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UWI’s 257-3 sets record

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

UWI’s 257-3 sets record

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CHAMPIONS Sagicor UWI?overpowered Police with both bat and ball for one of the most comprehensive wins in the history of the Sagicor Twenty20 Cricket Competition.
UWI hit a record 257 for three, with Kevon Beckles (87), Jonathan Carter (84) and captain Chadwick Walton (75) tearing the modest Police attack apart in their third series match.
It was the third win on the trot for UWI, who had a blazing start with Walton and Beckles lashing an opening stand of 104 in 9.2 overs. Walton cracked six sixes, dominating the stand on a day in which 31 sixes were struck.
The 26-year-old Carter continued the fireworks, reaching his 50 in just 19 balls and counting seven sixes all told, in his 31-ball knock.
The target was made even stiffer when match referee Carlyle Carter imposed two penalty overs and a further 18 runs for a slow over-rate, which meant that Police had to chase 276.
Police lost Roger Williams to the third ball of the innings and were never in the hunt, though skipper Larry Babb provided some entertainment by hammering 69 in 35 balls with seven sixes and four fours.
Trinidadian left-arm spinner Kristopher Ramsaran took three wickets including a fine return catch to remove Babb. (MK)