Pickwick into Super Cup semis
E.S.A. FIELD PICKWICK advanced to the Sagicor General Super Cup semi-finals by easily defeating Sagicor UWI by seven wickets under the Duckworth/Lewis Method (D/L) yesterday.
Outstanding bowling performances by off-spinner Raymond Bynoe and seamer Zahir Motara reduced the hosts to 119 all out in 31.4 overs after the visitors won the toss and opted to field.
Set a revised target of 114 in 41 overs, Pickwick closed on 117 for three in 33.1 overs to register the surprising victory.
Captain Kyle Hope led the way with an unbeaten 59 – including only two boundaries – from 101 balls.
His innings was of special value after Pickwick lost their first two wickets without a run on the board. He steadied the ship in a 68-run third-wicket partnership with stand-in wicketkeeper Rohan Ryan.
After Ryan departed, Hope found another useful partner in young Aaron Jones. Jones was undefeated on 15 when victory was achieved in an unbroken 48-run stand.
Earlier, Bynoe, a 21-year-old former Queen’s College student, wrecked UWI’s middle and lower, snaring four for 14 from eight overs after Motara took care of the top order in his first spell.
Openers Kyle Corbin and Antonio Alleyne, along with Kavem Hodge, were Motara’s early victims as he had excellent figures of three for 37 from nine overs.
West Indies pacer Tino Best had the prize scalp of Chadwick Walton, bowled, while Steven Jacobs was the first of Bynoe’s four wickets.
Only veteran Floyd Reifer (30) resisted Pickwick before he was last out after sharing a tenth-wicket stand of 28 with Keswick Williams.
Pickwick will face St Catherine in the semis.