Smith grabs three wickets but Barbados lose to Nottinghamshire in Banks Barbados T20 Cup

Bridgetown, Barbados, March 22– (www.bcacricket.org) – West Indies Twenty20 all-rounder Dwayne Smith picked up three wickets for 20 runs after scoring a brisk 18 but Barbados lost to English County Club Nottinghamshire by four wickets in their opening match of the Banks Barbados T20 Cup tournament at Kensington Oval on Wednesday night.

Smith, who was belatedly pulled out of the Barbados 13-man squad on Monday night for their crucial seventh and final round regional first-class match against the Windward Islands in Grenada, starting on Friday, to prepare for the two-match T20 International series between West Indies and Australia, made his runs off ten balls with four fours in a total of 130 for four off 20 overs.

He and Martin Nurse added 20 for the first wicket in 3.1 overs after Barbados, led by discarded national first-class all-rounder, Kenroy Williams, had won the toss.

West Indies Under-19 team all-rounder Kyle Mayers topscored 37. Batting at No. 5, left-hander Mayers slammed three sixes and two fours in his 27-ball knock before he was caught and bowled by opening bowler Ben Phillips.

Kevin Stoute, surprisingly ignored by the interim Barbados selectors as a replacement for Smith for the match against the Windwards, scored 33 not out off 38 balls with one boundary.

Stoute and Mayers added 54 in 7.3 overs for the fourth wicket.

Rashidi Boucher, who went to the crease at No. 3, made 29 off 28 deliveries with two fours and one six.

Phillips took three for 25 off four overs.

Nottinghamshire responded with 134 for six off 18.1 overs.

Opener Michael Lumb led the way with 44 off 29 balls including four fours and two sixes.

Riki Wessels, son of Kepler Wessels, who played international cricket for both Australia and South Africa and became South Africa’s first Test captain of the modern era, contributed 31 with three boundaries at No. 4.

Lumb and Wessels put on 50 in six overs for the third wickets.

Phillips capped a good all-round match by scoring 23 off 17 balls including four boundaries at No. 3.

Wicket-keeper Chris Read, who has represented England at all international levels, made 20 not out off 17 balls.

Smith’s three wickets came from four overs including the scalp of Wessels after he shared the new ball with left-arm spinner Jamar Griffith.

Barbados and West Indies T20 off-spinner Ashley Nurse picked up two for 31 off four overs, while medium-pacer Stoute took the other wicket for 22 runs off 3.1 overs.

The defeat means that Barbados will now contest the Plate competition. They oppose another English County, Derbyshire, at Desmond Haynes Oval, Black Rock, today, at 10 a.m.

The other Plate semifinal brings together Combined Campuses & Colleges and Hampshire at Dayrells Road, also at 10 o’ clock.

The final is slated for Kensington Oval at 4 p.m.

In the Cup semifinals today at 11 a.m. featuring all English County teams, Leicestershire clash with Warwickshire at Foursquare Oval and Yorkshire meet Nottinghamshire at Lucas Street.

The final is set for Kensington Oval at 7.30 p.m.

Summarised scores:

TUESDAY, MARCH 20

At Kensington Oval:

Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by 60 runs.

Yorkshire 183-8 (20 overs) (Jonny Bairstow 48, Andre Cole 44, Adam Lyth 20, Joseph Sayers 19, Gary Balance 18, Joseph Root 15; Mark Footitt 3-36, Ross Whiteley 2-22).

Derbyshire 123-8 (20 overs) (Wayne Masden 43, Paul Borrington 25 not out, Garry Park 19, Chesney Hughes 13; Ryan Sidebottom 4-20, Adil Rashid 3-20).

Toss: Yorkshire.

Umpires: Robin Ford, Leslie Reifer Jr.

Match referee: Mervyn Jones.

Scorers: SYE Belle, J. Brown.

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At Kensington Oval:

Leicestershire beat Combined Campuses & Colleges by seven runs.

Leicestershire 122-5 (20 overs) (Matthew Boyce 52 not out – 40 balls, 3 sixes, 1 four; Jacques Du Toit 20, Greg Smith 15; Nkosi Ross 2-3).

Combined Campuses & Colleges 115-8 (20 overs) (Roston Chase 62 – 59 balls, 6 six fours, 2 sixes; Ryan Wiggins 15, Collis Worrell 10; Wayne White 2-16, Claude Henderson 2-20, Robbie Joseph 2-22).

Toss: Leicestershire.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21

At Kensington Oval:

Warwickshire beat Hampshire by six wickets.

Hampshire 162-5 (20 overs) (Sean Ervine 81 not out – 57 balls, 9 fours, 1 six; Liam Dawson 44, James Adams 17, Michael Carberry 13; Neil Carter 2-29).

Warwickshire 163-4 (19.4 overs) (Rikki Clarke 44 not out, Darren Maddy 38, Chris Woakes 27 not out, Varun Chopra 22, Keith Barker 14).

Toss: Hampshire.

Umpires: Jonathan Blades, Leslie Reifer Jr.

Match referee: Mervyn Jones.

Scorers: SYE Belle, J. Brown.

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At Kensington Oval:

Nottinghamshire beat Barbados by four wickets.

Barbados 130-4 (20 overs) (Kyle Mayers 37, Kevin Stoute 33 not out, Rashidi Boucher 29, Dwayne Smith 18; Ben Phillips 3-25).

Nottinghamshire 134-6 (18.1 overs) (Michael Lumb 44, Riki Wessels 31, Ben Phillips 23, Chris Read 20 not out; Dwayne Smith 3-20, Ashley Nurse 2-31).

Toss: Barbados.

Umpires: Carson Howard, Bertnul Ricardo Harrison.

Match referee: Mervyn Jones.

Scorers: SYE Belle, J. Brown.

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REMAINING MATCHES

THURSDAY, March 22

PLATE SEMIFINALS – 10 a.m.

At Desmond Haynes Oval:

Derbyshire v Barbados

At Dayrells Road:

Combined Campuses & Colleges v Hampshire

FINAL

At Kensington Oval:

4 p.m.

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CUP SEMIFINALS – 11 a.m.

At Foursquare Oval:

Leicestershire v Warwickshire

At Lucas Street:

Yorkshire v Nottinghamshire

FINAL

At Kensington Oval:

7.30 p.m.



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