Jamaican Arthur Barrett first to score ton, take 10-wkts in same Regional first Class match

April 24, 2014 | By | Filed Under Sports 

Continuing to recount Regional cricket history in the Caribbean, Statistician Charwayne Walker notes the achievement of Jamaica’s Arthur Barrett as he became the first regional cricketer to claim 10 wickets and score a century in the same match to etch his name in the annals of the regional game.

Arthur Barrett

Arthur Barrett

The first man that scored a century and captured ten wickets in the same match at the Regional first class level since sponsored Regional Cricket started in 1966, is Jamaican all-rounder Arthur Barrett.  Playing against combined Islands 1970 at Victoria Park, Castries St. Lucia, Barrett scored an unbeaten 102 and captured a match haul of 10 for 82. As a result of Barrett’s brilliance Jamaica won that Shell Shield battle by 207 runs.
Scores: Jamaica first innings 287 all out, Arthur Barrett 102 not out, Linden Wright 33, Samuel Morgan 29 and Lawrence Rowe 27.  Bowling for combined Islands John Warrington took 3 for 46 from 29 overs, Grayson Shilling Ford 3 for 89 from 22 overs.
Combined Islands first innings – 170 all out, Skipper Mike Findlay 43, H. Williams 36, Irvin Shillingford 34.  Bowling for Jamaica Arthur Barrett took 5 for 39 from 16 overs, Maurice Foster supported with 2 for 25 from 13 overs.
Jamaica second innings – 260 for 7 declared, Maurice Foster 79, Lawrence Rowe 67, Skipper Easton Mc Morris 34.  Bowling for Combined Islands M. Francis captured 5 for 73 from 19 overs.
Combined Island second innings – 170 all out, Irvin Shillingford 51 and A. Hector 40.  Bowling for Jamaica Arthur Barrett took 5 for 43 from 24.5 overs, Linden Wright took 4 for 25 from 25 overs.
Guyanese All Rounder Roger Harper joined Barrett when he captured 10 for 122 and scored 120 vs Barbados in 1987 at the Kensington Oval.  However, Harper’s heroics failed to save Guyana from a 68 runs defeat.
Scores: Barbados first innings – 318 all out, Skipper Carlisle Best 112, Dale Ellock 47 Not out, Roland Holder 38, Michael Worrell 25, Winston Reid 24.  Bowling for Guyana Skipper Roger Harper took 4 for 59 from 31 overs, Collie Solomon 2 for 51 from 11.1 overs, Sydney Matthews, bowling leg spin, 2 for 93 from 34 overs.
Guyana first innings 198 all out, Ravindranauth Seeram 61, Clayton Lambert 30, Timur Mohamed 26 and Roger Harper 22.  Bowling for Barbados Winston Reid took 4 for 46 from 16 overs, Roderick Estwick 3 for 21 from 10 overs.

Roger Harper

Roger Harper

Barbados second Innings 190 for 9, Skipper Best absent injured, Nigel Johnson 46, Roland Holder 32, Arnold Gilkes 28, Leslie Reifer 27.  Bowling for Guyana, Skipper Harper snared 6 for 63 from 31.5 overs giving him match figures of 10 for 122, Sydney Matthews supported his captain by capturing 2 for 44 from 19 overs.
Guyana’s second innings 242 all out, Skipper Roger Harper 120, Timur Mohamed 38 and Sydney Matthews 26.  Bowling for Barbados, Roderick Estwick took 4 for 59 from 22 overs, Dale Elcock 3 for 49 from 13.1 overs, Tyrone Greenidge 2 for 64 from 17 overs.
Before 1966 Cyril Rutherford Browne playing for British Guiana vs Barbados (1925) at Bourda and took 13 for 135 and scored 102 as British Guiana won that Regional clash by 8 wickets.
Scores: Barbados first innings – 230 all out, E.L.G. Hoad 79, P.H. Tarilton 48, L. A. Walcott 40. Bowling for British Guiana, Cyril Browne took 5 for 77 from 39 overs, R.L. Hunte 3 for 51 from 21.4 overs.
British Guiana first innings – 374 all out, Cyril Browne 102, Maurice Fernandes 89, J.F. Dare 46, E.A. Phillips 30.  Bowling for Barbados E.L.G. Hoad took 5 for 84 from 28.3 overs.  Barbados second innings – 205 all out, C. F. Browne 62, P.H. Tarilton 37 and Herman Griffith 21. Bowling for British Guiana Cyril Browne took 8 for 58 from 35 overs.  British Guiana second innings 62 for 2, W.M. Green 40 not out.

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