Reifer slams 2nd straight tonFABULOUS FLOYD: UWI batsman Floyd Reifer hitting out during his century against BDFSP at 3Ws Oval. (Craig Cozier)
By by EVANS HINKSON at 3Ws Oval | Sun, September 02, 2012 - 12:04 AM
Floyd Reifer scored his second consecutive century as repeat Elite Division Champions Sagicor UWI raced to a mammoth 414 for nine against the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme, who are near the bottom of the standings.
Reifer, who scored 112 not out against St Catherine in the last series, came to the crease with UWI on 214 for five and by the time he was run out, backing up too far, for 111, UWI were on 391 for seven.
Reifer slammed the bowling to all parts of the field. His 50 took just 44 balls and 45 minutes while his century came off 73 balls in 78 minutes and was laced with five fours and eight sixes.
Earlier, BDFSP had reduced UWI to 40 for two before opener Chadwick Walton, who stroked a careful 62, and Jonathan Carter, who made an entertaining 63, shared in a third-wicket partnership of 97 to set the stage for the onslaught by Reifer and the lower order batsmen.
Walton’s fifty lasted 111 minutes while Carter reached his in only 65 minutes.
Soon after Walton was caught at deep mid-off by Antonio Greenidge off Renaldo Brathwaite with the score on 137, Carter followed, also caught in the deep on 63, leaving him just four short of reaching 600 runs for the season.
With the score on 214 for five, Reifer guided the middle and lower orders in Anthony Alleyne (42), Rommel Currency (33), Kevin McClean (45) and Akeem Dewar (24).
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