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Date Published: 2019-11-04 

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Rashidi Boucher on verge of two significant landmarks, St. Catherine under more pressure

Bridgetown, Barbados, November 4 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Great interest will centre on at least two venues for the last two days of the eighth and penultimate round of matches in the BCA Elite division three-day Championship on November 9 and 10.

At Queen’s Park, experienced Spartan opener Rashidi Boucher is just eight runs short of becoming the first batsman to amass 500 runs for the season. He also needs 59 more runs to reach 6 000 in what is now his 111th top division match following his debut in 2006 for Barbados Youth, then sponsored by Guardian General.

Boucher will resume on 22 with Akeem Springer on 24 after Championship leaders Spartan reached 51 without loss off ten overs in reply to a first innings total of 228 all out off 57 overs by Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) last Saturday.

Apart from Boucher’s pending landmarks, the outcome of the match is also very significant.

On 97 points after the last series, Spartan are no doubt anxious to capture their first major title since 2010 when it was shared with Sagicor Life UWI, while BDFSP were languishing in eighth position on 50 points in the ten-team table, and mathematically still face the likelihood of being demoted.

The other main focus will be at Bayfield as Crane Resort St. Catherine could very well be relegated if they fail to beat rock-bottom Barbados Youth who are exempt from demotion.

St. Catherine started the series in ninth place on 32 points with Barbados Youth on 27.

But St. Catherine’s hopes of gaining maximum points and easing their relegation woes were hurt after falling for a paltry 42 in 21.2 overs following a 45-minute late start due to wet conditions, having lost the toss.

Barbados Youth, who have been beaten in all of their last six matches, responded with 95 all out in 35 overs to gain first innings points for the first time this season.

Now the onus is on St. Catherine to seek a total in excess of 200 with the hope of winning and earning 16 points, while praying that BDFSP are defeated in order to close the gap going into the final round on November 16.

There was one significant statistic in the field for St. Catherine on Saturday in that veteran seamer’s Ulric Batson five for 27 off 13 overs was the first five-for achieved by a bowler on his team for the season.

The points after the last round showed: Spartan 97, Wildey 87, Empire 85, Wanderers 75, Carlton 71, Gladiola 60, UWI 59, BDFSP 50, St. Catherine 32, Barbados Youth 27.

Matches for the final round are: Wanderers v Gladiola at Dayrells Road; Spartan v Wildey at Queen’s Park; BDFSP v Barbados Youth at Paragon; Empire v St. Catherine at Bank Hall; Carlton v UWI at Desmond Haynes Oval.

Document Author Keith Holder
Date Published 2019-11-04
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Historical Batting Stats
Pos. Name (Club) MT I NO R HS AVE 100 50 Division
1. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 9 14 2 603 139 50.25 2 3 2019 Elite Division
2. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 5 5 0 147 53 29.40 0 2 2019 Sagicor Twenty20
3. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 9 9 0 318 108 35.33 1 0 2018 BCA Super Cup
4. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 9 16 0 417 79 26.06 0 2 2018 Elite Division
5. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 5 5 0 61 47 12.20 0 0 2017 Sagicor Twenty20
6. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 9 16 2 547 108 39.07 1 4 2017 Elite Division
7. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 9 9 2 283 113* 40.43 1 1 2017 BCA Super Cup
8. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 5 6 0 117 55 19.50 0 1 2016 Elite Division
9. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 3 3 0 75 65 25.00 0 1 2016 BCA Super Cup
10. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 9 16 1 592 141 39.46 1 3 2015 Elite Division
11. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 7 7 0 153 67 21.86 0 2 2015 Sagicor Cup
12. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 8 8 0 194 89 24.25 0 1 2014 Sagicor Twenty20
13. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 8 13 0 244 89 18.76 0 1 2014 Elite Division
14. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 7 6 0 338 137 56.33 2 1 2014 Sagicor Cup
15. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 9 15 2 578 161 44.46 2 1 2013 Elite Division
16. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 5 5 0 147 72 29.40 0 1 2013 Sagicor Cup
17. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 8 13 0 392 74 30.15 0 2 2012 Elite Division
18. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 8 7 0 50 32 7.14 0 0 2012 Sagicor Cup
19. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 10 18 2 432 119 27.00 1 1 2011 First Division
20. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 2 1 0 10 10 10.00 0 0 2011 Sagicor Twenty20
21. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 5 5 0 133 54 26.60 0 1 2011 Sagicor Cup
22. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 2 2 0 44 44 22.00 0 0 2010 Sagicor Twenty20
23. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 8 13 3 503 103 50.30 1 5 2010 First Division
24. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 2 2 0 127 66 63.50 0 2 2010 Sagicor Cup
25. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 9 16 0 583 89 36.44 0 5 2009 First Division
26. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 5 5 0 69 46 13.80 0 0 2009 Sagicor Cup
27. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 4 5 1 133 70* 33.25 0 1 2008 First Division
28. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 4 4 0 144 99 36.00 0 1 2008 Sagicor Cup
29. Rashidi H Boucher (Bdos Youth) 2 4 0 149 88 37.25 0 1 2008 First Division
30. Rashidi H Boucher (Bdos Youth) 4 4 0 44 29 11.00 0 0 2008 Sagicor Cup
31. Rashidi H Boucher (Bdos Youth) 2 2 0 71 67 35.50 0 1 2008 Sagicor Twenty20
32. Rashidi Boucher (Spartan) 3 3 1 78 59* 39.00 0 1 2008 Sagicor Twenty20
33. Rashidi Boucher (Bdos Youth) 8 10 0 459 127 45.90 1 2 2007 Banks First Division
34. Rashidi Boucher (Bdos Youth) 6 6 1 223 91* 44.60 0 1 2007 Sagicor Cup
35. Rashidi Boucher (Bdos Youth) 5 8 0 303 175 37.88 1 0 2006 First Division
36. Rashidi H Boucher (Bdos Youth) 6 6 0 117 43 19.50 0 0 2006 Sagicor Cup
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