Inside the BCA Super Cup
with Keith Holder
Date Published: 2018-06-09
BCA Super Cup
Record six centuries in Series 6 of BCA Super Cup
Bridgetown, Barbados, June 9 - (www.bcacricket.org) - A record six centuries including four in one match which produced almost 800 runs highlighted Series 6 of the BCA Super Cup Championship.
In an amazing Zone ‘A’ match at Dayrells Road, the stage was set by the opening pair of Jason Greene (101) and Shayne Moseley (139) as title holders CounterPoint Wanderers amassed 404 for four off 50 overs after winning the toss against IGS Insurance Brokers Yorkshire.
Yorkshire made a spirited effort through opener Athelbert Brathwaite (116) and Armani Best (110) to total 381 for eight, thus losing by 23 runs.
Also in Zone ‘A’, Justin Greaves scored 104 - his second century of the season - for ICBL Empire, who defeated BDFSP by 26 runs at Bank Hall.
And Kyle Hope of ESA Field Pickwick slammed 133 off last year’s finalists Crane Resort St. Catherine who were beaten by 23 runs at Foursquare Oval in Zone ‘B’.
The previous record for the most centuries (five) in a series was set last season in Round 7. The batsmen were Omar Phillips (St. Catherine), Rashidi Boucher (Spartan), Kyle Hope (Pickwick), Mario Albert (Maple) and Shian Brathwaite (Combermere).
Sixteen centuries have now been scored - the second highest number in a season. The record of 22 was established in 2016.
Gladiola beat Barbados Cricket Supplies Barbados Youth by three wickets.
After winning the toss, Barbados Youth scored 197 for eight off 50 overs.
Shian Brathwaite made 50 off 105 balls including five fours. Kadeem Alleyne contributed 31, Nyeem Young 29 and Jadan Jones 26.
It was the fourth consecutive half-century for Brathwaite including one for Combermere in the third round when Barbados Youth had a bye.
Off-spinner Ashley Nurse took two for 26 and pacer Ryan Nurse, two for 30.
Gladiola triumphed with two overs remaining with the chase led by Aubrey Towler (44) and Shem Watson (43). Micah Thornhill made 20.
Alleyne took three for 39.
An unsuitable outfield resulted in the abandonment of play without a ball bowled between Ince Transport MTW and Nicholls Baking Combermere.
Justin Greaves hit his second century of the season as Empire defeated BDFSP by 26 runs.
Sent in, Empire scored 224 for eight off 50 overs.
Greaves’ 104 came off 106 balls and included nine threes and three fours. He now has 429 runs at an average of 107.25.
Nekoli Parris made 45 and Kofie Hurdle 39.
Javon Grosvenor took two for 38 and Demario Goodman, two for 42.
BDFSP were bowled out for 198 in 47.2 overs.
Tevyn Walcott hit 54 off 71 balls with nine threes and three fours and left-hander Rico Wiggins 51 off 82 deliveries including eight threes and one four.
Leg-spinner Shavon Brooks took three for 34.
For the second successive series, Jason Greene and Shayne Moseley featured in a first wicket partnership of over 100 for Wanderers, who beat Yorkshire by 23 runs.
The match will long be remembered for a record four centuries and 785 runs.
Wanderers amassed 404 for four off 50 overs after winning the toss.
Greene and Moseley added 193 in 28.5 overs to follow their stand of 134 in 19.1 overs against Barbados Youth at the same venue a week ago when the home side won by eight wickets.
Greene was first dismissed for 101 off 90 balls with 14 fours and two sixes.
Left-hander Moseley and Jonathan Drakes then put on 89 in 12.3 overs for the second wicket before both were removed in the space of three balls by leg-spinner Tariq Hoyte.
Drakes fell for 27 and Moseley 139 off 131 balls including 15 fours and four sixes.
Hoyte also accounted for Kirk Edwards (21) in figures of three for 68 off ten overs.
There was a blistering, unbroken partnership of 97 in 6.1 overs between all-rounder Roshon Primus, who made 62 not out off 27 balls with four fours and five sixes and Trinidadian Jeremy Solozano, unbeaten on 27 off 14 deliveries.
Opener Athelbert Brathwaite and Armani Best kept Yorkshire in the hunt by adding 151 in 19.1 overs for the second wicket before Brathwaite was run out for 116 off 82 balls as he counted 15 fours and six sixes.
Best retired hurt with cramps on 86 at 270 for three in the 28th over. He was fifth out at 360 in the 47th over after scoring 110 off 102 balls with 16 fours and one six.
Adrian Connell followed in the next over for 63 off 43 balls including five fours and four sixes before Yorkshire ended on 381 for eight.
Medium-pacer Primus completed a good all-round match by snatching four for 64 off ten overs.
Romario Greaves starred with ball and bat to spur Wildey to a 94-run win over Lords.
Sent in, Wildey were bowled out for 236 off 50 overs.
Greaves made 66 off 71 balls including five fours and three sixes at No. 3, while opener Craig St. Hill hit 65 off 90 deliveries with five boundaries.
Left-arm spinner Kemar Stanford took three for 24, Xavier Roach, two for 37, Juvall Hinds, two for 47 and Andre Brathwaite, two for 60.
Lords fell for 142 in 30.5 overs with Brandon Thompson scoring 38 and Khalid Springer 36.
Off-spinner Greaves grabbed five for 19 off ten overs, left-arm pacer Jerome Jones, two for 20 and left-arm spinner Steve Pinder, two for 38.
Led by an attacking, unbeaten half-century from Marrodon Bend, Massy Stores Spartan raced to victory by seven wickets over Foundation.
Set 180 to win, Spartan triumphed in only 16 overs.
Bend made 86 not out after reaching his half-century off 27 balls with four fours and five sixes.
Akeem Springer scored 46 off 22 deliveries including eight fours and two sixes and Rashidi Boucher, 39.
Foundation were bowled out for 179 in 42.1 overs after losing the toss.
Antonio Morris again led the batting with 54, having reached his half-century off 36 balls with four fours and five sixes. Amory Holder made 32 and Amahl Nathaniel 28.
Left-arm spinner Andre Marshall took two for 23, pacer Michael Sobers, two for 25 and leg-spinner Joshua Drakes, two for 26.
In a match reduced to a 33-over after damp spots on the pitch delayed the start of play, Home Improvement & Hardware Supplies Maple beat Bayview Hospital YMPC by seven wickets.
Chasing 175 to win, Maple were put on course by opener Richard Greaves with 50 off 55 balls including five threes and four fours in an opening stand of 81 off 16.2 overs with Shane Parris (38).
Former Jamaica and West Indies Under-19 team player Leroy Lugg hastened the result by lashing an unbeaten 46 off 38 balls with three threes and four fours in an unfinished stand of 59 off 8.4 overs with Dario Cummins (15 not out).
YMPC scored 174 for six after they were sent in.
Ryan Wiggins made 42, Kemal Smith 32, Renaldo Arthur 29 and Dwayne Smith 26.
Left-arm spinner Shaquane Cave and leg-spinner Aamir Thomas both took two for 27.
Kyle Hope stood head and shoulders above the rest with a knock of 133 as Pickwick beat St. Catherine by 23 runs.
Sent in, Pickwick scored 199 for nine off 50 overs.
Opener Hope’s dominance was evident by the fact that he was ninth out with only five balls left in the innings. He faced 148 balls and struck 12 fours.
Jared Gilkes (15) was the only other batsman to reach double-figures.
Guyanese pacer Gavin Moriah took three for 34 and left-arm spinner Derick Bishop, three for 35.
St. Catherine were dismissed for 176 in 48.2 overs.
Kenroy Williams made 41, Dwayne Skeete 37, Shamar Cooke, 26, Ulric Batson, 24 and Orion Seale, 20 not out.
Medium-pacer Jerome Stuart took three for 19, left-arm spinner Che Layne, three for 40, off-spinner Raymond Bynoe, two for 24 and leg-spinner Shadd Simmons, two for 36.
ZONE A - UWI 20 (5), Gladiola 20 (6), Wanderers 16 (5), Empire 16 (6), BDFSP 8 (5), Barbados Youth 8 (5), Combermere 6 (6), MTW 2 (5), Yorkshire 0 (5).
ZONE B - Spartan 20 (6), Wildey 16 (5), YMPC 16 (6), Maple 12 (5), St. Catherine 12 (5), Carlton 8 (5), Pickwick 8 (6), Foundation 4 (5), Lords 0 (5).
SERIES 7 - June 14
ZONE A - Wanderers v BDFSP at Dayrells Road; UWI v Combermere at 3Ws Oval; Yorkshire v Barbados Youth at Friendship; Empire v MTW at Bank Hall. BYE: Gladiola.
ZONE B - Lords v Foundation at Lowlands; Carlton v Wildey at Desmond Haynes Oval; Spartan v Maple at Queen’s Park; YMPC v St. Catherine at Beckles Road. BYE: Pickwick.