Barbados begin victory hunt

Jonathan Carter top- scored for Barbados.
Jonathan Carter top- scored for Barbados.

Barbados, set 192 to win, were 13 without loss off five overs against Jamaica at the close of play on the second day of the first round regional first-class four-day match at Kensington Oval here today.

The not out batsmen were Kraigg Brathwaite on seven and Rashidi Boucher, six.

Jamaica were bowled out for 188 off 52 overs in their second innings – half-an hour before the close of play.

Opener Simon Jackson topscored with 59. He batted for 164 minutes, faced 105 balls and struck ten fours. His fifty came in 154 minutes off 95 balls with nine boundaries.

Medium-pacer Jonathan Carter, who was belatedly brought on in the 48th over, finished with the fine figures of four for nought off three overs.

Another medium-pacer, Kevin Stoute, took two for 26 off 11 overs.

Earlier Barbados resumed at their overnight score of 107 for 6 and were bowled out just before lunch for 162 off 52.1 overs in reply to Jamaica’s first innings total of 165.

Carter, who started the morning on 47, top-scored with 63. He batted for 148 minutes, faced 110 balls and struck nine fours. He reached his half-century in 111 minutes off 80 balls with eight fours.

Left-arm spinner Miller was the leading wicket-taker with five for 33 off 20.1 overs. Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cotterell picked up two for 33 and fast bowler Andrew Richardson, two for 43.

At the Beausejour Stadium in St. Lucia, Combined Campuses and Colleges took a hiding from the Windward Islands’ batsmen after being dismissed for 309 in the morning.

Discarded West Indies opener Devon Smith smashed 139 as the Windward Islands finished the day on 303 for 5, a mere six runs behind CCC. Smith got excellent support from Tyronne Theophile who made 54 in an opening partnership of 122. Other main contributors were Andre Fletcher with 41, while at the close Dalton Polius and Lyndon James were unbeaten on 29 and 22 respectively.

Leg-spinner Akeem Dewar has so far taken 4 for 104 in 28 overs.

At North Sound in Antigua, Guyana ended the day on 268 for nine in response to the Leeward Islands 182, giving them a lead of 86 going into tomorrow’s third day of play. (BCA/WG)

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