Inside the Elite Division
Date Published: 2017-07-15
Special feats for unknown Trini Terrance Hinds, Holder in BCA Elite division Championship
Bridgetown, Barbados, July 15 - (www.bcacricket.org) - There were a few telling landmarks in the rain-hit opening series of the 2017 BCA Elite division three-day Championship.
After rain washed out play in four matches on the first day, the most stunning performance last weekend came from Terrance Hinds, a virtually unknown 25-year-old fast bowling all-rounder from Trinidad, who became the first player in nearly four decades to score a century and take five wickets in an innings on debut in the island's top league Competition.
Playing for Massy United Insurance Wildey against CounterPoint Wanderers at the SJPP ground, Hinds grabbed five for 45 off 15.1 overs after coming on as first change, to send Wanderers, captained by West Indies Test opener and vice-captain Kraigg Brathwaite, tumbling to 207 all out in 59.1 overs after they were sent in.
Hinds' victims were opener Shayne Moseley (31), Rey Matthews (33), John Banfield (three), Jamar Trotman (one) and Dawayne Sealy (eight).
Then, batting at 6, Hinds blasted an unbeaten 107 in a total of 413 for five off 85 overs after the home team started the last day on 77 for one off 18 overs. He batted for just an-hour-and-a-half, faced 49 balls and struck seven fours and ten sixes (88 runs in boundaries).
Captain Aaron Jones topscored with 131 in 290 minutes off 216 balls, hitting 11 fours and two sixes.
Hinds' dominance was underlined by the fact that he scored 83 of a fifth wicket partnership of 133 in only 14 overs with Jones, whose contribution was 42.
Terrance Byron Fabian Hinds was born on January 23, 1992. He lived in Laventille before moving to Tacarigua at the age of nine. He now resides at Piarco for the last seven years.
Hinds was educated at Barataria North and St. Augustine Secondary. In Trinidad, he has represented Santa Cruz Cricket Club (Division 2), Seenaths Auto Bamboo Sports Club (Division 1) and Queen’s Park Cricket Club (Division 1).
Five centuries were scored and ESA Field Pickwick received a rude awakening on their return to the top league after a one-year demotion, losing by ten wickets to Sagicor Life UWI at 3Ws Oval.
With rain allowing just 13 overs on the opening day at 3Ws Oval, five-time champions UWI signalled their intentions of sweeping all three major titles in one season for a third time, having already captured the Sagicor General Twenty20 for a record fifth time including an unprecedented hat-trick with a commdaning 65-run win over Crane Resort St. Catherine in the Final at Kensington Oval on June 30.
It was a memorable opening series for veteran batsman Alcindo Holder of title holders St. Catherine.
Holder, a strongly-built, 34-year-old former Barbados hard-hitting batsman, not only had the honour of scoring the first century of the season but he also passed 5 000 runs in recording his ninth top league century since his debut for Combined Schools (Barbados Youth) in 1999.
Holder slammed 120 against Massy Stores Spartan on home turf at Bayfield. He batted for 169 minutes, faced 121 balls and struck eight fours and six sixes.
Left-hander Mario Rampersaud scored 112 in 323 minutes off 261 balls with eight boundaries.
It was wicket-keeper Rampersaud's third century at this level and first for St. Catherine. The others are an unbeaten 115 for Barbados Youth against Banks (now Wildey) at the Lester Vaughan School ground, Cane Garden in 2011 and 100 for BDFSP against Barbados Youth, also at Cane Garden, in 2014.
Rampersaud, a current Barbados Pride player, featured in a fourth wicket stand of 183 in 42.4 overs with Holder.
The first seven of Holder's centuries are for Empire and the others for St. Catherine with whom he teamed up in 2015.
Apart from the 120, Holder's other centuries are: 100 not out v Spartan at Queen's Park (2003); 202 not out v St. Catherine at Brereton (2005); 114 not out v Pickwick at Foursquare Oval (2009); 113 v Police at Bank Hall (2010); 100 not out v LIME (now Gladiola) at Wildey (2011); 113 not out v Maple at Trents (2012); 140 v LIME at Wildey (2013) and 101 not out v Wildey at Bayfield (2016).
Surprisingly, after closing on 321 for four, St. Catherine batted on before declaring on 362 for six off 92 overs.
Spin 'twins' Derick Bishop and Kenroy Williams then combined to equally share eight wickets as Spartan were dismissed for 149 off 50.4 overs.
The main resistance came from former national Under-19 team player Marrodon Bend, who scored 76 not out. He batted for 122 minutes, faced 137 balls and hit six fours and two sixes.
Off-spinner Williams took four for 43 off 16.4 overs and left-armer Bishop, four for 62 off 24 overs.
Following-on, Spartan were 82 for one with captain Rashidi Boucher scoring an unbeaten 54.
The other century came from UWI all-rounder Kavem Hodge, who like Hinds, also the honour of taking five wickets in an innings.
Hodge, a 24-year-old Dominican, made 114 in a total of 234 all out which gave UWI a first innings lead of 113. He was at the crease for 191 minutes, received 140 balls and counted ten fours.
It was the seventh century at this level for Hodge.
He then returned to use the new ball with his left-arm spin, snapping up six for 53 off 14.1 overs for a match haul of nine for 81 as Pickwick fell for 148 in 36.1 overs.
UWI took only four overs to reach their target of 36.