Shane Jones snatches second 5-for in Elite division

Bridgetown, Barbados, September 3 – ( – Off-spinner Shane Jones snatched his second five-wicket haul in successive matches for front-runners Wildey against Empire on the opening day of Series 2 in the BCA Elite division three-day Championship today.

Playing at SJPIT, Jones took six for 84 off 29 overs as Empire amassed the day’s highest total of 250 for nine declared off 69.5 overs after winning the toss.

The home team reached 39 without loss at the close.

Kevin Wickham, who represented the West Indies Under-19 team at the ICC Youth World Cup in the Caribbean earlier this year, hit the topscore of 73 for Empire.

Batting at No. 3 following the dismissal of Jai-Bari Yarde, who was leg before wicket by left-arm pacer Jerome Jones off the very first ball of the match, Wickham played some fine strokes around the wicket.

The 19-year-old Wickham faced 70 balls and struck eight fours and four sixes before he was third out with the score 93, caught at short midwicket off Shane Jones.

Shakkae Marshall batted solidly for 50 off 85 balls including two fours and one six, while opener Hakeem Perryman, who had retired unwell on eight in the pre-tea session, made 41 after resuming his innings with the score 139 for six.

Both Marshall and Perryman were also removed by Shane Jones, who took five for 31 in the first innings against SigniaGlobe Financial Barbados Youth in a resounding win by an innings and 87 runs at Crumpton Street.

At Bayfield: Neil Browne and Chad Puckerin each scored 59 in helping St. Catherine to 229 all out against Barbados Youth after the home side won the toss.

Browne faced 77 balls and struck eight fours, while Puckerin hit five fours and two sixes in a 92-ball knock. The pair added 72 for the fourth wicket.

Leg-spinner Dave Lovell was the leading wicket-taker with three for 31 off 11.4 overs. Micaiah Simmons took two for 10 and Jaden Lorde, two for 25.

Barbados Youth were 29 for one at stumps.

At Beckles Road: Batting with two players absent, Bayview Hospital YMPC fell for 149 after winning the toss against Wanderers.

Captain Jadan Jones hit the topscore of 43 off 49 balls at No. 3. He put on 67 with Shaquan Carrington (39) for the third wicket before Jones fell with the score 102.

Jacob Ince was the leading wicket-taker with three for 20.

Wanderers closed on 64 for three as seamer Mali Marshall picked up two for 12.

At Rices: Cyprian Payne hit a half-century to help rescue BWU Gadiola from early problems against Carlton.

Sent in, Gladiola were struggling on 50 for four with all four wickets taken by medium-pacer Yusuf Teladia.

Payne, batting at No. 6, scored 62 off 94 balls including nine threes in a total of 178 for nine declared.

Left-arm spinner Matthew Jones took four for 50 off 16.1 overs and Teledia, four for 64 off 16 overs.

Carlton will resume on 12 for one.

At Queen’s Park: Middle order batsman Amari Goodridge hit his second straight half-century for Sagicor Life UWI following a disastrous start against defending champions Spartan.

After a late start due to seepage of water on the pitch, UWI were struggling on 26 for four before being bowled out for 155.

Goodridge topscored with 75 off 90 balls including five fours and four sixes at No. 6.

Skipper Chemar Holder made 23.

Leg-spinner Joshua Drakes took two for 22, left-arm pacer Davien Branker, two for 23 and off-spinner Chaim Holder, two for 39.

Goodridge scored 83 in helping UWI to a fighting draw against Empire at 3Ws Oval last Sunday.