PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Barbados Pride dominated Trinidad and Tobago Red Force for the better part of four days but walked away with little to show for it after rain wrecked the final day of their WICB Professional Cricket League first round game on Monday.
Starting the day seeking a possible victory, Barbados Pride watched as persistent heavy showers allowed just 14 overs and four balls at Queen’s Park Oval, with Red Force reaching 213 for five in the interim.
Once rain drove players from the field in the first session, they were forced to take an early lunch but every subsequent attempt to remove the covers was thwarted as the adverse weather returned.
Finally, umpires were forced to abandon play late in the evening after carrying out an inspection and determining that the outfield was too saturated.
The result was a huge blow to the defending champions who walked away with just eight points while Red Force, who played catch up for most of the encounter, managed to escape with five points.
Starting the day on 165 for three, T&T suffered a major setback off the second ball of the day when Jason Mohammed failed to add to his 32 from overnight, caught by Ashley Nurse at slip off seamer Kemar Roach.
Barbados Pride 1st Innings: 360 All Out (126.2 Overs). Kraigg Brathwaite* 182, Shane Dowrich+ 76, Ashley Nurse 29, Roston Chase 24; Marlon Richards 21-8-51-3, Imran Khan 24.2-3-75-3, Akeal Hosein 25-7-56-2, Rayad Emrit 16-3-49-1.
T&T Red Force 1st Innings: 96 All Out (46.4 Overs). Yannic Cariah 26, Lendl Simmons 25, Imran Khan 15, Evin Lewis 10; Jomel Warrican 5.4-2-12-4, Carlos Brathwaite 12-5-13-3, Kemar Roach 9-4-25-2, Ashley Nurse 8-0-22-1.
T&T Red Force 1st Innings: 213/5 (68.1 Overs). Evin Lewis 61, Yannick Ottley 44, Jason Mohammed 32, Lendl Simmons 27; Kemar Roach 12-4-46-2, Dwayne Smith 6-3-11-1, Jomel Warrican 15-5-39-1, Ashley Nurse 10.1-2-41-1.