Charmaine Carter of Carlton and A1 Braves making a play with partner Hamilton Durant observing in a previous match against KC Joint’s Corey Belle and Darnley Herbert. Carter scored 26 points for the defending champions. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)
Defending Premier League champions Carlton & A1 Braves sounded an early warning to all pretenders to their throne when the 2018 Barbados National Dominoes Association’s Four-Hand League started last week Sunday.
The Braves left former kings R.L. Seale QEH in a daze with a 92-51 thrashing, as the husband and wife pair of Hamilton and Charmaine Durant led the onslaught, amassing a whopping 26 points. Ralph “Browler” Bailey and Carolyn “Chihuahua” Harbin-Goddard also chalked up 22 points.
Only calypsonian Paul Billboard Murrell and Haskell Als shone for QEH, with 16 points, including two back-to-back six-loves.
Traditionally-strong Wednesday 2000 French Village trounced Speightstown 89-46. Jason Farley and Adrian Hinds had 21 points for the Villagers.
Newly promoted HIV Commission Hillside defeated Vauxhall 74-62, with Algernon Cox and Anderson Ifill chalking up 19 points while Ryan Griffith and Dave Greaves got 18. Adrian Harper and Anderson Forde gained 17 for Vauxhall.
Tonya Castello and Stanley Aimey had a game-high 15 points as Mount Gay KC Joint beat Sandra’s Bar 75-59, while Wibisco Spring Cottage defeated Welchman Hall 75-59.
In the Division 1 League, Stag Weasels trounced BUT 104-36, with Anderson Layne and Robert Harris amassing 26 points. It was the biggest margin of victory of the round. RM Cleaners mopped up newly promoted St Joseph United 86-48, while Bathsheba lost 66-74 to Dream Team. In a closely contested game between two relegated teams, Turton’s Contruction Hindsbury defeated Lucozade/Slam-O-Dom Police 76-65. Almond Bay Evergreen won convincingly 86-48 over Eastbourne United.
Newly formed outfit, Rusty Bubble Peace and Love, thrashed Lumber Co. JD’s 100-38, with Kevin Moore and Ronald Forde bagging 24 points, while Suzette Hinds and Sherry-Ann Dawson earned 20.
Another new team, Chutney’s Restaurant Legacy Slammers, gobbled up Halls Village 91-41. Colton “CC” Crichlow and Leroy “Goosie” Alleyne dished out three six-loves en route to earning 24 points, while Roger Greenidge and William Walkes added 17.
BNOC defeated Precision Electrical Newbury 70-62, while Checker Hall beat St Leonard’s 78-57. (PR/EZS)