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Carter helps Pride get a grip


EZRA STUART, [email protected]

Carter helps Pride get a grip

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You never know what to expect with the enigmatic Jonathan Carter.

In a first-class career that has spanned 13 years he has not fulfilled his batting potential. But he showed glimpses of his ability while outshining a few Test players on his way to a responsible, unbeaten 61 at Kensington Oval yesterday.

Carter’s controlled three-hour knock off 158 balls helped Barbados Pride to make a strong reply of 239 for three in 85 overs, to Guyana Jaguars’ modest first innings total of 209 on the second day of their second-round match in the Regional Four-Day Cricket Championship.

Appearing in his 84th first-class match, the 32-year-old Carter stroked eight fours to give Barbados Pride a handy lead of 30 with seven wickets intact, including opener Shayne Moseley, who retired with cramps on 46.

In the process, Carter passed 4 000 runs in first-class cricket (average of 31). He will be looking for his sixth century, today when Barbados Pride seek a total of at least 300 to gain three batting points to add to their 4.2 bowling points. Unfortunately, no points are awarded for first-innings lead.

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