Inside the BCA Super Cup
Date Published: 2019-06-08
BCA Super Cup
Kraigg Brathwaite first to 10 tons in Super Cup, Padmore slams amazing maiden century
Bridgetown, Barbados, June 8 - (www.bcacricket.org) - CounterPoint Wanderers opener Kraigg Brathwaite and Jade Padmore of Foundation scored contrasting centuries in winning causes in Series 6 of the BCA Super Cup Championship.
Brathwaite, the 26-year-old Barbados Pride and West Indies Test player, made an unbeaten 112 to become the first ever batsman to record ten hundreds in the island’s top one-day Competition as Wanderers brushed aside hapless Crane Resort St. Catherine by 134 runs at Dayrells Road, while all-rounder Padmore slammed a whirlwind 100 not out to spur school team Foundation to a sensational one-wicket victory over Carlton at Church Hill.
Dropped first ball by wicket-keeper Tre Mason off left-arm spinner Damien Browne, Brathwaite got to his century off 135 balls with five fours and one six. He struck six fours and two sixes in his 148-ball knock in a total of 247 for nine after Wanderers won the toss.
Brathwaite added 70 in 10.3 overs for the fourth wicket with all-rounder Roshon Primus, who made 41 off 33 balls including six fours, and 62 in 15 overs for the seventh wicket with Kevin McClean (24).
Karrem Drakes took four for 44 off nine overs.
St. Catherine were bowled out for 113 in 39 overs.
Fast bowler Jair McAllister and leg-spinner Nikolai Charles each took four for 17, while Brathwaite, who has also been enjoying himself with the ball as an off-spinner, picked up two for 17.
Brathwaite’s century was his third off St. Catherine - the most he has made against a team - in the 50-over Tournament. He scored 101 at Dayrells Road in 2013 and a career-best 142 at Bayfield in 2015.
Eight of his ten hundreds are for Wanderers and the others for Barbados Youth.
Padmore’s maiden limited overs century (he has scored two hundreds for ESA Field Pickwick in the top three-day Championship) was truly special in that he featured in a memorable, unbroken last wicket partnership of 76 in just 7.5 overs with Rondre Yearwood.
Chasing 201 to win, Foundation were 127 for nine in the 25th over before Padmore, who bats left-handed and bowls right-arm pace, was given admirable support by Yearwood to complete the remarkable win.
All told, Padmore, who went to the crease at No. 4, faced 82 balls and struck nine fours and seven sixes, while Yearwood scored 12 not out off 17 deliveries.
Opener Desani Griffith made 34.
Zidane Clarke took three for 38 and Shermar Persaud, three for 54.
Carlton were bowled out for 200 in 43 overs after they were sent in.
Renaldo Ansley Holder scored 46 and all-rounder Kyle Mayers, 41.
Fast bowler Jaden Edmund grabbed five for 49, while Padmore took two for 55.
Apart from Edmund, two other bowlers managed ‘five-fors’.
Experienced leg-spinner Tariq Hoyte snatched five for 20 - his second five-wicket haul in this year’s Championship - as IGS Insurance Brokers Yorkshire beat struggling BDFSP by 25 runs at Friendship.
Set 222 to win, BDFSP fell for 196 in 37.4 overs.
And Spartan pacer Stefon King took five for 51 against Barbados Youth who lost by six wickets at The Lodge ‘A’ ground, Society.
Barbados Youth were bowled out for 195 in 48.4 overs and Spartan, guided by an unbeaten 94 off 106 balls including 11 fours by Barbados Pride captain Shamarh Brooks, triumphed in 40.5 overs.
In the other matches, Wildey crushed Pickwick by 149 runs at Foursquare Oval, title holders Sagicor Life UWI demolished Lords by nine wickets at Lowlands, Gladiola brushed aside Nicholls Baking Combermere by 167 runs at Rices and YMPC beat Police by four wickets at Weymouth.