Strong start for Barbados in semi-final match against Jamaica

by Keith Holder


Barbados reached 85 for two off 28 overs in their first innings at lunch after winning the toss on the opening day of their WICB first-class semi-final match against Jamaica at Kensington Oval here today.

The not out batsmen were Shai Hope on 22 and left-hander Jonathan Carter, one.

Captain Kraigg Brathwaite, playing back and across, was leg before wicket by medium-pacer David Bernard for 15 with the score on 29.

And left-hander Omar Phillips, sweeping, was caught at backward square-leg by Jermaine Blackwood off leg-spinner Damion Jacobs for 33. It was then 82 for two.

In the other semi-final, the Windward Islands were 112 for four off 27.2 overs in their first innings after they were sent in by Trinidad & Tobago at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Keddy Lesporis made 39, while Sunil Ambris was unbeaten on 34. Tyrone Theophile contributed 30.

Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel picked up two for 22.

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