hits 116 in Guyana’s 452 all out
28 February 2010
(CMC) – Ramnaresh Sarwan gave clear evidence that he was
fully over his latest injury setback, when he completed
his 31st first-class hundred to lead a strong
Guyana batting performance against Windward Islands in the
WICB regional first-class championship yesterday. The
West Indies batting star top-scored with 116, as Guyana,
sent in to bat, were dismissed for 452 in their first
innings about half-hour after tea on the second day of
their final match at Queen’s Park.
Sadly, the Windwards openers failed to emulate his
durability, and the home team wobbled to 57 for two at the
Esuan Crandon had Tyrone Theophille caught behind for
eight, and Davendra Bishoo had Miles Bascombe caught close
to the wicket for five to set the Windwards back early.
Sarwan is appearing in his first match for the season,
following a stiff back which he sustained during West
Indies’ Test tour to Australia last December.
The Guyana captain was not out on 89 overnight, and duly
completed his hundred in the morning session, when he
guided fast bowler Nelon Pascal to third man for two.
Sarwan struck 14 fours from 224 balls in a little more
than 5-1/2 hours, and reassured himself and the West
Indies selectors that he should be ready for the five
One-day Internationals against Zimbabwe, starting next
Friday in his homeland.
Several other Guyana batsmen used the casual atmosphere of
a match that holds no bearing on the outcome of the
competition to post their best scores of the season.
Assad Fudadin – unbeaten overnight like Sarwan –
scored 78 and added 180 for the fourth wicket with Sarwan.
Esuan Crandon was not out on 51, and Veerasammy Permaul
made 47 in a 107-run, eighth wicket stand that broke the
backs of the Windwards.
Royston Crandon also got 36 in easily Guyana’s most
consistent batting performance this season.
Rawl Lewis was the pick of the Windwards’ bowlers with
four wickets for 71 runs from 29 overs, Shane Shillingford
captured three for 109 from 42 overs, and Pascal took two
for 106 from 27.5 overs.
Fuddadin was caught behind off Delroy Johnson armed with
the second new ball. The Guyanese left-hander hit nine
fours from 244 balls in just over five hours.
But Guyana, resuming from their overnight total of 239 for
three, reached 302 for four at lunch.
After the interval, Sarwan was caught at mid-wicket off
Lewis, who also had Derwin Christian caught behind for 11.
Guyana then sunk to 344 for seven, when Pascal bowled
Royston Crandon, but Permaul joined the elder Crandon
brother, and they carried Guyana to 416 for seven at tea
with a volley of strokes.
After the break, Permaul was caught behind off Lewis, who
was on a hat-trick which he did not comple, after he
trapped Bishoo lbw for a first-ball duck before Pascal
brought the innings to a close, when he trapped Keon
Joseph lbw for a duck.
Guyana are sixth on the seven-team table on 19 points –
three more than bottom-placed Windwards.