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Jamaica scrap for draw in rain-hit encounter

Jamaica 176 for 8 dec. (Campbell 44, Stoute 4-58) and 98 for 6 (Palmer 32*, Warrican 3-22) drew with Barbados 304 for 7 (Carter 103, Moseley 50)

Persistent rain in Kingston marred the day-night encounter between Jamaica and Barbados, forcing a draw despite bowling-friendly conditions. Only 32.3 overs were bowled on the first two days. Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took 3 for 22 to give Barbados hope of an outright win, but Jamaica closed their second innings at 98 for 6 in 48 overs as time ran out.

Jonathan Carter had earlier posted his fourth first-class century to bolster Barbados with a 128-run, first-innings lead. Steven Taylor, who was axed as USA captain following his desire to play first-class cricket for Jamaica to pursue a West Indies cap, made his debut, and scored a combined 13 runs in both innings.

Having opted to bat first, Jamaica's opening pair of John Campbell and Garth Garvey struck an 85-run partnership. Barbados' offspinner Ashley Nurse and seamer Kevin Stoute then combined to reduce Jamaica to 143 for 7. Jamaica declared on 176 for 8 on the third day.

Barbados replied strongly after losing opener Anthony Alleyne early. A 68-run stand between Sheyne Mosely and Shamarh Brooks for the second wicket steadied the innings, before Carter's 186-ball 103 put Barbados in control, as they declared at 304 for 7 in the 94th over.

Jamaica were 37 for 3 in their second innings, but resistance from captain Paul Palmer (32 off 115 balls) helped them avoid their second loss of the season. Both the teams are yet to register a win in the competition.

Jamaica 3rd innings Partnerships

1st20JD CampbellGG Garvey
2nd15AB FudadinJD Campbell
3rd2JD CampbellBA King
4th20BA KingP Palmer
5th31SR TaylorP Palmer
6th1P PalmerD Bulli
7th9P PalmerDC Green

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