Brathwaite sets new domestic record
Kraigg Brathwaite yesterday set the new standard in Barbados’ 40-year-old one-day competition.
Again underlining his huge appetite for centuries, the champion Barbados first-class captain and West Indies Test opener created a new record in the BCA Sagicor General Super Cup championship with his sixth hundred and second in succession as CounterPoint Wanderers beat last year’s finalists CGI Maple by 82 runs in a key zone.
The 21-year-old Brathwaite scored 103 to lay the foundation for a total of 245 for eight off 50 overs after Wanderers lost the toss. Brathwaite faced 135 balls and struck ten fours.
Set a revised target of 244 in 47 overs following an interruption for rain, Maple were bowled out for 161 in 43.3 overs.
In the second series on July 6 and his first match of the 2014 tournament, the prolific former Combermerian scored an unbeaten 105 against Caribbean Alliance/Akobah Gardens Foundation at Church Hill.
Brathwaite has now overtaken three batsmen in scoring the most centuries in the championship, which started in 1975. They are Philo Wallace (Spartan), Romel Currency (UWI) and Dwayne Smith (YMPC).
While Wallace, Smith and Currency all hit their five centuries for their clubs, Brathwaite’s first two hundreds were for Guardian General Barbados Youth and the other four for Wanderers.