Jamaica Scorpions were 114 for 2 at the close of play on the second day of the first round WICB Professional Cricket League first-class match against the Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval yesterday.
Former Barbados captain and West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards was unbeaten on 51 and Andre McCarthy was on nine.
Edwards, who was dropped by the Barbados selectors last year after a run of low scores, played patiently and purposefully during his knock with his half-century coming up in 143 minutes off 120 balls with six boundaries shortly before bad light ended play early.
He had a slice of good fortune when he was dropped on 38 at silly point by Kyle Corbin off left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican with the score 88 for one in the 30th over. McCarthy also benefited from the Pride’s generosity when he was put down second ball before he had scored by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich off medium-pacer Kevin Stoute in the 31st over.
At the start of the innings captain Paul Palmer missed a full delivery from fast bowler Miguel Cummins as he played across the line and was leg before wicket without scoring.
The other opener, the left-handed John Campbell, was joined by Edwards and they put together a partnership of 78 runs before Campbell edged a Kevin Stoute out-swinger and was caught by Dowrich for 49, made in 85 balls and containing seven boundaries.
Earlier in the day’s play Barbados Pride collapsed from their overnight 262 for 2 to 373, losing eight wickets for just a 111 runs.
Captian Kraigg Brathwaite added eight runs to his overnight 111 before he was caught by former West Indies wicketkeeper Carlton Baugh Jr. off fast bowler Jason Dawes. He batted for 401 minutes, faced 314 balls and struck nine fours.
A steady procession followed with Shamarh Brooks failing to add to his overnight 49 and Roston Chase and Kevin Stoute reaching 48 and 34 respectively without advancing to a sizeable contribution.
Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller was the leading wicket-taker with four for 100 off 53 overs, while fast bowler Jason Dawes took three for 51 off 18 overs. (WG)
Barbados Pride 1st innings (overnight 262-2)
*K. Brathwaite c wk Baugh b Dawes 119
K. Corbin c Mindley b Miller 13
S. Hope c King b Campbell 77
S. Brooks lbw b Dawes 49
R. Chase c wk Baugh b Miller 48
+S. Dowrich c wk Baugh b Dawes 9
K. Stoute c & b Mindley 34
A. Nurse lbw b Miller 0
K. Roach c King b Bernard 3
J. Warrican c Jacobs b Miller 1
M. Cummins not out 3
Extras (lb2, w2, nb13) 17
TOTAL (all out, 139.3 overs) 373
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Corbin, 12.4 ov), 2-162 (Hope, 64.5), 3-266 (Brooks, 97.3), 4-279 (Brathwaite, 105.4), 5-298 (Dowrich, 109.5), 6-362 (Chase, 130.2), 7-366 (Stoute, 132), 7-366 (132.3), 8-366 (Nurse, 132.3), 9-370 (Warrican, 136.2), 10-373 (Roach, 139.3).
Bowling: Mindley 28-5-66-1 (w1, nb3), Dawes 18-3-51-3 (nb8), Bernard 17.3-1-49-1, (w1, nb2), Miller 53-20-100-4, Jacobs 15-1-69-0, Campbell 8-0-36-1.
J. Campbell c wk Dowrich b Stoute 49
*P. Palmer lbw b Cummins 0
K. Edwards not out 51
A. McCarthy not out 9
Extras (b4, lb1) 5
TOTAL (2 wks, 37.3 overs) 114
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Palmer, 1.1 ov), 2-88 (Campbell, 30.4).
To bat: +C. Baugh, B. King, D. Bernard, N. Miller, D. Jacobs, J. Dawes, M. Mindley.
Bowling: Roach 8-0-36-0, Cummins 8-2-20-1, Nurse 2-0-14-0, Warrican 10.3-2-32-0, Stoute 9-3-7-1.