KINGSTON, Jamaica –– Middle order batsman Shamarh Brooks slammed his second century in successive matches as Barbados Pride reached 286 for eight in their first innings at the close of play on the opening day of their 10th and last round WICB PCL first-class match against Jamaica at Sabina Park today.
The 26-year-old Brooks made exactly 100, which was also his second first-class hundred. His century came in 188 minutes off 155 balls and included nine fours and one six. His half-century took 86 minutes off 88 balls with five fours and one six. He was seventh out just before the close, caught by wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton off promising pacer Marquino Mindley. Mindley finished the day with three scalps after also accounting for captain Kraigg Brathwaite (0) and Omar Phillips (34).
After Brathwaite and Phillips were parted early following Barbados’ winning of the toss, Phillips got together with the talented Shai Hope in a partnership of 93 before the former was caught by David Bernard off Mindley in the 42nd over. Phillips had replaced Kyle Corbin in the line-up. Hope was next to go, lbw to leg-spinner Damion Jacobs for 59 in the 56th over. Hope had reached his half-century in 167 minutes off 121 balls. Hope passed 600 runs for the season during his innings.
Jacobs also accounted for Shane Dowrich who was dismissed for 33 with the score at 251 for 5. Kevin Stoute failed yet again when he was lbw by pacer Jason Dawes for 10 with the score 276 for 6. Barbados would lose Carlos Brathwaite late in the day for six, also to Dawes, caught by Walton behind the wicket.