Shiv and son piling on the runs

Shivnarine Chanderpaul reverse-sweeping during the Sri Lanka Premier League.

Former West Indies captain Shivnarine Chanderpaul is no longer considered by regional selectors for either of the shortened forms of the game. But while the 37-year-old middle-order batsman’s colleagues are contesting the ICC’s World T20 Championship in Sri Lanka, he and his rising son Tagenarine Chanderpaul have been churning out big runs in quick time in limited overs competition in their native Guyana.

The senior Chanderpaul has been giving bowlers nightmares, plundering two half-centuries and a hundred in three matches over the past week.

Playing for hosts Gandhi Youth Organisation against Transport Sports Club on Saturday, the left-handed Chanderpaul and his son Tagenarine bludgeoned the opposition attack, as GYO piled up 312-2 from the allotted 40 overs.

Shivnarine led the onslaught with a robust 143 not out with 10 sixes and seven fours, while Tagenarine played the supporting role with an unbeaten 112, inclusive of six sixes and seven boundaries. The father/son combination added an unbroken 256 for the third wicket to lay the foundation for a massive 125-run win.

Transport SC responded with 187 all out from 32 overs.

On Sunday, Shivnarine was again in a dominant mood, leading Tiger Sports to a comprehensive 94-run win over Unity at the Unity ground.

Batting first, Tiger Sports posted 183-8 from the allotted 30 overs with Shivnarine hitting an unbeaten 68 with eight sixes and a four. Tagenarine again played second fiddle, scoring a solid 35.

Last week Shivnarine again showed the opposition why he is so highly ranked by the International Cricket Council, as he steered Unity to a four-wicket win over Strathavon. He blasted 90 not out as Unity blazed to victory at 158-6 from 27.4 overs. Strathavon earlier posted 157-8 from 30 overs.

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