Lewis reaches landmark but Barbados dominate
Windward Islands, replying to Barbados' first-innings total of 365, were 14 without loss when stumps were drawn on the second day of their Carib Beer Series match yesterday at the Tanteen Recreation Ground in Grenada.
Rawl Lewis, the Windwards captain and former West Indies legspinner, picked up 6 for 105 off 40 overs on the way to a regional landmark of 200 first-class wickets on the second day's play. Lewis took the first three wickets of the day, removing Ryan Hinds for 46, Floyd Reifer for 6 and Wayne Blackman for 60 as Barbados slipped to 148 for 5 in the morning session.
Alcindo Holder, who top-scored with 84, was the stand-out performer for Barbados. His impressive innings was a follow up to his 83 on his debut against Guyana in Georgetown last November, and stabilised Barbados' effort with Browne, the wicketkeeper, after the Windwards threatened to take the advantage.
Blackman, who resumed at 33, reached a maiden first-class half-century and continued to bat watchfully before edging an attempted drive to Lewis at slip to end an innings that lasted 268 minutes and included four boundaries off 208 balls. Hinds, who started the day on 18, moved towards a half-century but then chased a wide ball and gave a catch to point four runs short of his 50.