DAVID BERNARD Jr., Carlton Baugh Jr. and Dwight Stewart shared the spotlight on yesterday's opening day of Jamaica's first practice match at Melbourne Oval.
In preparation for Jamaica's defence of the Carib Beer Series and Challenge Shield four-day titles which bowls off on November 25, West Indies batsmen Bernard scored 76 and Baugh 73 not out while Stewart took four wickets in Tamar Lambert's XI 291 for seven against Gareth Breese's XI.
Bernard, who hit six fours and two sixes from 146 balls, and Baugh, who struck four fours and one six off 119 deliveries, batted well in a 128-run sixth wicket stand.
Xavier Marshall, another Test player, made 40 at the top of the innings while Brenton Parchment scored 12.
Apart from Stewart's 4-44 off 17 overs, Jerome Taylor bowled 14 overs and took 1-53, Odean Brown claimed 1-45 and Leon Bent 1-19.
Andrew Richardson bowled impressively but ended the day wicketless in 11 overs, which cost him 24 runs, as did Nikita Miller (0-44 off 17 overs).
Action continues this morning at 10:00.