PCL 4-DAY: Pride batsmen rebuild after early slide


Half-centuries from Justin Greaves and Kenroy Williams breathed life back into the Barbados Pride batting after Windies ‘A’ fast bowler Keon Joseph left them reeling early against Guyana Jaguars at the Guyana National Stadium.

In fourth round action of the Professional Cricket League four-day competition, Pride closed on 282-7 on Thursday at Providence. 

Greaves was not out on 72 and Williams scored 68 to resuscitate the Pride after a top-order collapse left them wobbling on 123-5, after they decided to bat against the current leaders and reigning three-time champions.

Greaves and Williams shared 121 for the sixth wicket, after left-handed opener Shayne Moseley made 47 and all-rounder Kevin Stoute hit 43 to bring the visitors back in the game following an early stumble on 32-3.

Moseley and Stoute put on 78 for the fourth wicket before they were dismissed within seven overs of each other, paving the way for the Greaves-Williams partnership.

Joseph has been the most successful Jaguars bowler, taking 3-63 from 17 overs, and fellow pacer Keemo Paul, the former Windies Under-19 World Cup-winning all-rounder, grabbed 2-54 from 13 overs.

Below are the summarised scores from the other two games.

Windward Islands Volcanoes 200 (Devon Smith 116*, Nikita Miller 5-60, John Campbell 3-38) v Jamaica Scorpions 43-0 (Campbell 37*).

Leeward Islands Hurricanes 207 (Devon Thomas 46, Rakheem Cornwall 43, Roshon Primus 4-57, Imran Khan 3-26, Bryan Charles 2-53) v Trinidad and Tobago Red Force 148-0 (Amir Jangoo 81*, Kyle Hope 61*). 

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