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UWI, Maple in four straight wins

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

UWI, Maple  in four straight wins

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Sagicor UWI and CGI Maple maintained their 100 per cent winning records after completing their fourth successive victory in the Sagicor General Super Cup cricket competition yesterday.
On a day when some matches were affected by rain there were also centuries by Wanderers’ Kraigg Brathwaite, LIME’s Randy Thomas and Yorkshire’s Rudolph Hinds.
AT 3WS OVAL: Off-spinner Ryan Austin sliced through ICBL Empire’s batting as UWI kept their record intact.
Austin took five for 33 off ten overs as Empire, chasing a revised target of 207 in 48 overs, were dismissed for 138 off 42.3 overs.
Austin was well supported by fellow off-spinner Liam Sebastien, who took three for 26 off 9.3 overs.
Only Jamal Smith with a dogged 56 off 83 balls showed any real resistance.
Earlier, UWI, who were sent in, were dismissed for 209 off the allotted 50 overs. Yannick Ottley topscored with 49 off 36 balls while Kyle Corbin chipped in with 42. – LOUIS HOLDER
AT DESMOND HAYNES OVAL: Outstanding all-round performances by Renaldo Parris and Jed Yearwood paved the way for an easy 85-run victory for Maple over Super Centre Spartan.
In a match played on neutral turf because of the unavailability of the Queen’s Park and Trents grounds, Parris scored a measured 66 off 93 balls that lifted Maple to 219 for nine off 49 overs.
Parris added exactly 100 for the fourth wicket with Yearwood, who made 42, while openers Shane Parris (38) and Pedro Agard (26) set the foundation. However,  Maple would have been hoping for a bigger total after eaching 188 for three.
Spartan lost both openers without a run on the board and struggled
to 134 for nine. Parris and Yearwood, bowling off-breaks, each grabbed three wickets against a Spartan lineup in which the only resistance came from captain Shamarh Brooks (51) and Jabbar Niles (31 not out). – HAYDN GILL
AT PINE BASIN: Barbados and West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit yet another century and delivered ten tidy overs of off-spin in leading Counterpoint Wanderers to their first victory of the tournament – by 17 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method over Ince Transport MTW.
Brathwaite hit six fours, plus two late sixes in an even unbeaten 100 off 140 balls as Wanderers amassed 222 for four in their innings which was reduced to 46 overs because of a rain stoppage.
In response, MTW rallied to 220 for nine, chasing a revised target of 238.
Raymond Kellman (60 off 67 balls) and opener Kevin Greene (53 off 81 balls) featured in an 88-run third wicket stand which kept MTW on course but the run outs of Tyrone King, captain Curtis Greene and wicketkeeper Jamel Kirton came at crucial stages, leaving Junior Holder (31) and Kemio Bynoe (21 not out) with a bit too much to do in the closing overs. – EZRA STUART
AT SOCIETY ‘A’: LIME captain Randy Thomas scored a classy unbeaten 102 to lead his side to an easy six-wicket victory over Lodge.
Thomas, who started cautiously, blossomed as he progressed and in the process executed an array of classy shots among his 13 fours and two sixes.
Chasing 173 for victory, LIME lost Devon Phillips and Justin Brathwaite by the time the score had reached 33. This was before Amory Holder partnered Thomas in a third-wicket partnership of 53.
Veteran Brian Johnson then joined Thomas and together they carried LIME to victory in an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership of 87.
Earlier, Lodge’s Dylan Grace scored a patient 59 off 80 balls to see his team to a competitive score. – EVANS HINKSON
AT CANE GARDEN: A robust 101 from Rudolph Hinds guided Yorkshire to an enterprising victory over Guardian General Barbados Youth.
After the visitors were sent in to bat on another good batting strip, Hinds, batting at No. 9, struck 11 fours and five sixes from 72 balls, helping his side to reach 247 off 47 overs after they were struggling on 74 for five.
Barbados Youth’s bowling was spearheaded by the pacy Akeem Jordan, who returned the impressive figures of five for 48. He got support from spinner Kemar Smith, who chipped in with three for 54.
In their turn at the crease, Barbados Youth lost wickets steadily and from a position of 97 for four eventually folded for 237. Mathew Greaves and Kemar Smith contributed scores of 39 and 34 respectively towards a gallant lower order effort that accumulated 113 runs for the last five wickets. – LINDON YARDE
AT PARAGON: BDFSP romped to an easy eight-wicket victory over YMPC after medium-pacer Renaldo Griffith and off-spinner Jamar Layne shared seven wickets to demolish the opposition for a paltry 101.
Amidst interruptions for light showers, YMPC batsmen all fell for low scores on a hard pitch. Kemal Smith, batting at No. 7, was the main contributor with 31.
Griffith shared the new ball with Rachid Oneale who captured two early wickets. It was Griffith, however, who triggered the collapse with three for 14, while Layne polished off the lower order with four for 21.
For BDFSP, Layne was unbeaten on 31 while Renaldo Brathwaite chipped in with 29 and Athelbert Brathwaite 22 as the team reached the required target in 16.4 overs. – ANCILLE INNISS
AT THE BREWERY: West Indies fast bowler Tino Best struck an attacking unbeaten 48 and Corey Yearwood a solid 38 as ESA Field Pickwick defeated Banks by five wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-hit match.
Pickwick reached the revised target of 177 off 38 overs with 15 balls to spare.
Best hit four fours and two sixes off 34 deliveries and added 53 for the fifth wicket with Yearwood, whose 38 came off 71 balls.
Earlier, Banks were dismissed for 163 in 36.1 overs, after three interruptions by rain.
Barry Callender hit a run-a-ball 50, including three fours and three sixes. He shared a third-wicket stand of 80 in 17.1 overs with Keegan Alleyne, who made 24. Ryan Layne took three for 37, while Yearwood and Best had two each for 18 and 38 respectively. – ELVIS HOWARD
AT BLENHEIM ‘A’: Seven Seas Police kept BRC BCL rooted to the bottom of the table in Zone A after recording a comprehensive victory by  41 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method in a rain-affected match.
The visitors made 173 for eight in 42 overs after their innings was interrupted on two occasions by showers that swept across the ground.
They then restricted BCL to 144 all out with 2.4 overs still available.
Off-spinners Jason Smith (5-39) and Dwayne Yearwood (3-27) undermined the BCL’s batsmen who had been set a revised target 196.
Yearwood prised out the first three wickets, paving the way for Smith to run through the lower half of the batting lineup. – WAYNE HOLDER