Barbados set big first innings total against Jamaica

By Keith Holder

Wicket-keeper/batsman Shane Dowrich hit a maiden first-class century as Barbados piled up a big first innings total against Jamaica on the second day of their fifth round WICB four-day match at Sabina Park today.

Starting the day on 275 for six, the defending champions were bowled out for 423 off 142.3 overs in their first innings – one hour after lunch.

Dowrich, who resumed today on 40, became the second batsman to score a century in the innings, following Kirk Edwards’ 105 on the opening day.

The 22-year-old Dowrich reached his century in 311 minutes off 248 balls with five fours in his 30th match before falling for 102.

Today, Jason Holder, who resumed on 18, was caught by wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh off medium-pacer David Bernard for 46, while Ashley Nurse contributed 40.

Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller was the leading wicket-taker with four for 95 off 47.3 overs.

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