Inside the BCA Super Cup
with Keith Holder
Date Published: 2017-09-06
BCA Super Cup
Moseley now fourth batsman to score a century in BCA one-day Cup Final
Bridgetown, Barbados, September 6 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Shayne Moseley has joined a special list of now only four batsmen to score a century in the Final of the top BCA limited overs Tournament.
The 23-year-old CounterPoint Wanderers opener hit 101 to help set up a resounding win by 93 runs over Crane Resort St. Catherine in the Super Cup Championship at the Windward Club ground, Lucas Street, on Sunday, September 3.
It was the first time that Wanderers, Barbados’ oldest club at 140 years, had won the title in the 46-year history of the major one-day Competition.
And Moseley’s century was also the first in a Final outside of international venue, Kensington Oval.
After winning the toss, Wanderers made 228 for nine off 50 overs.
Left-hander Moseley faced 148 balls and struck four fours and three sixes before he was fifth out with the score 207 in the 47th over.
He reached his century off 145 deliveries. His half-century came off 68 balls and contained three fours and one six.
St. Catherine were bowled out for 135 in 40.2 overs.
Moseley is the second Wanderers batsman to score a century in a Final.
Mark Sealy, a former Barbados player with a reputation as a solid opener, was the first ever, way back in 1993 (December 19) when he made an unbeaten, run-a-ball 115 in a 25-run defeat against Empire in what was then a 40-over.
Empire scored 244 for five off 38 overs and restricted Wanderers to 219 for eight (See summarised scores at the bottom of story).
Batting at No. 4, Sealy faced 113 balls and hit 14 fours.
Sealy was a versatile sportsman, having also represented Barbados in squash and hockey.
Vonrick Nurse of Carlton was the second batsman to achieve the feat in 2009 (November 15) against LIME (now Gladiola), who lost by 26 runs.
Opener Nurse made 124 off 150 balls with eight fours and seven sixes in a total of 250 for eight after Carlton were sent in on a hard, true pitch in sunny conditions.
LIME were bowled out for 224 in 48 overs.
It was a memorable season for Carlton, captained by off-spinning all-rounder Marlon Graham as they also captured the second Sagicor General Twenty20 title on August 21, beating pre-match favourites Empire by 50 runs in the Final at Kensington Oval.
Another Carlton player, Lendl Simmons, is the other batsman to slam a ton on the big stage, but in a losing cause by one wicket with one over remaining against St. Catherine in a thrilling finish in 2011 (September 4).
In an unforgettable match which had its fair share of twists and turns, fans were treated to a high-class century from Simmons, then a Trinidad & Tobago and West Indies player, in only his second match for Carlton in the tournament, though he had also played two matches for the club in the Sagicor General T20 championship the previous season.
Simmons, who only arrived in the island from Port-of-Spain on the morning of the Final, scored 120 off 130 balls with six fours and five sixes in a total of 230 all out in 49.4 overs before he was ninth out, run out.
St. Catherine responded with 235 for nine off 49 overs.
With the scores tied, medium-pacer Kyle Mayers, who had brought Carlton back into the game with two wickets in successive balls in the 46th over to leave St. Catherine on 204 for eight following a crucial seventh wicket partnership of 44 between all-rounders Joel Michael Leacock and Ulric Batson, fired a leg-side wide which raced to the boundary off the first ball of the last over.
The major limited overs Tournament started as a knockout in 1972 under the banner of Derrick Robins and was contested for three seasons before Barbados Fire & General (later known as Barbados Fire & Commercial and Sagicor General) took over the sponsorship from 1975 until 2015.
It has not been sponsored for the last two seasons.
The Championship was played as a 40-over until 2000, having moved from a straight knockout format to a round robin for the first time in 1995.
On August 11, 2004, Sagicor General Insurance unveiled the new Super Cup at La Careenage in Bridgetown.
The re-branding of Barbados Fire & Commercial to Sagicor General Insurance led to the company purchasing a new cup with ‘hand chased design’ made by Swatkins Silver Ware of Britain.
Summarised scores of the Finals in which centuries were scored:
December 19. Empire beat Wanderers by 25 runs.
Empire 244-5 (38 overs) (Michael Inniss 66 not out, Jeremy Alleyne 47, Derryck Battershield 41, Sherlon Greaves 41, Emmerson King 21 not out, Ricardo Hoyte 17; Victor “Vibert” Greene 2-70).
Wanderers 219-8 (38 overs) (Mark Sealy 115 not out - 113 balls, 14 fours; Edward Ince 34, Richard Armstrong 22, Victor Greene 16; Jeremy Alleyne 4-45, Delroy Walrond 2-37).
Man-of-the-Match: Mark Sealy.
Captains: Sherlon Greaves, Richard Armstrong.
November 15. Carlton beat LIME by 26 runs.
Carlton 250-8 (50 overs) (Vonrick Nurse 124 – 150 balls, 8 fours, 7 sixes; Carlo Morris 50, Shirley Clarke 31, Richard Greaves 12, Amal Nurse 12 not out; Ashley Nurse 3-52, Corey Edwards 2-38).
LIME 224 all out (48 overs) (Randy Thomas 70 - 65 balls, 3 fours, 3 sixes, Kevon Beckles 55, Courtney Browne 23, Anthony Morris 15, Brian Johnson 12, Alex Browne 12 not out; Dane Currency 4-55 including a hat-trick, Amal Nurse 3-60).
Man-of-the-Match: Vonrick Nurse.
Captains: Marlon Graham, Courtney Browne.
September 4. St. Catherine beat Carlton by one wicket.
Carlton 230 all out (49.4 overs) (Lendl Simmons 120 - 130 balls, 6 fours, 5 sixes; Carlo Morris 47, Dale Richards 22, Kirk Gibson 10; Derick Bishop 2-23, Kenroy Williams 2-35, Michael Holder 2-48, Joel M. Leacock 2-53).
St. Catherine 235-9 (49 overs) (Dayne Maynard 46 not out, Joel M. Leacock 34, Ulric Batson 29, Derick Bishop 23, Ahmed Proverbs 21, Ronaldo Kellman 20, Patrick Browne 16, Michael Holder 12 not out; Kyle Mayers 4-51, Dane Currency 2-23, Amal Nurse 2-43).
Man-of-the-Match: Lendl Simmons.
Captains: Derick Bishop, Khalid Springer.
September 3. Wanderers beat St. Catherine by 93 runs.
Wanderers 228-9 (50 overs) (Shayne Moseley 101 - 148 balls, 4 fours, 3 sixes; Jonathan Drakes 52, Diego Stuart 18, Jason Greene 13; Darnel Greenidge 3-42, Damien Browne 2-44).
St. Catherine 135 all out (40.2 overs) (Omar Phillips 49, Chad Puckerin 30, Mario Rampersaud 29; Rey Matthews 3-24, Chad Clarke-Reifer 2-15, Nikolai Charles 2-17).
Man-of-the-Match: Shayne Moseley.
Captains: Diego Stuart, Omar Phillips.