Bonner blasts Jamaica to victory

Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Guyana suffered their first defeat in their final preliminary round match of this year’s NAGICO Super50

Regional limited overs competition when they went under to Jamaica by 10 runs in their top of the table Group A clash at the Queen’s Park Oval last night.

The Jamaicans were indebted to Nkrumah Bonner who blasted an unbeaten century as the Jamaicans recovered from 152-6 to post a challenging 243 for 7 from their allotted overs after they had won the toss and batted.

Bonner struck five sixes and eight fours in his unbeaten 122 off 157 balls. He received support from Andre McCarthy who scored 27 from 45 balls with the aid of three fours and left arm spinner Nikita Miller who scored 20.

Ronsford Beaton (2-45) and Veerasammy Permaul (2-56) continued their fine showing in the competition while skipper Christopher Barnwell captured 1-57.

Guyana’s Shivnarine Chanderpaul strikes one of his three sixes in his topscore of 65 albeit in a losing cause yesterday as Jamaica won the final preliminary game by the narrow margin of 10 runs. (WICB media photo)
Guyana’s Shivnarine Chanderpaul strikes one of his three sixes in his topscore of 65 albeit in a losing cause yesterday as Jamaica won the final preliminary game by the narrow margin of 10 runs. (WICB media photo)

In reply, Guyana fell for 223 despite another half century from opening batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

Unlike the Jamaica innings, Guyana openers Chanderpaul and Trevon Griffith gave their team a good start putting on 88 runs for the first wicket.

Griffith made 37 from 75 balls with one six and one four while Chanderpaul topscored with 65 from 101 balls. The left hander struck three sixes and two fours.

Guyana looked to be in command when they reached 124 before the third wicket fell.

However the Jamaican bowlers kept taking wickets despite the fact that the Guyanese middle order batsmen all had starts but failed to go on.

Leon Johnson made 16, Barnwell scored 11, Assad Fudadin batting at number six made 21 and Royston Crandon was run pout for 13.

The lower order tried to bring the game home for Guyana with wicketkeeper Anthony Bramble making 14, Permaul, 17 and Beaton nine before being run out to give the Jamaicans a morale boosting win  before the semi-finals for which both teams had already qualified.


Toss: Jamaica, who chose to bat

Horace Miller c Bramble b Beaton                                            6

John Campbell c Bramble b Barnwell                                    10

Nkrumah Bonner not out                                                       122

Tamar Lambert c Bramble b Fudadin                                       7

Andre McCarthy c Johnson b Permaul                                   27

Carlton Baugh+ c Barnwell b Permaul                                      8

David Bernard* lbw b Beaton                                                   8

Andre Russell c Griffith b Bishoo                                           14

Nikita Miller not out                                                                20

Did not bat: Jerome Taylor, Sheldon Cottrell

Extras: (lb 3, w 18)            21

Total (7 wkts; 50.0 overs) 243

Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-25, 3-45, 4-97, 5-134, 6-152, 7-170

Bowling: Christopher Barnwell 10-0-57-1 (4w), Ronsford Beaton 8-2-56-2 (4w), Assad Fudadin 6-1-17-1 (3w), Devandra Bishoo 10-0-37-1 (1w), Veerasammy Permaul 10-0-45-2 (1w), Royston Crandon 6-0-28-0


Trevon Griffith c McCarthy b Russell                               37

Shivnarine Chanderpaul c Campbell b Cottrell             65

Robin Bacchus c Baugh b Russell                                     6

Leon Johnson lbw b Lambert                                           16

Christopher Barnwell* b Campbell                                  11

Assad Fudadin c Miller b Cottrell                                    21

Royston Crandon run out (Bernard)                               13

Anthony Bramble+ b Cottrell                                           14

Veerasammy Permaul not out                                          17

Devandra Bishoo b Russell                                                6

Ronsford Beaton run out (Campbell)                              9

Extras: (lb 1, w 15, nb 2)                                                  18

Total (10 wkts; 49.5 overs)                                       233

Fall of wickets: 1-88, 2-96, 3-124, 4-145, 5-152, 6-178, 7-192, 8-201, 9-216, 10-233

Bowling: Jerome Taylor 8-0-27-0 (1w), Sheldon Cottrell 10-1-62-3 (1nb, 8w), David Bernard 5-0-29-0 (1nb, 1w), Nikita Miller 6-1-26-0, Tamar Lambert 10-1-27-1, Andre Russell 9.5-1-51-3 (4w), John Campbell 1-0-10-1 (1w)

Result: Jamaica won by 10 runs

Man of the match: Nkrumah Bonner (Jamaica)

Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Leslie Reifer

TV umpire: Nigel Duguid

Match referee: Narine Bideshi


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