Jamaica finish off Guyana; sends warning

Kingston, Jamaica, CMC — Jamaica sent an early warning to their rivals as they brushed aside Guyana by seven wickets on the final day of their first round WICB Regional Four-Day game here Monday.

Set 88 for victory, the hosted easily reached their target with Nkrumah Bonner striking 38 and opener Horace Miller, 29. West Indies left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul picked up two for 34.

Earlier, Guyana were dismissed for 264 in their second innings, after resuming the day on 219 for eight. They suffered an early blow when Devendra Bishoo was caught at the wicket off left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell with just two runs added.

However, tail-enders Ronsford Beaton (22 not out) and Keon Joseph (20) rallied the Guyana lower order with a last wicket stand of 53.

Fit-again fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who snatched a five-wicket haul on Sunday’s third day, finished with five for 44 while Tamar Lambert claimed two for 36 with his off-spin.

Jamaica then lost John Campbell without scoring with just four runs on the board but Bonner and Miller erased any faint hopes Guyana had of a shock victory with a 53-run, second wicket partnership.

Bonner struck two fours and two sixes off 68 balls while Miller faced 43 balls and counted three fours and a six.

Summarized Scores:

Guyana 1st Innings: 117 All Out (54.3 Overs). Christopher Barnwell 34, Assad Fudadin 21, Vishal Singh 18, Anthony Bramble+ 16; Jamie Merchant 15-3-29-4, Andre Russell 12.3-2-33-4, Jerome Taylor 11-6-12-1, Sheldon Cottrell 8-2-15-0.

Jamaica 1st Innings: 294 All Out (101.3 Overs). Nkrumah Bonner 62, John Campbell 50, Horace Miller 46, Andre Russell 44; Verasammy Permaul 28-10-76-5, Davendra Bishoo 30-9-82-2, Keon Joseph 12-4-27-1, Christopher Barnwell 12-3-37-1.

Guyana 2nd Innings: 264 All Out (124 Overs). Vishal Singh 73, Narsingh Deonarine 38, Assad Fudadin 33, Christopher Barnwell 14; Jerome Taylor 20-7-44-5, Tamar Lambert 16-6-36-2, Nkrumah Bonner 13-3-40-1, Sheldon Cottrell 19-5-32-1.

Jamaica 2nd Innings: 89/3 (25 Overs). Nkrumah Bonner 38, Horace Miller 29, Tamar Lambert* 12*, Jermaine Blackwood 10*.

Jamaica won by 7 wickets

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