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A breeze for UWI against Banks

Banks Wildey opener Donovan Lovell fending off a lifting ball against UWI at the 3Ws Oval. The fielder at slip is Carlos Brathwaite. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

Mon, May 20, 2013 - 12:03 AM

Champions Sagicor UWI have started the Sagicor General Twenty20 competition from where they left off last season.

UWI, who marched to ten successive victories en route to winning tournament in 2012, made light work of Banks at Wildey yesterday, hardly raising a sweat in completing an easy six-wicket victory at the 3Ws Oval.

Banks, invited to bat first on a slow wicket, struggled to 84 runs for seven and the home team took just 15 overs to complete victory.

In Banks’ turn at the crease, only three fours and three sixes were struck with both Kofi Hurdle and Keegan Alleyne hitting 19 each, while fast bowler Kesrick Williams took three wickets.

Wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton led UWI’s chase by scoring 49 off 39 balls with four fours and two sixes, while Raymon Reifer contributed 15.

– ANCILLE INNISS

AT BECKLES ROAD: Republic Bank St Catherine opened their campaign with a tense four-wicket win over YMPC.

Needing 131 for victory, they got home with two balls left when Derick Bishop swung Nkosi Ross over mid-wicket. He finished unbeaten on 24 containing three threes and three fours.

Shamar Cooke had an impressive 37-ball knock of 44, before he was lbw to out-of-favour West Indies fast-bowler Fidel Edwards (2-26). Cooke and Joel Leacock (20) put on 46 for the third wicket. Leacock fell to Kayode Pantophlet, who claimed two for nine from four overs.

Earlier, YMPC were limited to 130 for six from 20 overs. Ryan Wiggins, with a run-ball 52 and Kemal Smith (33) pulled things around after they were reduced to 34 for three. They added 69 in 9.3 overs for the fourth-wicket.

– ELVIS HOWARD

AT WILDEY: An impressive all-round performance by Ashley Nurse paced LIME to an emphatic seven-wicket victory over CGI Maple.

Nurse took two for 30 off his four overs and then smashed an unbeaten 46 off 36 balls as LIME scored 119 for three off 17.2 overs in reply to Maple’s 118 for six from 20 overs.

Coming to the crease with his side wobbling at 18 for two in the fourth over, Nurse added 48 for the third wicket with Randy Thomas, who scored 34 off 37 balls, and 53 unbroken for the fourth with Courtney Browne, who made 22 not out off 19 balls.

He finished the match in style, pulling Renaldo Parris for six and tickling the next delivery to the fine leg boundary.

Earlier Shane Parris topscored with 43 off 46 balls after Maple opted to bat on a slow pitch.

– PHILIP HACKETT

AT BANK HALL: Youth led the way as ICBL Empire opened their week of activities to mark their 99th anniversary with an emphatic victory by seven wickets over Police.

Twenty-two-year old medium-pacer Lemar Mascoll grabbed figures of four for 19 as restricted their Division 1 opponents to 118 for eight.

Then an unbroken, 85-run fourth wicket partnership between 21-year-old Kodi Phillips (58 not out) and teenager Justin Greaves (25 not out) shepherded the home side to 120 for three to pass the modest target with seven balls to spare.

Phillips, in his first ever knock in the competition, attacked the Police bowlers and smote six threes and four fours off 49 balls.

– WAYNE HOLDER

AT FOURSQUARE OVAL: Impressive knocks of 45 and 42 respectively by brothers Kyle and Shai Hope for ESA Field Pickwick were not enough to deny visitors Super Centre Spartan from a close one-run victory.

Set 152, the home team began the last over requiring 17 runs with four wickets in hand but only got 15 as off-spinner Chaim Holder kept his nerve.

The Hope brothers put Pickwick on course for victory with Kyle smashing 45 from 46 balls with four fours and two sixes while the younger Shai was even more devastating with 42 from 23 balls with three sixes and two fours.

Earlier Spartan’s winning total was built around an opening stand of 48 between Rashidi Boucher (16) and Akeem Springer (34). Shane Browne (34) and captain Reydon Toppin (28) helped carry the total to 151 for six.

– HAROLD EASTMOND

AT BLENHEIM ‘A’: An opening partnership of 46 between Vonrick Nurse (25) and Shayne Moseley (21) helped Carlton cruise to an easy eight-wicket victory over BRC BCL with 2.5 overs to spare.

In a match that started two hours late and was reduced to 14 overs per side due to rain, Carlton were set a target of 76 for victory.

The openers raced to 29 without loss during the four power play overs to set the tone for the innings.

The partnership was broken in the sixth over when Nurse fell but captain Kirk Gibson joined Moseley and together added a further 20 runs to cement Carlton’s position.

Earlier, BCL only got notable contributions from Christopher Yearwood (29) and Dave Clarke (20).

– EVANS HINKSON

AT FRIENDSHIP: Premix and Precast Yorkshire registered a comfortable victory by 13 runs over Counterpoint Wanderers.

After being sent in by their opponents, the hosts reached 156 for five. Former Barbados legspinning-allrounder Ryan Layne, in his first season for Yorkshire, was the chief architect of the innings, topscoring with 46 off 34 balls.

Layne was well-supported by Akeem Nero who got 39 off 30 balls.

After slipping to nine for three, Wanderers recovered to 70 for four through the efforts of a fourth-wicket stand between veteran Sean Armstrong, who made 54, and Diego Stuart who got a robust 46.

After Stuart’s dismissal, Armstrong shared a fifth-wicket stand of 57 with Jason Greene but after he was dismissed, the writing was on the wall for Wanderers who eventually finished on 143 for eight.

– LOUIS HOLDER  

AT PINE BASIN: Several factors had the final say in the abandoned match between Ince Transport MTW and the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP).

Rain during the day plus water off the covers lodging next to the pitch contributed to a delay to the start.

It was also noticeable that there were several patches of loose mud at both ends of the pitch and in the 30 yard circle.

A 45-minute grace period was extended to the home side to see what they could salvage in an effort to improve the playing conditions.

After a second inspection at 3:15 p.m., the umpires, in agreement with the captains, agreed conditions were unsuitable for play. Both teams took two points.

– LINDON YARDE

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