Inside the Sagicor Twenty20
Date Published: 2020-09-09
McCaskie hits first century, upset wins for Isolation Cavaliers and Lords in Series 4 of BCA T20 Cup
Bridgetown, Barbados, September 9 - (www.bcacricket.org) - A hurricane, maiden century by Zachary McCaskie of Wildey and upset wins for rural teams, Lords and newcomers IDL Walkers Sand Quarry Isolation Cavaliers, highlighted Series 4 of the BCA Elite/Division 1 Twenty20 Cup Championship.
McCaskie, an underrated 23-year-old, who has played two one-day matches for Barbados, slammed 106 off 51 balls with seven fours and eight sixes in a total of 197 for five - the highest of the round - against Foundation, his former school, who lost by 70 runs at the SJPI ground in Zone ‘A’. He reached his hundred off 48 deliveries with six fours and eight sixes.
It was the first century this season, the third at SJPI and the 17th of the Tournament, which started in 2008.
Wildey’s David Carter recorded the first ton at the venue in 2015 - an unbeaten 116 (65 balls, 11 fours, 6 sixes) against St. Catherine, and Shai Hope smashed 126 (54 balls, 10 fours, 10 sixes; reached his century off 44 balls, 9 fours, 7 sixes) for Pickwick, co-incidentally off Foundation as well, last year in Phase 1.
Lords, in their third season in the Competition, beat Police by six wickets on home turf at Lowlands, St. Lucy in Zone ‘B’.
And in the same Zone, Isolation Cavaliers defeated record five-time champions UWI ‘A’ by four wickets at the picturesque KMV Oval in Lakes, St. Andrew after being assessed 24 runs based on a slow over-rate by UWI ‘A’, who were deemed to be two overs slow.
BWU Gladiola can boast of being the only team to win all four matches.
In beating Empire by eight wickets, Gladiola also registered the fastest victory of this season’s Competition as the match lasted only 22.4 overs.
Empire were bundled out for 69 in 15.3 overs after winning the toss with a solitary double-figure contributor - Jomel Warrican - who made 12 off 22 balls at No. 7. Extras amounted to 19 including 17 wides.
Fast bowler Teriq Worrell, who has been impressive this season, was the main wrecker with three for 21 off four overs.
Korie Miller picked up two for 13 off 3.3 overs, and left-arm spinner Damario Goodman, with two for 16 and off-spinner Jamar Trotman, two for 17 - both off four overs - continued to prove how vital they have been to Gladiola’s cause.
Kadeem Alleyne helped to hasten the win by scoring 32 off 18 balls in a first wicket stand of 43 in 5.1 overs with Kodi Phillips, who was unbeaten on 13 off 16 balls, while veteran Martin Nurse made 16 off eight deliveries as Gladiola triumphed in 7.1 overs.
Zachary McCaskie showed his growing reputation as a classy batsman in his well calculated century.
McCaskie was dominant following the dismissal of his opening partner Craig St. Hill for five off left-arm spinner Nathan Sealy with the score 14 in the third over after Wildey were sent in.
He added 49 in 6.1 overs for the second wicket with captain Carlos Maynard, who made 14 off 20 balls.
Then came the most fruitful partnership - 91 in just 7.1 overs for the third wicket with left-hander Shanaldo Taylor.
McCaskie reached his century off 48 deliveries with six fours and eight sixes and soon became the third wicket to fall in the 16th over with the score 154.
Taylor followed in the next over for 24 off 22 balls.
Akeem Jordan was the other wicket to fall for 13 off 10 balls as Jerome Jones managed 17 not out off 10 balls as Wildey amassed 197 for five.
Sealy took two for 23 off four overs.
Pacer Jordan put Foundation under early pressure by removing Shomari Davis (10) and Baggio Worrell (one) by the fifth over and with captain Dasani Griffith being run out for four and left-arm spinner Pius Emilien removing Shamar Forde (nine), the score was 33 for four after 7.2 overs.
Dayne Doughty and coach Nhamo Winn then put on 65 in 8.2 overs for fifth wicket before Winn fell to Emilien for 31 off 26 balls including one four and three sixes.
Doughty, who went to the crease at No. 5, was eighth out for the top score of 59 off 46 balls including six fours and one six in a total of 127 for eight.
Emilien took two 11 off three overs, while fast bowler Shakeem Clarke picked up two for 18 and Jordan, two for 24 - both off four overs.
Tight bowling helped Pickwick to their first win of the Tournament - by 15 runs over IGS Insurance Brokers Yorkshire.
Chasing 113 for victory, Yorkshire were restricted to 97 for eight.
Jamar Layne topscored with 28 off 35 balls including two fours and coach Jamal Smith made 27 from 30 deliveries with two fours and one six.
The pair added 40 in 7.1 overs for the third wicket before both fell in successive overs by pacer Cherran Thompson, leaving the score 82 for four by the 17th over.
Thompson had also removed opener Shakeel Richards for 13 in the third over to finish with three for 20 off four overs.
Captain and seamer Jared Gilkes took two for eight off two overs towards the end, and new ball bowler Joshua Burton, two for 18 off four overs.
Sent in, the home team scored 112 for seven, thanks mainly to an unbeaten 45 off 53 balls with three boundaries by No. 3 Yvan Grant, son of the former Pickwick and Barbados batsman, Adrian Grant.
Romario Parris took two for nine, his new ball partner Layne, two for 24 and Akeem Evelyn, two for 33 - all off four overs.
Set up by enterprising half-centuries from the “P” openers, Hakeem Perryman and Shaqkere Parris, Barbados Youth ‘A’ beat struggling BDFSP by ten runs to record their second win.
With the luck of the toss, Barbados Youth scored 152 for six.
Parris and Perryman added 87 in 12 overs before Parris was dismissed by leg-spinner Javed Leacock for 52.
It was wicket-keeper Parris’ second half-century in this year’s Tournament. He faced 34 balls and struck five fours and three sixes.
Perryman then dominated a second wicket stand of 50 in six overs with captain Rivaldo Clarke whose contribution was only nine from 18 balls.
Perryman, son of the former Empire left-arm pacer, Ian Perryman, kept a level head before pacer Rico Hurley bowled him for 75 off 62 balls including one four and five sixes to make the score 150 for four with five balls left in the innings.
Hurley took four for 21 off four overs.
BDFSP were given a brisk start by Hans Campbell and Grosvenor, who put on 24 in ten balls for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed for 14 off only four balls.
Steady partnerships of 32 in 4.4 overs for the second wicket between Campbell and Demetrius Richards and 35 in 5.1 overs between Richards and captain Rico Wiggins for the third, kept the home side in the hunt.
There was also a stand of 25 off 16 balls for the sixth wicket between Wiggins and Hurley before BDFSP were bowled out for 142 in 19.4 overs.
Wicket-keeper Richards topscored with 36 off 32 balls including two fours and one six.
Campbell made 27 off 18 deliveries containing five boundaries, Wiggins scored 24 off 32 balls and Hurley, 22 from 15 deliveries as he lashed three sixes.
Clarke, better known for his batting and also the ability to keep wicket, again showed his versatility by snatching four for 19 off 2.4 overs as an off-spinner, while pacer Che Simmons took two for 20 off four overs.
On reflection, Barbados Youth ‘B’ must feel disappointed that despite losing only one wicket, they could not score fast enough in a 17-run defeat against champions Carlton.
Chasing 130 to win, they ended on 112 for one.
Captain Rashawn Worrell made 40 off 44 balls with three fours and one six in a truncated first wicket partnership of 88, which featured Dalvin Bennett and wicket-keeper Rashad Haynes.
Concerned about his left shoulder, Bennett retired hurt on 24 with the score 56 after 8.3 overs.
Worrell fell to medium-pacer Shamar Springer with 2.5 overs left in the match.
Bennett returned to finish on 33 not out off 31 balls including two fours and one six, while Haynes made an unbeaten 32 from 45 deliveries containing one six.
Carlton scored 129 for five after winning the toss.
After Rashad Armstrong fell to Johann Layne without a run scored at the end of the first over, Mekhail Marshall and all-rounder Springer added 66 in 9.5 overs for the second wicket.
Springer led the way with 42 not out off 41 balls including four fours and one six.
Helped by three chances, Marshall scored 39 off 37 deliveries as he lashed five sixes and one four and left-hander Marlon Welcome-Goodman contributed 30 off 26 balls with one four and one six.
Thierry Walcott took two for five off two overs and Layne, two for 30 off four overs.
It was the third win for Carlton and the third defeat for Barbados Youth ’B’.
There will always be a lot of debate surrounding the shock four-wicket defeat of UWI ‘A’ by rookies Isolation Cavaliers.
The result showed that Isolation Cavaliers were assessed 24 runs based on a slow over-rate by UWI ‘A’, who were deemed to be two overs slow.
After winning the toss, UWI ‘A’ recovered from 12 for two off three overs to total 173 for six but they were penalised five runs because of batsmen running on the pitch.
Tevyn Walcott, the Barbados Pride wicket-keeper/batsman, over from BDFSP, hit the topscore of 55 off 44 balls with four fours and one six at No. 4.
Walcott and left-hander Anthony Alleyne, also a Barbados cap, put on 79 in 9.2 overs for the third wicket before Alleyne fell for 34 off 26 balls including two fours and two sixes.
Odain McCatty, a Jamaican, lashed 27 not out off 12 balls with two fours and one six and West Indies Under-19 fast bowling all-rounder Matthew Forde made 25 off 13 deliveries with one four and two sixes.
Captain Jamaine Bullen took two for 18 off four overs.
Isolation Cavaliers were helped significantly in their chase by a fifth wicket stand of 103 in 12.2 overs between Khalil Herbert and Bullen.
The chirpy Herbert made 53 off 43 balls with three fours and two sixes, while Bullen was unbeaten on 49 off 38 deliveries including one four and three sixes with the scorecard showing 167 for six (plus 24).
Forde took three for 31 off four overs.
Crane Resort St. Catherine mauled Maple by 91 runs to record their first win while condemning the two-time champions to their third defeat.
The home side had a poor start, losing openers Neil Browne and captain Ulric Batson - both for one - to be three for two off 1.3 overs after winning the toss.
But they recovered admirably through a third wicket partnership of 87 in 11.5 overs between Mikhail Austin and the experienced Alcindo Holder.
After Austin fell for 48 off 37 balls with four fours and two sixes, Holder, a former Barbados player, almost single-handedly dominated a fourth wicket stand of 58 in only 5.2 overs with Jafari Toppin, who made six off nine balls.
Both fell off successive balls in the penultimate over from medium-pacer Kirk Brome before the innings ended on 155 for seven.
Holder, with a reputation for big hitting, smashed eight sixes and one four in 88 off 60 balls.
Captain and off-spinner Shane Ramsay took two for 29, Brome, two for 31 and Shakeel Turney, two for 32 - all off four overs.
Maple laboured to 64 for nine with Barrington Yearwood scoring 22 off 23 balls at No. 7.
Seamer Batson took four for six, rookie left-arm spinner Akeem Greaves, three for 14 and off-spinner Kenroy Williams, two for 15 off - each sending down four overs.
For the second straight series, front-runners Wanderers and Spartan were part of a no result because of rain.
After winning the toss, Wanderers scored 124 for five off 20 overs before rain ended the match.
Jonathan Drakes led the way with an unbeaten 56 off 46 balls including five fours and two sixes at No. 3.
Diego Stuart made 25 not out off 28 balls containing two fours and one six, and captain and opener Kraigg Brathwaite, 22 off 19 balls with three boundaries.
Off-spinner Chaim Holder took four for 21 off four overs after coming on as the fourth of five bowlers.
Among Holder’s victims was Kirk Edwards, the former Barbados captain and West Indies batsman, who fell for five off seven balls in what was his first BCA T20 match since the quarter-finals of the 2018 Tournament.
Lords survived an early batting scare to defeat Police by six wickets with 23 balls remaining.
In pursuit of 80 to win, Lords were 16 for three by the seventh over between Brandon Thompson and Mario Boyce added 30 in 4.5 overs for the fourth wicket.
Thompson was then dismissed for 28 off 36 balls containing three sixes.
Boyce made 22 not out off 30 deliveries with one six and Jamali Lynch also struck one six in scoring an unbeaten 17 off 16 balls.
Pacer Rasheed Padmore took two for 12 off four overs.
Police were bowled out for 79 in 18 overs after winning the toss.
Opener Darrell Babb made 14 off 21 balls. Nos. 8 and 9, wicket-keeper Mical Stuart (12) and Darien Seale (11) were the other double-figure contributors.
Left-arm spinner Kemar Stanford took three for nine off four overs.
Medium-pacer Leroy Johnson picked up two for five and spinners Azan Holligan, two for 15 and Mario Boyce, two for 25.
Skipper Dwayne Smith starred with ball and bat as Bayview Hospital YMPC beat Sagicor Life UWI ‘B’ by six wickets.
The former Barbados and West Indies player snatched three for four off 2.1 overs with his medium-pace in a UWI ‘B’ total of 117 all out in 19.1 overs after the home side won the toss.
Smith then lashed 61 off 48 balls with eight fours and two sixes at the top of the innings as YMPC reached the target with one over to spare.
He featured in a third wicket partnership of 65 in 11.4 overs with the unrelated Kemal Smith, who made 32 not out off 42 balls including three fours.
Amari Goodridge, a tall fast bowler, took two for 18 off four overs.
Opener Vidal Crandon, a St. Lucian, topscored for UWI ‘B’ with 37 off 27 balls containing two fours and three sixes.
Seth Agard made 28 not out from 22 deliveries with one four and two sixes at No. 7.
Apart from Dwayne Smith, YMPC’s other main wicket-takers were all slow bowlers - off-spinner Neil Persaud, two for 17, Kemar Jabarry Smith (Dwayne’s brother), two for 22 - both off four overs - and leg-spinner Mario Miller, two for 26 off three overs.
ZONE A - Gladiola 16, Carlton 14, Wildey 14, Yorkshire 10, Barbados Youth ‘A’ 10, Empire 6, Pickwick 6, BDFSP 2, Barbados Youth ‘B’ 2, Foundation 0.
ZONE B - Wanderers 14, YMPC 10, Lords 10, Isolation Cavaliers 10, UWI ‘A’ 10, Police 8, Spartan 8, St. Catherine 6, Maple 2, UWI ‘B’ 2.
SERIES 5 - September 12
ZONE A - Yorkshire v Carlton at Friendship; BDFSP v Foundation at Paragon; Empire v Barbados Youth ‘A’ at Bank Hall; Wildey v Pickwick at SJPI; Barbados Youth ‘B’ v Gladiola at Kensington Oval.
ZONE B - Police v Isolation Cavaliers at Weymouth; Maple v Spartan at Trents; UWI ‘A’ v Lords at 3Ws Oval; YMPC v St. Catherine at Beckles Road; Wanderers v UWI ‘B’ at Dayrells Road.