Johnson half century lifts Guyana Jaguars to easy win over Scorpions

By February 10, 2019
Guyana Jaguars Leon Johnson. Guyana Jaguars Leon Johnson.

Middle-order batsman Leon Johnson cracked an unbeaten half-century as the Guyana Jaguars wasted little time in formalizing a 7-wicket win over the Jamaica Scorpions at Providence Stadium on Sunday.

After the previous day’s demolition job by spinner Gudakesh Motie, the Jaguars needed just 145 runs to snap a three-match losing streak.  Overnight batsman Hemraj added another 26 runs before he was caught by Brandon King off the bowling of Jerome Taylor.

Sherfane Rutherford added another 5 to the total after facing 13 deliveries but he was dismissed by Derval Green.

Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul seemed poised to stay at the crease to see the Jaguars to the meagre total but was out lbw to Kenroy Williams after making 33 from 73 balls.  The young batsman was involved in partnerships with Hemraj, Rutherford and Johnson whose 61 came from 86 balls and included 10 fours and one six.  Vishaul Sigh was also left not out on 26 from 57 balls.  Jerome Taylor, Derval Green and Kenroy Williams each took a wicket in the second innings.

 

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