BARBADOS rebounded from the feeble performance in the Super50 competition on Sunday to take a dominant position over Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) at the end of the first day of their Regional 4-Day cricket match at the 3Ws Oval yesterday.
An incisive spell of controlled swing bowling by pacer Christopher Jordan and unbeaten knocks of 55 and 93, respectively, from Kraigg Brathwaite and Kirk Edwards spurred the Bajans to a first innings lead of 61, replying with 170 for no loss to CCC’s meagre 109 all out.
The 24-year-old Jordan sent down 12 consecutive overs in making a mockery of the batting-friendly conditions, grabbing six of the eight wickets to tumble in the morning session as the hosts were reduced to 78 for eight at lunch.
He returned after the break to help complete the rout for career-best figures of seven for 43 in 16 overs of mainly outswing bowling that crippled the “students’” batting after they opted to take first strike on winning the toss.
The damage started as early as the fifth delivery of the game when left-handed West Indies Under-19 opener Anthony Alleyne lofted a catch to midwicket, getting a leading edge to an attempted flick over square leg from the first ball he faced.