Inside the Sagicor Twenty20
Date Published: 2017-05-14
BDFSP lose to St. Catherine in Series 2 of BCA Sagicor T20 Tourney
Bridgetown, Barbados, May 14 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Last year's losing finalists BDFSP lost by five wickets to Crane Resort St. Catherine in Series 2 of the BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 Super 12 Championship.
There were also wins for H&B Hardware Supply Maple, champions Sagicor Life UWI, ICBL Empire, CounterPoint Wanderers and Gladiola over Police, Massy United Insurance Wildey, Massy Stores Spartan, ESA Field Pickwick and Barbados Youth respectively.
Barbados and West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach played a key role with the bat as he lashed a brisk half-century for Maple who beat Police by ten runs.
Roach scored 73 off 49 balls including five fours and four sixes in a total of 172 for six after Maple won the toss.
Despite spirited knocks of 46 off 37 deliveries with three fours and four sixes by Richard Greaves and 41 from just 17 balls including fours sixes and two fours by Larry Babb, Police were restricted to 162 for six.
UWI easily defeated Wildey by 45 runs.
UWI, who won the toss, scored 182 for nine, led by Kavem Hodge with 38 off 33 balls containing four fours and one six and Justin Bramble, who made 36 off 19 balls including four sixes and one four.
Latrell Callender took three for 44 off four overs.
Wildey made 137 for five with Aaron Jones hitting the topscore of 40 off 36 balls including four fours and one six before he was caught and bowled by pacer Chemar Holder, who took two for 23 off four overs.
Justin Brathwaite clobbered a breath-taking half-century as Empire demolished Spartan by eight wickets.
Chasing 131 to win, Empire were propelled by left-hander Brathwaite, who scored 66 off 27 balls with seven sixes and three fours.
Brathwaite set the stage by adding 48 in four overs for the first wicket with Jai-Bari Yarde, who made 25 off 12 balls including three fours and two sixes.
Kofie Hurdle was unbeaten on a run-a-ball 33.
After winning the toss, Spartan made 130 for seven, mainly through the effort of Chaim Holder, who scored 40 not out off 28 balls including four sixes at No. 7.
Tennyson Roach took three for 16 and fellow medium-pacer Lemar Mascoll, three for 31 - both off four overs.
Led by a brisk half-century from captain Omar Phillips, St. Catherine beat BDFSP by five wickets in a match, which produced the most runs in the round.
St. Catherine reached a target of 192 with three balls remaining.
Opener Phillips made 78 off 50 balls including seven fours and four sixes before he was third out with the score 120 in the 14th over.
Left-hander Phillips and Neil Browne (25) added 80 in nine overs for the first wicket.
BDFSP scored 191 for seven off 20 overs after they were sent in.
Opener Shakeel Richards, over from Carlton, topscored with 64 off 41 balls. He struck six fours and four sixes.
Vitaly Wilkinson lashed 47 off 27 deliveries including five sixes and two fours.
Wanderers held their nerves to beat Pickwick by five runs.
In pursuit of 132 for victory and needing 12 runs off the last over with four wickets in hand, Pickwick were restricted to 126 for seven.
Skipper Craig St. Hill topscored with 62 off 59 balls including two four and two sixes at No. 3 before he was fourth out with the score 108 in the 18th over off medium-pacer Shayne Moseley, who took three for 26 off four overs.
Sent in, Wanderers made 131 for six.
All-rounder Roshon Primus scored 34 not out off 20 balls including two fours and two sixes at No. 5 and opener Jason Greene made 33 off 30 deliveries.
Left-arm pacer Adeko Collymore took three for 20 off four overs.
Gladiola brushed aside Barbados Youth by seven wickets.
Barbados Youth were bowled out for 88 in 18.3 overs after losing the toss with opener Marc Cyrus' 19 being the topscore.
Burly pacer Ryan Nurse took four for 12 off 3.4 overs.
Gladiola achieved the target in 15.5 overs with Ashley Nurse scoring 29 not out including three sixes and one four.