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Phillips slams first Div. 1 ton

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JAMAR PHILLIPS became the first batsman from Old Brigand Dover to score a Division One century when he slammed a brilliant 125 to enable his team to salvage an honourable draw against BNB St Catherine in their second series match, yesterday.
Phillips, who was 15 not out overweek, reached his half-century just before tea with six fours and a solitary six. At tea, Dover, who trailed by 157 runs on first innings, were 107 for four, needing another 50 runs to avoid an innings defeat.
After the interval, Phillips found a useful partner in veteran Vibert Greene and together they added 92 for the sixth wicket to steer their side past the first hurdle.
In the process Phillips, who previously played for the BCL in this division, reached his maiden Division One century off 128 deliveries with 12 fours and one six.
With the score on 203, he played a tired-looking stroke and was leg-before wicket to slow bowler Micah St Hill, who snared two quick wickets to pump up St Catherine’s hopes of a victory.
Dover lost three quick wickets in the space of two overs to move from 203 for six to 207 for nine, before the last pair of Kemar Harte and Kevin Taitt held on to bat out the remaining 15 overs and deny St Catherine any hopes of a victory.