Parchment’s ton helps Ja to 254

Posted by Dresonic on February 6, 2007


Nain, St Elizabeth – Opener Brenton Parchment, who has so often flattered only to deceive, came good yesterday with his second first-class century, but Jamaica were restricted to 254 by defending champions Trinidad and Tobago on day one of their crucial Carib Beer Series fixture at Alpart Sports Club.

Fast bowler Jermaine Lawson then made sure play ended on a high for Jamaica, scattering the middle and off stumps of Lendl Simmons (8) in the final act of an enthralling day.
That left Trinidad and Tobago, still with an outside chance of winning the Carib Beer league and needing only a draw to reach the Challenge Final, on 10-1 from 3.2 overs.
Sixteen-year-old batting sensation Adrian Barath will resume today on one.

The stylish 24-year-old, right-handed Parchment was for the most part impeccable in his shot selection, while holding the Jamaica innings together with his career-best 111 before being ninth out in late afternoon.

By then Parchment, who hails from Great Bay in South-West St Elizabeth, and is a past student of the St Elizabeth Technical High School, had counted two sixes and 10 fours in his chanceless 195-ball knock.

Sent to bat on a dark-coloured pitch reflecting plenty of preparation moisture, the Jamaican openers responded admirably, showing good sense in an opening stand of 62.

The left-handed Lorenzo Ingram (29) would eventually fall in the last over before lunch, caught at silly point as he pushed tentatively forward, to off-spinner Amit Jaggernauth (4-99).

Immediately after Lunch, Danza Hyatt (5), at full stretch in defence to the left-arm wrist spinner Dave Mohammed (3-51), misread the spin completely and was stumped as his back leg dragged over the line.

Parchment and skipper Wavell Hinds (36) would then build the best partnership of the day, sharing 75 for the third wicket in good time. Hinds, who lofted the spinners Jaggernauth and Mohammed twice for sixes, eventually fell 40 minutes before Tea, caught at midon as he again tried to go over the top. He had faced 58 balls and hit three fours.

Wickets fell regularly thereafter. Tamar Lambert (2), David Bernard (11) and Carlton Baugh (1) all fell to the impressive fast bowler Ravi Rampaul (3-62) either side of Tea, as Parchment approached his century.

Silky smooth and showing good control, Parchment with two previous half centuries behind him this season, would not be deterred, getting past three-figures with a flicked single behind square, 28 minutes after Tea.

Nikita Miller (13) and then Jerome Taylor 22 from 29 balls with three sixes, provided crucial lower order support for Parchment, while Lawson 10 not out and Daren Powell (9) shared 19 for the last wicket.


Jamaica 1st Innings

L Ingram c Barath b Jaggernauth 29
B Parchment c Kelly b Mohammed 111
D Hyatt st wk Ramdin b Mohammed 5
W Hinds c Rampaul b Jaggernauth 36
T Lambert LBW Rampaul 2
D Bernard c Simmons b Rampaul 11
C Baugh c wk Ramdin b Rampaul 1
N Miller c Emrit b Jagernauth 13
J Taylor b Mohammed 22
D Powell c Pollard b Jaggernauth 9
J Lawson not out 10

Extras (b2, lb2, w1) 5 Total ( for 10 wkts) 254 FOW: 1-62, 2-67, 3-142, 4-151, 5-181, 6-185, 7-206, 8-234, 9-235, 10-254

Bowling: Kelly 12-5-29-0(w1), Rampaul 18 – 2- 62-3, Emrit 7-1-9-0, Mohammed 18-4-51-3, Jaggernauth 20.1 -4 -99-4.

Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings

L Simmons b Lawson 8
A Barath not out 1

Extras (nb1) 1

Total (for one wicket) 10

FOW: 1-10

Bowling: Taylor 2-0-5-0, Lawson 1.2 – 0- 5-1


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