– Deonarine, Fudadin fall agonizingly short of career landmarks
Bottom of the table Guyana were pressing for an outright win at the end of the third day’s play of their four-day regional West Indies Cricket Board-sponsored tournament match against the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) team at the National Stadium at Providence yesterday.
At the close the CCC team were 67-1 when bad light halted play at 17 minutes past five, still 176 runs away from avoiding an innings defeat.
Earlier, Guyana, led by a belligerent knock of 198 from Narsingh Deonarine and 93 from Assad Fudadin, declared their innings closed on 497-7, in reply to the CCC team’s first innings total of 254.
Deonarine and Fudadin posted 172 runs for the sixth wicket after the pair resumed yesterday morning with Guyana 275-5.
Deonarine just failed to reach his maiden first class double century when he was lbw to Ryan Austin for 198.
He batted for 544 minutes, faced 360 balls and struck 19 fours and one six.
Fudadin then added 69 runs for the seventh wicket with Gajanand Singh before he too fell when just seven runs short of his maiden first-class century.
He was caught by Chadwick Walton off Hutchinson after striking nine fours and two sixes from 241 balls.
Skipper Tarvis Dowlin duly declared the innings closed at 3.45pm with Singh unbeaten on 43 and Stephen Jacobs not out on eight.
Needing to bat some 25 overs to see out the day’s play, Barbados under-19 skipper Kyle Corbin struck a delivery from the wayward Brandon Bess, through midwicket for four and followed that up by hitting a no-ball for six.
At the other end, Jamal Smith who scored his maiden first class fifty in the first innings, struck Christopher Barnwell for two fours in successive overs, forcing Dowlin to call on spinner Veerasammy Permaul after eight overs.
Barnwell was switched to the Northern End and he struck immediately when he found the edge of Corbin’s bat as the batsman hooked at a short ball only to edge the delivery through to wicketkeeper Darwin Christian.
He had gone for 16 and the CCC team were 39-.
Smith is still there unbeaten on 31 while Nikolai Parris is not out on 15.
Barnwell has so far taken 1-21 from seven overs.