Headley Weekes Tri-Series
Team Weekes v West Indies Academy
Day 3 of Match 2
Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground
Toss: West Indies Academy
A polished half-century from opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul was the main attraction when the second contest of this three-match series ended in a draw on Saturday. In between showers that prompted a near two-hour long delay, Chanderpaul made 53, and Team Weekes reached 107-3 in their second innings of the four-day, first-class match.
Chanderpaul’s knock that included six fours from 117 balls in two hours, 40 minutes at the crease, after Team Weekes had dismissed the Academy earlier for 435 to concede a first innings lead of 34.
He shared 70 for the first wicket with Zachary McCaskie either side of the long rain delay before three wickets – two to left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop – brought the match to a dramatic close.
McCaskie made 31, Keacy Carty got 21 before Bishop dismissed him and Chanderpaul to end with two wickets for two runs from four overs.
The Academy gained 15 points from the match, keeping them on top of the standings with 32 while Team Weekes have 10 points, and Team Headley 6.8 points from their first match.
Earlier, the Academy lost their last six wickets for 35 in the span of 77 balls after they resumed from their overnight total of 378-4. Academy opener Kirk McKenzie added only 12 to his overnight score before he fell for 221 in the 10th over of the day.
The left-hander batted for 502 minutes, faced 386 balls, and struck 26 fours and one six, and he shared 259 with overnight partner Kevin Wickham for the fifth wicket. Wickham added 17 to his overnight score and fell for 121 which included nine fours and a six from 270 balls in 317 minutes.
The last match of the tournament will feature Team Headley and Team Weekes at the CCG, starting on Wednesday. First ball daily is 10am (9am Jamaica).