Reifer keeps CCC in game on Day 1
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Veteran Floyd Reifer stroked his 41st first class half-century to prop up Combined Campuses and Colleges on the opening day of their final round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship against Jamaica here Thursday.
The left-hander, at 40 the oldest player in the competition, hit 63 as CCC rallied to 150 all out after winning the toss and batting in the rescheduled fixture at Sabina Park.
However, the CCC had clawed their way back into the contest by the close, reducing the hosts to 62 for four after grabbing two late wickets.
Earlier, pace bowlers Brian Buchanan (3-36) and Sheldon Cotterell (3-52) ripped apart the CCC top order to reduce the visitors to 47 for four.
Reifer, however, combined with his cousin Raymon Reifer (21) to put on 45 for the fifth wicket and stabilise the innings.
While Floyd hit eight fours and a six off 126 balls in three hours at the crease, Raymon batted for just over an hour and faced 50 balls.
Once Raymon fell to a catch at the wicket off left-arm spinner Nikita Miller (2-34), wickets fell steadily forcing Floyd Reifer to hold the innings together.
He was eventually last out, stumped off off-spinner Jamie Merchant, who picked up two for five.
In reply, Jamaica lost Zeniffe Fowler cheaply for one but still cruised to 57 for one behind Brenton Parchment’s 32 off 51 balls with five fours.
However, the hosts then lost three wickets for five runs to stumble to the close, with Sealy, on first class debut, finishing with two for 29.
CCC 150 (Floyd Reifer 63, Raymon Reifer 21; Brian Buchanan 3-36, Sheldon Cotterell 3-52, Jamie Merchant 2-5, Nikita Miller 2-34)
JAMAICA 62 for four (Brenton Parchment 32; Dawayne Sealy2-29)
CCC 1st Innings
S Thomas b Cotterell 35
A Alleyne c wkp Baugh b Buchanan 5
N Parris c wkp Baugh b Buchanan 0
*K Corbin c wkp Baugh b Cotterell 1
F Reifer st Baugh b Merchant 63
R Reifer c wkp Baugh b Miller 21
+C Walton c Parchment b Buchanan 1
A Dewar lbw b Cotterell 16
D Sealy b Miller 0
K Williams lbw b Merchant 2
K Ramsaran not out 0
Extras (b5, w1) 6
TOTAL (all out, 52.4 overs) 150
Fall of wickets: 1-22, 2-26, 3-44, 4-47, 5-92, 6-93, 7-125, 8-126, 9-149, 10-150.
Bowling: Cotterell 13-1-52-3, Buchanan 11-2-36-3 (w1), Bernard Jr 7-2-18-0, Miller 17-4-34-2, Merchant 4.4-2-5-2
JAMAICA 1st Innings
B Parchment b R Reifer 32
Z Fowler lbw b Sealy 1
S Jackson c Dewar b Williams 15
A McCarthy not out 2
B Buchanan lbw b Sealy 0
J Blackwood not out 0
Extras (b1, lb2, w5, nb4) 12
TOTAL (4 wkts, 20 overs) 62
Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-57, 3-61, 4-62.
To bat: *D Bernard Jr, +C Baugh Jr, N Miller, J Merchant, S Cotterell.
Bowling: Williams 4-2-16-1, Sealy 10-2-29-2 (w5, nb4), R Reifer 6-1-14-1.
Position: Jamaica trail by 88 runs with six wickets intact.
Umpires: N Duguid, P Gustard.