PAUL Walter helped the South maintain their 100 per cent record in the North-South Series as he took two wickets in Barbados.

The Basildon-born seamer, who plays for Billericay Cricket Club, took 2-45 at the Kensington Oval on Monday as the South secured a 63 run win in the first of the three match series.

And Walter says he is looking for more good performances in Barbados as he bids to win selection for Essex in their upcoming match against the MCC.

“It was a real pleasant surprise to get selected [for the North-South series] and hopefully I can make my mark on the series and maybe put my name in the hat for selection for the Essex game against the MCC that follows,” said the 23-year-old.

“Things have been going well for me in the last couple of seasons. I think I did okay in the one-day matches last year and I’m hoping to re-create that and go on to better things.

“I made a few worthwhile contributions but the target is to be more consistent in white ball cricket and carry that over into the Championship.”

Nick Gubbins was the key man for the South as his 116 from 99 balls helped compile a record-breaking total in Bridgetown - reaching 347 to beat the 328 made at the ground by England against West Indies last March.

Walter was one of a number of performers who excelled in front of director of England cricket Andrew Strauss, selectors Angus Fraser and Mick Newell, and coaches Paul Collingwood, Andy Flower and Mark Ramprakash.

While only making three with the bat at number eight, Walter took the wickets of Adam Hose and Matthew Parkinson as the North were skittled for 284.

The second game of the series is played this afternoon.