Chase sends 119 hints to selectors
MIDDLE-ORDER batsman Roston Chase put his name in the ring for selection on the Barbados team with an unbeaten 119 on the third day of the first national cricket trial at St Catherine’s Sports and Social Club, Bayfield, St Philip, yesterday.
Chase, who will celebrate his 19th birthday in March, batted the entire day, striking 14 fours in 316 minutes off 264 balls in a mature, responsible innings after resuming from just 12 overnight.
At the close, Shamarh Brooks’ Team, resuming on 143 for two, had reached 361 for six, replying to 389 made by Jason Holder’s Team.
It was another day of toil for the bowlers on an easy-paced pitch, with just four wickets falling after only three fell on Sunday’s second day.
Chase, a tall, elegant right-hander with a bias towards the off-side, played a number of attractive drives through the covers and square of the wicket as he moved to 46 at lunch and was on 91 at tea after surviving a caught and bowled chance to left-arm spinner Chad Clarke-Reifer.
He also had to endure a 45-minute wait on 99 when rain stopped play. But when play resumed, Chase reached the magic figure by ondriving left-arm swing bowler Pedro Collins for two.
His century came off 232 balls in 264 minutes and contained 13 fours.
It was the second century of the trial match by a recent Combermere graduate following wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich’s 166 in Holder’s Team’s innings.
Shamarh Brooks XI 1st innings 389
Jason Holder’s 1st innings
Kofi Hurdle c wk Jamal Smith
b R. Reifer 50
R. Chase not out 119
K. Mayers c Nurse b Layne 28
J. Leacock b Collins 11
+R. Arthur c R. Reifer b Collins 20
J. Warrican not out 12
Extras (b2, lb1, nb10, w2) 15
TOTAL (6 wkts, 128 overs) 361
Wkts fell (yesterday) at: 214, 267,
To bat: M. Cummins, S.Simmons,
Bowling: Collins 24-3-68-3 (nb7),
C. Edwards 24-5-74-0 (w2),
Holder 12-2-43-1, Layne 25-8-58-1,
Charles 24-5-59-0, R. Reifer 7-2-31-1 (nb2), C. Clarke-Reifer 12-4-25-0 (nb1)
NB: S. Brooks, J. Holder,
S. Dowrich were absent on the third day.
Umpires: Vincent Bullen, Dalton Holder.