Double hundred for teenager Braithwaite in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Promising teenager Kraigg Brathwaite smashed first Division One double century on Saturday and helped Barbados Youth beat LIME in the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Championship.

Building on his over-week century, the 16-year-old reached his double hundred before tea on Saturday at the Lester Vaughan School Ground.

Picked on the West Indies Under-19 squad for next year’s ICC Youth World Cup in New Zealand, Brathwaite compiled an unbeaten 222 in the Barbados Youth’s first innings score of 399 for nine declared. Braithwaite, who has already scored a remarkable 40 centuries in his fledgling career, reached his double century in 417 minutes off 322 balls with 32 boundaries.

LIME crashed to 162 all out in reply and asked to follow, folded for 177 in their second innings on Sunday with West Indies U19 spinner Jomel Warrican snaring a five-wicket match haul.

Tall West Indies spinner Sulieman Benn and Trinidad and Tobago national Justin Guillen also made headlines as 10th round matches ended on Sunday. Benn returned a match haul of seven for 82 for Spartan to beat YMPC by 32 runs at Queen’s Park. Guillen scored two half-centuries – 65 and 68 not out – for Wanderers, who drew with Bristol at Old Coleridge Ground where former West Indies medium pacer Ian Bradshaw grabbed a first innings five for 66.

UWI, with the nucleus of their players in the Combined Campuses and Colleges squad, tuned up for the WICB President’s Cup later this month in Guyana, with a 218-run victory over Maple at 3Ws Oval. After Nekoli Parris (149), Vincentian Romel Currency (50), and Floyd Reifer (50 not out) allowed them to declare their first innings at 316 for five before bowling out Maple for 188.

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