Corbin falls for 97 against Guyana

Cave Hill, Barbados – Kyle Corbin narrowly missed his second century of the season as he led a spirited fightback for Combined Campuses & Colleges against Guyana on Friday at 3Ws Oval.

The 20-year-old right-hander stroked 96, an innings that formed the foundation of CC&C’s 251 on the first day of their WICB First-Class Tournament match against Guyana. At the close, Guyana were 11-1.

CC&C recovered from losing captain Omar Phillips to the first ball of the day – bowled by Brandon Bess – to post a respectable total.

Corbin, who has already struck a century and four half-centuries this season, was in exceptional form again. Ha faced just 134 balls and 198 minutes and hit the ball to all parts of the ground. He played boldly to hit 10 fours and four sixes, to move his runs rally for the season to 495.

He came in with CC&C tottering at 3-2 after Romel Currency slashed fast bowler Rensford Beaton (2-25) to Assad Fudadin at third slip, to depart without scoring. Corbin added 41 for the third wicket with Shacoya Thomas (10) before posting another 72 for the fourth wicket with veteran left-hander Floyd Reifer (37).

His ambition got the better of him, however, as he holed out to Brandon Bess at long-on off left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul (3-58), with a century within his reach.

CC&C then lost their way to slip to 179-8 before Kevin McClean (52 not out) and Ryan Austin (20), provided a late innings flourish with a 71-run, ninth wicket stand. Medium pacer Assad Fudadin finished with the best figures of 4-42.

SCOREBOARD CCC 1st Innings *O Phillips b Best 0 R Currency c Fudadin b Beaton 0 S Thomas c Ramdeen b Fudadin 10 +K Corbin c Bess b Permaul 96 F Reifer b Fudadin 37 N Bonner c wkp Christian b Fudadin 3 J Smith c Singh b Permaul 9 C Brathwaite lbw b Permaul 3 K McClean not out 52 R Austin c Fudadin b Beaton 20 K Kantasingh lbw b Fudadin 0 Extras (b11, lb2, w3, nb5) 21 TOTAL (all out, 82.4 overs) 251 Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-3, 3-44, 4-116, 5-124, 6-167, 7-170, 8-179, 9-250, 10-251. Bowling: Bess 8-1-37-1, Beaton 9-2-25-2, Fudadin 17.4-4-42-4, Permaul 21-4-58-3, Deonarine 8-0-33-0, Mohammed 18-1-35-0, Johnson 1-0-8-0. GUYANA 1st Innings R Ramdeen c and b McClean 1 R Chandrika not out 5 V Permaul 3 Extras (w1, lb1) 2 TOTAL (1 wkt, 5 overs) 11 Fall of wickets: 1-1. To bat: *A Fudadin, +D Christian, N Deonarine, L Johnson, Z Mohammed, V Singh R Beaton, B Bess. Bowling: Brathwaite 2-0-3-0, McClean 2-0-6-1, Kantasingh 1-0-1-0. Position: Guyana trail by 240 runs. Toss: Guyana. Umpires: Norman Malcolm, Joel Wilson.
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