ST GEORGE’S—Leg-spinner Imran Khan’s five-wicket haul led Trinidad and Tobago Red Force to a 172-run crushing of Windward Islands Volcanoes yesterday, as they hauled themselves off the bottom of the Regional four-day standings.
Set an improbable 375 for victory at the National Stadium, Volcanoes folded for 202 in their second innings with the 32-year-old Khan picking up five for 67 —his 16th five-wicket haul in first class cricket.
He received great support from off-spinner Bryan Charles with four for 79 in only his second first class game and second in two years. Veteran opener Devon Smith failed to convert his overnight 41 into a score of substance, falling for 49 and it was left to Shane Shillingford with 46 to give the total some respectability.
Rookie Taryck Gabriel added just eight to his overnight 24 while wicketkeeper Sunil Ambris got 24.
Resuming the final morning of the sixth round clash on 68 for one, Smith and Gabriel extended their second wicket stand to 80 before being separated, when Gabriel departed in the 10th over.
His dismissal set in train the slide which saw three wickets fell for ten runs in the space of 18 deliveries.
Ambris then propped up the innings in a 36-run fourth wicket stand with captain Liam Sebastien (21) but Khan struck just as the partnership was threatening, removing both batsmen in successive overs.
Tottering on 134 for six at lunch, Volcanoes were lifted afterward by Shillingford who went on the attack, smashing two fours and four sixes in a 65-ball knock. He put on 34 for the eighth wicket with Delorn Johnson (5) but once they were separated, Red Force quickly wrapped up the tail. (CMC)
Jaguars beat Scorpions by seven wickets
KINGSTON—Guyana Jaguars defeated Jamaica Scorpions by seven wickets on the final day of their sixth round match of the Regional four-day championship at Sabina Park, yesterday.
Volcanoes vs Red Force
4th day, 6th round
RED FORCE 1st Innings 275
VOLCANOES 1st Innings 104
RED FORCE 2nd Innings 203-5 decl.
VOLCANOES 2nd Innings (target: 375 runs)
(overnight 68 for one)
D Smith c Alexis b Charles 49
T Theophile run out 2
T Gabriel c Pierre b Imran Khan 32
K Lesporis b Imran Khan 8
S Ambris b Imran Khan 24
L Sebastien lbw b Imran Khan 21
K Mayers c wkp Katwaroo b Charles 1
S Shillingford c Richards b Imran Khan 46
D Johnson c Pierre b Charles 5
K Peters c Pierre b Charles 13
S Lewis not out 0
Extras (b1) 1
TOTAL (all out, 81.3 overs) 202
Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-82, 3-92, 92, 5-128, 6-129, 7-148, 8-182, 9-196, 10-202.
Bowling: Cottrell 5-1-14-0, Richards 8-1-17-0, Pierre 10-2-20-0, Charles 30.3-4-79-4, Imran Khan 25-6-67-5, Cariah 2-0-2-0, Hope 1-0-2-0.
Result: Red Force won by 172 runs.
Umpires: D Butler, J Blades.
JAMAICA SCORPIONS 255 (Chadwick Walton 101, Brandon King 30, Jermaine Blackwood 29, Devon Thomas 26; Keon Joseph 7-53) and 188 (Jermaine Blackwood 37, Devon Thomas 32, John Campbell 26, Brandon King 22; Raymon Reifer 5-60, Veerasammy Permaul 3-40)
GUYANA JAGUARS 262 (Shimron Hetmyer 74, Tagenarine Chanderpaul 58, Shiv Chanderpaul 57, Raymon Reifer 28, Nikita Miller 4-69, Andre McCarthy 3-18) and 184 for three (Vishaul Singh 63 not out, Shimron Hetmyer 42, Raymon Reifer 37 not out)