Barbados beat CCC
BARBADOS romped to their fourth straight victory in the Caribbean Twenty20 when they humbled Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) by nine wickets in a one-sided cricket match here last night.
After routing CCC for a meagre 76 in 20 overs, Barbados overcame the early loss of the attacking Dwayne Smith for just one, to easily knock off the runs, and set up a showdown with Trinidad and Tobago in the second semi-final on Saturday night.
Captain Kirk Edwards hit two fours and two sixes in an unbeaten 31 off 32 balls and Kevin Stoute, who made 36 not out off 29 balls, laced with three fours and a match-winning straight six off fast bowler Jason Dawes, swept Barbados to 81 for one in 10 overs.
They featured in an unbroken 74-run second-wicket stand in 8.5 overs.
West Indies fast bowler Fidel Edwards, was named Man of the Match after he rocked the CCC innings, sending back both openers Chadwick Walton (1) and captain Romel Currency (8) cheaply to finish with two for 19.
Fellow pacer Tino Best accounted for Kyle Hope for a first-ball “duck” following the run out of Kyle Mayers without scoring to leave CCC tottering on 10 for four.
Coach/player Floyd Reifer and allrounder Yannick Ottley made the joint top score of 20 for CCC as all the Barbados bowlers bowled tidily.
CCC’s cause was not helped by four run outs with wicket-keeper Shane Dowrich involved in all four. He also held two catches.
The first semi-final on Saturday will be between the Windward Islands and Jamaica at 4 p.m. with the final slated for Sunday night.