Date Submitted: 2018-05-20
Keywords: Justin Greaves, Kyle Hope, Leniko Boucher, Tevyn Walcott, Camarie Boyce
Sagicor Twenty20 - Bridgetown, Barbados, May 20 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Last year’s losing finalists Crane Resort St. Catherine are the only unbeaten team after the fourth and penultimate series of preliminary matches in the BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 (Phase 2) Championship.
St. Catherine defeated Wildey by 61 runs at Paragon in Zone ‘B’ to move to 16 points.
Also in Zone ‘B’, BDFSP beat ESA Field Pickwick by six wickets at Paragon and Massy Stores Spartan defeated Home Improvement & Hardware Supplies Maple by 45 runs at Queen’s Park.
In Zone ‘A’, champions Sagicor Life UWI beat CounterPoint Wanderers by seven wickets at Kensington Oval after ICBL Empire recorded their first win - by four wickets over Gladiola at the same venue.
Bayview Hospital YMPC overcame Barbados Cricket Supplies Barbados Youth by four wickets at Queen’s Park.
At Kensington Oval: Justin Greaves hit unbeaten half-century to spur Empire to a four-wicket win against Gladiola.
Chasing 118, Empire triumphed with seven balls to spare.
Greaves made 53 not out off 39 balls including four boundaries.
Kofie Hurdle contributed 25 and opener Jai-Bari Yarde 20 off 12 balls containing three fours and one six.
Shaquille Turney took two for 14 and Rachid O’Neale, two for 21.
In a Gladiola total of 117 for eight after winning the toss, Hayden Walsh scored 42 not out off 33 balls including two fours and two sixes at No. 6.
Fast bowler Christopher Taitt took three for 19.
At Queen’s Park: YMPC overcame a few anxious moments to beat Barbados Youth by four wickets with five balls remaining.
In pursuit of 102 to win, YMPC slipped from 51 for one to 59 for four and by the end of the 17th over were 86 for six.
But skipper Renaldo Arthur kept a cool head in scoring 21 not out off the same number of balls with three boundaries.
Dwayne Smith topscored with 28 off 25 balls, striking two fours and two sixes before he was first out to left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce after a partnership of 36 with his brother Kemar, who made 14.
Boyce took four for 15.
Barbados Youth lost wickets steadily following an opening partnership of 35 in 6.1 overs between Shian Brathwaite and Ryshon Williams and were dismissed for 101 in 18.4 overs after winning the toss.
Brathwaite made 27 off 25 balls with four fours and one six.
Shakkae Marshall, with 22 off 13 deliveries containing three sixes was the only other batsman to reach double-figures at No. 8.
Left-arm spinner Nkosi Ross took three for 13, off-spinner Kemar Smith, three for 27, Gary Austin, two for nine and leg-spinner Mario Miller, two for ten.
At Kensington Oval: Despite being penalized for a slow over-rate in a rain-affected match, UWI still raced to a comfortable win by seven wickets over Wanderers.
In a match reduced to an 18-over, Wanderers scored 94 for seven.
Opener Shayne Moseley scored 34 off 28 balls with two sixes.
Ryan Hinds took two for 18, fellow spinner Larry Edward, two for 21 and pacer Jermaine Levy two for 23.
Set a revised target of 118, UWI triumphed with 15 balls to spare.
Lenkio Boucher scored 49 off 38 balls including seven fours and one six at the top and skipper Nicholas Kirton was unbeaten on 38 off 26 balls with five fours and one six.
At Paragon: St. Catherine easily defeated Wildey by 61 runs.
Sent in, St. Catherine scored 144 for eight off 20 overs.
Opener Neil Browne made 31 off 34 balls, Derick Bishop lashed 30 not out off 19 balls with three fours and one six at No. 8 and Mario Rampersaud scored 29 off 23 deliveries.
Pacer Akeem Jordan took three for 30, left-arm spinner Steve Pinder, two for 18 and medium-pacer Brandon King, two for 19.
Wildey struggled to 83 for seven with Carlos Maynard scoring 32 off 44 balls and Akeem Jordan 23 not out off 18.
Seamer Ulric Batson took three for four and off-spinner Dwayne Skeete, two for 19.
At Paragon: An unbeaten 44 by Tevyn Walcott with support from Jameel Stuart, spurred BDFSP to a six-wicket win over Pickwick.
Walcott faced 42 balls and struck three fours as BDFSP, set 122 to win, got home with nine balls remaining.
Stuart scored 36 off 30 balls. He and Walcott put on 76 off 61 balls for the fourth wicket.
Pickwick made 121 for six after winning the toss.
Kyle Hope struck his second straight half-century - 79 off 59 balls including eight fours and two sixes. Jerome Stuart made 24, adding 72 off 11.1 overs for the fourth wicket with Hope.
Spinner Tremaine Harris took three for 22 and Demario Goodman, two for 21.
At Queen’s Park: With their spin bowlers inevitably dominating, Spartan easily defeated Maple by 45 runs.
Chasing 146 to win, Maple were bowled out for 100 in 19.5 overs after losing their first three wickets for only one run by the third over.
Left-arm spinner Andre Marshall took three for 19, leg-spinner Joshua Drakes, two for 11 and left-arm spinner Chad Williams, two for 21.
Spartan made 145 for seven after they were sent in.
Shamarh Brooks topscored with 37 off the same number of balls, hitting five fours and one six.
Marrodon Bend made 30 off 25 balls, captain Rashidi Boucher 28 off 26 deliveries and Chaim Holder lashed 21 not out off only 12 deliveries.
Boucher and Brooks put on 56 in 8.2 overs for the second wicket.
Leg-spinner Aamir Thomas took four for 30 and medium-pacer Kirk Brome, two for 20.
ZONE A - Wanderers 12, UWI 12, Barbados Youth 8, YMPC 8, Empire 4, Gladiola 4.
ZONE B - St. Catherine 16, Spartan 12, BSFSP 8, Wildey 4, Pickwick 4, Maple 4.
SERIES 5 - MAY 27
ZONE A - Empire v Barbados Youth at Beckles Road - 10 a.m.; YMPC v UWI at Beckles Road - 2 p.m.; Wanderers v Gladiola at Dayrells Road - 2 p.m.
ZONE B - Spartan v Pickwick at Bayfield - 10 a.m.; St. Catherine v Maple at Bayfield - 2 p.m.; Wildey v BDFSP at Dayrells Road - 10 a.m.