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Police claw way back

ADRIEL RICHARD at Desmond Haynes Oval

Police claw way back

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DWAYNE YEARWOOD stroked his second Division 1 hundred to lead relegation-threatened Police to a healthy first innings lead and three batting points against title-contenders TeleBarbados Carlton on the second day of the 11th-round LIME Division 1 match yesterday.
The Police captain struck 12 fours and one six in 104 from 155 balls in just over three-and-a-half hours to lead his side to 281 for nine, replying to Carlton’s first innings total of 180, when a wet outfield caused by rain stopped play with 17.2 overs remaining.
Yearwood drove leg-spinner Dario Vaughan through cover for four to reach his milestone from 144 balls, after he had reached his 50 from 57 balls, with a deuce to backward point off Ryan Clarke in the second over of the day.
Antonio Mayers gave Yearwood solid support with seven fours and one six in 77 from 129 balls in three hours after reaching his 50 from 67 balls with a six over mid-wicket off Alex Bridgeman.
144 for third wicket
Mayers and Yearwood added 144 for the third wicket, after the cops continued from their overweek position of 84 for two.
When Yearwood fell to Marlon Graham about ten minutes before tea, his dismissal triggered a collapse, which saw Police lose three wickets for 11 runs in the space of 48 balls either side of reaching 214 for three at tea.
But Brian Corbin stepped to the wicket, and hit a valuable 47, which included two fours and two sixes off 74 balls in one and a quarter hours to revive the lawmen, and push them past 250 to secure a third batting point.
When Corbin was caught at point off Noel, Police again ran into trouble, as three more wickets fell for 11 runs in the space of eight balls to precipitate the intervention of the weather.
Jamel Noel with three wickets for 25 runs from 7.4 overs, and Graham with three for 39 from 19 overs have been Carlton’s most successful bowlers.
Ryan Clarke has supported with two for 40 from 11 overs.