Edwards gives Bajans solid Sabina start

Kingston, Jamaica, CMC/WICB Media – West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards stroked his second century of the Regional Four-Day season as Barbados kept Jamaica in the field all day here Friday.

On the opening day of the fifth round match at Sabina Park, Edwards hit 105 to help the defending champions up to 275 for six, after they were sent in.

Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich was unbeaten on 40 while all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite scored 34 and captain Kraigg Brathwaite, 29.

Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller has taken three for 73. But Jamaica enjoyed the better start as Barbados lost their first wicket with one run on the board. Omar Phillips was trapped Leg Before Wicket by Jerome Taylor.

But Edwards and Kraigg Brathwaite ensured the ship did not rock, putting on an 89-run partnership, before Nikita Miller accounted for Kraigg Brathwaite.

From there, Barbados tied together a series of partnerships with Edwards as the anchor as the visitors started solidly against the table leaders. Day 3 starts at 11am Eastern Caribbean Time (10am Jamaica Time) tomorrow.


Summary Scores:

Barbados 1st Innings: 275/6 (92 Overs). Kirk Edwards 105, Shane Dowrich 40*, Carlos Brathwaite 36, Kraigg Brathwaite 29; Nikita Miller 28-8-73-3, Nkumah Bonner 5-0-10-1, Brian Buchanan 12-3-26-1, Tamar Lambert 3-1-14-0.

Stumps, Day 1


Barbados 1st Innings

Kraigg Brathwaite c John Campbell b Miller 29

O Phillips LBW Taylor 0

Kirk Edwards c John Ross-Campbell b Bonner 105

J Carter c Bernard Jr b Miller 22

R Chase c Lambert b Miller 13

S Dowrich+ not out 40

Carlos Brathwaite LBW Buchanan 36

J Holder not out 18

Total: 275/6 (92 Overs)

Extras: (5B, 5LB, 2WD) 12

Still to Bat: A Nurse, S Benn, M Cummins

Fall of Wickets: 1-1,2-90, 3-128, 4-174, 5-176, 6-235.

Jamaica 1st Innings Bowling: J Taylor 11-2-30-1, B Buchanan 12-3-26-1, D Bernard Jr 13-0-34-0, J Merchant 15-1-70-0, N Miller 28-8-73-3, T Lambert 3-1-14-0, N Bonner 5-0-10-1, J Campbell 5-1-8-0.

State of Match: Barbados are 275/6 in their 1st Innings

Umpires: Verdayne Smith & Nigel Duguid

Standby Umpire: Athol Hamilton

Match Referee: Cecil Fletcher

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 18:02