ROSEAU, Dominica, CMC – Chris Barnwell stroked his maiden first class hundred in a century partnership with Shiv Chanderpaul, as Guyana Jaguars frustrated Windward Islands Volcanoes on the second day of their final round WICB PCL game here yesterday.
The 28-year-old Barnwell finished on an unbeaten 104, an innings that pushed the visitors up to 289 for five at the close, in response to the Volcanoes’ 283 all out at Windsor Park.
Barnwell was joined by Chanderpaul who carved out an unbeaten 83, in a partnership for the sixth wicket so far worth 178.
The right-handed Barnwell has so far struck 11 fours and three sixes off 165 balls in 216 minutes while veteran Test left-hander Chanderpaul has faced 217 deliveries in just over five hours and counted eight fours.
Left-arm seamer Delorn Johnson has been the best bowler with two for 62 while off-spinner Shane Shillingford has claimed two for 64.
Resuming the day on two without loss, Guyana suffered regular setbacks and were reeling at 111 for five after lunch.
Assad Fudadin fell in the morning’s third over, lbw to Johnson for four with the score on 14 and captain Leon Johnson followed for three at 37 for two, taken by Kenroy Peters at mid-off off seamer Mervin Matthew.
Opener Rajindra Chandrika, who stroked 35, and left-handed Narsingh Deonarine, 15, added 32 for the third wicket to stabilise the innings.
However, Shillingford then struck twice in one over to reduce the Jaguars to 84 for four at lunch. He had Deonarine caught at mid-off by Matthew before having Chandrika caught at short leg by Jerlani Robinson, three deliveries later.
Vishaul Singh, who hit 22, put on 41 with Chanderpaul for the fifth wicket but Johnson returned to break the partnership.
WINDWARDS 1st Innings 283
GUYANA 1st Innings
(overnight two without loss)
R Chandrika c Robinson b Shillingford 35
A Fudaddin lbw b Johnson 4
*L Johnson c Peters b Matthew 3
N Deonarine c Matthew b Shillingford 15
S Chanderpaul not out 83
Vishaul Singh c Lesporis b Johnson 22
C Barnwell not out 104
Extras: (b15, w5, nb3) 23
TOTAL; (5 wkts, 92 overs) 289
To bat: +A Bramble, V Permaul, D Bishoo, R Beaton.
Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-37, 3-69, 4-70, 5-111.
Bowling: Johnson 15-2-62-2, Matthew 17-7-50-1, Shillingford 30-6-64-2, Sebastien 11-1-45-0, Theophile 3-0-9-0, Peters 16-2-44-0.
Position: Guyana lead by six runs with five wickets intact.
Umpires: Lennox Abraham, Christopher Taylor.