Bustling Dowrich guides Select X1 to victory
A?QUICK-FIRE?83 by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and half-centuries from opener Omar Phillips and captain?Kenroy Williams allowed a Barbados Select XI?to eke out a one-wicket win over the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC) in the second two-day one-innings practice match which ended at the Windward Club, Lucas Street, St Philip, yesterday.
Dowrich smashed five fours and four sixes in his free-scoring 70-ball knock in 97 minutes. Batting at No.9, Dowrich shared an eighth-wicket stand of 140 runs with Williams, who made 54 off 65 balls with four fours and a six.
They linked up after the Select XI had slumped to 141 for seven.
Earlier, Phillips, back in Barbados after a stint in England this year, batted cautiously for 58 off 142 balls in 190 minutes. He struck five fours.
On Tuesday’s first day, Marlon Barclay top-scored for HPC with 82 off 178 balls. He hit seven fours and two sixes in 232 minutes at the crease.
HPC 284 in 84.3 overs (Marlon Barclay 82, Anthony Alleyne 30, John Campbell 29, Kyle Mayers 29 not out, Raymon Reifer 25, Tyrone Theophile 24, Dalton Polius 23, Shai Hope 20; Roston Chase 4-34, Justin Greaves 2-25, Shadd Simmons 2-65). Barbados Select XI?285-9 in 70.4 overs (Shane Dowrich 83, Omar Phillips 58, Kenroy Williams 54, Renaldo Parris 32, Craig St. Hill 20, Kevin Stoute 16, Rashidi Boucher 11; Dawayne Sealy 2-33, Dalton Polius 2-40, John Campbell 2-73). (EZS)