Inside the Foundation Joel Garner Twenty20
with Keith Holder
Date Published: 2012-03-04
Summary: Report, scores
Foundation Joel Garner Twenty20
Holders C-P Old Scholars out of Garner T20 after five-wicket defeat by Foundation B Old Scholars
Bridgetown, Barbados, March 4 -(www.bcacricket.org) - Joseph Harris/Anderson Cummins Foundation B Old Scholars stunned defending champions Fifth Avenue Fashions Coleridge & Parry (C-P) Old Scholars by five wickets, putting them out of the knockout phase in the fourth annual Christ Church Foundation School Joel Garner Twenty20 tapeball tournament.
In what was a do-or-die match for both teams in the Lee Harford Skeete/Lewiston Wellington Zone A at Dover on Friday night, Foundation B Old Scholars, splendidly led by Renaldo Arthur, became the penultimate side to reach the quarter-finals.
Earlier, Lodge Old Scholars, taking full advantage of a depleted Adrian Grant Police team, triumphed by a whopping 151 runs to also earn a place in the last eight by way of a superior net run rate (NRR) over Livy Hoyte Foundation School after both finished on four points in the Irvine King/Hugh Barker Zone C, which was topped by Ellerslie Old Scholars.
The last quarter-final place is to be determined on Monday night at Briar Hall when Combermere Old Scholars clash with newcomers St. Leonard’s Old Scholars, who are unbeaten. Combermere Old Scholars must win to oust last year’s runners-up Alleyne Alumni, who finished the preliminaries on six points – the same as St. Leonard’s Old Scholars, who boast of an excellent NRR.
On Friday night, C-P Old Scholars were badly let down by their batting after winning the toss and suffered their second straight defeat in three matches. They were in dire straits at 11 for four in the third over, recovered partially and then tottered to 60 for eight in the 12th over before rallying to 98 all out in 18.5 overs.
Alex Browne, son of Courtney Browne, the former Barbados captain and West Indies wicket-keeper/batsman, now West Indies selector, topscored with 17 at No. 6. He and skipper Pedro Agard (13) added 33 in five overs for the fifth wicket – the best partnership of the innings.
Jed Yearwood, with 13 not out at No. 9, was the only other double-figure contributor.
Left-arm slow medium bowler Chad Clarke-Reifer, who took two wickets in his first two overs after starting the bowling from the southern end, finished with two for eight off three overs.
Clarke-Reifer’s Counterpoint Wanderers team-mate Arthur, a Barbados trial invitee and by nature a wicket-keeper/batsman, showed his versatility by giving up the gloves to come on as the sixth and last bowler from the 16th over. Arthur also grabbed two for eight off 1.5 overs as both of his victims – Jamar Yearwood and Adrian Caddle – were bowled.
Ashley Scott-Williams took two for 23 and Jabarri Yarde, two for 25 – both off four overs.
Foundation B Old Scholars passed 50 with only one wicket down by the ninth over and were seemingly on course for a very comfortable win but the run out of the attacking Dwight Carter for 22 as he attempted a second run, slowed the scoring rate.
Opener Pierre Rock, who found difficulty in getting away the ball, became the third run out victim of the innings for the topscore of 23 when he was fourth dismissed with the score 90 in the 18th over before the target was achieved with seven balls to spare.
Earlier, wary that they needed to win by a big margin to reach the quarter-finals, Lodge took advantage of Police’s generosity of putting them in, and fielding and playing throughout the match with three players short, to amass 194 for five off 20 overs.
Left-hander Chad Puckerin, a BNB St. Catherine Division 1 player, batted positively and attractively to topscore with 71, which included eight fours and one six before he was fifth out off the last ball of the 16th over with the score 147.
Fast bowler Corey Edwards, who represents LIME and played for Barbados in the regional first-class championship in 2010, and Banks wicket-keeper/batsman Renaldo Holder, were unbeaten on 21 and 20 respectively.
Medium-pacer Richard Lavine picked up two for 30 off four overs including the key wicket of Barbados cap and former West Indies Under-19 team skipper, Shamarh Brooks, who was dismissed first ball, caught at the wicket by former national all-rounder Antonio Mayers, who later gave up the gloves and took the wicket of Puckerin.
Police were in early problems after Stefan Gooding, the St. Catherine all-rounder, bowled Mayers for six and Edwards also bowled Larry Babb, a Barbados T20 player in 2010, for five.
Captain Rudy Mayers then wreaked havoc with his accurate medium-pace, grabbing for four 14 off four overs as Police fell for 43 in 11.1 overs – the lowest total of the tournament this season.
Earlier in the week, rain forced the abandonment of play without a ball bowled in two matches at Dover, despite the fact that the pitch was well covered. It, therefore, meant that the teams got one point each.
Those matches were: Deighton Griffith Old Scholars v Harrison College Old Scholars on Wednesday, and Foundation v Lodge Old Scholars on Thursday.
Following a meeting of the organising committee on Saturday, the dates for the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final were revised. The quarter-finals are now slated for Friday, March 9 and 16 at Dover, the semi-finals on Friday, March 23 at the Foundation ground, Church Hill and the final on March 30 at Church Hill.
Summarised scores and results of play in last Friday’s matches:
IRVINE KING/HUGH BARKER ZONE C
Lodge Old Scholars beat Adrian Grant Police by 151 runs.
Lodge Old Scholars 194-5 (20 overs) (Chad Puckerin 71 – 8 fours, 1 six; Corey Edwards 21 not out, Renaldo Holder 20 not out, Dawayne Sealy 13; Richard Lavine 2-30).
Police 43 all out (11.1 overs) (Rudy Mayers 4-14).
Umpires: Jonathan Blades, Leslie Reifer jr.
Scorer: Jackie Crick.
LEE HARFORD SKEETE/LEWISTON WELLINGTON ZONE A
Joseph Harris/Anderson Cummins Foundation B Old Scholars beat Fifth Avenue Fashions Coleridge & Parry Old Scholars by five wickets.
Coleridge & Parry Old Scholars 98 all out (18.5 overs) (Alex Browne 17, Pedro Agard 13, Jed Yearwood 13 not out; Chad Clarke-Reifer 2-8, Renaldo Arthur 2-8, Ashley Scott-Williams 2-23, Jabarri Yarde 2-25).
Foundation B Old Scholars 99-5 (18.5 overs) (Pierre Rock 23, Dwight Carter 22, Rico Webb 12).
Toss: Coleridge & Parry Old Scholars.
Umpires: Bertnul Ricardo Harrison, Dalton Holder.
Scorer: Jackie Crick.
REMAINING PRELIMINARY ROUND MATCH
Monday, March 5:
LEWIN/GILPIN JONES BROTHERS ZONE B
Combermere Old Scholars v St. Leonard’s Old Scholars – 7 p.m.