March 16, 2002

Chattergoon, Hooper guide Guyana to a healthy position

Staff Reporter

An unbeaten 92 from left-hander Sewnarine Chattergoon guided Guyana to a healthy 230 for four at the end of the first day of their three-day Busta Cup semi-final against Leeward Isles.

In the morning, Guyana skipper Carl Hooper won the toss and elected to bat. Chattergoon and Azeemul Haniff made a steady start, adding 66 for the first wicket before Haniff was dismissed for 23.

Lennox Joseph Cush and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, who were the next two batsmen to follow, did not make significant contributions - Cush making 15 and Chanderpaul just 17.

Then, followed, the tragic run-out of Ramnaresh Sarwan for no score; Guyana had suddenly slumped to 144 for four. But Hooper, who replaced Sarwan, was in fine touch.

Combining well with Chattergoon, the skipper ensured that his side ended the day on a healthy note. When stumps were drawn, Hooper was batting on 52. Both he and Chattergoon will be hoping to carry on the good work and post mammoth scores in order to ensure their team a place in the final.