Inside the BCA Super Cup
Date Published: 2019-05-26
BCA Super Cup
Rivaldo Clarke now youngest batsman to score a century in BCA Super Cup
Bridgetown, Barbados, May 26 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Rivaldo Clarke is now the youngest ever batsman to score a century in the top local domestic one-day Championship, breaking a ten-year record, which had been held by Kraigg Brathwaite.
At the age of 16 years, 147 days, Clarke, who comes from a cricketing family, hit an even hundred for Barbados Youth in a 38-run win against Foundation School at Church Hill in Series 4 of the BCA Super Cup on Saturday.
Playing in Zone ‘B’, the St. Leonard’s student went to the crease at No. 5, faced 95 balls and struck eight fours and three sixes in a total of 303 for eight off 50 overs after Barbados Youth lost the toss.
Foundation were bowled out for 265 in 47.2 overs.
Brathwaite, the current Barbados Pride and West Indies Test opener, was 16 years, 160 days when he made 101 not out for Barbados Youth against Wanderers (now his club) at the Lester Vaughan ground, Cane Garden, in Series 1 of the 2009 Competition. His innings took 139 balls and contained seven fours and one six in a total of 254 for nine off 50 overs as Barbados Youth went on to triumph by 68 runs.
Brathwaite holds the record for the most centuries (nine) in the Tournament, now in its 48th year.
The third youngest player to score a century in the Championship - Antonio Morris - also featured in Saturday’s match, which had a fair share of nostalgia, with Morris and two of Clarke’s cousins - Jayden Hoyte and Jade Padmore - turning out for Foundation.
Morris was 16 years, 183 days when he scored 102 off 82 balls with six fours and eight sixes at No. 4 for Foundation against Maple at Church Hill last year. He has represented Barbados in the regional Under-17 and Under-19 Tournaments.
On Saturday, Morris took two for 26 and made 22 with his presence in the Foundation side being somewhat ironic as he played for Barbados Youth as recently as the previous series, topscoring with 68 against YMPC at Beckles Road.
Hoyte picked up two for 36 and scored 48 not out, while Padmore fell for 17.
Clarke is a current Barbados Under-17 team player, who represented the national Under-15 team as well. He is also a cousin of West Indies One-Day International off-spinner Ashley Nurse.
The Foundation-Barbados Youth match produced the most runs (542) in the Series on Saturday.
Clarke added 53 off 49 balls for the fourth wicket with Barbados and West Indies Under-19 team all-rounder Nyeem Young, who made 56 off 41 balls, and then put on 89 off 108 deliveries for the fifth wicket with Kevin Wickham (38).
Off-spinner Tariq O’Neale then grabbed six for 30 off ten overs including the scalp of Morris after coming on as the seventh of eight bowlers.
Opener Dasani Griffith topscored with 58 off 35 balls including six fours and four sixes, having added 85 off 81 balls with Damel Evelyn (35) for the first wicket.
Among those producing outstanding performances was West Indies Test and One-Day International all-rounder Roston Chase, who scored 93 off 96 balls including nine fours and one six as Empire beat old rivals Spartan by two wickets at Queen’s Park.
Set 216 to win, Empire triumphed with 7.4 overs to spare.
Former West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith grabbed five for 30 to set up an easy win by eight wickets for YMPC against Nicholls Baking Combermere, who fell for 85 in 21.4 overs at Waterford ‘A’.
Ryshon Williams boasted of a good all-round showing at Dayrells Road. He scored 82 not out in a total of 286 for five off 50 overs and picked up three for 36 in a 30-run win for CounterPoint Wanderers over BDFSP.
Akeem Nero scored 90 as IGS Insurance Brokers Yorkshire amassed the highest total of the round - 309 for six off 50 overs - against Lords, who lost by 125 runs at Friendship.
Wildey fast bowler Akeem Jordan took five for 25 to help set up victory by seven wickets over Maple, who were bowled out for 141 in 37.3 overs at SJPI.
There were also wins for Crane Resort St. Catherine by one wicket over ESA Field Pickwick at Bayfield and Gladiola by five wickets against Carlton at Rices.