Shian Brathwaite, Mayers blast centuries in Barbados Pride 50-over practice match

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 12 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Openers Shian Brathwaite and Kyle Mayers both struck boundary-studded centuries with the former spurring a BCA Legends All Stars to a seven-wicket win over Barbados Pride in a 50-over day/night practice match at Kensington Oval today.

Chasing 321 to win, the Legends All Stars romped home with 17 balls to spare.

Brathwaite, the 24-year-old Empire player who recently returned home from playing professionally in Canada, blasted 168 not out off 142 balls including 18 fours and six sixes.

He added 200 off 31.4 overs with Yvan Grant, the ESA Field Pickwick batsman, who scored 76 off 90 balls with six fours and three sixes.

Grant is the son of former Pickwick and Barbados middle order batsman Adrian Grant.

Earlier, West Indies all-format all-rounder Mayers lived up to his reputation as a big-hitter in scoring 113 off 78 balls in a total of 320 all out off 49.5 overs after Barbados Pride won the toss. He struck nine sixes and eight fours.

Left-hander Mayers, who plays locally for Carlton, easily dominated a second-wicket stand of 125 in 14.5 overs with Zcahary McCaskie who scored 36. Mayers’ contribution was 92 in sharp contrast to McCaskie’s 25.

Another West Indies all-rounder, Roston Chase, made 58 off 52 balls with six fours and two sixes at No.4.

Leg-spinner Zishan Motara, a member of the Barbados Under-17 team, who were double-crown champions in the regional Tournaments in Trinidad this year, took three for 40 off nine overs.

Left-arm spinner Chad Williams picked up three for 57 off 10 overs and Barbados ‘A’ team medium-pacer Shaquille Cumberbatch, three for 63 off 9.5 overs.

The match was a warm-up for Barbados Pride ahead of the Cricket West Indies CG United Insurance Cup one-day Championship in Trinidad, starting October 17.

SCORECARD

BARBADOS PRIDE

Kyle Mayers c Grant b Williams                            113    (78 balls, 9×4, 8×6)

Kraigg Brathwaite c & b Cumberbatch                   17    (21 balls, 2×4)

Zachary McCaskie c Grant b Motara                      36    (54 balls, 4×4)

Roston Chase c Williams b Motara                         58    (52 balls, 6×4, 2×6)

Raymon Reifer b Williams                                          1     (4 balls)

Kemar Smith lbw b Williams                                     2     (6 balls)

Roshon Primus c Motara b Cumberbatch               8    (14 balls, 1×4)

Akeem Jordan run out                                                37     (40 balls, 1×4, 2×6)

Dominic Drakes c S. Brathwaite b Cumberatch    29      (28 balls, 2×4, 2×6)

Jomel Warrican c S. Brathwaite b Motara                3     (6 balls)

Javed Leacock not out                                                   0    (1 ball)

Extras (b4, lb1, w6, nb5)                                             16

TOTAL (all out, 49.5 overs)                                     320

Others in the team: *+Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Jair McAllister.

Fall of wickets: 1-40 (K. Brathwaite, 7.1 ov), 2-165 (Mayers, 21.6 ov), 3-205 (McCaskie, 28.4 ov), 4-208 (Reifer, 29.5 ov), 5-222 (Smith, 31.5 ov), 6-233 (Primus, 35.2 ov), 7-253 (Chase, 40.6 ov), 8-296 (Drakes, 47.3 ov), 9-301 (Warrican, 48.5 ov), 10-320 (Jordan, 49.5 ov).

Bowling: Zidane Clarke 8-0-48-0 (w1), Shaquille Cumberbatch 9.5-1-63-3 (w4, nb1), Che Simmons 3-0-49-0 (w1, nb4), Matthew Jones 10-0-58-0, Chad Williams 10-0-57-3, Zishan Motara 9-0-40-3.

BCA LEGENDS ALL STARS

Shian Brathwaite not out                                        168     (142 balls, 18×4, 6×6)

Rashawn Worrell c Drakes b McAllister                 21    (14 balls, 4×4)

Yvan Grant b Warrican                                              76    (90 balls, 6×4, 3×6)

Rivaldo Clarke c Warrican b Smith                         15     (13 balls, 2×4)

Demetrius Richards not out                                     27    (28 balls, 3×4)

Extras (lb5, w6, nb3)                                                 14

TOTAL (3 wks, 47.1 overs)                                      321

Did not bat: +Tauron Gibson, *Matthew Jones, Shaquille Cumberbatch, Zidane Clarke, Camarie Boyce, Zishan Motara.

Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Worrell, 4.2 ov), 2-226 (Grant, 35.6 ov), 3-249 (R. Clarke, 38.3 ov).

Bowling: Jair McAllister 6-1-33-1 (w1), Akeem Jordan 6.1-0-55-0 (w2, nb1), Dominic Drakes 4-0-15-0 (w1), Jomel Warrican 10-1-53-1, Raymon Reifer 2-0-13-0, Javed Leacock 7-0-60-0 (nb1), Kemar Smith 8-0-59-1, Roshon Primus 4-0-28-0 (w2, nb1).

Result: BCA Legends All Stars won by seven wickets.

Toss: Barbados Pride.

Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Dave Thompson.

Scorer: Ayana Holder.

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BCA Legends All Stars beat Barbados Pride by 7 wickets

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 12 – (www.barbadoscricket.org)- A BCA Legends All Stars beat Barbados Pride by seven wickets in a 50-over day/night practice match at Kensington Oval today.

Summarised scores:

Barbados Pride 320 all out (49.5 overs) (Kyle Mayers 113 – 78 balls, 9 fours, 8 sixes, Roston Chase 58 – 52 balls, 6 fours, 2 sixes; Akeem Jordan 37, Zachary McCaskie 36, Dominic Drakes 29, Kraigg Brathwaite 17; Zishan Motara 3-40, Chad Williams 3-57, Shaquille Cumberbatch 3-63).

BCA Legends All Stars 321-3 (47.1 overs) (Shian Brathwaite 168 not out – 142 balls, 18 fours, 6 sixes; Yvan Grant 76 – 90 balls, 6 fours, 3 sixes; Demetrius Richards 27 not out, Rashawn Worrell 21, Rivaldo Clarke 15).

Toss: Barbados Pride.

Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Dave Thompson.

Scorer: Ayana Holder.