Second straight ton for Kemar Smith as YMPC crush Gladiola in two days of Elite division

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 8 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Kemar Jabarry Smith slammed his second straight century and also became the first batsman to score two tons for the season as Bayview Hospital YMPC defeated BWU Gladiola by four wickets with a day to spare at Rices in Series 4 of the BCA Elite division Championship.

Starting today’s second day on 31 with the score 67 for six off 18 overs, the 28-year-old all-rounder made 119 off 109 balls in 154 minutes including four threes and 14 fours in a total of 194 all out off 41.5 overs – a first innings lead of 69.

Smith reached his hundred off 97 balls with four threes and 11 fours. He added 53 in 10.3 overs for the ninth wicket with Mario Miller, who scored eight not out.

It was also Smith’s second century at this level following 105 against St. Catherine at Bayfield.

Pacer Shakeel Turney was the leading wicket-taker with four for 39 off 13 overs.

Korie Miller picked up two for 14 off five overs and Richard Sampson, two for 53 off eight overs.

Gladiola were bundled out for 87 in the second innings with Turney hitting the top-score of 23 as an opener.

Medium-pacer Dwayne Smith took three for 27 off eight overs, his younger brother, off-spinner Kemar, two for 11, and Shamar Marshall and leg-spinner Miller, two each for 17.

YMPC amazingly lost six wickets before reaching their target of 19 in 5.3 overs.

Pacer Korie Miller took four for seven and left-arm spinner Damario Goodman, two for 12.

It was YMPC’s second win on the trot.

At Kensington Oval: Fushionz Boutique Spartan are in a strong position to beat SigniaGlobe Financial Barbados Youth.

Starting the day on 39 for three in reply to a first innings total of 90, Spartan made 137.

Wicketkeeper Tauron Gibson topscored with 39.

Left-arm spinner Devon Stevenson took four for 23 and pacer Jaden Lorde, three for 19.

Barbados Youth were 99 for eight in their second innings at stumps – 52 runs ahead with two wickets intact.

Kyron King scored 27. Stevenson is unbeaten on 20.

Pacer Michael Sobers has four for 28 and left-arm spinner Andre Marshall, two for 15.

At 3Ws Oval: Wanderers are fighting back against Sagicor Life UWI.

UWI were bowled out for 161 after starting the day on 58 for three in reply to a first innings total of 122.

Zachary McCaskie’s 42 on the opening day was the top score.

Jourdan Niles took four for 44 off 14 overs, fellow pacer, left-armer Samuel Quallis, four for 57 off 19 overs and Ian Boyce, two for 28 off 5.3 overs.

After losing two wickets to fast bowler Matthew Forde with only two runs scored, Wanderers closed on 59 for two in their second innings – an overall lead of 20.

Unbeaten are Shayne Moseley on 28 and Boyce 20.

There was no play in the other two matches today – Empire v St. Catherine at Bank Hall and Wildey v Carlton at SJPIT – because of wet conditions. (See summarised scores).