, Assad Fudadin, Narsingh Deonarine, Keon Joseph, Anthony Bramble (wk.), Veersammy Permaul, Devendra Bishoo, Ronsford Beaton
Jamaica's Nkrumah Bonner prepares to play the sweep shot, as Guyana's skipper Christopher Barnwell (left), and wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble (partly hidden) look on on day two of the WICB four-day game at Sabina Park yesterday. Bonner went on to topscore with 62. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)
Jamaica's all-rounder Andre Russell plays a pull shot on his way to a quick 44 off 42 balls in his team's first innings on day two of the WICB Regional Four-Day game against Guyana at Sabina Park yesterday. Russell also took four-wickets on the first day. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)