Brathwaite misses ton but Bim in control

St John's, Antigua, CMC – Captain Kraigg Brathwaite missed out on yet another century but Barbados strengthened their bid for victory over Leeward Islands, on the second day of their final round Regional Four-Day match here Saturday.

The right-handed Test batsman scored 92 as the visitors pushed on from their overnight 167 for one, to 326 all out after tea at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, and take a first innings lead of 232 runs.

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Leg-spinner Anthony Martin picked up five for 78 while off-spinner Jacques Taylor (2-42) and seamer Kelbert Walters (2-64) finished with two wickets apiece.

Batting a second time, the Leewards reached 54 for two, with captain and Test batsman Kieran Powell unbeaten on 23. The hosts requiring another 178 runs to make Barbados bat again.

Barbados had a huge slice of luck early in the day when Brathwaite was put down behind after he had added just one to his overnight 73.

He and Kirk Edwards (23) made slow progress, however, and Barbados put on just 12 runs inside the first hour.

Edwards was the first to fall, driving to Orlando Peters at point off Taylor attempting to break the shackles, with the score on 189 for two.

Unbeaten on 92 at lunch with Barbados on 219 for two, Brathwaite perished to the fourth delivery on resumption, lbw to Martin pushing forward.

It was the third time this season Brathwaite has fallen in the 90s, after missing out against Jamaica and Combined Campuses and Colleges.

Barbados then stumbled, losing Jonathan Carter for 39 at 246 for four and all-rounder Kevin Stoute first ball without scoring, yorked by Walters.

With just seven runs added, wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich drove Taylor loosely to point to fall for two and Barbados’ slide continued, with the last five wickets falling for 73 runs.

Shai Hope, with 29, and Carlos Brathwaite, 20, provided the energy in the late stages of the innings.


Summary Scores:

Leeward Islands 1st Innings: 94 All Out (34.4 Overs). Devon Thomas+ 30, Kieran Powell* 16, Yannick Leonard 15, Jaison Peters 14; Ashley Nurse 10.4-3-24-4, Jonathan Carter 4-1-8-2, Sulieman Benn 4-1-9-2, Kevin Stoute 5-2-10-1.

Barbados 1st Innings: 326 All Out (125.3 Overs). Kraigg Brathwaite* 92, Omar Phillips 79, Jonathan Carter 40, Shai Hope 29; Anthony Martin 18-8-39-1, Anthony Martin 37.3-16-78-5, Jacques Taylor 27-7-76-2, Kelbert Walters 22-6-64-2, Gavin Tonge 23-8-56-1.

Leeward Islands 1st Innings: 54/2 (21 Overs). Kieran Powell* 23*, Orlando Peters 17, Javia Liburd 4, Devon Thomas+ 4; Sulieman Benn 6-4-6-1, Ashley Nurse 10-5-32-1, Carlos Brathwaite 2-0-3-0, Fidel Edwards 3-2-9-0.

Stumps, Day 2


Leeward Islands 1st Innings

K Powell* c Hope b Carter 16

J Liburd c Nurse b Fidel Edwards 4

Orlando Peters c Dowrich b Stoute 3

D Thomas+ c Dowrich b Nurse 30

J Hamilton c Carter b Nurse 0

Jaison Peters c & b Benn 14

J Taylor c Phillips b Nurse 0

G Tonge c Fidel Edwards b Carter

Y Leonard LBW Benn 15

K Walters c Kirk Edwards b Nurse 3

A Martin not out 5

Total: 94 All Out (34.4 Overs)

Extras: (nb1) 1

Fall of Wickets: 1-9 (Liburd), 2-14 (Orlando Peters), 3-49 (Powell), 4-53 (Thomas), 5-54 (Hamilton), 6-54 (Taylor), 7-57 (Tonge), 8-76 (Jaison Peters), 9-85 (Leonard).

Barbados 1st Innings Bowling: Fidel Edwards 9-3-36-1, Carlos Brathwaite 2-0-7-0, K Stoute 5-2-10-1, A Nurse 10.4-3-24-4, J Carter 4-1-8-2, S Benn 4-1-9-2.

Barbados 1st Innings

Kraigg Brathwaite* LBW Martin 92

O Phillips c Hamilton b Martin 79

Kirk Edwards c Orlando Peters b Taylor 23

J Carter b Walters 40

S Hope LBW Martin 29

K Stoute b Walters 0

S Dowrich+ c Orlando Peters b Taylor 2

Carlos Brathwaite c Orlando Peters b Tonge 20

A Nurse not out 26

S Benn st Jaison Peters b Martin 6

Fidel Edwards c Taylor b Martin 6

Total: 326 All Out (125.3 Overs)

Extras: (b4, lb1) 5

Fall of Wickets: 1-146 (Phillips), 2-189 (Kirk Edwards), 3-219 (Kraigg Brathwaite), 4-246 (Carter), 5-246 (Stoute), 6-253 (Dowrich), 7-282 (Carlos Brathwaite), 8-301 (Hope), 9-306 (Benn).

Leeward Islands 1st Innings Bowling: G Tonge 23-8-56-1, K Walters 22-6-64-2, A Martin 37.3-16-78-5, J Taylor 27-7-76-2, Y Leonard 14-4-42-0, K Powell 2-0-5-0.

Leeward Islands 2nd Innings (Lead; 232)

K Powell* not out 23

J Liburd c Phillips b Nurse 4

Orlando Peters b Benn 17

D Thomas+ not out 0

Total: 54/2 (21 Overs)

Extras: (b4, w1) 5

Fall of Wickets: 1-22 (Liburd), 2-56 (Orlando Peters).

Barbados 2nd Innings Bowling: Fidel Edwards 3-2-9-0, A Nurse 10-5-32-1, Carlos Brathwaite 2-0-3-0, S Benn 6-4-6-1.

State of Match: Leewards trail Barbados by 178 runs in their 2nd Innings

Points-to-date: Barbados 5 (3 bowling points + 2 batting points) | Leewards 2 (2 bowling points)

Toss: Leeward Islands won the toss and elected to bat

Umpires: Joel Wilson & Danesh Ramdhanie

Standby Umpire: Michael Morton

Match Referee: Vanroy Burnes

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 15:57