By E. Glenford Prescott
Windwards Islands Volcanoes left-arm pacer Kenroy Peters turned in another impressive bowling performance to wreck Guyana Jaguars middle-order on day two of their second round Professional Cricket League (PCL) match at Providence on Saturday.
Peters, who struggled in the opening match against Jamaica last week, produced an effort similar to those which brought him 40 wickets last year to finish with figures of 21.1 overs 10 maidens 5/36 as the Jaguars were dismissed for 291 and at the close the Windwards were 63/2.
Peters who ended the rain-hit opening day with a solitary wicket returned with the second new ball with devastating effect as the home team slipped from 265/4 to 277/9.
He trapped Shivnarine Chanderpaul (62) LBW then added the wickets of Versammy Permaul (1) Davendra Bishoo (0) and Ronsford Beaton (0).
Peters was supported by pacers Mervin Mathew 3/29 and Nelon Pascal 2/53, but unlike Jamaica where the spinners flourished with Alston Bobb collecting 11 wickets, he ended with 0/74 and captain Liam Sebastien 0/75.
The Windwards at the close had lost both openers Devon Smith for 27 and Tyrone Theophile 21 in the 32 overs faced.
Smith was given out LBW to offspinner Narsingh Deonarine(1/12) — a decision commentators felt was unlucky — with the total on 33 and Theophile 21 was bowled by Permaul (1/4) with the total on 60.
Andre Fletcher (9) and night watchman Peters (2) were able see it to the close with a few anxious moments.
Earlier, the Jaguars who ended day one 168/3 with Deonarine on 79 and Chanderpaul on 26, looked to be fully in charge when the pair had added over 150 for the fourth wicket.
Deonarine (139) registered his second consecutive century of the season before he was out LBW to Pascal with the total on 263/4. He struck 15 fours and batted 369 minutes and faced 293 balls. He had raised 153 for the fourth wicket with Chanderpaul who went 7 runs later LBW to Peters. He struck 3 fours, faced 220 balls and was at the crease for 312 minutes.
The inning quickly went into decline with 5 wickets going down for the addition of seven runs.
The match resumes today, Sunday.