Inside the Sagicor Twenty20
with Keith Holder
Date Published: 2009-08-23
Schoolboy Sean Thornton among prize winners in 2009 Sagicor General Twenty20 championship
August 23 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Off-spinner Sean Thornton of Guardian General Barbados Youth was among the individual winners for outstanding performances in the 2009 BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 championship which climaxed under lights at Kensington Oval on Friday, August 21.
In what was a truly outstanding performance, Thornton won the award for the Bowler with the Best Economy Rate. He conceded a miserly 2.50 runs per over from eight overs and was the only bowler with under three runs an over.
Thornton also achieved a memorable feat of taking five for nine off four overs against Super Centre Spartan at Black Rock in the second round of matches. It was his first ever match in the exciting tournament, which is now in its second year.
In fact, Thornton is only the third bowler to achieve a five-wicket haul. He now boasts of the best ever figures following those last season of Renaldo Layne of ICBL Empire (5-12) v BRC BCL at Bank Hall (Round 2) and Roland Knight of BDFSP (5-19) v Oran/Carib Bristol at Paragon (Round 5).
TeleBarbados Carlton won the title with a 50-run victory over pre-match favourites ICBL Empire.
Following is the full list of individual winners as well as prize money for teams:
SAGICOR GENERAL TWENTY20 AWARDS - 2009
Batsman scoring the fastest century (number of balls) – No award.
Batsman with the most runs – Ronaldo Kellman (BNB St. Catherine) 201.
Bowler with the most wickets – Alex Bridgman (TeleBarbados Carlton) 13.
Bowler with the best Economy Rate (must bowl a minimum of eight overs) – Sean Thornton (Guardian General Barbados Youth) 2.50 runs per over. NB: Thornton was also the only bowler with a five-wicket haul.
Fielder with the most catches (shared) – Alcindo Holder (ICBL Empire) and Dawayne Sealy (TeleBarbados Carlton) 4 each.
Wicket-keeper with the most dismissals – Patrick Browne (BNB St. Catherine) 12 (7 catches/5 stumpings).
Most Outstanding All-rounder – Jason Hinds (ICBL Empire) 175 runs, 8 wickets, two catches.
Champions: TeleBarbados Carlton - $15 000. Runners-up: ICBL Empire - $8 000.
Losing semi-finalists: Sagicor UWI and BNB St. Catherine - $5 000 each.
Losing quarter-finalists: Police, CGI Maple, LIME and Inspire Sports Wanderers - $3 000 each.