Dowrich ton plunders Hurricanes threat
Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich struck his second first class hundred to put Barbados Pride in command against Leeward Islands Hurricanes, while leaders Guyana Jaguars took a handy lead over Jamaica Franchise on the second day of the fifth round of matches in the WICB Professional Cricket League yesterday.
The right-handed Dowrich finished unbeaten on 131 as Barbados Pride declared their first innings on 406 for six at Kensington Oval.
Seamers Carlos Brathwaite and Tino Best then grabbed two wickets apiece as the Hurricanes stumbled to 84 for five at the close, still trailing by 322 runs heading into Sunday’s third day.
Brathwaite, just back from the West Indies tour of South Africa, claimed two for eight and Best, two for 16, to leave Hurricanes on 50 for five at one stage late in the evening.
However, wicketkeeper Jahmar Hamilton struck an unbeaten 30 off just 38 balls, adding an important 34 for the sixth wicket with Akeem Saunders, 12 not out, to prop up the innings.
Dowrich, meanwhile, was the star of the day, receiving great support from Carlos Brathwaite who hammered a robust 60 and Ashley Nurse who hit 34 not out.
Resuming the day on 27 with Barbados on 182 for four, the 23-year-old Dowrich faced 236 balls, in 323 minutes and counted 22 fours and a six, posting a handsome 141 for the sixth wicket with Brathwaite, whose knock came from 93 balls and included four fours and two sixes.
Dowrich also added a further 63 with Nurse in an unbroken seventh wicket stand. (CMC)