Inside the Iris Walker Memorial Series
with Leslay Prescod
Date Published: 2014-01-19
Summary: Report, Scorecard
Iris Walker Memorial Series
Pride pip Blackbirds by 5 wickets in thriller as Iris Walker T20 tournament opens
Bridgetown, Barbados, January 19 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Pat Whittaker Pride rebounded from their 74-run defeat by Angela Harris Tridents in their 50-over match on Saturday and showed what it took to be champions, by defeating Sagicor UWI Blackbirds by five wickets off the last ball of the very last over in a thrilling opening match that could have gone either way in the Iris Walker Memorial Twenty20 competition.
After a brilliant 99-run first wicket partnership between the opening pair of West Indies players Shaquana Quintyne and captain Shakera Selman, the Blackbirds, who won the toss, were restricted to 128 for seven off 20 overs at the cosy Friendship ground.
Quintyne was the first to go for 54 off 47 balls, striking three fours. She was one of three victims for Savyair Byron-Toney, who was the main wrecker after conceding 26 runs off four overs.
Byron-Toney's other victims were Selman, who made 40 off 44 balls including four boundaries and Malissa Howard who did not score.
She was ably assisted by Rashida Goring with two for 21 off three overs and Danielle Small and Aaliyah Alleyne, one wicket each.
Pat Whittaker Pride opened with Small and captain Kycia Knight, a West Indies player, but they had a disastrous start, losing Small for nought to fast bowler Selman, with just two runs on the board.
In came Aaliyah Alleyne but she could only manage one as she was caught by Selman off Quintyne.
The next at the crease was Byron-Toney, who along with Knight steadied the innings. They achieved a 58-run third-wicket partnership before Knight, who made 25 off 30 balls with three fours, became Ashli Antoine’s only victim off the first ball of her first over being caught on the mid-wicket boundary by Quintyne.
This brought to the crease the very experienced former West Indies cap Pamela Lavine, coach/player of the Pride, and in her very easy-going manner, showing a bit of aggression at times, she and Byron-Toney took the score to 108 in a 47-run fourth wicket partnership before she became Quintyne’s second victim in her fourth and final over.
Rashida Gorin did not add to the score as she was Quintyne’s third wicket. Qunityne finished with three for 13 off four overs.
With the Pride 21 runs adrift of their target and two overs to go, Selman brought back on herself with the hope of adding some more pressure as only two runs and two wickets had come off the previous over from Quintyne.
Krystal Harewood joined Lavine and took the score to 117 in the penultimate over off the innings, leaving 12 runs off the final six balls.
With the spectators shouting different advice as what should be done to both teams, Selman turned to Shonna Evelyn to bowl the final over. Her previous figures were none for five off one over. Bowling to Harewood, who took a single off the first ball, it was left up to Lavine to bring victory to the Pride, and she was up to the task striking the next three balls for two fours and a single, turning over the strike to Harewood.
With two runs needed from the last two balls, Evelyn managed to bowl a dot ball and then Harewood struck the final ball through deep mid-on for two runs, to earn a thrilling victory for Pride.
SAGICOR UWI BLACKBIRDS
*S. Selman st Knight b Byron-Toney 40 (44 balls, 3x4)
S. Quintyne st Knight b Byron-Toney 54 (47 balls, 4x4)
M. Howard c & b Byron-Toney 0 (2 balls)
R. Griffith lbw b Small 7 (9 balls)
C. Taitt c Byron-Toney b Goring 6 (8 balls)
S. Watson st Knight b Lavine 5 (6 balls)
Jes Holder-Vaughan c Lopez b Goring 1 (5 balls)
A. Antoine not out 0 (0 balls)
Extras (lb1, w13, nb1) 15
TOTAL (7 wks, 20 overs) 128
Did not bat: *S. Clarke, S. Evelyn, B. Mignot.
Fall of wickets: 1-99 (Quintyne, 14.3 ov), 2-99 (Howard, 14.5), 3-111 (Selman, 16.1), 116-4 (Griffith, 17.1), 5-124 (Watson, 18.4), 6-128 (Taitt, 19.5), 7-128 (Jes Holder-Vaughan 20)
Bowling: Lavine 4-0-22-1 (w2), Small 4-0-14-1 (w2), Byron-Toney 4-0-26-3 (w3), Lopez (2-0-17-0 (nb1), Alleyne 2-0-18-0 (w2), Goring 3-0-21-2, Hinds 1-0-9-0 (w4).
PAT WHITTAKER PRIDE
*+K. Knight c Quintyne b Antoine 25 (30 balls, 3x4)
D. Small lbw b Selman 0 (1 ball)
A. Alleyne c Selman b Quintyne 1 (2 balls)
S. Byron-Toney b Quintyne 44 (51 balls, 4x4)
P. Lavine not out 32 (30 balls, 3x4)
R. Goring lbw b Quintyne 0 (1 ball)
K. Harewood not out 6 (8 balls)
Extras (b8, w9, nb4) 21
TOTAL (5 wks, 20 overs) 129
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Small, 0.4 ov), 2-36 (Alleyne, 1.1), 3-61 (Knight, 10.1), 4-108 (Byron-Toney, 17.5), 5-108 (Goring, 18).
Bowling: Selman 4-0-15-1 (w1, nb1), Quintyne 4-0-13-3 (w1), Taitt 2-0-18-0 (w4), Howard 4-0-31-0, Antoine 4-0-27-1 (w3, nb 2), Evelyn 2-0-17-0.
Result: Pat Whittaker Pride won by five wickets.
Points: Pride 4, Blackbirds 0.
Toss: Sagicor UWI Blackbirds.
Umpires: Denise Greaves, Kevin Sisnett
Scorer/Duckworth-Lewis Manager: Leslay Prescod.
Standings after Series 1
Pat Whittaker Pride 4, Sagicor UWI Blackbird 0.