Guyana in strong position after bowling well


[] – Jaguars put themselves in a position to continue their winning run in the WICB Professional Cricket League when they manhandled Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the first day of their sixth round contest in Antigua on Friday.

Opting to bowl first, Jaguars bundled out the hosts for 139 and had reached 14 without loss in reply, at the close at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

In a game pitting the tournament leaders against the bottom dwellers, Jaguars were quick to press home their authority.

Fast bowler, Ronsford Beaton led the onslaught with four for 40 while seamer Chris Barnwell (2-17) and left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul (2-32) picked up two wickets apiece.

Ronsford Beaton

For the Leewards, only tail-ender Jeremiah Louis with an unbeaten 27 showed any resistance while Akeem Saunders got 21 and Austin Richards, 20.

The rut for Hurricanes began when Beaton removed Sherwin Peters for five with the score on 19 for one and continued when Beaton trapped Montcin Hodge lbw for three at 27 for two.

Off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine then bowled Richards at 39 for three and wickets continued to tumble as the Leewards reached 71 for six at lunch.

There was no recovery as Jaguars kept the pressure on afterward. (CMC)