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Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:37 am
by mikesiva
No team secured a victory for the first time in a long time as the sixth round came to an end yesterday.

Offspinner shane Shillingford took 5-47 to dismiss Guyana for 164 at Providence to snatch a dramatic tie. Vishal Singh topscored for the hosts with 56.

Rain ruined a potential dramatic finish at sabina park. Denesh ramdin hit 53 not out as Trinidad closed on 163-6. Pacer Reynard Leveridge took 3-23 for Jamaica.

At warner park all three results were possible until the match was called off as a tense draw. Kenroy Williams hit 49 not out to take Barbados to 163-4 declared. Set a challenging 312 to win the Leewards made a good fist of it finishing on 286-8. Devon Thomas struck 103 and akeem Saunders 64 while left arm spinner jomel warrican took 6-89.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:44 pm
by mikesiva
After six rounds here's the points table. ...

1) Guyana 97.2 points
2) Jamaica 67.8 points
3) Trinidad 67.6 points
4) Leewards 57 points
5) Barbados 56.8 points
6) Windwards 32.8 points

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:53 am
by mikesiva
On the first day of the seventh round at Providence, Anthony Bramble improved his credentials to take over the gloves from Shane Dowrich in the Test team, by hitting 116 not out to lead Guyana to 276-8. Veteran Shivnarine Chanderpaul provided good support with 51. Offspinner Rahkeem Cornwall has taken three wickets for the Leewards to date.

In Tarouba, Barbados ended the opening day on 267-5, thanks to knocks of 92 from captain Shamar Brooks and 72 from Jonathan Carter. Spinner Bryan Charles has taken two wickets for Trinidad so far.

In Gros Islet, the Windwards bizarrely declared on 226-9 at the close of the first day's play. Veterans Devon Smith (107 not out) and Kirk Edwards (57) were the only batsmen to make runs against pacer Christopher Lamont, who took 4-52. Jamaica were 33 without loss at stumps.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:05 am
by mikesiva
At the halfway stage of their match at Providence, defending champions Guyana were in command of their match against a very poor Leewards. Wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble hit a mammoth 196 not out to steer Guyana to an imposing 417 all out, offspinner Rahkeem Cornwall finishing with 3-117. Left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul then snared six wickets to leave the Leewards reeling at 114-9 at stumps.

At the Brian Lara stadium, 13 wickets fell as Barbados tightened their hold on the second day's play. Legspinner Imran Khan took 4-81 to bowl Barbados out for 316. Left arm spinner Jomel Warrican then captured six wickets to reduce Trinidad to 145-8 at the close of play. Captain Denesh Ramdin is the only batsman to offer any resistance with an unbeaten half-century.

In St Lucia, wickets continued to tumble as the Windwards tightened their grip on the match. Pacers Sherman Lewis (4-36) and Kyle Mayers (4-32) restrict Jamaica to a paltry 112-9, when there was another bizarre declaration. Opener John Campbell topscored with 29. Veteran Devon Smith once again showed he was a class apart with an unbeaten half century, as the Windwards, leading by 114 on first innings, finished on 142-3 at stumps.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:01 am
by mikesiva
At Providence, defending champions Guyana crushed a very poor Leewards side by 10 wickets with more than a day to spare. Left arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul took 6-32 to dismiss the Leewards for 149 all out in their first innings, Shane Burton and Devon Thomas topscoring with 20 each. Following on 268 behind, that is exactly the score the Leewards managed in their second innings. Akeem Saunders hit 101 and Burton 53, but there was not much else, as pacer Keemo Paull took 3-38. Guyana then hit off the target of one run without the loss of a wicket.

In south Trinidad, Denesh Ramdin struck 132 not out to guide the hosts to 214 all out, left arm spinner Jomel Warrican taking 6-71. Leading 102 on first innings, Barbados limped to 188-7 at the close of the third day's play. Allrounder Shamar Springer has topscored so far with 38 not out, while legspinner Imran Khan has taken three wickets to date.

On the penultimate day at Beausejour, a total of 14 wickets fell as the Windwards marched towards a rare victory. Veteran opener Devon Smith continued his good form with the bat, making 154 in the Windwards second innings total of 283 all out. Legspinner Damion Jacobs took 4-51. Chasing an unlikely 398 for victory, Jamaica reached 201-7 at stumps. Brandon King has topscored to date with 88, while medium pacer Kyle Mayers has taken three wickets so far.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:38 am
by mikesiva
Just outside San Fernando, Barbados beat Trinidad by 207 runs. Shamar Springer hit 51 not out as Barbados made 221-7 declared, legspinner Imran Khan taking 3-88. Spinners Kenroy Williams (3-46), Jomel Warrican (3-13) and Hayden Walsh (3-41) then skittled Trinidad out for a paltry 116 all out, Denesh Ramdin topscoring with 24.

In Gros Islet, the Windwards beat Jamaica by 118 runs. Medium pacer Kyle Mayers took 5-92 to bowl Jamaica out for 279, as there were 40s from Paul Palmer, Fabian Allen and Odean Smith.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:42 am
by mikesiva
Wickets continued to tumble in all three matches, as the eighth round got underway yesterday.

At Sabina Park, defending champions Guyana took control of their match, while 13 wickets went down. Medium pacers Raymon Reifer (3-21) and Keemo Paul (3-15) dismissed Jamaica for a paltry 106 all out, Jermaine Blackwood and Aldane Thomas topscoring with 24 each. Guyana were 75-3 at stumps on the first day's play.

Another 13 wickets went down in Port-of-Spain, as Trinidad piled up 222, Tion Webster topscoring with 38. The damage was done by Jeremiah Louis (4-45) and Sheno Berridge (4-72). at the close of the first day, the Leewards were 46-3.

In Bridgetown, Roston Chase hit 114 and Justin Greaves 60 to help Barbados recover from 31-5 to reach 296-9 at the end of the first day's play. Larry Edwards has taken three wickets so far for the Windwards.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:16 am
by mikesiva
The bowlers continued to dominate the PCL on the second day's play of the eighth round.

Another 12 wickets fell at Sabina Park, as Jamaica fought their way back into the match against defending champions Guyana. Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller took 4-30 to dismiss Guyana for 183, veteran Shiv Chanderpaul topscoring with 50. Trailing by 77 on first innings, Jamaica reached 167-5 at the halfway stage of the match, John Campbell hitting 62 and Asad Fudadin 61 not out.

At Queen's Park Oval, another 15 wickets went down, leaving this low-scoring match in the balance. Legspinner Imran Khan took 5-25 to dismiss the Leewards for a paltry 163 all out, Akeem Saunders topscoring with 49. When stumps were taken at the end of the second day, Trinidad were reeling at 143-8, Amir Jangoo topscoring with 38. Sheno Berridge has taken three wickets so far for the Leewards.

At Kensington Oval, Larry Edwards took 3-72 to restrict Barbados to 316 all out. In reply, Kavem Hodge hit 63 and Roland Cato 56, as the Windwards reached 241-6 at the end of the second day. Pacer Kemar Roach has taken three wickets to date.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:48 pm
by mikesiva
Guyana secured yet another PCL title when they beat Jamaica by two wickets in a close, low-scoring encounter, played before a handful of spectators at Sabina Park.

Another 15 wickets fell on the third day, as chinaman bowler Gudakesh Motie-Kanhai took 4-39 to dismiss Jamaica for 212. Asad Fudadin topscored with 70. Set a mere 136 to win, Guyana eked their way to the target for the loss of eight wickets. Chandrapaul Hemraj topscored with 40, as left-arm spinner Nikita Miller once again made it hard for the batsmen, taking 4-64.

Yet another match ended in three days in Port-of-Spain, with the Leewards beating Trinidad by just one wicket in another low-scoring encounter. Sheno Berridge took 4-40 to bowl Trinidad out for just 162 all out. Set only 222 to win, the Leewards made it over the line for the loss of nine wickets, thanks largely to a knock of 65 from Devon Thomas. Legspinner Imran Khan took 5-87.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:54 pm
by Arthur Crabtree
Well done Guyana, again. Would love to see a Test there.

Cheers Mike.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:31 am
by mikesiva
Arthur Crabtree wrote:Well done Guyana, again. Would love to see a Test there.

Cheers Mike.

My pleasure....
The rain-ruined match at Kensington Oval ended in a tame draw. Pacer Kemar Roach took 4-75 to dismiss the Windwards for 287 all out. Leading by 29 on first innings, Barbados reached 135-1 when the match was called off. The not out batsmen were Shane Moseley (57 not out) and Shamar Brooks (69 not out).

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:00 pm
by mikesiva
Standings after the eighth round....

1) Guyana - 135 points
2) Barbados - 85.8 points
3) Leewards - 79.4 points
4) Trinidad - 76.8 points
5) Jamaica - 75.8 points
6) Windwards - 61.4 points

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:44 am
by mikesiva
Going into the final day of the penultimate round, champions Guyana were in control of their match against Barbados at Bridgetown. In their first innings, Guyana made 297 all out, thanks to knocks of 90 from Chanderpaul Hemraj and 56 from Leon Johnson. Former under-19 champion Chemar Holder took 5-57. Romario Shepherd then took 5-40 to dismiss Barbados for a mere 199 all out, tailender Kemar Roach topscoring with 51. Leading by 98 on first innings, Guyana reached 154-4 at stumps, Tagenarine Chanderpaul opening the batting and closing on 66 not out.

Jamaica were strongly placed in their low-scoring match at Sabina Park against the Leewards. First, Sheno Berridge took 4-46 to dismiss Jamaica for just 197 all out, Jermaine Blackwood topscoring with 81. But legspinner Damion Jacobs struck back with 7-74 to bowl the Leewards out for a paltry 171 all out, Kacey Carty topscoring with 78. Leading by 26 on first innings, Jamaica made 235 all out in their second, thanks to half-centuries from Blackwood (70) and John Campbell (55). Berridge finished with 5-59. Set 262 to win, the visitors have made hard work of the total so far, closing the third day's play on 159-6. Devon Thomas has topscored so far with 52.

At St Georges, the Windwards saved their best performance for when the title was already decided. Kavem Hodge hit 128 and Kyle Mayers 74 to propel the Windwards to 366 all out. Dennis St Clair took 6-62. Offspinner Shane Shillingford then took 3-36 to dismiss Trinidad for a pathetic 172 all out, veteran Denesh Ramdin topscoring with 75. Following on Trinidad were 93-2 at stumps.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:29 am
by mikesiva
Defending champions Guyana played out a draw against Barbados at Kensington Oval, having already retained the PCL with two rounds in hand. Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul hit 101 not out and wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble 74, as Guyana made 263-5 declared in their second innings. Chemar Holder took 3-72 for Barbados. Set an unlikely 362 to win, Barbados were 208-4 at stumps, Kraigg Brathwaite topscoring with 54. Pacer Keemo Paul took two wickets for Guyana.

In Kingston, Jamaica beat the Leewards by 57 in a low-scoring encounter. Set 262 to win, the Leewards never came close, bowled out for 204 all out by spinners Damion Jacobs (5-83) and John Campbell (4-40).

In Grenada, cellar-dwellers the Windwards registered a rare comprehensive win when they crushed Trinidad by an innings and 37 runs. Shane Shillingford (3-52) and Sherman Lewis (3-20) routed Trinidad in their second innings for a paltry 157 all out, amir Jangoo topscoring with 69.

Re: Caribbean PCL 2017-18

PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:55 am
by mikesiva
Points table after the ninth round....

1) Guyana - 145.2 points
2) daylight
3) more daylight
4) Barbados 94.6 points
5) Jamaica 91 points
6) Leewards - 85.2 points
7) Windwards - 80.4 points
8) Trinidad - 80 points