Spartan grab early lead
FRONT-RUNNERS Super Centre Spartan made up for lost time by picking up first innings points over an under-strength Guardian General Barbados Youth on the second day of their fourth-round LIME Division One cricket match at Cane Garden, St Thomas yesterday. In reponse to Barbados Youth first innings 130 all out, the Parkites replied strongly at the close to be 144 for two after the rain and a wet outfield caused a lot of play to be lost.Spartan owed this position to an unbroken third-wicket stand of 113 between veteran opener Wayne Blackman (64) and the young Maradon Bend (55). The pair came together after impressive pacer Tevin Lowe prised out Andre Small and Reydon Toppin. Blackman and Bend attacked the inexperienced Barbados Youth bowling attack with Bend bringing up his third half-century for the season just before the close. Earlier the Barbados Youth resumed on 53 for one and Marlon Welcome-Goodman went on to topscore with an attractive 41 with one six and six fours before he became the first of three wickets for veteran leg-spinner Dave Marshall. (Harold Eastmond)AT TRENTS: The weather which was so kind to CGI Maple on the first day came back to haunt them yesterday as more than three hours’ play was washed away after the hosts posted 350 for eight declared in their first innings.ICBL Empire, faced with an imposing first innings target, lost both openers, captain Jamal Smith and Jason Haynes, for 37 but were showing signs of recovery through a 44-run, unbeaten stand between Shawn Graham (49) and Antonio Greenidge (13) when showers during and after the tea interval forced the loss of the entire second session.Maple opted to continue their first innings from 333 for six after the start had been delayed for 40 minutes and lost the wickets of overnight batsmen Barrington Yearwood (117) and Shane Ramsay (25) for the addition of 17 runs, both wickets going to youthful medium pacer Lemar Mascoll.
(Wayne Holder)AT DAYRELLS ROAD: Leg-spinner Nikolai Charles grabbed six for 39 from 16 overs as Inspire Sports Wanderers were restricted to a paltry 141 for nine after they were invited to bat against LIME.There was no play on Saturday due to wet conditions and similar conditions caused the start to be delayed by 140 minutes yesterday. Corey Edwards removed both openers before tea. Charles then ran through the rest of the order for another five-wicket haul at this level. Jason Greene with 32 and Renaldo Arthur, 19, posted 51 for the third wicket but both were caught at mid-off, off Charles. Ian Bradshaw tried to rally the troops until he was also caught by Edwards off Charles for 29 as LIME collected four maximum bowling points.
(Elvis Howard) AT INCH MARLOW: On a day in which only 46 overs were possible due to wet conditions, Dover made a spirited reply of 102 for three in response to Police 300 for eight wickets declared. When the game resumed at 3:10 p.m., Police continued their innings and faced just six deliveries to add the eight runs required to reach the 300 mark, thus gaining maximun batting points in the process. Faced with a daunting task, the Dover batsmen batted with caution as openers Shenaldo Taylor and Sean Jones added 20 for the first wicket before Taylor was caught at short leg. Andre Roach and Jones added another 22 runs before Jones played back to Thompson and was leg before. Jamar Phillips did not stay too long at the crease as he skied a slower delivery from Antonio Mayers to be caught by the same bowler. Captain Sean Armstrong (19 not out) joined Roach (38 not out) and together have featured in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand of 44.
(Evans Hinkson)AT THE BREWERY: A lively spell of medium fast bowling from Ramon Sealy backed up a workmanlike batting performance as Banks enjoyed a fruitful day against BNB St Catherine.Sealy took three for 35 as St Catherine limped to 43 for four in 16.5 overs after Banks declared at 288 for nine off 86 overs. Banks had reached 253 for six after 75 overs to earn three batting points, while St Catherine gained two bowling points.Banks had a century opening stand from Kofie Hurdle (50) and Martin Nurse (40) but after they were both dismissed with the score at 105, Banks lost wickets steadily. Ramon Sealy with 39 off 37 balls and Sherwin Campbell, 65 off 68, then put on 73 for the seventh wicket to restore the advantage to the home team.Kenroy Williams took four for 65 with his off breaks and leg-spinner Kayode Pantophlet bagged three for 66.
(Philip Hackett)AT 3WS OVAL: On a shortened day when play got started after tea, Sagicor Life UWI gained the advantage with left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh taking five for 48 to send Pickwick reeling at 109 for nine at the close. Pickwick resumed from their rain-shortened day at two for one wicket and found runs very hard to get after the delayed start. Only Ryan Layne, with a topscore of an even half-century that included six fours and two sixes, seemed able to negotiate any of the bowling. Kantasingh bowled with a very controlled line in his 16 overs and was duly rewarded in the time that was left for play. The Pickwick batsmen showed much impatience which resulted in their downfall with many of them falling for low scores.
(Ancille Inniss)AT BLACK ROCK: The battle between Carlton and Caribbean Lumber YMPC for first innings honours will be very interesting on next Saturday’s final day.YMPC, resuming on the second day on 13 for one, eventually scored a modest 171 off 53.4 overs and Carlton reached 56 for two at the close with off-spinner Jed Yearwood dismissing Vonrick Nurse (24) and Kirk Gibson (3).Earlier, after play was delayed due to wetness of the bowler’s run up at both ends, YMPC were quickly in trouble at 50 for four but recovered as a result of a fifth-wicket partnership of 68 runs between Shamar Cooke (42) and Ryan Wiggins (27). After the tea interval, it was all downhill for YMPC as they slumped to 118 for six but captain Calvin Watson tried his effort best and contributed 25 not out to help boost the final total. Carlton’s attack was led by fast bowler Khalid Springer who took three for 26. (Lindon Yarde)