Even battle

BARBADOS PRIDE FIGHT TO CONTAIN VOLCANOES CHARGE

The match between Barbados Pride and Windward Volcanoes in the Digicel Regional Four-Day Tournament at Kensington Oval was evenly balanced at the end of the second day today. The Volcanoes were 241 for 6 in 81 overs needing another 75 runs to surpass the Pride’s total of 316 all out.

The not out batsmen were Kyle Mayers on 30 and Shane Shillingford on 7. Fast bowler Kemar Roach was the best bowler on show for the team as he took 3 wickets from 14 containing overs, including four maidens for 45 runs.

Kemar Roach was the pick of the Pride’s bowlers.

Even though he is not as fast as he once was, the wily Roach still has the skill to produce sharp rising deliveries along with the ability to move the ball both ways.

Devon Smith, the leading batsman in this year’s tournament opened the innings with his captain Tyrone Theophile. Smith who began the match with 873 runs, played a number of attacking shots in an opening stand of 40 before he was bowled for 26 by Roach who opened the bowling.

Ten runs later, Theophile pushed forward at medium-pacer Kevin Stoute and was caught by wicketkeeper Tevyn Walcott for 18. He was replaced by former Barbados captain and West Indies vice-captain Kirk Edwards who seemed to be searching for form. Edwards has disappointingly fallen off the international selection radar. He had eked out 16 runs after almost an hour and a half at the crease when he edged Roach to Walcott. At that stage the Volcanoes were 96 for 3.

Kaveem Hodge and Roland Cato steadied the innings with a partnership of 64 for the fourth wicket. They benefited though from several fielding errors. Hodge reached his half-century in 115 minutes from 97 balls. His solid innings came to an end after he played an attacking shot at off-spinner Roston Chase and was caught at deep backward square-leg by Shayne Moseley.

Kaveem Hodge top-scored for the Volcanoes with 63.

The score was 164 for 4, Denis Smith the fifth wicket to fall, scored just six runs but during that time he added 35 important runs with Cato. His innings ended with his stumps being knocked out of the ground by Roach.

Cato, who was dropped behind the stumps by Walcott off the bowling of left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican after he had scored 13, was brilliantly run-out by Shamarh Brooks fielding at short mid-wicket while attempting a cheeky single. He batted solidly for his 56 runs which included eight fours. The Volcanoes were 220 for 6 at this stage.

Earlier, Barbados Pride were dismissed for 316 after starting the day on 296 for the loss of nine wickets.  Warrican who resumed on four was bowled by medium- pacer Kyle Mayers for 11. Roach who was 24 not out at the close of play yesterday scored an unbeaten 32.

Barbados Pride – second in the table on 75.2 points before the match – have so far gained three batting points, two bowling points and 0.8 pace bowling points. The Volcanoes – last on 52.2 points entering the match – have so far earned three bowling points plus one pace bowling point and one batting point.

SCOREBOARD:

PRIDE 1st Innings

(overnight 296 for nine)

A Alleyne c Cato b Lewis ……………………… 7

S Moseley c Cato b Johnson ………………….. 2

*S Brooks c Cato b Johnson ………………… 10

J Carter b Lewis …………………………………… 0

R Chase c Hodge b Edwards ……………… 114

K Stoute c Johnson b Shillingford ………….. 4

J Greaves c Hodge b Shillingford …………. 60

+T Walcott c (sub) Thomas b Edward …… 49

K Roach not out …………………………………. 32

H Walsh c wkp DDH Smith b Edward ……. 1

J Warrican c wkp DDH Smith b Mayers .. 11

Extras (b6, lb10, w6, nb4) ………………….. 26

TOTAL (all out, 96.1 overs) …………….. 316

Fall of wickets: 1-3, 2-15, 3-15, 4-25,
5-31, 6-161, 7-258, 8-279, 9-281

Bowling: Johnson 11-5-21-2;
Lewis 15-2-43-2 (nb1, w6);
Mayers 23.1-5-62-1 (nb3);
Shillingford 22-1-92-2; Edward 20-3-71-3; Theophile 2-0-9-0; Hodge 3-2-2-0

VOLCANOES 1st Innings

DS Smith b Roach ………………………………. 26

*T Theophile c wkp Walcott b Stoute …… 18

K Edwards c Walcott b Roach ……………… 16

K Hodge c Moseley b Chase ……………….. 63

R Cato run out ……………………………………. 56

+DDH Smith b Roach …………………………… 8

K Mayers not out ……………………………….. 30

S Shillingford not out ……………………………. 7

Extras (b4, lb9, nb4) ………………………….. 17

TOTAL (6 wkts, 81 overs) ……………….. 241

L Edwards, D Johnson, S Lewis yet to bat

Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-50, 3-95, 4-164, 5-199, 6-220

Bowling: Roach 16-4-45-3 (nb4);
Greaves 16-7-40-0; Warrican 18-5-30-1; Stoute 11-0-42-0; Chase 14-3-49-1;
Walsh 6-0-22-0

Position: Volcanoes trail by 75 with four first innings wickets standing

Umpires: L Reifer Jr, C Taylor (Jamaica)

Match referee: R King (Guyana)

Reserve umpire: T Tudor

One Response to Even battle

  1. Andrew Tim January 6, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Why is Barbadian selectors giving Jerome Jones ,Chemar Holder,Harding and Shemar Springer a fair chance.Almost all the other teams have a left arm pacer.He has a bit of pace he can bat
    Hatdind is fast he need another fast bowler to compliment him bowling at the other end.Springer is everthing you would want in a young alrounder.Springer for Stoute.Chemar is pacy good outswinger and bouncer from the world youth series.Chrmar for Walsh.I think Roach bettet days are behind him.This match against the Winwards.Greaves Harding, Holder and Springer plus Warrington and Chase.I would find a place for Jones to alternate with Greaves/ Springer

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