Cave Hill UWI cricket kings
All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite and Esra Green staged a 112-run partnership which earned Cave Hill Campus the 2011 UWI Games cricket title yesterday.
The pair’s heroic partnership from 101 balls rescued Cave Hill from a dicey position of 100 for five, to lead them to 221 from 37 overs, and a 76-run win over Jamaica’s Mona Campus at the 3Ws Oval.
That result handed Cave Hill the gold in cricket to cap a fantastic performance in the team sports which contributed towards the Blackbirds taking the 27th UWI Games.
Green initiated the rescue act with 66 from 85 balls with seven fours and one six.
Brathwaite came to the crease with Mona on a high but he deflated their hopes as he clobbered 61 from just 49 balls, including five fours and one massive six off the final ball.
The next best score was 31 from Jonathan Carter as Cave Hill lost seven wickets.
The best bowlers for Mona were Nyron Deerit, with two wickets for 25 from four overs, and RonMcCrea Cushie, who grabbed two for 35 from seven overs.
Former West Indies wicketkeeper Chadwick Walton opened the innings for Mona and scored a fighting 87 but the next best effort was 16 from Cushie.
Mona started shakily and they never recovered falling for 145 from 32 overs.
Carter had four for 45 from five overs; Nikoli Charles three for 21, and Nikolai Parris – who joined YMPC for the 2011 season – two for 23. (KB)