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Double strike


PHILIP HACKETT

Double strike

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CENTURIES FROM Shai Hope and Shamarh Brooks paced the Barbados Pride to a commanding 287 for three after the home side won the toss and opted to bat against the Windward Islands Volcanoes when the ninth round fixture in the WICB Professional League started at Kensington yesterday.

The pair added 237 for the third wicket after Barbados lost both openers by the time the score reached two.

Brooks, who came into the team for the first time this season to replace the out of form Kirk Edwards, was run out for 124 shortly after tea, while Hope, promoted to number three in the absence of Edwards, hit his second century of the season and remained unbeaten on 134. Roston Chase is the other not out batsman on 20.

Opener Kyle Corbin was bowled by pacer Mervin Matthews before a run was scored and when the Barbados Pride captain Kraigg Brathwaite was smartly caught at third slip by Keddy Lesporis diving to his left, the innings seemed in disarray.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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