Kraigg Brathwaite hits monumental 276 against Jamaica

Bridgetown, Barbados, February 17 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Barbados Pride captain Kraigg Brathwaite put his name in the record books with a monumental 276 against Jamaica Scorpions on the third day of the second round regional first-class match at Kensington Oval.

Displaying the confidence and ability to bat for long periods, Brathwaite recorded his third double-century at the first-class level as Barbados amassed 521 for eight declared off 149 overs to gain a first innings lead of 193.

Jamaica were 56 for one in their second innings at stumps.

Starting the day on 137 with the score 243 for two, the 29-year-old Brathwaite, who is also the West Indies Test captain, had the honour of hitting the highest score by a Barbadian against Jamaica.

The previous highest was 275 by Captain Wilfred Farmer, also at Kensington Oval 70 years.

Brathwaite reached his double-century in 469 minutes off 318 balls with 16 fours and moved to 250 off 382 deliveries in 569 minutes containing 18 boundaries.

All told, he batted for 604 minutes, received 407 balls and struck 18 fours in his career-highest knock before in advancing, he was eighth out, bowled by left-arm spinner Patrick Harty, who was the leading wicket-taker with five for 111 off 35 overs.

Brathwaite and all-rounder Raymon Reifer, who started the day on 55, carried their partnership to 166 – the best of the innings – before left-hander Reifer, playing back and across, was leg before wicket by off-spinner Jamie Merchant for 71, which included ten fours and one six.

Veteran Jonathan Carter then joined Brathwaite in a third consecutive century stand, scoring 68 in 177 minutes off 164 balls with three fours and two sixes.

Carter fell to Carty, leg before wicket in essaying a sweep, following a stand of 142.

In search of quick runs, Shane Dowrich was caught at long-off by substitute Oraine Williams off Harty for 26, Shamar Springer was caught at midwicket by skipper John Campbell for two off the same bowler and Keon Harding (nought) was leg before wicket by pacer Nicholson Gordon.

Jamaica lost Leroy Lugg for 10, caught at deep point by Chaim Holder off left-arm medium-pacer Reifer before Campbell (15 not out) and Jermaine Blackwood (24 not out) battled to stumps.

SCORECARD

JAMAICA SCORPIONS IST INNINGS

*John Campbell c Harding b Reifer                                127     (228 balls, 381 mins, 12×4, 1×6)

Leroy Lugg c Harding b Warrican                                    39    (41 balls, 62 mins, 4×4, 3×6)

Jermaine Blackwood c Warrican b Springer                   1    (24 balls, 27 mins)

Nkrumah Bonner c Warrican b Carter                            49     (117 balls, 124 mins, 6×4, 1×6)

Paul Palmer b Reifer                                                            76      (114 balls, 133 mins, 9×4, 2×6)

Alwyn Williams c Moseley b Reifer                                     2     (5 balls, 8 mins)

+Romaine Morris b Simmonds                                            0     (11 balls, 12 mins)

Jamie Merchant b Reifer                                                    12      (16 balls, 40 mins, 1×4)

Marquino Mindley c Harding b Reifer                                9     (18 balls, 18 mins, 1×4)

Nicholson Gordon not out                                                   0     (3 balls, 15 mins)

Patrick Harty c Carter b Reifer                                           0     (1 ball, 2 mins)

Extras (b4, lb1, w4, nb4)                                                      13

TOTAL (all out, 95.4 overs)                                               328

Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Lugg, 12.5 ov), 2-77 (Blackwood, 19.5), 3-168 (Bonner, 52.1), 4-301 (Palmer, 83.4), 5-303 (Williams, 85.3), 6-304 (Morris, 88.3), 7-310 (Campbell, 89.5), 8-323 (Mindley, 93.3), 9-328 (Merchant, 95.3), 10-328 (Harty, 95.4)

Bowling: Keon Harding 13-0-61-0 (w2), Ramon Simmonds 16-4-62-1 (w2, nb2), Jomel Warrican 18-5-57-1 (nb1), Shamar Springer 16-4-44-1 (nb1), Raymon Reifer 13.4-4-23-6, Chaim Holder 12-0-54-0, Jonathan Carter 5-2-7-1, Kraigg Brathwaite 2-0-15-0.

BARBADOS PRIDE 1st INNINGS (overnight 243-2)

*Kraigg Brathwaite b Harty                                                  276     (407 balls, 604 mins, 18×4)

Shayne Moseley c Campbell b Mindley                                4      (12 balls, 11 mins, 1×4)

Shamarh Brooks c Campbell b Harty                                  39      (94 balls, 128 mins, 4×4)

Raymon Reifer lbw b Merchant                                             71      (162 balls, 203 mins, 10×4, 1×6)

Jonathan Carter lbw b Harty                                               68      (164 balls, 177 mins, 3×4, 2×6)

+Shane Dowrich c sub (O. Williams) b Harty                     26      (43 balls, 58 mins, 1×6)

Shamar Springer c Campbell b Harty                                 2     (6 balls, 11 mins)

Keon Harding lbw b Gordon                                                  0     (2 balls, 3 mins)

Chaim Holder not out                                                             7     (7 balls, 14 mins)

Jomel Warrican not out                                                         5     (5 balls, 7 mins, 1×4)

Extras (b7, lb4, w4, nb8)                                                       23

TOTAL (8 wks declared, 149 overs)                                   521

Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Moseley, 2.5 ov), 2-107 (Brooks, 35.3), 3-273 (Reifer, 86.1), 4-415 (Carter, 127.5), 5-488 (Dowrich, 143.1), 6-501 (Springer, 145.5), 7-502 (Harding, 146.2), 8-510 (Brathwaite, 147.4).

Did not bat: Ramon Simmonds.

Bowling: Marquino Mindley 9-1-35-1 (nb3), Nicholson Gordon 30-0-137-1 (w3, nb1), Alwyn Williams 18-3-47-0 (w1), Jamie Merchant 43-3-124-1, Patrick Harty 35-5-111-5, Nkrumah Bonner 11-1-45-0 (nb4), Jermaine Blackwood 1-0-3-0.

JAMAICA SCORPIONS 2ND INNINGS

*John Campbell not out                                                         15      (49 balls, 65 mins, 2×4)

Leroy Lugg c Holder b Reifer                                                 10      (25 balls, 25 mins, 1×6)

Jermaine Blackwood not out                                               24     (31 balls, 39 mins, 3×4)

Extras (b4, nb3)                                                                         7

TOTAL (1 wk, 17 overs)                                                            56

Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Lugg, 6.2 ov)

Bowling: Raymon Reifer 4-2-6-1 (nb2), Jomel Warrican 8-2-27-0 (nb1), Shamar Springer 3-1-15-0, Chaim Holder 2-0-4-0.

Toss: Jamaica Scorpions.

Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite, Jonathan Blades. Reserve: Ryan Willoughby.

Match referee: Stephen Proverbs.