by Wade Gibbons
Barbados were facing defeat at the close of play on day three of their WICB first class semi-final match against Jamaica at Kensington Oval today.
Chasing a mere 167 to win the encounter, Jamaica were 106 for two off 25 overs, just 61 runs adrift of their victory target.
The not out batsmen were Jermaine Blackwood on 53 and Andre McCarthy, 41.
Nkrumah Bonner was caught at second slip by Jonathan Carter off left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn for nought and left-hander John Campbell was caught at mid-on by Carlos Brathwaite off Benn for ten. The lanky left-arm orthodox spinner has so far taken 2 for 46.
The star of the day for Barbados was left-handed middle-order batsman Jonathan Carter who top-scored in the Barbados second innings with a classy 111.
Barbados, with a first innings deficit of 57 and resuming the day on 18 for one, were bowled out for 223 off 69.3 overs in their second innings – half-an-hour after tea.
Carter batted for 235 minutes, faced 167 balls and struck eight fours and one six. He reached his second first-class century in 207 minutes off 150 balls with seven fours and one six. His half-century came in 107 minutes off 75 balls with three fours and one six.
Fast bowler Jerome Taylor took three for 37 and West Indies left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, three for 52.