UWI off to solid start
Omar Phillips flayed the Banks bowling attack for his second century for the season and Floyd Reifer remained unbeaten on 40 as table leaders Sagicor UWI piloted their way to 267 for five against banks on the first da of the 11th series of matches in the LIME Division 1 cricket competition yesterday.
Phillips, UWI’s leading batsman cracked 102 which included ten boundaries and five sixes.
He built a recovery in a third wicket partnership of 96 with Kyle Corbin, who made 34.
Soon after Phillips reached his milestone and still in an attacking mood, he was easily taken by Martin Nurse on the long off boundary.
Banks employed six main bowlers who all toiled for a long time, until captain Keegan Alleyne finally summoned slow bowler Sherwin Campbell.
Campbell quickly bowled Rommel Currency and then took the prized wicket of Phillips.
Banks also owed some of their early success to Trinidadian off-spinner Marlon Barclay when he took two wickets in one over.
In the first delivery of his third over, he bowled Miles Bascombe for 19 when the score was on 43 and in the final delivery of the same over, the ambitious Raymon Reifer gave Alleyne at slip a comfortable catch off an intended big drive which only took the edge.
Even after Phillips left with the score on 199 for five, UWI kept on building up the total with Floyd Reifer and Nekoli Parris who both remained unbeaten to make sure that no more success for Banks team until close of play.
Parris supported with a patient 30.