Khan turns tables on the Leeward Islands BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago turned the tables on troubled Leeward Islands, and were closing in on a come-from-behind victory on the penultimate day of their second round clash in the WICB Professional Cricket League here Sunday.
After trailing on first innings, Red Force hit back strongly to bundle out the hosts for 130 in their second innings, and set themselves an uncomplicated victory target of 203 at Warner Park.
At the close, they had reached 95 for two, and were requiring a further 108 to win the contest.
The Test player, who has struck two centuries in the new-look WICB Professional Cricket League, broke the backbone of Windward Islands Volcanoes’ batting with his part-time off-spin, to send the visitors careening to a disappointing 184 all out.
Securing a lead of 107, Guyana reached the finish on 133 for five – 240 runs ahead going into Monday’s final day at the National Stadium at Providence.
Yet another washout on Day 3 of Barbados, Jamaica PCL second round clash
Bridgetown, Barbados, November 23 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Despite generally sunny conditions, mainly in the afternoon and late evening, it was another washout on the third day
The warning lights set off by Darren Bravo's decision to decline selection for West Indies' imminent tour of South Africa "for personal reasons" are too strong to be ignored. No less so is the continuing absence from any cricket since June of Kieran Powell.
They are signals that the two left-handers, the most naturally gifted of the current West Indies batsmen, could well be the latest on the expanding list of professional cricketers overcome by the constant grind of global travel and worn down by the need to succeed in a demanding and fiercely competitive professional environment.
The medical term for the problem has evolved from "acute fatigue syndrome" to "stress-related condition" to simply "depression".
Resuming at their overnight 133 for six, their batsmen rallied to a respectable 202 all out and their bowlers then picked up on that cue, as they bundled out Red Force for a hugely disappointing 130 in their first innings.
Deonarine, Chanderpaul and Peters shine bright on sunny second day
NARSINGH DEONARINE reached his 11th first class ton, Shivnarine Chanderpaul got another half century and Kenroy Peters claimed his sixth fifth wicket haul on a sunny second day in their second round West Indies Cricket Board/Professional Cricket League Regional four day encounter at the Guyana National Stadium, yesterday.
Replying to Guyana’s first innings score of 291 all out, of which Deonarine made 139 and Chanderpaul 62, with Peters picking up 5 for 36, the Volcanoes, after a rapturous start from Devon Smith, reached 63 for 2 at the close of play.
LUCAS STREET, Barbados (CMC) — Heavy rains once again forced the abandonment of play in the WICB Professional Cricket League second-round game between Barbados Pride and Jamaica Franchise here yesterday.
A strong weather system, which moved into the area late Thursday, continued to dump torrential rains across the island, leaving the Windward Sports Club ground under water for the second straight day.
The Trinidad and Tobago Red Force took command of their second round Professional Cricket League four-day match against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes thanks to some late strikes by pacer Shannon Gabriel and leg-spinner Imran Khan which saw the hosts slip from 87 for three at lunch to 133 for six when bad light ended play at Warner Park in St Kitts yesterday.
Only 55 overs were possible yesterday and the rain stayed away for the better part of the morning session as the Red Force won the toss and elected to bowl first.
The visitors made one change to the team, which held the Barbados Pride to a draw in the previous round, with Nicholas Pooran coming into the starting line-up, replacing opening batsman Evin Lewis who has a slight injury.
This was mainly due to Narsingh Deonarine’s unbeaten 79 and Shivnarine Chanderpaul’s unbeaten 26, the duo adding 59 runs for their unbroken fourth wicket partnership to date, while Mervin Matthews with his 1 for 14 is the best bowler for the visitors so far.
Rain washes out first day of Barbados-Jamaica PCL match
Bridgetown, Barbados, November 21 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Heavy, consistent rain washed out play on the opening day of the second round WICB Professional Cricket League first-class match between Barbados Pride and Jamaica at the Windward Club ground, Lucas Street, St. Philip here today
St John’s, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board’s Selection Committee today named Assad Fudadin to the West Indies Test tour to South Africa.
Darren Bravo, who had been offered a contract for the series, wrote to the Chairman of Selectors, Clive Lloyd, and citing personal reasons, requested that he not be considered for selection for the Test series. The 29 year old Fudadin has been named to replace Bravo.
A left handed batsman from Guyana, Fudadin played 3 Tests in 2012 against England and New Zealand.
In addition, the Selection Panel has requested that fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell play for Jamaica in the third round of the Professional Cricket League in order that the selectors have an opportunity to evaluate his match readiness.
Cottrell will therefore not depart the Caribbean with the rest of the squad for South Africa on November 30th.
Cottrell, a left arm fast bowler from Jamaica, recently returned from the West Indies A Team tour of Sri Lanka with a hamstring injury.