Barbados Pride and Trinidad & Tobago Red Force drew their second round WICB Professional Cricket League first-class match at Kensington Oval today.
Set 298 to win in 76 overs, Red Force were 182 for four off 68 overs when play was called off at 5.10 p.m. The not out batsmen were Yannic Cariah on 37 and Yannick Ottley on 18.
At the start of the Red Force second innings openers Kjorn Ottley and Evin Lewis got the visitors off to a brisk start and reached 64 in the 19th over before losing their first wicket. Ottley was caught at mid-on by Jomel Warrican off medium-pacer Kevin Stoute for 24 when he mistimed an attempted pull shot.
Left-arm spinner Warrican then got among the wickets when Evin Lewis, prodding forward, was caught at forward short-leg by Shai Hope for 41 to leave the score at 77 for 2 in the 24th over.
Barbadian Kyle Hope was the next to go when fast boler Kemar Roach breached his defensive shot with a beauty that knocked back his off stump for 19 and the Red Forc on 95 for 3.
Narsingh Deonarine looked relatively comfortable as he progressed to 38 but in the 59th over with a draw now seeming the most likely result the Guyanese left-hander was run out leaving the score at 159 for 4 in the 59th over.
Any hopes which the Barbados Pride might have had of a spectacular collapse by the visitors quickly vanished as Cariah and Ottley batted out time.
At the start of the day, with Barbados Pride seeking quick runs, many eyes were on the in-form Shamarh Brooks to see if he could possibly speed to another century. But after adding four runs to his overnight 51, he was caught at long-off by Deonarine as he advanced and drove leg-spinner Imran Khan. His wicket fell in the 56th over with Barbados Pride on 180 for 4.
The home side would also lose the wicket of Roston Chase in the hunt for quick runs. He was caught at short midwicket by Rayad Emrit off fast bowler Shannon Gabriel for 23 having resumed from his overnight four.
Shane Dowrich was on an enterprising 40 that included two sixes and Stoute nine when captain Kraigg Brathwaite eventually declared the innings at 243 for 5 an hour to lunch.
Brooks was named Man-of-the-Match. (WG)
Barbados Pride 2nd innings (overnight 171-3)
*K. Brathwaite lbw b Deonarine 72
K. Corbin lbw b Khan 16
S. Hope c wk Katwaroo b Kantasingh 25
S. Brooks c Deonarine b Khan 55
R. Chase c Emrit b Gabriel 23
+S. Dowrich not out 40
K. Stoute not out 90
Extras (lb1, w1, nb1) 3
TOTAL (5 wks declared, 64 overs) 243
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Corbin, 11.3 ov), 2-82 (Hope, 25.1), 3-166 (Brathwaite, 48.3), 4-180 (Brooks, 55.1), 5-205 (Chase, 58.4).
Bowling: Gabriel 14-1-52-1 (w1, nb1), Emrit 9-1-21-0, Khan 15-0-90-2, Deonarine 16-1-49-1, Kantasingh 10-2-30-1.
Trinidad & Tobago Red Force 2nd innings
E. Lewis c Hope b Warrican 41
K. Ottley c Warrican b Stoute 24
K. Hope b Roach 19
N. Deonarine run out (Brathwaite) 38
Y. Cariah not out 37
Y. Ottley not out 18
Extras (lb1, nb4) 5
TOTAL (4 wks, 68 overs) 182
Fall of wickets: 1-64 (K. Ottley, 18.2 ov), 2-77 (Lewis, 23.3), 3-95 (Hope, 29), 4-159 (Deonarine, 58.3).
Bowling: Cummins 12-4-38-0 (nb3), Roach 10-3-23-1, Stoute 9-3-29-1, Warrican 16-4-38-1, Chase 6-3-8-0, Nurse 14-3-45-0 (nb1), Brathwaite 1-1-0-0.
Result: Match drawn.
Points: Barbados Pride 8, Trinidad & Tobago Red Force 6.
Player-of-the-Match: Shamarh Brooks.