Nurse, Brathwaite create misery for T&T

Bridgetown, Barbados, CMC – Maiden first class centuries from Ashley Nurse and Carlos Brathwaite, followed by a devastating bowling performance from Barbados, combined to destroy Trinidad and Tobago on the second day of their fourth round encounter in the Regional Four-Day Championship here Saturday.

Nurse slammed 130 not out while Brathwaite got 109 as Barbados, resuming the day on 243 for five, racked up 479 for eight declared, in a sensational batting display at Kensington Oval.

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Brathwaite then returned with the ball to snap up three for 15 from seven overs, supporting left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn who claimed four for 31, as T&T crashed to 120 all out in reply.

Jason Mohammed top scored with 43 and captain Rayad Emrit finished on 25 not out, to be two of only three T&T players in double figures.

Following on by 359 runs, Trinidad and Tobago fared better in their second innings, reaching 44 without loss at the close, with Evin Lewis unbeaten on 37.

The day belonged to Nurse and Brathwaite who batted superbly to put Barbados in control of the encounter.

Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich added just three to his overnight 50 before departing with the score on 284, but this paved the way for Brathwaite and Nurse as they proceeded to add 190 for the eighth wicket.

Nurse cracked 16 fours and four sixes off just 111 balls in a whirlwind knock while Brathwaite faced 136 deliveries in 215 minutes at the crease, and counted six fours and two sixes.

The pair took Barbados to lunch at 427 for seven, with Nurse on 99 and Brathwaite on 90, before both completed their milestones after the break.

Nurse was first to the mark, raising three figures off 85 balls and Brathwaite followed soon afterward, turning leg-spinner Imran Khan to square leg for a single to reach his century off 128 balls.

Once Brathwaite fell, becoming Jason Mohammed’s second wicket, Barbados declared their innings.

Fast bowler Shannon Gabriel finished with four for 69, Mohammed two for 61 and Imran Khan, two for 132.

In reply, T&T then marched to 32 without loss but the innings went into decline once the new ball pair of Jason Holder and Miguel Cummins were replaced by Brathwaite and Benn.

Adrian Barath was first to fall, taken at second slip by Nurse off Brathwaite for 20 and Lewis (5) found himself short of his ground, run out by good work by Jonathan Carter, with just one added to the total.

Brathwaite then threw the innings into turmoil when he got the prized wicket of Darren Bravo for four, caught behind cutting and then removed Jonathan Augustus lbw next ball without scoring, to leave T&T on 45 for four at tea.

Benn took charge after the break, ripping through the T&T middle order and only Mohammed, in a counter-attacking knock, showed any real resistance.

Mohammed hit eight fours and a six off 64 balls before he was eighth out to Benn at 90 for eight and Emrit then ensured T&T passed the 100-run mark, with a breezy 16-ball knock that included two fours and two sixes.


Summary Scores:

Barbados 1st Innings: 479/8 Declared (124.5 Overs). Ashley Nurse 130*, Carlos Brathwaite 109, Omar Phillips 67, Shane Dowrich+ 53; Shannon Gabriel 22-8-69-4, Jason Mohammed 18.5-2-61-2, Imran Khan 36-5-132-2, Rayad Emrit* 23-5-79-0.

Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings: 120 All Out (37 Overs). Jason Mohammed 43, Rayad Emrit* 25*, Adrian Barath 20, Shannon Gabriel 5; Jason Holder 5-2-10-0, Suliaman Benn 14-6-31-4, Carlos Brathwaite 7-3-15-3, Ashley Nurse 4-1-27-2.

Trinidad & Tobago 2nd Innings: 44/0 (14 Overs). Evin Lewis 37*, Adrian Barath 6*; Roston Chase 1-0-1-0, Sulieman Benn 7-4-17-0, Ashley Nurse 4-0-17-0, Miguel Cummins 2-0-9-0.

Stumps, Day 2


Barbados 1st Innings

Kraigg Brathwaite* LBW Gabriel 0

O Phillips c Barath b Khan 67

K Edwards b Gabriel 41

J Carter LBW Mohammed 45

R Chase c Katwaroo b Khan 12

S Dowrich c Augustus b S Gabriel 53

Carlos Brathwaite c Emrit b Mohammed 109

J Holder LBW Gabriel 5

A Nurse not out 130

Total: 479/8 Declared (124.5 Overs)

Extras: (b6, lb8, w1, nb2) 17

Did not Bat: S Benn, M Cummins.

Fall of Wickets: 1-0, 2-73, 3-155, 4-164, 5-202, 6-284, 7-289, 8-479.

Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings Bowling: S Gabriel 22-8-69-4, R Emrit 23-5-79-0, D Cruickshank 15-2-72-0, I Khan 36-5-132-2, Y Cariah 10-0-52-0, J Mohammed 18.5-2-61-2.

Trinidad & Tobago 1st Innings

A Barath c Nurse b Carlos Brathwaite 20

E Lewis run out Carter 5

D Bravo c Dowrich b Carlos Brathwaite 4

J Mohammed LBW Benn 43

J Augustus LBW Carlos Brathwaite 0

Y Cariah c Carter b Benn 3

S Katwaroo+ c Chase b Benn 1

D Cruickshank c Nurse b Benn 0

I Khan c Phillips b Nurse 5

R Emrit* not out 25

S Gabriel c & b Nurse 5

Total: 120 All Out (37 Overs)

Extras (b4, nb5) 9

Fall of Wickets: 1-32, 2-33, 3-45, 4-45, 5-54, 6-60, 7-64, 8-90, 9-94, 10-120.

Barbados 1st Innings Bowling: J Holder 5-2-10-0, M Cummins 7-0-33-0, S Benn 14-6-31-4, Carlos Brathwaite 7-3-15-3, A Nurse 4-1-27-2.

T&T 2nd Innings (Trail; 359)

A Barath not out 6

E Lewis not out 37

Total: 44/0 (14 Overs)

Extras: (nb1) 1

Barbados 2nd Innings Bowling: S Benn 7-4-17-0, M Cummins 2-0-9-0, A Nurse 4-0-17-0, R Chase 1-0-1-0.

State of Match: Trinidad & Tobago trail Barbados by 315 runs in their 2nd Innings

Toss: Barbados won the toss and elected to bat

Points-to-date: Barbados 7 (4 batting points + 3 bowling points) | T&T 2 (2 bowling points + 0 batting points)

Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite & Verdayne Smith

Standby Umpire: Troy Tudor

Match Referee: Mervyn Jones

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 17:14