St. Catherine win BCA Division 2 Championship in nervous draw with rookies Cupid Cavaliers

Bridgetown, Barbados, December 8 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Crane Resort St. Catherine won the 2019 BCA Division 2 Championship by way of first innings lead after battling to a nervous draw against rookies Cupid Cavaliers in the three-day Final at Queen’s Park today.

Set 174 for victory in 55 overs, St. Catherine ended on 121 for nine off 49 overs when fading light ended play just after 5.30 p.m.

The last wicket pair of captain Derwin Thompson (25 not out) and George Browne (two not out) were together for eight overs.

All told, Thompson, a former Combined Schools and Police Division 1 (rebranded Elite division in 2012) batsman from way back in 1981, occupied the crease for 82 minutes, received 78 balls and hit three fours, while Browne faced 16 deliveries.

Earlier, starting the day on 204 five off 60 overs in their second innings, Cupid Cavaliers were bowled out for 240 in 73 overs.

Jamelle Blair took his overnight score of 64 to the topscore of 68.

Veteran left-arm spinner Derick Bishop picked up three of the wickets today for figures of seven for 93 to end the season with 88 wickets.

With St. Catherine also having an Intermediate division team, Cupid Cavaliers will be offered the opportunity to be promoted in 2020.

Summarised scores:

Cupid Cavaliers 122-8 (32 overs) (Jamelle Blair 38 not out - 98 minutes, 50 balls, 2 fours, 1 six; David Rogers 22, Devon Dawson 17, Noel Burnham 16, Vick Jaisingh 13; Derick Bishop 2-12, Brian Shepherd 2-17, Dale Mason 2-23) and 240 all out (73 overs) (Jamelle Blair 68 - 180 minutes, 142 balls; Devon Dawson 47, Noel Burnham 43, Akani McCollin 38, Khadafy Cummins 11; Derick Bishop 7-93).

Crane Resort St. Catherine 189-5 (32 overs) (Renaldo Rudder 64 not out - 76 minutes, 63 balls, 7 fours, 1 six; Charles Griffith 55 - 132 minutes, 83 balls, 1 four, 1 six; Brian Shepherd 21, Michael Holder 19 not out, Derick Bishop 14, Dale Mason 11) and 121-9 (49 overs) (Charles Griffith 27, Derwin Thompson 25 not out, Dale Mason 21, Derick Bishop 14; Khadafy Cummins 4-49, Anthony Ellis 3-27).

Toss: Cupid Cavaliers.

Umpires: G. Farrell, A. Scott. Reserve: L. Carter.

Match referee: S. Wall.

Scorers: S. Welch-McCollin, K. Clarke.

SCORECARD

CUPID CAVALIERS 1st innings

N. Burnham c Mason b Bishop                 16    (22 mins, 23 balls, 2x4)

D. Rogers run out (Holder)                      22    (106 mins, 73 balls, 1x4)

T. Pilgrim b Bishop                                   0    (2 mins, 4 balls)

K. Cummins b Shepherd                           3   (5 mins, 4 balls)

*+A. McCollin c wk Rudder b Shepherd      1   (10 mins, 9 balls)

J. Blair not out                                       38   (98 mins, 50 balls, 2x4, 1x6)

D. Dawson c Griffith b Mason                  17    (22 mins, 21 balls, 1x4)

V. Jaisingh c (sub) b Mason                     13    (5 mins, 6 balls, 2x6)

A. Ellis c Griffith b Mason                          3    (4 mins, 3 balls)

S. Caddle not out                                     0   (1 min, 0 balls)

Extras (b3, lb1, w4, nb1)                          9

TOTAL (8 wks, 32 overs)                       122

Fall of wickets: 1-20 (Burnham, 6.1 ov), 2-20 (Pilgrim, 6.5), 3-23 (Cummins, 7.3), 4-25 (McCollin, 9.5), 5-72 (Rogers, 24.1), 6-97 (Dawson, 29.3), 7-112 (Jaisingh, 30.5), 8-122 (Ellis, 31.5).

Did not bat: D. Marshall.

Bowling: Bishop 7-2-12-2, Shepherd 7-2-17-2, Holder 3-0-21-0 (w4, nb1), Thompson 7-0-18-0, Browne 6-0-27-1, Mason 2-0-23-2.

ST. CATHERINE 1st innings

C. Griffith b Cummins                               55    (132 mins, 83 balls, 1x4, 1x6)

D. Mason b Caddle                                   11    (16 mins, 14 balls, 2x4)

+R. Rudder c Cummins b Dawson             64    (76 mins, 63 balls, 8x4, 1x6)

D. Bishop c McCollin b Blair                      14    (30 mins, 17 balls, 1x4)

M. Holder not out                                    19    (9 mins, 7 balls, 2x6)

B. Shepherd run out                                21    (7 mins, 8 balls, 2x4, 1x6)

Extras (lb1, w4)                                        5

TOTAL (5 wks, 32 overs)                         189

Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Mason, 3.5 ov), 2-78 (Bishop, 19.1), 3-141 (Rudder, 28.2), 4-165 (Griffith, 30.3), 5-189 (Shepherd, 32). NB: Rudder retired hurt with the score 53-1 (14 ov).

Did not bat: S. Sargeant, *D. Thompson, A. Greaves, D. Parris, G. Browne.

Bowling: Cummins 7-1-30-1 (w1), Caddle 3-0-14-1 (w1), Dawson 6-0-20-1, Ellis 4-0-22-0, Jaisingh 2-0-7-0, Marshall 4-0-45-0, Blair 5-0-38-1 (w2), Burnham 1-0-12-0.

CUPID CAVALIERS 2nd innings

D. Rogers b Bishop                                     4    (7 mins, 9 balls)

*+A. McCollin lbw b Bishop                       38    (77 mins, 53 balls, 6x4)

D. Dawson lbw b Bishop                            47    (65 mins, 57 balls, 4x4)

K. Cummins c Holder b Bishop                   11    (20 mins, 6 balls, 1x6)

T. Pilgrim c & b Browne                               1    (7 mins, 6 balls)

J. Blair b Thompson                                  68    (180 mins, 142 balls)

N. Burnham c Thompson b Bishop             43    (125 mins, 122 balls, 3x4)

A. Ellis run out (sub)                                  9    (16 mins, 14 balls, 1x6)

V. Jaisingh c & b Bishop                              9    (10 mins, 8 balls, 1x6)

D. Marshall st (sub Stuart) b Bishop            4    (26 mins, 17 balls)

S. Caddle not out                                       1    (6 mins, 4 balls)

Extras (lb5)                                               5

TOTAL (all out, 73 overs)                          240

Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-90, 3-95, 4-102, 5-106, 6-214, 7-215, 8-229, 9-235, 10-240.

Bowling: Bishop 35-4-93-7, Shepherd 3-0-21-0, Holder 3.1-0-25-0, Thompson 16-4-38-1, Browne 8-0-31-1, Greaves 7.5-0-27-0.

ST. CATHERINE 2nd innings

D. Mason b Ellis                                          21     (64 mins, 39 balls, 3x4)

C. Griffith c & b Cummins                            27     (60 mins, 57 balls, 4x4)

+R. Rudder c McCollin b Cummins                 7    (53 mins, 26 balls, 1x4)

D. Bishop c Blair b Cummins                        14    (22 mins, 19 balls, 2x4)

M. Holder c McCollin b Ellis                            1     (4 mins, 4 balls)

D. Parris b Ellis                                             0    (1 min, 1 ball)

S. Sargeant b Dawson                                  5     (40 mins, 32 balls)

*D. Thompson not out                                 25     (82 mins, 78 balls, 3x4)

B. Shepherd lbw b Cummins                         0     (2 mins, 3 balls)

A. Greaves run out (Dawson)                        6     (39 mins, 19 balls, 1x4)

G. Browne not out                                        2    (19 mins, 16 balls)

Extras (b6, lb4, w2, nb1)                            13

TOTAL (9 wks, 49 overs)                            121

Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-52, 3-73, 4-74, 5-74, 6-80, 7-90, 8-93, 9-114.

Bowling: Cummins 20-7-49-4, Dawson 10-4-19-1 (w1, nb1), Caddle 3-0-11-0, Ellis 13-2-27-3 (w1), Blair 2-0-2-0, Burnham 1-0-3-0.

Toss: Cupid Cavaliers.

Result: Match drawn.

Umpires: Garnett Farrell, Anthony Scott. Reserve: L. Carter.

Match referee: Sherlock Wall.

Scorers: S. Welch-McCollin, K. Clarke.



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