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Dowrich’s first ton


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Dowrich’s first ton

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KINGSTON – Wicketkeeper/batsman Shane Dowrich ended his long wait for a first-class century as Barbados got the better of the exchanges on the second day of their Regional Four-Day cricket match against Jamaica yesterday.
The enterprising right-hander, in his 30th first class match, fashioned a career-best 102 to help Barbados to a massive 423 all out in 142.3 overs at Sabina Park, in their fifth-round contest.
At the close, Jamaica were 150 for four in 43 overs after losing two wickets in the day’s final over from part-time seamer Jonathan Carter (2-4). Jermaine Blackwood made 64.
Dowrich was the star of the day, however.
Resuming the day on 40 with Barbados on 275 for six, he anchored two solid partnerships en route to three figures and joined Kirk Edwards (105) as century-makers in the innings.
He put on 85 for the seventh wicket with Jason Holder who hit 46 and then added 91 for the eighth wicket with Ashley Nurse who struck 40.
Overall, the 22-year-old Dowrich faced 253 balls in 5-1/4 hours at the crease, striking five fours, before he was ninth out, caught by Brian Buchanan off Lambert, trundling his off-spin.
Holder, meanwhile, hit a four and a six off 81 balls, while Nurse contributed two fours in his 113-ball knock.
Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn was last out for nine off left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, who was Jamaica’s most successful bowler with four for 95 off 47.3 overs.
Jamaica got a solid start from the Campbells, Jon-Ros (31) and John (21), with the pair posting 40 for the first wicket.
When both fell within five overs of each other to leave the hosts on 56 for two, Blackwood combined with Nkrumah Bonner, who was unbeaten on 31, to add an invaluable 94 for the third wicket.
Carter, with his deceptive slippery medium-fast bowling, broke the partnership when he had Blackwood taken by Roston Chase.
He then bowled night watchman Brian Buchanan for a first-ball “duck” as Barbados, who started the round leading the standings by one point, snatched the advantage.
The not out batsmen are Nkrumah Bonner on 31 and captain Tamar Lambert, who is yet to score.
Barbados’ other wicket-takers were fast bowler Carlos Brathwaite, who accounted for Jon-Ross Campbell, and off-spinner Nurse, who trapped John Campbell leg before wicket.
Brathwaite has one for 19 in seven tidy overs while Nurse has one for 47 in 12 overs. Fast bowlers Jason Holder and Miguel Cummins were both wicketless, as was Benn. (CMC/EZS)

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