Romario Shepherd’s all-round performance gave Harpy Eagles the win in the second practice match.

This year’s CG United Super50 Cup is scheduled to start on October 29 and before that, the second and final practice match for the Harpy Eagles was played against the Guyana Cricket Board Select XI team and the Harpy Eagles recorded an excellent victory by 176 runs.

The Harpy Eagles scored 336 for 6 in the allotted 50 overs, helped by a blistering half-century from Romario Shepherd. However, the President’s XI who responded were all out for 160 runs in 30.4 overs and all-rounder Sheppard took 4 wickets.

Batting first, the Harpy Eagles did not get off to a good start with openers Tagenarine Chanderpaul (14) and Anthony Bramble (16) and number three Kemol Savory (9) but put up a high score with strong contributions from the middle order and lower order.

Wicketkeeper/batsman Tevin Imlach scored a 95-ball 80 while Romario Shepherd scored a brisk unbeaten 61 off 20 balls with 7 fours and 4 sixes. Skipper Leon Johnson scored 56 runs off 78 balls and Sherfane Rutherford strengthened the innings with 53 runs off 34 balls.

Bowling for the selection XI, off-spinner Junior Sinclair and seamer Shamar Joseph took figures of 2-63 and 2-77 respectively. Chasing 337, Shepherd managed to tame the Select XI players by taking 4-7 in four overs.

In addition, left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul took 3-39 and Kevin Sinclair 2-44. Akshaya Persaud scored an unbeaten 65 off 79, while Harpy Eagles rookie Quentin Sampson scored 55 off 27 balls. Accordingly, the Harpy Eagles scored a huge victory of 176 points against President Xi.

The Guyana Harpy Eagles arrived in Trinidad on Thursday (27) and will begin their Super 50 campaign against the Windward Islands Volcanoes on October 31 at Queen’s Park Oval.

(Image Courtesy Guyana Cricket Board)

Guyana Harpy Eagles squad: Leon Johnson (Captain), Veerasammy Permaul (Vice-Captain), Tagenarine Chanderpaul, Gudakesh Motie, Shimron Hetmyer, Romario Shepherd, Kemol Savory, Sherfane Rutherford, Tevin Imlach, Quentin Sampson, Anthony Bramble, Nial Smith, Kevin Sinclair and Clinton Pestano.

The management staff: Albert Clements (Manager), Ryan Hercules (Head Coach), Garvin Nedd (Assistant Coach), Angelica Holder (Physiotherapist), and Kheshava Ramphal (Cricket Analyst).

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