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CCC vs Windwards, Day 2


CCC vs Windwards, Day 2

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THE COMBINED CAMPUSES and Colleges (CCC) were flourishing in mid-innings but faltered at the close to hand the initiative back to the Windward Islands on the second day of their first round Headley-Weekes first-class cricket match at the Three Ws Oval, today.
CCC, facing a first innings deficit of 43 runs, declined dramatically from a second innings 180 for three when former Barbados Under-19 captain Kyle Corbin fell for a battling topscore of 57, to end the day on 216 for nine, leaving the Windwards with a target of 173 to win so far.
Corbin, the 20-year-old right-handed batsman-cum wicket-keeper, hit nine fours in his 101-ball knock in 138 minutes at the crease.
He featured in a solid 80-run fourth-wicket partnership with debutant 19-year-old left-hander Raymon Reifer, who batted doggedly for 44 in 173 minutes, hitting five fours off 119 balls.
Pacer Nelon Pascal triggered the CCC collapse with a telling double strike, trapping both Corbin and the experienced player-coach Floyd Reifer leg before wicket for just three.
Left-arm spinner Garey Mathurin chipped in with three late wickets for 27 runs while captain Liam Sebastien, who has so far taken two for 43 in 22 probing overs of off-spin, completed a fine fightback for the Windwards as the last four wickets tumbled for a mere two runs.
Earlier, the Windwards, resuming from 145 for seven, added 29 runs more before they were dismissed for 174 in reply to the CCC’s meagre first innings total of 131.
Off-spinner Ryan Austin took two more scalps to be the CCC’s most successful bowler with four for 69 in 21.4 overs.
Batting a second time, CCC lost their captain Omar Phillips for just seven but Romel Currency (35) and Kjorn Ottley (38) featured in a 66-run second-wicket partnership, before Raymon Reifer joined Corbin to stabilize the innings before the lower order slide in the final hour.