Inside the Sagicor Twenty20
Date Published: 2017-05-30
Three teams book quarter-final places in Sagicor T20 Super 12 Championship
Bridgetown, Barbados, May 30 - (www.bcacricket.org) - With one series of matches remaining in the preliminaries of the BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 Super 12 Championship, three teams have booked their places in the quarter-finals.
They are defending champions Sagicor Life UWI, Home Improvement & Hardware Supplies Maple - both from Zone 'A' - and Crane Resort St. Catherine from Zone 'B'.
UWI are on a maximum 16 points after beating Massy Stores Spartan by five wickets at Bank Hall in Series 4 on Sunday, while Maple moved to 12 points following an exciting three-run win over ICBL Empire at the same venue.
Despite a no-result against ESA Field Pickwick at Dayrells Road, St. Catherine are on 12 points. (See full points at bottom of story).
Spartan suffered a third straight defeat - by five wickets against UWI - and are now desperate to reach the quarter-finals when they meet another under-pressure team, Police, at Weymouth on June 4.
Sent in, Spartan scored 132 for five off 20 overs.
Chad Williams, better known for his left-arm spin bowling, topscored with 76 off 64 balls as an opener.
UWI were in early trouble on 14 for three by the third over but recovered through a fourth wicket partnership of 54 in 6.1 overs between Kavem Hodge and Shaquille Williams before winning with 2.4 overs remaining.
Williams topscored with 42 off 26 balls, veteran player/coach Floyd Reifer made 33 off 21 balls and Hodge was unbeaten on 30 from 38 deliveries.
Left-arm spinner Andre Marshall, who took the first three wickets, ended with three for 24 off four overs.
Ramon Greaves was the star with both bat and ball as Maple beat Empire by three runs.
The tall, slimly-built Greaves blasted 20 not out off only seven balls including four fours and one three at the "death" in a total of 108 for seven off 20 overs after Empire won the toss. The last over from veteran seamer Andre Evelyn cost 20 runs.
Skipper Kirk Brome topscored with an unbeaten 23 off 28 balls after Maple were struggling on 41 for five in the ninth over.
Empire also lost wickets steadily and required seven runs off the very last over from off-spinner Greaves, with two wickets intact.
Amory Holder was caught on the midwicket boundary by Don O'neal off the first ball for 19 - the joint topscore with captain Jomel Warrican - but Lemar Mascoll, who made 14 not out off eight balls and Evelyn (one not out off three balls) were unable to deliver as Empire ended on 105 for nine.
Greaves took three for 20 and Jed Yearwood, two for 22 - both off four overs.
It was Empire's third defeat, leaving them needing to beat UWI to mathematically have a chance of reaching the knockout stage.
Massy United Insurance Wildey beat Police by nine runs in a match which produced over 400 runs.
Sent in, Wildey scored 211 for three off 20 overs.
They were set up by an opening partnership of 146 in 13.2 overs between Pedro Greaves and Brian Gooding.
Greaves slammed 82 off 47 balls including eight fours and four sixes, while Gooding made 62 off 40 deliveries with five fours and two sixes.
Left-arm spinner Karran Bhola took all three wickets for 23 runs.
Police responded with 202 for nine as eight batsmen reached double figures.
The topscore of 46 came from Roger Williams. Larry Babb contributed 33 and Richard Greaves, 31.
Romario Greaves took four for 37 and Latrell Callender, three for 39.
Not a ball was bowled in the morning match between Pickwick and St. Catherine because of wet patches at the bowlers' run-ups.
BDFSP easily defeated Gladiola by 91 runs.
After losing the toss, BDFSP scored 174 for five off 20 overs.
Opener Dario Belle slammed 75 off 54 balls including six fours and three sixes and Jamar Ifill beefed up the innings with an unbeaten 43 off only 19 balls containing two fours and three sixes at No. 6.
Off-spinner Richmael Jordan took three for 23.
Gladiola were bowled out for 83 in 14.5 overs. Ryan Nurse scored 35 off 14 balls including four fours and three sixes.
Off-spinner Shakeel Richards took three for three, left-arm spinner Tremaine Harris, three for 15 and pacer Akeem Bourne, two for 15.
Barbados Youth upset CounterPoint Wanderers by five wickets with four balls to spare.
Reduced to a 14-over match because of worrying wet patches at the bowlers' run-ups, Wanderers made 114 for five after winning the toss.
West Indies Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite scored 65 not out off 41 balls with five fours and four sixes at No. 4.
Captain and left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop took two for eight off three overs.
In the Barbados Youth chase, opener Kadeem Alleyne topscored with 33 off 25 balls but they were propelled by unbeaten knocks of 28 off 12 balls including two sixes and one four from all-rounder Nyeem Young and 20 off nine deliveries, also containing two sixes and one four by wicket-keeper Ajani Waterman.
Seven runs were required off the last over from medium-pacer Shayne Moseley.
Left-arm spinner Chad Clarke-Reifer took three for 12.
ZONE A - UWI 16, Maple 12, Wildey 8, Empire 4, Police 4, Spartan 4.
ZONE B - St. Catherine 12, Wanderers 10, Gladiola 8, BDFSP 6, Barbados Youth 6, Pickwick 6.
SERIES 5 - June 4
ZONE A - Empire v UWI at Trents - 10 a.m.; Maple v Wildey at Trents - 2 p.m.; Police v Spartan at Weymouth - 2 p.m.
ZONE B - Barbados Youth v Pickwick at Paragon - 10 a.m.; BDFSP v Wanderers at Paragon - 2 p.m.; St. Catherine v Gladiola at Weymouth - 10 a.m.