Brathwaites fightback on rain-hit Day 1

Gros Islet, St Lucia - Barbados' Brathwaites led a spirit, unbroken recovery on a rain-hit Day 1 in their first round Regional 4-Day match against the Windward Islands at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.

In the first day/night match of the tournament, the Windwards won the toss and elected to field first. Their decision seemed warranted as Delorn Johnson and Nelon Pascal both delivered early wickets.

Barbados were rocked early on. From 7/1, they were left reeling at 28/3. Kraigg Brathwaite and Kevin Stoute then put on a minor partnership worth 36 runs.

However, when Nelon Pascal had Stoute caught behind for his second wicket, Barbados slipped again. Kenroy Peters soon after accounted for Shane Dowrich. Barbados had slipped back into trouble at 86/5.

But Carlos Brathwaite joined his namesake and both batsmen went about restoring the Barbados innings. Both batted patiently, though Carlos Brathwaite had a measure of aggression in his knock.

Barbados went to Tea on 152/5. The partnership was unbroken on 66 runs. But the batsmen wouldn't come back out. Rain in Gros Islet left no play to be had in the final session.

Kraigg Brathwaite, the Barbados skipper, was not out on 53 from 163 balls at stumps. He struck just four boundaries. Carlos Brathwaite on the other hand struck five fours, and he is on 37 runs from 77 balls.

Day 2 will start 30 minutes earlier tomorrow to compensate for the loss of time on Day 1. Play will at 2:30pm Eastern Caribbean Time.


Summary Scores:

Barbados 1st Innings: 152/5 (55 Overs). Kraigg Brathwaite* 53*, Carlos Brathwaite 37*, Kevin Stoute 19, Jonathan Carter 16; Kenroy Peters 14-8-21-2, Nelon Pascal 11-1-50-2, Delorn Johnson 14-5-28-1, Liam Sebastien 9-1-21-0.

Stumps, Day 1


Barbados 1st Innings

Kraigg Brathwaite* not out 53

R Boucher c James b Pascal 2

R Chase c Smith b Johnson 0

J Carter c Smith b Peters 16

K Stoute c James b Pascal 19

S Dowrich+ c Smith b Peters 6

Carlos Brathwaite not out 37

Total: 152/5 (55 Overs)

Extras: (1B, 7LB, 6WD, 5NB) 19

Fall of Wickets: 1-7 (Boucher, 2.5 ov), 2-10 (Chase, 5.1 ov), 3-28 (Carter, 10.4 ov), 4-64 (Stoute, 19.1 ov), 5-86 (Dowrich, 30.4 ov)

To Bat: Ashley Nurse, Sulieman Benn, Tino Best, Miguel Cummings

Windward Islands 1st Innings Bowling: Nelon Pascal 11-1-50-2, Delorn Johnson 14-5-28-1, Kenroy Peters 14-8-21-2, Alston Bobb 7-0-24-0, Liam Sebastien 9-1-21-0.

Toss: Windward Islands won the toss and elected to field

Umpires: Leslie Reifer & Patrick Gustard

Standby Umpire: Francis Maurice

Match Referee: Patrick Felix

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 18:52