Pride overwhelm Red Force
Barbados Pride defeated Trinidad & Tobago Red Force by 222 runs on the fourth and final day of their sixth round WICB Professional Cricket League first-class match at Kensington Oval today.
Chasing 336 to win and starting the day on 17 without loss, Trinidad & Tobago were bowled out for 113 in 50.3 overs. The match ended 37 minutes before tea.
Opener Evin Lewis top-scored with 38.
Pacer Carlos Brathwaite took three for 17 for the best match figures of seven for 67, fast bowler Tino Best snared three for 19 and off-spinner Ashley Nurse, two for 34.
Nightwatchman Marlon Richards, who resumed on one, was first to go this morning when he was well caught on the second attempt at leg slip by Carlos Brathwaite off Nurse for 22 in the 19th over.Shai Hope, the 21-year-old Barbados batsman, was named Man Of The Match for his maiden first-class century –– an unbeaten 111 in the second innings.
It was the fourth straight win for title holders Barbados, who are second in the point table on 77 points –– still 15 behind front-runners Guyana Jaguars.
Barbados next oppose Guyana at Kensington Oval, starting Friday, February 20.