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UWI 3-peat

Philip Hackett

UWI 3-peat

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Three’s a charm for the University of the West Indies.
For the third consecutive year Sagicor UWI have finished at the top of the Division 1 cricket standings.  
Following another day in which they dominated the contest against ICBL Empire at Bank Hall, the men from Cave Hill moved to 138 points yesterday.
CGI Maple, well positioned after the second day to beat Spartan in Queen’s Park, can only reach a maximum 136 when the final series concludes today.
Maple will be hoping that their appeal to the BCA board of management, following the loss of a protest regarding the outcome of their match with Pickwick, will go in their favour.
UWI will therefore be looking for insurance when their match against Empire goes into the final day with Empire, 30 for one, having been asked to follow on when they were bowled out for 137 in reply to UWI’s 387 all out.
If UWI can pull off an outright win, they will be assured of at least a share of the title whatever the outcome of Maple’s appeal.
UWI’s excellent performance in this encounter was set up by Floyd Reifer who hit a superb 173, and left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley who took five Empire wickets for 19 runs.
In this Kenmore Bynoe photo, the UWI?lads show three fingers yesterday after unofficially becoming the Barbados Cricket Association’s Division 1 champions.