Moseley, Drakes hit half-centuries on Day 1 of Barbados Pride 3-day practice match

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 29 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Shayne Moseley and Jonathan Drakes hit solid half-centuries on the opening day of the second Barbados Pride three-day practice match at Dayrells Road.

Established opener Moseley scored 72 while Drakes enhanced his chances of a first-class debut against the Leeward Islands Hurricanes at Kensington Oval in the Cricket West Indies Championship starting February 9, with an unbeaten 50 as Kraigg Brathwaite’s X1 closed on 208 for three off 71 overs in their first innings against Jonathan Carter’s X1.

Following the early dismissal of Brathwaite, the Barbados Pride and West Indies Test captain, left-hander Moseley batted confidently on a ground that he, Brathwaite, Drakes and Raymon Reifer are all familiar with as members of the Wanderers Club.

Brathwaite, playing away from his body, was caught at gully by Kyle Hope off pacer Akeem Jordan for nine with the score 19 in the eighth over.

All-rounder Reifer, who is in the Barbados 13-man squad for the first time after representing Guyana Jaguars since the 2014-15 Professional Cricket League four-day Championship (he made his first-class debut for Combined Campuses & Colleges 11 years ago), was forced to retire hurt on 17 with the score 52. He was struck in the ribs while defending a lifting delivery from talented left-arm fast bowler Ramon Simmonds.

Justin Greaves, driving, was caught at mid-on by Rashawn Worrell off West Indies Test left-arm spinner

Jomel Warrican for nine to leave the score 72 for two before Moseley and Drakes featured in a third-wicket partnership of 90.

Moseley’s innings was ended by off-spinner Chaim Holder, leg before wicket on the back foot. He batted for 283 minutes, faced 199 balls and hit 11 fours and one six.

The 27-year-old Drakes has counted eight fours and one six in his three-hour knock, having faced 109 balls.

His partner at stumps was wicketkeeper/batter Shane Dowrich on 26.

Dowrich is seeking to regain his place in the West Indies team for the three-match Test series against England in March, having not played since December 2020 when he injured his finger against New Zealand in the first Test at Seddon Park in Hamilton.

Barbados Pride are the defending four-day champions.

SCORECARD

KRAIGG BRATHWAITE’S X1 1st innings

*Kraigg Brathwaite c Hope b Jordan                      9     (21 balls, 35 mins, 1×4)

Shayne Moseley lbw b Holder                                 72     (199 balls, 283 mins, 11×4, 1×6)

Raymon Reifer retired hurt                                       17     (36 balls, 55 mins, 2×4)

Justin Greaves c Worrell b Warrican                       9     (39 balls, 50 mins, 1×4)

Jonathan Drakes not out                                        50    (109 balls, 181 mins, 8×4, 1×6)

+Shane Dowrich not out                                          26    (26 balls, 40 mins, 4×4, 1×6)

Extras (b7, lb12, w2, nb4)                                           25

TOTAL (3 wks, 71 overs)                                           208

Fall of wickets: 1-19 (Brathwaite, 7.2 ov), 2-75 (Greaves, 32), 3-165 (Moseley, 63.4).

NB: Reifer retired hurt with the score 52-1 (19 overs).

To bat: Shamar Springer, Joshua Bishop, Chemar Holder, Jarion Hoyte, Jair McAllister.

Bowling: Keon Harding 15-5-49-0 (w1, nb3), Akeem Jordan 13-6-24-1 (nb1), Ramon Simmonds 12-3-31-0 (w1), Jomel Warrican 19-8-40-1, Jonathan Carter 6-2-13-0, Chaim Holder 6-0-32-1.

Toss: Brathwaite’s X1.

Umpires: Amal Reid, Kevin Sisnett.

Scorer: Ashtyn Forde-Reifer.