• CAVE HILL
Their opponents’ conservative tactics and a defiant half-century from Kyle Corbin helped Combined Campuses and Colleges earn a draw against Barbados in the Regional Four-day Championship yesterday.
After their captain Kraigg Brathwaite was dismissed for 91 in the first half-hour, Barbados chose discretion as the best part of valour and batted to almost an hour after lunch to declare on 356 for nine, earning a first innings lead of 87 in the third round match at 3Ws Oval.
But Corbin batted resolutely for an unbeaten 52, as the home team finished on 101 for five in their second innings when the match ended half-hour earlier than scheduled on the final day.
The result meant that Barbados earned eight points, moving to third on 27 points, while CCC collected six points, remaining bottom of the seven-team table on 10.
Off-spinner Ashley Nurse grabbed two for 32 from 18 overs and left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn took two for 36 from 18 overs to send a few jitters through the CCC, but Corbin held the innings together, striking three boundaries from 133 balls in two-and-a-half hours of batting.
At 3Ws Oval:
CCC 269 (Kyle Corbin 55, Chadwick Walton 54, Shacaya Thomas 50; Sulieman Benn 4-66, Roston Chase 2-24, Jason Holder 2-44) & 101-5 (Kyle Corbin 52 not out; Ashley Nurse 2-32, Sulieman Benn 2-36) vs BARBADOS 356-9 dec. (Kirk Edwards 109, Kraigg Brathwaite 91, Carlos Brathwaite 42, Shane Dowrich 39, Rashidi Boucher 29; Ryan Austin 3-86, Raymon Reifer 2-54, Jomel Warrican 2-57, Akeem Dewar 2-102)