Carter hits 99 but CC&C have upper hand

Cave Hill, Barbados – Jonathan Carter missed out on a maiden first-class century on Saturday as the clash between Barbados and Combined Campuses & Colleges remained tantalising poised heading into Sunday’s third day.

The left-hander fell for 99, an innings that lifted Barbados to 195 all out in their second innings and set CC&C 173 to win their final round WICB First-Class Championship match at the 3Ws Oval.

At the close of the second day, CC&C had reached 36-1, still 137 runs adrift of their fourth win of the season.

Resuming the day on 17-2, Barbados needed a big second innings to stay alive in the match and Carter fought hard to keep the side in the match. They were again no match for the clever left-arm spin of Kavesh Kantasingh, who took 4-50 to end with 11-72 in the match.

Barbados skipper Ryan Hinds (15) perished early in the day when he dragged on a ball from seamer Kevin McClean (2-25) and was bowled with the scores at 26-3. However, Carter and opener Kraigg Brathwaite (29) added 89 for the fourth wicket to revive the innings.

Carter played beautifully, striking 11 fours and a six off 180 balls in 218 minutes at the crease. He was eventually bowled by a magnificent yorker from his cousin Carlos Brathwaite, who claimed 2-32.

Kraigg Brathwaite, was again determined and struck two fours in nearly three hours batting. He was lbw to well-disguised arm ball from off-spinner Ryan Austin (2-42), and the innings collapsed again as the last six wickets fell for 80 runs.

In the chase for 173, CC&C lost opener Romel Currency, who was lbw for one at 3-1, to Fidel Edwards as 31 wickets have already fallen in just two days.

Barbados 1st innings 90
CC&C 1st innings 113
Barbados 2nd innings
(overnight 17-2)
K Brathwaite lbw b Austin 29
J Haynes lbw b McClean 0
S Brooks lbw b Kantasingh 2
*R. Hinds b McClean 15
J. Carter b Brathwaite 99
+S. Dowrich c wk Smith b Kantasingh 15
K. Stoute lbw b Kantasingh 0
J. Holder b Brathwaite 0
N. Charles b Austin 6
F. Edwards not out 12
P. Collins lbw b Kantasingh 7
Extras (lb4, w1, nb5) 10
TOTAL (all out, 84.5 overs) 195
Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-5, 3-26, 4-115, 5-162, 6-170, 7-170, 8-170, 9-186, 10-195.
Bowling: Kantasingh 25.5-10-50-4, McClean 10-2-25-2, Austin 24-7-42-2, Brathwaite 9-1-32-2, Bonner 16-3-42-0.
CC&C 2nd nnings (target: 173)
R. Currency lbw b Edwards 1
*O. Phillips not out 15
S. Thomas not out 12
Extras (b1, nb7) 8
TOTAL (1 wkt, 12 overs) 36
Fall of wickets: 1-3.
Bowling: Collins 3-0-7-0, Edwards 2-0-16-1, Holder 2-0-5-0, Hinds 3-1-5-0, Charles 2-1-2-0.
Umpires: Lennox Abrahams, Sharfuddoula Shadid

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