Welcome-Goodman eyes century as BDFSP bat enterprisingly against UWI

Barbados Cricket Association article.

Bridgetown, Barbados - Marlon Welcome-Goodman slammed an attacking, unbeaten 90 as Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) were the only team batting first not to be bowled out on the opening day of Series 3 in the BCA Elite division championship.

After winning the toss, BDFSP reached 277 for five off 59 overs against former champions Saguaro Life UWI with rain reducing play at the 3Ws Oval. 

Left-hander Welcome-Goodman hit six sixes and the same number of fours off 57 balls at No. 6. He has been at the crease for 103 minutes.

Renaldo Brathwaite contributed 53 as he and left-hander Mario Rampersaud (30) set the stage with a first wicket partnership of 81 before Brathwaite fell to fast bowler Marques Clarke.

BDFSP soon slipped to 99 for three but were then steadied by a partnership of 52 between Antonio Greenidge and Rico Wiggins. 

After Greenidge was dismissed for 37, Welcome-Goodman and Wiggins (45) put on 118 for the fifth wicket.

Pacer Marques Clarke picked up three for 20.

Title holders CGI Maple, spurred by a five-wicket haul from seamer Joel Michael Leacock, were in a good position to lead CounterPoint Wanderers on first innings at Trents.

Wanderers were bowled out for 106 in 43.4 overs after losing the toss with left-hander Shayne Moseley hitting the topscore of 54 at the top.

Leacock took five for 13 off 6.4 overs and off-spinner Shane Ramsay, three for 22.

Maple closed on 67 for three off 25 overs. Renaldo Parris was unbeaten on 28 while Jed Yearwood made 26.

Left-arm spinner Che Layne grabbed five for 36 off 11 overs as ESA Field Pickwick dismissed Guardian General Barbados Youth for 159 at the Lester Vaughan School, Cane Garden.

Pickwick, led by 64 off 52 balls including eight fours and two sixes from opener Jamal Phillips, reached 114 for two at stumps. Skipper Kyle Hope was not out on 33.

Massy Stores Spartan recovered from 43 for five to score 176 all out against LIME who closed on 68 for three at Wildey.

For Spartan, Marrodon Bend topscored with 50 including five fours off 67 balls in 113 minutes. He added 59 for the sixth wicket with wicket-keeper Jabbar Niles, who made 45, while Chaim Holder hit a breezy 26.

Pacer Chad Batson, who caused the early problems, took three for 17.

And at Bank Hall, ICBL Empire were 97 for one one after dismissing Brathwaite Construction/Republic Bank St. Catherine for 190.

After losing two early wickets, St. Catherine recovered through a third wicket partnership of 103 between Omar Phillips and skipper Shamar Cooke.

But after left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican removed opener Phillips for 38, wickets fell steadily with the last eight effectively falling for 83 runs.

Cooke topscored with 72 while all-rounder Derick Bishop contributed 35.

Warrican took four for 45.

In Empire's response, captain Jamal Smith was unbeaten on 50 after putting on 83 for the first wicket with Jason Haynes (40).

First Published On bcacricket.org.

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:35