Barnwell’s XI romps to big win over Johnson’s XI

—first DCB trial match; Dhanpaul bags 5-13

Off-spinner Yatesh Dhanpaul’s five-wicket haul steered the Chris Barnwell led XI to a 128-run thumping of Leon Johnson’s XI in the first of two Demerara Cricket Board (DCB) 50-overs-a-side trial match played yesterday at the Everest Cricket Club ground.

Dhanpaul was miserly and deadly during his spell, snaring 5-13 while opener Robin Bacchus, fresh from the

Robin Bacchus starred with both bat and ball yesterday. (Orlando Charles photo)
Robin Bacchus starred with both bat and ball yesterday. (Orlando Charles photo)

Limacol Caribbean Premier League (LCPL) bowled with aggression, picking up 3-14. Atonell Atwell grabbed 2-14 as Barnwell’s XI routed their opponent’s for a meagre 83 all out in 22.3 overs with Kamesh Yadram (21) and Daniel Seegobin (17) the only batsmen to offer resistance.

Batting first, Barnwell’s XI scored 211 for 6 in 36.4 overs compliments of Chandarpaul Hemraj’s classy 55 which was supplemented by a brisk 40 from Shemroy Barrington. Seamer Paul Wintz showed his class with the leather, snaring an impressive 4 for 38 while leg-spinner Raj Nanan picked up 2-31 and pacer Seon Daniels 2-32 for Johnson’s XI.

During the chase, the pugnacious Andrew Lyght Jr was removed for five off the bowling of Bacchus, leaving Rajendra Chandrika (13) and Chris Pattadin (6) tasked with taking their team home safely.

However, Bacchus and Knights had other plans when they soon removed Pattadin and Vishaul Singh (1) leaving the Johnson XI reeling at 21-3.

Things got worse when Chandrika drove a fullish delivery straight back into the hands of Bacchus who picked up his third wicket. The brief middle passage saw the team’s 50 being raised after some fight from Yadram and Seegobin who looked positive in their partnership before Yadram was caught by Hemraj at long-off off Dhanpaul’s bowling.

Seegobin then succumbed to another good off-spin delivery from Dhanpaul who he edged straight into the gloves of wicket-keeper Barrington, while the skipper was caught for one in the deep by Bacchus compliments of another good piece of bowling from Dhanpaul.

The wizardry continued when all-rounder Sherfane Rutherford (3) was caught by Atwell while Joseph Perry (7) and Nanan (0) were removed leaving Zaheer Mohamed stranded yet to come off the mark.

Chanderpaul Hemraj
Chanderpaul Hemraj
Paul Wintz
Paul Wintz

Earlier, the Amazon Warriors pair of Trevon Griffith (12) and Bacchus (26) looked dangerous with Bacchus looking the more ominous.

However, after the openers were removed, Barrington and Chanderpaul steadied the middle order with their aggression and patience.

After a good passage of play the left-arm Nanan struck a double blow when he had both players trapped LBW. A resurgence from Jeetendra Sukdeo who chipped in with 26 and Barnwell’s cameo which featured two sixes and a four set up a decent total as the remainder of the batting line succumbed to effective bowling.

The second match continues today at 9:30hrs.


Latest in Sports

The Zouks celebrate (CPL T20 photo)

Charles, Miller shine as Zouks stun title-holders

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad,  CMC – West Indies opener Johnson Charles belted an attacking half-century and South African David Miller produced an entertaining late cameo as St Lucia Zouks stunned title-holders Trinbago Knight Riders by six wickets in the opening game of the Caribbean Premier League here Wednesday night.

Members of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for the CBC U16 Championships George Vyphius (left), GABF Head, Nigel Hinds, Director of Sports, Christopher Jones and Japarts’ Terry Singh display the new Shot Clock that will be installed at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

FIBA certified equipment arrives for CBC c/ships

With the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) u16 Championships only days away, the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) has acquired the FIBA Level-1 Certified Equipment for the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Portugal sweating on injuries ahead of Poland clash

PARIS, (Reuters) – Portugal’s coach Fernando Santos will leave his final decision on team selection for the quarter-final clash against Poland until this morning because of injuries to at least two players, he told reporters.

Novak Djokovic

History man Djokovic aims to keep breaking records

LONDON, (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic made tennis history at Wimbledon yesterday when he notched up the most consecutive grand slam match victories in the Open Era, and said he aimed to continue his assault on the record books.

default placeholder

Former champion Kvitova in a hurry to reach round two

LONDON, (Reuters) – Twice champion Petra Kvitova needed just 15 minutes to bulldoze through the first set against Romania’s Sorana Cirstea at Wimbledon yesterday, taking the match 6-0 6-4.

default placeholder

Increased venues, franchises in pipeline as league seeks expansion

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Caribbean Premier League organisers say they will explore pushing the increasingly popular Twenty20 tournament into Asia, as well as expanding the number of franchises involved and hosting them in North American cities.

Flashback-Part of the earlier action in the Ministry of Health/Petra Organization Soft Shoe Championship at the Parade Ground

Soft shoe football tourney resumes today with round of 16 matches

Rescheduled due to the inclement weather, the Ministry of Health/Petra Organization Soft Shoe football championships will resume today with the round of 16 stage at the Santos Training Area on the Square of the Revolution.

default placeholder

Federer plays cameo role to end Willis fairytale

LONDON, (Reuters) – Few players have reduced the great Roger Federer to a role as secondary attraction on Wimbledon’s Centre Court but for one hour and 25 minutes yesterday he had just a walk-on part in the Marcus Willis fairytale.


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: