Brathwaite's unbeaten century keeps the Scorpions at bay

Kraigg Brathwaite's 31st first class century had the Jamaica Scorpions in the field for the duration of Thursday's second day of their third round CWI Regional Championship 4-day match at Sabina Park.

Brathwaite batted the entire day and finished unbeaten on 129 to steer his team to 315-6, a lead of 46 in their first innings response to 269. The right hander in his usual defiant style, faced 290 balls and struck 13 fours in his seven hour vigil at the crease.

Brathwaite received support from Kevin Wickham who made 63, his third fifty-plus score of the season, as the pair shared in a century fourth wicket stand.

Roshon Primus made 12 and Ackeem Jordan 13, as the Scorpions fought back with two late wickets.

However, Brathwaite continued his outstanding knock and partnered with Shane Dowrich 19, to take the visitors into a strong position at the close.

Derval Green is the pick of the scorpions bowlers so far with 2-38, while there was a wicket apiece for Peat Salmon and Ojay Shields with the other two going via the run out route.

Pride head coach Vasbert Drakes praised the effort of the 31 year old Brathwaite who did not pass 20 in the previous four innings.

Meanwhile, over at Chedwin Park, the Windward Islands Volcanoes took first innings honours in their encounter against the Combined Campuses and Colleges.

The Volcanoes were 358-8 in their first innings reply at stumps. They lead by 154 runs. Kavem Hodge was unbeaten on 130 at the close.

Hodge also shared a 192 run 5th wicket partnership with Sunil Ambris who made 120. Romario Greaves took 5-142 for the CCC. The CCC had made 204 in their first innings.

The Leeward Islands Hurricanes were in full control of their match against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Warner Park in St Kitts.

The Red Force were 48-0 in their second innings at the close, trailing by 133 runs. Earlier, the Hurricanes were dismissed for 318 in their first innings reply after resuming on 105-1. 

Kieran Powell made 65 after resuming on his overnight 54. West Indies Under-19 World Cup representative Jewel Andrews made 87 and Jeremiah Louis 41. 

Anderson Phillip took 4-62 and Brian Charles 3-81. The Red Force were dismissed for just 137 in their first innings on Wednesday.

Defending champions Guyana Harpy eagles were 165-5 in their 2nd innings at stumps against the West Indies Academy at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Kevlon Anderson has so far top scored with 49 for the Harpy Eagles who lead by 178 runs. Ashmeade Nedd has taken 4-27 for the Windies Academy.

The Windies Academy were dismissed for 162 in their first innings reply after resuming on 96-4. Kevin Sinclair took 4-45, while there 3 wickets each for Gudakesh Motie and Veerasammy Permaul.

Joshua Bishop made 51 to go with 58 made by Rashawn Worrell on Wednesday.



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