Bridgetown, Barbados, September 28 - (www.bcacricket.org) - Experienced Sagicor Life UWI ‘A’ opener Kyle Corbin is now only the second batsman to score two centuries in a season in the BCA Elite/Division 1 Twenty20 Cup Championship.
Corbin, 30, slammed an even, unbeaten hundred as UWI ‘A’ crushed Crane Resort St. Catherine by nine wickets at Bayfield in Zone ‘B’ of Series 7 on Saturday.
Chasing 153, UWI ‘A’ triumphed with 4.1 overs remaining. Corbin faced 57 balls and struck four fours and seven sixes.
In Series 5, Corbin made 112 against Lords at the 3Ws Oval.
David Carter of Wildey was the first batsman to score two centuries in a season in 2015 - and on consecutive days. Then aged 24, left-hander Carter made 116 not out against St. Catherine at SJPI (May 23) and 110 not out off Yorkshire at Friendship (May 24).
Now a UWI ‘B’ player, David Carter is the younger brother of Jonathan Carter, the UWI ‘A’ and Barbados Pride batting all-rounder.
In two key matches on Saturday, defending champions Carlton beat pre-series leaders BWU Gladiola by five wickets at Rices in Zone ‘A’, and Wanderers defeated newcomers IDL Walkers Sand Quarry Isolation Cavaliers by 21 runs at KMV Oval to remain at the top of Zone ‘B’.
Wildey took over the lead in Zone ‘A’ following a 49-run win against IGS Insurance Brokers Yorkshire at SJPI.
A wonderful, unbroken sixth wicket partnership of 89 off just 8.5 overs between left-handers Dominic Drakes and Tarik Shorey carried Carlton to a five-wicket win over Gladiola with one over remaining.
Chasing 150 to win, Carlton were under some pressure at 62 for five after 10.1 overs before Drakes and Shorey executed several telling strokes.
Drakes scored 49 not out off 32 balls with seven threes and four fours, while Shorey was unbeaten on 36 off 23 deliveries including six threes and two fours.
Shamar Springer made 26 off 18 balls and opener Kyle Mayers, 20 off 11 deliveries.
Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr. took two for 33 off four overs.
Sent in, Gladiola scored 149 for eight.
Ashley Nurse hit the topscore of 48 off 32 balls with seven threes and four fours, while opener Kodi Phillips made 36 from 37 balls.
The pair added 63 in 8.3 overs for the third wicket.
Pacer Nyeem Young took three for 23 off four overs.
Justin Greaves slammed a half-century as Empire defeated Foundation by nine wickets.
Set 130 for victory, Empire triumphed in 16.4 overs.
Greaves made 61 off 41 balls, while Shian Brathwaite scored 42 not out from 43 deliveries and Kofie Hurdle, an unbeaten 20.
Foundation scored 129 for five after winning the toss.
Shamar Forde hit 61 not out off 45 balls at No. 4 and Nhamo Winn, 26.
Wildey took over the lead after a 49-run win against Yorkshire.
Led by Carlos Brathwaite’s attacking 61 off only 27 balls with four fours and six sixes, Wildey scored 178 for eight following the luck of the toss.
Brathwaite added 80 in seven overs with opener Craig St.Hill for the third wicket.
St. Hill was fifth out for 49 off 38 balls with six fours.
There were also brisk knocks of 20 off nine balls by Shakeem Clarke and Jerome Jones, with 16 from eight deliveries.
Leg-spinner Tariq Hoyte took three for 37 and Akeem Nero, two for 20 - both off four overs.
Yorkshire were limited to 129 for three.
Opener Athelbert Brathwaite made 68 not out off 60 balls with four fours and four sixes and Jamal Smith was unbeaten on 32 from 33 balls.
BDFSP held their nerves at the death to defeat ESA Field Pickwick by eight runs.
Chasing 134 to win, Pickwick scored 125 for five.
They were pegged back after an opening partnership of 68 in 10.2 overs between Kyle Hope and Craig Holder.
Hope was run out for 37 off 38 balls with four boundaries, while left-hander Holder next fell for 33 off 34 balls including three fours with the score 88 after 15 overs.
Leg-spinner Javed Leacock took two for 17 off three overs.
Captain Rico Wiggins hit 55 off 44 balls with four fours and two sixes at No.5 in a BDFSP total of 133 for nine after they won the toss.
Pacer Cherran Thompson took four for 22 off three overs and former Barbados and West Indies fast bowler Tino Best, three for 25 off four overs.
Opener Shaqkere Parris hit his third half-century of the Tournament to help set up a win for Barbados Youth ‘A’ by 26 runs over Barbados Youth ‘B’ in a rescheduled match on Sunday.
Wicket-keeper Parris scored 71 off 64 balls with one four and six sixes in a total of 136 for five after Youth ‘A’ won the toss. He was run out off the penultimate ball of the innings.
Skipper Rivaldo Clarke made 25 off 27 balls and all-rounder Kevin Wickham contributed 18 off 15 deliveries in a fourth wicket stand of 54 in 6.3 overs with Parris.
Barbados Youth ‘B’ were restricted to 110 for eight.
Captain and opener Rashawn Worrell scored 58 off the same number of balls with six fours and three sixes. He was fourth out with the score 86 in the 16th over - one of four wickets for 14 runs off three overs for leg-spinner Wickham.
Wanderers showed their experience in defeating Isolation Cavaliers by 21 runs.
Needing 122 to win, Isolation Cavaliers were struggling on 48 for five by the 12th over and ended on 100 for eight.
Skipper Jamaine Bullen topscored with 42 off 33 balls including two fours and two sixes at No. 6.
Left-arm spinner Ryshon Williams took two for 15 off four overs.
Sent in, Wanderers were also under early pressure at 47 for five by the ninth over but were pulled around by all-rounder Roshon Primus and Williams, who added 51 in 7.4 overs for the sixth wicket.
Primus scored 38 off 30 balls with four fours and one six and Williams contributed 24 off 32 deliveries. Jason Greene made 23.
Off-spinner Micah Thornhill, who caused the early problems, took four for 18 and Bullen, three for 14 - both off four overs.
Inspired by a trio of spinners, Spartan beat Police by seven runs.
Requiring 137 to win, Police reached 100 for five by the end of the 16th over but then lost the next four wickets in quick succession including three in the 18th over from captain and left-arm spinner Chad Williams before ending on 129 for nine, helped by 12 penalty runs.
Darien Seale was run out off the first ball of the 18th over and Vataly Wilkinson and Rasheed Padmore fell off the fourth and last deliveries.
Darrell Babb made 35 off 45 balls at No. 3, and Dario Sargeant and Wilkinson each contributed 20.
Left-arm spinner Andre Marshall grabbed four for 19, Williams, two for 13 and off-spinner Chaim Holder, two for 39 - all off four overs.
Spartan scored 136 for five after losing the toss.
Marrodon Bend led the way with 29 not out off 27 balls. Three other batsmen got into the 20s - Rico Webb (25), Dario Boyce (24) and Tauron Gibson (22).
Pacer Rasheed Padmore took two for 17 and left-arm spinner Karran Bhola, two for 28.
Raymond Kellman lashed his second successive half-century as Bayview Hospital YMPC crushed Maple by ten wickets.
Set 104 for victory, YMPC achieved the target in just 8.3 overs.
Kellman made an unbeaten 77 off 37 balls with 10 threes and eight fours and Jadan Jones 21 not out.
Maple limped to 103 for nine after they were sent in.
Richard Greaves made 62 off 52 balls.
Captain and medium-pacer Dwayne Smith took three for four and left-arm spinner Nkosi Ross, three for 17.
Kyle Corbin enjoyed himself with an even, unbeaten century as UWI ‘A’ brushed aside St. Catherine by nine wickets.
Chasing 152 to win, Corbin set the stage with his 57-ball knock, which included four fours and seven sixes. He added 101 for the second wicket with Leniko Boucher, who made 30 not out off 30 balls.
St. Catherine scored 152 for six after winning the toss.
Opener Neil Browne made 59 off 55 balls containing three fours and two sixes and Alcindo Holder, 42 off 28 deliveries with five fours and one six.
Pacer Michail Powell took three for 17 off four overs.
Sagicor Life UWI ‘B’ easily defeated Lords by 51 runs.
After winning the toss, the home side recovered from 33 for four by the fifth over to score 150 for eight.
Skipper Thaj Tavernier topscored with 52 off 37 balls including one four and four sixes at No. 6.
Amari Goodridge lashed 25 off 10 balls with two fours and two sixes and Chemar Holder, 23 not out off 12 deliveries.
Leroy Johnson took two for 15, Azan Holligan, two for 23 and Xavier Roach, two for 33.
Lords managed 99 for eight.
Jamali Lynch scored 30 not out off 48 balls at No. 4, and Hooligan, 23.
Rashad Mayers took three for 25 and Amari Goodridge, two for 30.
ZONE A - Wildey 26, Gladiola 24, Carlton 24, Barbados Youth ‘A’ 18, Empire 14, BDFSP 14, Yorkshire 10, Pickwick 6, Barbados Youth ‘B’ 2, Foundation 2.
ZONE B - Wanderers 24, UWI ‘A’ 20, YMPC 20, Spartan 18, Isolation Cavaliers 18, Lords 10, Police 10, UWI ‘B’ 8, St. Catherine 8, Maple 4.
SERIES 8 - October 3
ZONE A - Empire v Carlton at Bank Hall; Gladiola v Wildey at Rices; Pickwick v Foundation at Foursquare Oval; Barbados Youth ‘A’ v Yorkshire at Kensington Oval; BDFSP v Barbados Youth ‘B’ at Paragon.
ZONE B - Lords v YMPC at Lowlands; St. Catherine v Spartan at Bayfield; Wanderers v UWI ‘A’ at Dayrells Road; Maple v Police at Trents; UWI ‘B’ v Isolation Cavaliers at 3Ws Oval.