GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul claimed his 19th five-wicket haul in first class cricket and became the fifth bowler to take 300 wickets in the modern version of the Regional Four-Day Championship, to put Guyana Jaguars in control of their opening round game against Jamaica Scorpions here Saturday.
Defending their first innings total of 298, Jaguars bundled out Scorpions for an inadequate 208 in reply, with Permaul finishing with five for 60 and fellow left-arm spinner, Gudakesh Motie, picking up four for 61.
Together, they combined to wreck the visitors innings which appeared in great shape at 113 for one.
Opener John Campbell carried the fight for the visitors with 71 and Andre McCarthy got 36 but once Permaul and Motie got stuck in, wickets tumbled steadily with the last six collapsing for the addition of just 41 runs.
In their second turn at the crease, Jaguars were 26 without loss – an overall lead of 116 heading into the third day at the Guyana National Stadium.
Earlier, captain and left-arm spinner Nikita Miller finished with four for 71 and seamer Derval Green, three for 72, as Jaguars managed to add only 19 runs after resuming on 279 for seven.
Left-hander Campbell then gave Scorpions the ideal start, posting 73 for the first wicket with hometown boy Trevon Griffith (20) and another 40 for the second wicket with Devon Thomas (20).
All told, the 23-year-old West Indies A batsman stroked ten fours in an entertaining 101-ball innings.
The introduction of Permaul and Motie saw Scorpions lose three wickets for 26 runs to slide to 139 for four but even then, McCarthy and Chadwick Walton (14) looked to be rebuilding in a fifth wicket partnership of 28.
But once Walton was lbw to Motie at 167 for five, the innings went into decline and never recovered.
GUYANA JAGUARS 298 (Shiv Chanderpaul 91, Rajendra Chandrika 86, Raymon Reifer 40; Nikita Miller 4-71, Derval Green 3-72) and 26 without loss.
JAMAICA SCORPIONS 208 (John Campbell 71, Andre McCarthy 36; Veerasammy Permaul 5-60, Gudakesh Motie 4-61)
JAGUARS 1st Innings (overnight 279 for seven)
R Chandrika c wkp Walton b Miller 86
S Hetmyer b Mindley 5
*L Johnson b Green 19
V Singh c (sub) King b Jacobs 16
S Chanderpaul c Blackwood b Miller 91
R Reifer lbw b Green 40
+A Bramble b Miller 0
V Permaul c wkp Walton b Green 10
E Hooper run out 12
G Motie not out 4
K Joseph c Blackwood b Miller 0
Extras (b5, lb3, nb7) 15
TOTAL (all out, 103 overs) 298
Fall of wickets: 1-13, 2-111, 3-125, 4-165, 5-233, 6-234, 7-279, 8-287, 9-298, 10-298.
Bowling: Dawes 10-1-37-0, Mindley 8-4-21-1, Miller 39-11-71-4, Green 21-1-72-3, Jacobs 18-5-69-1, Campbell 7-2-20-0.
SCORPIONS 1st Innings
J Campbell b Permaul 71
T Griffith b Joseph 20
D Thomas st Bramble b Motie 20
J Blackwood st Bramble b Motie 18
A McCarthy c Chanderpaul b Permaul 36
+C Walton lbw b Motie 14
D Green b Permaul 5
D Jacobs not out 8
*N Miller lbw b Permaul 8
J Dawes lbw b Permaul 2
M Mindley c and b Motie 1
Extras (b4, nb1) 5
TOTAL (all out, 65.4 overs) 208
Fall of wickets: 1-73, 2-113, 3-134, 4-139, 5-167, 6-178, 7-191, 8-203, 9-205, 10-208.
Bowling: Joseph 9-3-26-1, Reifer 9-3-23-0, Hooper 9-4-29-0, Permaul 22-3-60-5, Motie 16.4-0-66-4.
JAGUARS 2nd Innings
R Chandrika not out 8
S Hetmyer not out 18
TOTAL (without loss, 11 overs) 26
Bowling: Mindley 4-1-11-0, Dawes 4-0-6-0, Green 2-0-6-0, Miller 1-1-0-0.
Position: Jaguars lead by 116 runs.
Umpires: Nigel Duguid, Jonathan Blades.