Wanderers, YMPC top their zones
Wanderers and Caribbean Lumber YMPC?recorded victories to top their respective zones when the final round of preliminary matches in the Sagicor General Super Cup were contested yesterday.
Wanderers, with Ian Bradshaw scoring a face-saving century sent TeleBarbados 8000 Inc.
Carlton crashing to their first defeat while YMPC, on the back of a century from Dwayne Smith and a fine allround display from Jed Yearwood easily beat Dover. BNB?St Catherine also handed ICBL Empire their first defeat to secure a quarterfinal berth and Sagicor UWI made it to the last eight, with a lop-sided win over ESAF Pickwick after Romel Currency and coach/player Floyd Reifer lashed centuries.
AT BANK HALL: A FIVE-WICKET haul by Stefan Gooding gave BNB St. Catherine a berth in the quarter-finals. ICBL Empire, who had raced to 109 for one, collapsed for 182 and in reply St. Catherine reached the target scoring 185 for four from 43.2 overs. Despite the loss Empire also made it to the knockout stage.
St. Catherine were guided by three half-century stands for the first, second and fourth-wicket respectively. Ulric Batson with 46, Kenroy Williams 42 and Joel Leacock with an unbeaten 30 were the main contributors. Batson struck eight threes and two fours from 77 balls, while Williams, who was dropped behind before he had scored hit six threes and one four.
Earlier, Jason Haynes and Ryan Hinds topscored with 44 each but once Haynes fell, Empire lost nine wickets for 73 runs in 25.2 overs. Gooding sliced through the middle-order bagging five for 35 from ten overs.
He began by having Kevin Stoute caught by Marlon Franklyn in the 26th over as he took five of the last seven wickets. (ELVIS HOWARD)
AT?THE?BREWERY: Not even a five wicket haul by leg-spinner Shadd Simmons could help Banks successfully defend a modest total of 146 as Police eked out a narrow two wicket win in a low-scoring match, reaching 147 for eight.
Simmons (5-56), though expensive, placed the home team to within a single wicket of an unlikely victory when he dismissed Antonio Mayers and Khamaal Boxill off successive deliveries in his final over but experienced allrounder Sadiq Hill (13 not out) held his nerve to see the lawmen home with last man Jason Smith for company and opener Stephen Payne away from the ground seeking medical attention.
The hosts owed their eventual total to a plucky, 63-run last wicket stand between wicketkeeper Renaldo Holder (49) and Simmons (23 not out) Mayers (3-32) and Boxill (3-39) virtually destroyed the top order.
A belligerent knock of 45 with five sixes from Larry Babb had bolstered the shaky Police reply.
AT BECKLES ROAD: Dwayne Smith blasted a fine century and spinner Jed Yearwood complimented well with five wickets, to lead YMPC in a commanding victory by 190 runs over Dover.
YMPC, after winning the toss and batting first compiled a huge total of 272 for five from their alloted overs. Dover failed miserably in their reply, with Yearwood being the chief wrecker. The visitors crumbled for a mere 82 all out in the 23rd over. Smith also polished off the tail with two wickets for no runs.
Smith took the attack to the Dover bowlers, not sparing any one, when he smashed ten threes and nine fours in his 116 off 94 balls. He combined first with Yearwood, who enjoyed a good allround performance to add 64 for the third-wicket partnership and then later 68 with Ryan Wiggins, whose contribution was exactly 50 from 44 balls. (ANCILLE?INNISS)
AT DESMOND HAYNES OVAL: A memorable hundred from Ian Bradshaw laid the platform for an 85-run victory for Wanderers over TeleBarbados Carlton.
The Wanderers captain struck 10 fours and two sixes in an undefeated 105 from 118 balls to anchor his side to 229 for seven from their allocation of 50 overs, after they ran into trouble at 74 for five.
He added 88 for the seventh wicket with Mali Marshall, son of late West Indies fast bowler Malcolm Marshall, to transform the complexion of the Wanderers innings. Marshall made 29.
Left-arm spinner Steve Pinder then captured three for 18 from eight overs, and off-spinner Gary Belle took three for 32 from 8.5 overs, as Carlton were dismissed for 144 in 40.5 overs.
Kevin Ramsay hit the top score of 31 for the home team, Shirley Clarke made 30, and Richard Greaves got 25, but no other Carlton batsman passed 20.
AT?THREE?Ws OVAL: Superb centuries by Floyd Reifer and Romel Currency piloted Sagicor UWI to victory over E.S.A.Field Pickwick and a quarter-final place in the 2010 championship.
Pickwick lost by 88 runs after they could not overhaul the student’s 321 after Currency’ s 116 and Reifer’s 108.
Reifer and Currency came together with UWI at 112 for three and shared a fourth-wicket stand of 148. Reifer struck 12 fours and one six while Currency stroked eight boundaries.
All-rounder Ryan Layne, with a solid 87 saved Pickwick from complete embarrassment after they were 48 for four in reply. He and captain Rondelle Yearwood brought respectability to the score in a fifth-wicket partnership of 98 but the target was always beyond Pickwick’s reach.