Inside the Sagicor Twenty20
Date Published: 2019-04-06
Shai Hope slams first century of Sagicor T20 Championship
Bridgetown, Barbados, April 6 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Experienced West Indies batsman Shai Hope slammed the first century of the 2019 BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 Championship to set up a commanding win by 153 runs for ESA Field Pickwick over school team Foundation.
Playing in Zone ‘C’ at the SJPIT ground, Hope made 126 off 54 balls including ten fours and ten sixes in a total of 206 for three off 16 overs following a late start due to rain.
After Pickwick lost the toss, Hope easily dominated an opening partnership of 60 in only 3.2 overs with Jamal Phillips who was run out for six, and then added 132 in 11.1 overs with Craig Holder for the second wicket before falling to left-arm spinner Rondre Yearwood.
Holder scored 47 off 36 deliveries with two fours and three sixes.
Yearwood took two for 26 off three overs.
Foundation were bundled out for 53 in 13.2 overs.
Pacer Teriq Worrell grabbed four for seven off three overs, spinner Romario Hermas, three for 17 off four overs and fast bowler Jared Gilkes, two for 14 off 3.2 overs.
In the same zone, YMPC beat Wildey by 23 runs, also at SJPIT and Maple defeated Lords by five wickets at Trents.
The most thrilling outcome was in Zone ‘A’ as Gladiola overcame Barbados Youth by three runs at Rices. There were also victories for Carlton over CounterPoint Wanderers by 17 runs at Bank Hall and ICBL Empire by 60 runs against Crane Resort St. Catherine at the same venue.
And in Zone ‘B’, IGS Insurance Brokers Yorkshire beat Nicholls Baking Combermere by 79 runs at Friendship, BDFSP defeated Spartan by 29 runs at Queen’s Park, while rain prevented a ball from being bowled between Police and Sagicor Life UWI at Friendship.
Barbados Youth fast bowler Che Simmons took five for 16 off four overs in Gladiola’s 118 for eight off 20 overs.
Among Simmons’ victims were captain and West Indies limited overs player Ashley Nurse, who hit the topscore of 40 and Aubrey Towler (35). Nurse and Towler added 78 in 11.4 overs for the fourth wicket.
Opener Demetrius Richards kept Barbados Youth in the hunt before he was fifth out for 52 off 46 balls with the score 82 in the 16th over, a victim of off-spinner Nurse.
Nine runs were needed off the last over from the Barbados Pride fast bowler Marquino Mindley including four off the final ball as the Youth were restricted to 115 for eight.