Pride in full control
Chadwick Walton stroked his 20th first-class half-century to steady Jamaica Scorpions, but opener Shayne Moseley gathered his second of the match as Barbados Pride tightened their grip on their final-round encounter in the Regional Four-Day Championship yesterday.
Resuming the third day at Kensington Oval on 93 for three, Scorpions rallied to 247 all out in their first innings, with the right-handed Walton top-scoring with 72.
West Indies limited overs all-rounder Rovman Powell struck a quick-fire 43, while captain Nikita Miller chipped in with 27.
Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican grabbed the last three Scorpions wickets to end with three for 34, while off-spinner Roston Chase (2-34) and pacer Justin Greaves (2-36) picked up two wickets apiece.
In reply, Moseley hit an unbeaten 87 to close in on his second first-class hundred, while Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite made 50 not out as the hosts finished on 147 without loss.
The left-handed Moseley, who made 79 in the first innings, has faced 153 balls in 156 minutes and struck 10 fours and a six.
Brathwaite, meanwhile, has counted five fours in 94 balls at the crease.
PRIDE 1st Innings 427
SCORPIONS 1st Innings
(overnight 93 for three)
C. Walton c Brooks b Chase 72
P. Palmer c wk Dowrich
b Greaves 2
F. Allen run out 0
R. Powell c Greaves b Chase 43
D. Green c Brooks b Warrican 19
*N. Miller c Greaves
b Warrican 27
M. Mindley c Drakes
b Warrican 13
C. Lamont not out 0
Extras (b4, lb3, w1, nb5) 13
Total (all out, 56.3 overs) 247
Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-38, 3-93, 4-109, 5-115, 6-183, 7-196, 8-214, 9-241, 10-247.
Bowling: Harding 6-0-52-1, Holder 9-0-44-1, Drakes 9-0-40-0, Greaves 6-1-36-2, Warrican 15.3-4-34-3, Chase 11-0-34-2.
PRIDE 2nd innings
K. Brathwaite not out 50
S. Moseley not out 87
Extras (b4, nb1, pen5) 10
Total (without loss, 41 overs) 147
Bowling: Mindley 3-0-10-0, Green 2-0-9-0, Powell 1-0-5-0, McCarthy 7-2-17-0, Lamont 7-0-24-0, Miller 11-1-43-0, Campbell 10-3-30-0.
Position: Pride lead by 327 runs with all 10 second innings wickets intact.
Umpires: Leslie Reifer Jr, Mike Burns.