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Mayers starts with ton

Adriel Richard at Desmond Haynes Oval

Mayers starts with ton

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Kyle Mayers celebrated his debut for TeleBarbados Carlton with his maiden Division 1 hundred against LIME yesterday.
The 18-year-old left-hander struck an undefeated 106 to lead Carlton to 260 for eight in their first innings at the close on the opening day of the first series of matches.
Mayers, a member of the Young West Indies team that just returned from Dubai, reached his 100 from 143 balls, when he flicked leg-spinner Nikolai Charles through square leg for a single.
He struck nine fours and one six from 146 balls in close to three hours, giving firm evidence that the future of Barbados’ cricket looks bright if he remains on the straight and narrow path to success.
Mayers added a valuable 59 – unbroken – for the ninth wicket to earn Carlton three batting points, after they limped to 201 for eight in the final hour.
Dario Cummins was the most successful LIME bowler with three wickets for 71 runs from 21 overs. Nicholas Blackman supported with two for 19 from seven overs, and Charles snared two for 80 from 18 over.
Earlier, Dale Richards provided a blast from the past when he cracked four fours and five sixes in 73 from 70 balls in a little over one and three quarter hours.
Richards dominated a opening stand of 77 with Vonrick Nurse to give Carlton a firm base.
After Nurse was caught low down at extra cover off Mark Springer for 23, no other Carlton batsman, except Mayers and Jamel Noel with 21 not out, reached double figues.
Five Carlton batsmen fell lbw – including two to female umpire Denise Greaves, making her debut in Division 1.