Spinners wreck Scorpions as Jaguars claim title
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):
Test spinners Veerasammy Permaul and Devendra Bishoo bowled Guyana Jaguars to an emphatic innings and 54-run win over Jamaica Scorpions and to their second Headley/Weekes Trophy in as many seasons yesterday.
Starting the penultimate day well poised for victory with Scorpions on 171 for five in their first innings, Jaguars bowled the visitors out for 231 before bundling them out again for a paltry 134 in their second innings after enforcing the follow-on, to pull off a resounding victory at the National Stadium.
Left-arm spinner Permaul claimed five for 36 and leg-spinner Bishoo, three for 43, as they combined to wreck the Scorpions second innings.
AndrE McCarthy, with 21, was the only player to make it past 20 in a miserable batting effort.
Jaguars, which entered the final round seven points ahead of main challengers Barbados Pride, ended the season on 149 points, while Pride, which also won by an innings over Leeward Islands Hurricanes in Basseterre, finished on 142 points.
Scores: JAGUARS 420 (Shimron Hetmyer 107, Leon Johnson 93, Rajindra Chandrika 76, Chris Barnwell 25; Damion Jacobs 5-131, Jason Dawes 2-39).
SCORPIONS 231 (Jermaine Blackwood 62, Aldaine Thomas 45, Devon Thomas 43, Shacaya Thomas 32; Gudakesh Motie 4-55, Veerasammy Permaul 2-43, Raymon Reifer 2-47) and 134 (Andre McCarthy 21; Veerasammy Permaul 5-36, Devendra Bishoo 3-43).