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Out-of-favour West Indies left-arm
spinner Veerasammy Permaul grabbed
five wickets in the second innings to
lead Guyana to its fourth win in as
many matches and stay on top of the
West Indies Cricket Board Professional
Regional Four-Day League.
Permaul snatched 5/62 to dismiss
T&T for 216 in the second innings after
starting the final day on 51/2 at the
Queen s Park Oval in Port-of --Spain,
as Guyana wrapped up an impressive
victory by an innings and 49 runs before
tea.The future of Guyana spin bowling
is in good hands as 20-year-old
Gudakesh Motie took 4/43 in 20.3 overs
after going wicketless in the first innings.
A 104-run third wicket partnership
between Barbadian Kyle Hope and
Guyanese Narsingh Deonarine gave the
Red Force a glimmer of hope, but when
both batsmen were dismissed shortly
before lunch, Red Force went limp.
After playing confidently, Deonarine
was the first to fall, caught by Shimron
Hetmyre of Motie for 47 off 100 balls.
His knock included eight fours. Permaul
then got his first scalp of the morning
when Hope was caught by wicketkeeper
Anthony Bramble for a top score of 74.
Hope, older brother of West Indies
opener Shai, faced 146 balls and cracked
13 fours. T&T got to 146/4 at lunch still
trailing Guyana by 119 runs.
Permaul continued to slice his way
through the T&T batting after lunch as
the score soon read 163/7 as Yannick
Ottley (duck), captain Jason Mohammed
(12) and Imran Khan all fell in quick
succession. With no addition to the
lunchtime score, Ottley was bowled
behind his back by Permaul attempting
Mohammed was adjudged lbw to
Motie to give the youngster his second
Khan never seemed settled at the
crease. First he was dropped by Guyana
skipper Leon Johnson at first slip of
Permaul, but in the same over, Khan
gave another chance and this time John-
son held the catch.
Steven Katwaroo and Marlon Richards
took Red Force along fairly comfortably
until Permaul got his fifth wicket when
Katwaroo was trapped lbw to a full
pitched delivery to end a 24-run part-
Uthman Muhammad then joined
Richards, the pair frustrated the Guyana
bowlers in the first innings with a 108-
run ninth wicket partnership. However,
there was no repeat of the rescue act
as Motie dismissed Richards to end the
Debutant Muhammed, who posted
his maiden half century in the first
innings, entertained for a brief moment
to get T&T past 200
He was then the last man out, caught
at long off going for another big shot.
T&T will aim to bounce back against
the Windward Islands in round five
starting on Friday at Beausejour in St
Lucia. Guyana will aim to remain
unbeaten when they travel to Sabina
Park to face Jamaica.
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DUBAI---West Indies will open their
campaign in next month s ICC Under-
19 World Cup in Bangladesh against
archrivals England, organisers
The contest is scheduled for the Zohur
Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong
and will be one of an unprecedented 20
matches set for live broadcast during the
January 27 to February 14 tournament
which features 48 games overall.
Eleven games were broadcast live during
last year s event, while ten matches each
were televised during the 2008, 2010 and
West Indies will do battle in Group C
which also includes minnows Zimbabwe
Sixteen teams will compete in four
groups during the preliminary round, with
the two top teams from each group
advancing to the Super League stage.
ICC general manager of cricket, Geoff
Allardice, said the Youth World Cup
remained an important fixture in the world
governing body s schedule.
"The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup an
event which provides talented youngsters
an early taste of international cricket in
a global setting. Countless players have
come through this event, and emerged
shortly afterwards on to the international
arena," Allardice said.
"It is at this tournament that the players
also receive important education on topics
such anti-doping and anti-corruption,
which provides them a head start on the
challenges that lie ahead for professional
Following the January 29 clash with
England, West Indies will face Fiji two
days later before wrapping up their
preliminary round campaign against
Zimbabwe on February 2, also in Chit-
West Indies were knocked out at the
quarter-final stage when the tournament
was staged in the United Arab Emirates
last year, as South Africa went on to beat
Pakistan in the final.
The Proteas will clash with Bangladesh
on the opening day on the opening day
in Chittagong which will also see England
play Fiji. (CMC)
BENONI---Another superb all-round per-
formance from West Indies limited overs
star Andre Russell spurred Knights to a
rollicking four-wicket win over Titans in
their final game of the Ram Slam Twen-
ty20 Challenge on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Jamaican snatched four
for 11 with his medium pace to help reduce
Titans to 136 for nine after they were sent
in at Willowmoore Park.
He then returned with the bat to hammer
an extraordinary unbeaten 66 off just 23
deliveries, to propel Knights to their target
with 25 balls remaining.
The victory, however, was only Knights
third of the campaign and it left them bot-
tom of the standings while the defeat for
Titans was an academic result as they had
already qualified for the final.
Titans slumped to nine for two in the
fourth over before Graeme van Buuren top-
scored with 57 off 41 balls to lead the revival.
Opener Quinton de Kock struck 28 from
24 balls while Chris Morris slammed 21
from 11 deliveries.
Russell was especially effective at the
back end of the innings, taking the last three
wickets to fall including two in one over---
his third and the 18th of the innings.
In reply, Knights were struggling at 54
for four in the ninth over when Russell
arrived to play a blinder, lashing four fours
and seven sixes. He punished every bowler
to reach his half-century off a mere 20 balls
before finishing the game in style, by pum-
meling medium pacer Sammy Mofokeng
for a four and a pair of sixes off the first
five balls of the over which leaked 18 runs.
The half-century was Russell s second
consecutive and he finished the tournament
with 189 runs at an average of nearly 38,
and 14 wickets. (CMC)
SYDNEY---Highly ranked Jamaica and West Indies
batsman Stafanie Taylor wasted little time in stamp-
ing her presence on the inaugural Women s Big Bash
League, reeling off an unbeaten half-century to help
lift Sydney Thunder to a nine-wicket victory over
city rivals Sydney Sixers here Sunday.
Chasing 102, Thunder cruised to their target off
13.2 overs, with the right-handed Taylor leading the
way with a polished 59 not out off 38 deliveries, to
earn Player-of-the-Match honours.
The 24-year-old struck nine fours and a six and
anchored an unbroken second wicket stand of 89 with
captain Alex Blackwell who gathered an unbeaten 29
off 33 balls, with three boundaries.
"I started a bit shaky, but I caught up in the end,"
Taylor said afterward. "I was in that groove, you just
want to keep the momentum going."
Thunder had earlier restricted Sixers to 101 for nine
off their 20 overs, after they opted to bat first at Howell
Seventeen-year-old left-arm seamer Lauren Cheatle
destroyed the innings with four for 20, leaving Sixers
struggling to find momentum.
Only Marizanne Kapp, with 21, got past 20 and was
only one of three players in double figures.
Taylor praised Cheatle, noting that her spell had
set up the game for Thunder.
"I thought we bowled really well. Young Cheatle
did really well, and every bowler the captain threw
the ball to, did well to restrict them to 101," said the
West Indies captain.
Taylor is one of four West Indies players campaigning
in the Women s Big Bash. Deandra Dottin will feature
for Perth Scorchers, 17-year-old opener Hayley
Matthews has signed with Hobart Hurricanes while
all-rounder Stacy-Ann King has joined Adelaide Strik-
Permaul blows Guyana past Red Force
Young Windies to face England in opener
Sensational Russell powers Knights
Taylor makes immediate
impact for Thunder
Barbadian Kyle Hope drives during his top score of 74 for Red
Force in the second innings of their regional four-day match
against Guyana Jaguars at the Queen's Park Oval yesterday.
PHOTO COURTESY WINDIESCRICKET.COM
T&T Red Force 1st inns 210
Guyana Jaguars 1st inns 475
T&T Red Force 2nd inns (o/n 51/2)
J Solozano lbw b R Reifer
K Hope c A Bramble b V Permaul
Y Cariah c S Hetmyer b V Permaul
N Deonarine c S Hetmyer b G Motie
J Mohammed lbw b G Motie
Y Ottley b V Permaul
S Katwaroo+ lbw b V Permaul
I Khan c L Johnson b V Permaul
M Richards c A Bramble b G Motie
U Muhammad c R Beaton b G Motie
K Kantasingh not out
Extras (4b 4lb 1w)
Bowling: Ronsford Beaton 13-2-47-0, Raymon
Reifer 8-3-35-1, Veerasammy Permaul 31.1-14-
62-5, Gudakesh Motie 20.3-7-43-4, Christopher
Fall of Wkts: 1-5, 2-32, 3-136, 4-146, 5-146, 6-
160, 7-163, 8-187, 9-191, 10-216
Result: Guyana won by an innings and 49 runs
Grenada National Stadium:
PRIDE 296 (Kyle Corbin 68, Shamarh Brooks
51, Kemar Brathwaite 46, Roston Chase 35;
Liam Sebastien 4-68, Dalton Polius 3-30,
Shane Shillingford 3-94) and 261 for seven
decl. (Roston Chase 71, Shamarh Brooks 66,
Ashley Nurse 36 not out, Mario Rampersaud
29, Kemar Brathwaite 24; Shane Shillingford 3-
76, Liam Sebastien 2-89)
VOLCANOES 179 (Liam Sebastien 40; Alston
Bobb 40; Kevin Stoute 4-30, Miguel Cummins
3-42, Ashey Nurse 2-31) and 197 (Tyrone
Theophile 47, Johnson Charles 44, Miles
Bascombe 40, Andre Fletcher 21; Sulieman
Benn 6-55, Roston Chase 2-18)
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