Brathwaite hits another ton as Gibson makes a return in Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados: Kraigg Brathwaite, the West Indies Under-19 opener, continued his outstanding batting performances in the Barbados Cricket Association’s Division 1 competitions. On Sunday, the 17-year-old made his second century in as many matches in the Sagicor Cup 50-over competition.

He ended with 105 off 148 balls as Barbados Youth made 250-9 off their 50 overs but his knock was not enough to lead the emerging players team to victory Carlton. Earlier in the match Marlon Graham, a former Barbados Under-19 captain, made 109 off 124 balls to pilot Carlton to 280-7 off their 50 overs.

Elsewhere, Ryan Hinds, the Barbados captain and West Indies allrounder, cracked 107 not out off 118 balls as Empire easily defeated the University of the West Indies. The left-handed Hinds made 48 runs in boundaries as the home team raced to 237-3 off 41.3 overs. They were replying to UWI’s 236 all out off 44.2 overs. The topscorer was Jonathan Carter, who made 96 not out off 103 balls.

There was also an unexpected return to the competition by West Indies coach Ottis Gibson, who turned out for his old club LIME. The former Barbados and West Indies allrounder made 35, with a six and a four, as he added 88 for the sixth wicket with West Indies selector and former Windies keeper Courtney Browne (47 not out). LIME beat Wanderers CC by a whopping 88 runs.