Akil Greenidge, the talented Barbados Under-19 team batsman, hit a big hundred in a winning cause for Dulwich College in England over the weekend.
Playing on home turf, Greenidge scored 186 with 25 fours and four sixes in a total of 344 for two off 50 overs against RGS Guildford in the 1st XI.
Greenidge and Alex Rackow, who made an unbeaten 127, featured in a staggering 321-run partnership for the second wicket. Dulwich won by 184 runs, limiting Guildford to 160 for nine.
After coming together at seven for one, Greenidge and Rackow batted superbly in sunny, yet blustery, conditions.
Although an amazing effort, the partnership still fell 20 runs short of the College record of 344 between CV Arnold (171) and RK Nunes (167 not out) in 1911. Karl Nunes, a Jamaican, would later go on to captain the West Indies against England in 1928.
Greenidge is a former student of Harrison College and also represented Guardian General Barbados Youth in Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) domestic competitions.
He is the son of the former Barbados and West Indies batsman Alvin Greenidge and Pat Greenidge, a former Barbados and West Indies Women’s team manager, who also served as the first woman on the BCA Board of Management.