SPECIAL: Martin Nurse, Kraigg Brathwaite among eight batsmen to score double centuries as schoolboys

Bridgetown, Barbados, May 27 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Eight batsmen have the distinction of scoring double centuries as schoolboys in the highest level of the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) domestic league Championship.

Formerly known as the First division since its inception in 1892, the Competition was rebranded as the Elite division in 2012 - three years after the promotion and demotion system was introduced.

The eight are Eric Collymore, Clifford Inniss, Chester Cumberbatch, John Goddard, Tony King, Stephen Farmer, Martin Nurse and Kraigg Brathwaite.

The list:

Eric Collymore (Harrison College) 215 v Wanderers, 1915

Clifford Inniss (Harrison College) 205 v Wanderers, 1930

Chester Cumberbatch (Harrison College) 219 not out v Lodge, 1932

John Goddard (Lodge) 200 not out v St. Ann’s, 1937

Tony King (Harrison College) 201 not out v Police, 1961

Stephen Farmer (Lodge) 203 not out v Spartan at Society ‘A’, 1969

Martin Nurse (Combined Schools; NB: was a student at Lodge after transferring from Deighton Griffith) 213 v BCL at Lester Vaughan, Cane Garden, 2003 (Series 1)

Kraigg Brathwaite (Barbados Youth; NB: was a student at Combermere) 222 not out v LIME at Lester Vaughan, Cane Garden, 2009 (Series 10)

NB: All but Collymore went on to play for Barbados, while two of them - Goddard and Brathwaite - captained West Indies in Test matches.

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