Hip! hip! Hope!
Shai Hope maintained his prolific form with a majestic maiden unbeaten century as title-holders Barbados began the WICB Regional Under-19 One-day Championship with a comfortable 74-run win over ICC Americas yesterday.
The Barbados captain’s knock of 139 came off 144 deliveries and was laced with 11 fours and three sixes.
It was his fourth century of the champion-ships following three hundreds in the three-day segment and it enabled Barbados to amass a challenging 262 for seven from their allotted 50 overs.
After a good start and progressing to 114 for two, ICC Americas collapsed and were dismissed for 188 in 45.4 overs.