Chase, Smith slam centuries
Two batsmen notched centuries and another was left four runs short of the landmark as runs flowed in Zone B of the Sagicor Super Cup eighth series of matches yesterday.
ICBL Empire’s Roston Chase stroked a match-winning, unbeaten 114, while Kemar Smith made 114 but YMPC still lost to ESAF Pickwick for whom wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope made a sparkling 96 not out.
The victory enabled Pickwick to take sole ownership of the top position in the zone with 26 points while Empire joined CGI Maple, who had a bye yesterday, on 22 points in second place.
The final round has been rescheduled for November 2.
AT BANK HALL: Empire made light work of Caribbean Alliance/Akobah Gardens Foundation to triumph by 163 runs and register their fifth win.
After winning the toss, the “Blues” rattled up 243 for eight off 50 overs before bowling out the schoolboys for 80 all out in 31.2 overs.
The hosts lost wickets at regular intervals to the youngsters’ steady bowling until Chase and wicketkeeper Andre Roach added 106 in 16 overs for the eighth wicket.
Chase smacked 18 threes and three fours off 131 deliveries while Roach counted five threes in contributing 43 to the partnership.
Spinners Ryan Hinds (3-19), Roston Chase (2-7) and Jomel Warrican and Shadd Simmons (both 2-20) ran through the visitors’ batting for Empire to win with 18.4 overs to spare.
AT BECKLES ROAD: ESAF Pickwick produced a brilliant run chase that saw them home with two balls to spare.
Shai Hope paced the frontrunners to the challenging target set by the hosts, who amassed 281 for five behind Smith’s sparkling 114 from 121 balls with 11 threes and six fours.
Smith and skipper Shane Dowrich built the foundation, adding 154 for the third wicket in batting-friendly conditions.
The hosts seemed to be firmly in control of the match after reducing their guests to 103 for four, but Hope got able support from all-rounders Aaron Jones and Jade Padmore, both returning to local competition after stints overseas.
Hope’s unbeaten 96 spanned exactly 100 balls and he counted seven threes and five fours.
AT SJPP: CounterPoint Wanderers damaged Wildey’s chances of a place in the quarter-finals with a comfortable win by 93 runs.
The visitors posted 210 for nine before dismissing the hosts for 117 to move to 12 points, equal with their opponents.
Wanderers were led by Jonathan Drakes 62 (70 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes) and leg-spinner Nikolai Charles (four for 31).
AT PARAGON: BDFSP won easily over beleaguered Guardian General Barbados Youth in this bottom-of-the-table clash.
At Bank Hall: ICBL Empire 243-8 in 50 overs (Roston Chase 114 not out (131 balls, 18 threes, 3 fours), A. Roach 43, A. Holder 23, K. Stoute 12, J. Greaves 10; L. Callender 3-56, J. Drakes 2-39, P. Emilien 2-47) Caribbean Alliance/Akobah Gardens Foundation 80 all out in 31.2 overs (C. Maynard 38; R. Hinds 3-19, R. Chase 2-7, J. Warrican 2-20, S. Simmons 2-20) Empire won by 163 runs.
At Beckles Road: YMPC 281-5 in 50 overs (Kemar Smith 114 (121 balls, 11 threes, 6 fours), C. Watson 26, Kemal Smith 26, J. Brathwaite 23, M. Trotman 18 n.o.; A. Collymore 2-48, J. Padmore 2-56) ESAF Pickwick 283-6 in 49.4 overs (Shai Hope 96 not out (100 balls, 7 threes, 5 fours), A. Jones 43, J. Padmore 38 n.o., K. Hope 34, Craig St. Hill 30, J. Phillips 20; M. Miller 2-51, Kemar Smith 2-52) Pickwick won by four wickets.
At Paragon: BDFSP 271 all out in 48.5 overs (A. Greenidge 45, R. Brathwaite 44, K. Franklyn 37, D. Boyce 36, M. Rampersaud 25, R. Wiggins 22, M. Welcome-Goodman 21, K. Currency 15 n.o., S. Cumberbatch 14; H. Newton 3-47, T. Harris 3-30, C. Holder 2-23) Guardian General Barbados Youth 164 all out in 47.2 overs (N. Kirton 40, Z. McCaskie 39, D. Belle 28, J. Leacock 15 n.o., S. Richards 13; R. Wiggins 4-31, A. Clinkett 2-25) BDFSP won by 107 runs.
At SJPP: CounterPoint Wanderers 210-9 in 50 overs (Jonathan Drakes 62 (70 balls, 3 fours, 2 sixes), S. Moseley 42, D. Stuart 24, R. Arthur 21, K. McClean 17, C. Holder 14 n.o.; B. King 3-51, S. Pinder 2-19) Wildey 117 all out in 34 overs (K. Pierre 28, M. Barclay 21, D. Sargeant 18, P. Greaves 11; N. Charles 4-31, R. Reifer 2-5, C. Clarke-Reifer 2-17, S. Clarke 2-21) Wanderers won by 93 runs.