Jacobs makes Kiwi batsmen struggle ahead of first Test

FALMOUTH, Trelawny, CMC – New Zealand’s batsmen had a disappointing outing on the opening day of their final three-day warm-up match as they struggled against leg-spinner Damion Jacobs here yesterday.

The visitors were reduced to 203 for nine at tea by a Jamaica Select XI, forcing a declaration with the hope of having their bowlers get a critical bowl ahead of next Sunday’s start of the first Test against West Indies.

However, persistent rain washed out the final session, robbing the tourists of precious time in the middle at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Complex.

Kane Williamson top scored with 47, BJ Watling got 30 and James Neesham, 28 not out, but all the other batsmen struggled.

Jacobs was the best bowler with four for 45 while pacers Chris Powell (2-21) and Derval Green (2-26), finished with two wickets apiece.

Powell knocked over both openers Tom Latham (16) and Hamish Rutherford (10) cheaply before Williamson and Ross Taylor, 23, put on 49 for the third wicket.

Latham was taken at mid-off by Jamie Merchant driving while Rutherford was struck in front, pushing forward.

Williamson hit six fours off 77 balls in just under two hours at the crease before falling to a catch at the wicket off Green.

The partnership proved the best of the innings as thereafter, wickets fell regularly as Jacobs ran through the middle order.

Watling seemed to be staging a late order rally, with a busy knock off 30 balls, but was bowled sweeping at Jacobs, to be sixth out.

Latest in Sports

Off-spinner Sunil Narine (left) will be a key member of the West Indies attack.

Confident Windies seek happy ending

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – West Indies will seek to write a happy ending to a promising Tri-Nations campaign when they clash with Australia in today’s final, in a contest that brings together the champions of the Twenty20 and 50-overs World Cups.

GABF President Nigel Hinds (sitting centre) displaying an official team jersey in the presence of Director of Sport Christopher Jones (2nd from left sitting) while members of the Guyana Boys and Girls u16 squads and management staff look on

GABF unveils teams for CBC c/ships

The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) officially unveiled yesterday the Boys and Girls u16 teams that will be representing the nation at the upcoming Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship on local shores.

default placeholder

Jeffrey crowned Time Trial champion for a third time

Add another National Time-Trial title to Raynauth Jeffrey’s collection. Yesterday, the 22-year old star cyclist put on an epic display of racing against the clock and the inclement weather to earn the title of National Senior Time Trial champion for the third time.

Darren Bravo is one of only two West Indian batsmen to score a century in the current Ballr Tri Series One Day tournament.

Bravo! West Indies never-say-die

For Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel playing in only his second One Day International it was ‘D’ Day at Kensington Oval in Barbados on Friday as West Indies took on South Africa to secure a place in the final of the Bellr Tri-Nation tournament where they will face world champions Australia today.

default placeholder

Mixed fortunes for Floodlights

Floodlights softball cricket team endured mixed fortunes last Sunday when the Wolf’s Challenge Cup softball cricket tournament continued at various ground in Georgetown.

Old Fort’s Aderemi Simon unleashing a powerful shot which was denied by GCC’s Stephen Xavier (behind the goalkeeper) during their matchup at the National Gymnasium.

Old Fort, Pit Bulls secure hard-fought wins

Old Fort and Pit Bulls secured the hard-fought wins over Saints and Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) respectively when the Lucozade Indoor Hockey League continued on Friday at the National Gymnasium on Mandela Avenue.

Domini Alleyne

Mr. Guyana bodybuilding c/ships set for July 10

Fitness fans get ready, the highly anticipated Mr. Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Show will be staged on July 10 at the National Cultural Centre.

default placeholder

Pollard praised as leader, match-winner

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Darren Bravo has hailed Kieron Pollard as a “game winner” and a “leader” and said his presence in the West Indies camp has been invaluable.

Comments

About these comments

The comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit or delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity.

Stay updated! Follow Stabroek News on Facebook or Twitter.

Get the day's headlines from SN in your inbox every morning: