Inside the Elite Division
Date Published: 2016-09-03
Three players enjoy top performances on rain-hit first day of Series 4 in Elite division
Bridgetown, Barbados, September 3 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Three players enjoyed career-best performances in the same match on a badly rain-hit first day of Series 4 in the BCA Elite division Championship.
Dayrells Road was the venue for the feats.
CounterPoint Wanderers fast bowler Shakeem Clarke grabbed seven for 46 off 15 overs, his team-mate, wicket-keeper Renaldo Arthur, took six catches and Guardian General Barbados Youth middle order batsman Shkym Haynes scored his first ever half-century in 16 innings at this level.
Rock-bottom Barbados Youth were dismissed for 131 in 38 overs after they were sent in.
Haynes, a product of Alexandra School, hit an attacking 58 in 71 minutes off 40 balls including 12 fours.
Pre-series second-placed Wanderers closed on 57 for one off 14.5 overs.
Haynes, who went to the crease at No. 6, raced to his fifty off 32 balls with 11 boundaries before he was eighth out with the score 121, caught by Arthur off the 20-year-old Clarke.
In sharp contrast to last season when he represented Sierka Rentals Maple and scored just 104 runs at an average of 11.55 in six matches, Haynes has shown much more enterprise and is now the only Barbados Youth player with over 200 runs. His aggregate is 224 (ave: 32.00).
Clarke, the son of the late Barbados and West Indies tearaway fast bowler, Sylvester Clarke, picked up the first two wickets - Kadeem Alleyne (three) and Demario Richards (one) - to catches by Arthur and Diego Stuart with eight runs on the board.
Medium-pacer Roshon Primus then bowled Marc Cyrus for 12 with the score on 22 before seamer Mali Marshall removed Kilano Brathwaite (15) and captain Joshua Bishop (12) by way of catches to Arthur.
Haynes' aggression was underlined by the fact that in adding 45 for the sixth wicket with wicket-keeper Ajani Waterman - the best partnership of the innings - Waterman made only seven before Clarke took the last five wickets which fell for 35 runs in 17 overs to push his tally for the season to 21.
Marshall, the son of the late, great Barbados and West Indies pacer Malcolm Marshall, took two for 36 off ten overs.
Wanderers lost Jon-Ross Brathwaite, leg before wicket by left-arm spinner Bishop for 18 with the score 41.
Shayne Moseley was unbeaten on 26, partnered by Jafari Toppin on 11.
ICBL Empire reached 87 for three off 25 overs after they were sent in by defending champions Sagicor Life UWI.
All-rounder Kevin Stoute, who went into this round as the leading batsman for the season with 319 runs including two centuries, was unbeaten on 25.
Dismissed were Andre Roach (10), captain Jamal Smith (18) and new West Indies batting all-rounder Roston Chase (19).
Left-arm spinner Linton Buchanan has two for 39.
Brathwaite Construction/Crane Resort St. Catherine were 32 for one off 11 overs after winning the toss against Massy United Insurance Wildey.
Play started at 3.34 p.m., mainly due to persistent rain and compounded by wet spots at the bowlers' run-up at the northern end which was not covered. There were then a couple stoppages for more rain which eventually ended play shortly after 5 p.m.
Skipper Omar Phillips, who has been having a tough time with the bat, was bowled middle stump without scoring in the very first over from left-arm pacer Jerome Jones.
It was the second straight 'duck' for left-hander Phillips, a Barbados and former West Indies Test player, who has just 82 runs including a highest of 47 from seven innings - six of which are in single figures.
The not out batsmen were Neil Browne on 15 and Mario Rampersaud, 12.
BDFSP did not score in the only over possible after they lost the toss against Police at Paragon. Play started after 2.30 p.m. following an early tea but was then called off at 3 p.m.
Not a ball was bowled between Maple and front-runners Massy Stores Spartan.