Pride set Hurricanes 302 to win
ST JOHN’S – West Indies Test batsman Shamarh Brooks missed out on a maiden List A hundred, but he led a significantly improved Barbados Pride batting performance against Leeward Islands Hurricanes in the West Indies Super50 Cup on Wednesday in Antigua.
Brooks hit the top score of 96 from 88 balls and shared a record 160 for the third wicket with left-hander Jonathan Carter to propel Pride to 301 for eight from their allocation of 50 overs, after choosing to bat in their second match of the tournament at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.
Carter supported with 58 from 91 balls, Zachary McCaskie got 40, fellow opener Greaves made 38 and West Indies batsman Roston Chase added 33 in a strong show from the Pride top-order.
Pride started strongly with McCaskie and Greaves putting on 82 for the first wicket before they were dismissed within 10 balls of each other.
The Barbadian franchise were 84 for two, but Carter came to the crease and with Brooks established a partnership record for the third wicket against the Hurricanes, surpassing the mark of 107 between Desmond Haynes and David Murray almost 24 years ago.
Carter and Brooks fell to leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr in the 42nd and 44th overs respectively, but Pride still had the batting resources in the hutch to swell their total in the closing stages.
The late surge from Pride came to a screeching halt, when team captain Jason Holder, Chase and Tevyn Walcott fell in the space of four balls to Hurricanes pacer Quinton Boatswain in his final over – the 48th of the innings – sinking the Barbadian franchise to 291 for seven.
There was little or no sting in the Barbadian tail, and Boatswain ended with the flattering figures of four for 62 from his allotment of 10 overs and Walsh finished with three for 75 from his 10 overs.
BARBADOS PRIDE 301 for eight off 50 overs (Shamarh Brooks 96, Jonathan Carter 58, Zachary McCaskie 40, Justin Greaves 38, Roston Chase 33; Quinton Boatswain 4-62, Hayden Walsh Jr 3-75) vs LEEWARD ISLANDS HURRICANES.