Leeward Islands v Guyana, Carib Beer Series, St. Maarten, 3rd day January 16, 2006

Guyana on the defensive

Cricinfo staff

Guyana still have plenty to do to get to a position of safety despite half centuries by Shane Jeffers, Omari Banks and debutant Steve Lyburd. Resuming their overnight score of 41 for one against Leewards Islands, Guyana ended the day at 332 for 7 still 16 runs adrift of the follow-on target at the Carib Ground in St. Maarten.

Opener Jeffers scored 76 and added 116 for the second wicket with Runako Morton, who scored 38. After both batsmen were dismissed in quick succession, Sylvester Joseph, the captain and Lyburd added 69 for the fourth wicket, with Joseph taking the attack to the spinners. Neil McGarrell, the left arm spinner ultimately got the better of Joseph, having him stumped by Derwin Christian, the wicketkeeper.

Wilden Cornwall didn't last very long, losing his wicket to Deonarine with the score on 199. Omari Banks, the allrounder, steadied the innings adding 93 for the sixth wicket with Lyburd. Banks was dismissed for 79, scoring six fours and four sixes. His dismissal off the penultimate over of the day was a blow for Leewards. Alderman Lesmond and Carl Simon were at the crease at stumps.