Barbados defeat Leewards by 4 wickets

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Barbados survived an early scare to book their place in the semi-finals of the NAGICO Super50 tournament, defeating the Leeward Islands by 4 wickets at the Queen's Park Oval.

Chasing a meager 104 runs for victory, Barbados lost hard-hitting opener Dwayne Smith with just six runs on the scoreboard. At the other end though, Kraigg Brathwaite was quite solid in defense. He would turn out to be the anchor of the innings.

Anthony Martin bowled extremely tight, and took wickets at crucial times. He finished his spell taking 2-8. Pacers Lionel Baker and Kelbert Walters also bowled well, taking two wickets each.

Barbados struggled to put partnerships together in the latter half of their run chase, and crawled home by four wickets

Ashley Nurse took 6-29 as Barbados demolished the Leeward Islands in the first innings of the match, bowling out their opponents for 103 inside 50 overs.

Openers Kieran Powell (34) and Montcin Hodge (14) put on a good foundation of 46 runs for the opening stand. They were quite slow though. Once Dwayne Smith got the breakthrough, the Leewards collapsed.

Powell soon followed. Devon Thomas tried to resist the Bajan attack but only got to 17. He batted 40 balls during his stay at the crease. Ashley Nurse was the main destroyer for Barbados, bowling 10-2-29-6, the best bowling figures of the tournament so far.

Suliemann Benn also chipped in with 2-15.

The Leeward Islands won the toss in the final group stage match of the NAGICO Super50 tournament against Barbados and elected to bat first.

In a must-win match for Barbados, they have elected to leave out Tino Best and Kenroy Williams. The Leewards have totally changed their team as well, resting Quinton Boatswain, Rahkeem Cornwall and Gavin Tonge.

The Leewards have brought in Lionel Baker, Hayden Walsh Jr and Kelbert Walters. hey are already out of the tournament having lost their first two matches.

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The race for a semi-final spot goes down to the last day in Group B as Barbados bid to join Trinidad and Tobago in the last four of the NAGICO Super50.

T&T confirmed their semi-final spot by defeating the Combined Campuses & Colleges by 7 wickets yesterday to rise to the top of the table on 10 points from their three group matches.

The Colleges fell into second place on seven points from three matches while Barbados are in third on six points. They face the Leeward Islands who are already out of the competition, winless after two matches.

Anything short of a win for Barbados will see them crashing out of the competition. If they win, they will also rise to 10 points with T&T and the number one spot in the group will be decided by virtue of a higher Net Run Rate.

However, if Barbados get a bonus point in the process of winning, they will automatically top Group B, having registered 11 points.

The final group match of the NAGICO Super50 tournament starts at 2pm Local Time (1pm Jamaica Time) at the Queen's Park Oval and the match is free to the public.

  • Saturday, 1st: CCC beat Leewards by 160 runs
  • Sunday, 2nd: Barbados beat T&T by 28 runs
  • Wednesday, 5th: T&T beat Leewards by 5 wickets
  • Thursday, 6th: CCC vs Barbados – Match abandoned


Summary Scores:

Leeward Islands Innings: 103 All Out (39.5 Overs). Kieran Powell 27, Devon Thomas 17, Montcin Hodge 14, Jahmar Hamilton 10; Ashley Nurse 10-2-29-6, Suliemann Benn 8.5-2-15-2, Dwayne Smith 5-1-10-1, Jason Holder 5-0-13-0.

Barbados Innings: 104/6 (34.5 Overs). Kraigg Brathwaite 29, Rashidi Boucher 25, Kevin Stoute 13, Carlos Brathwaite 12; Anthony Martin 10-5-8-2, Kelbert Walters 4-1-10-2, Lionel Baker 7.5-0-41-2, Justin Athanaze 10-2-17-0.


Toss: Leeward Islands won the toss and elected to bat first

Barbados Squad: Kevin Stoute (captain), Sulieman Benn, Rashidi Boucher, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Jonathan Carter, Shane Dowrich (wicket-keeper), Fidel Edwards, Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse, Dwayne Smith.

On The Bench: Tino Best, Kenroy Williams; Hendy Springer (coach)

Leeward Islands Squad: Kieran Powell (captain), Devon Thomas (vice captain/wicket-keeper), Justin Athanaze, Lionel Baker, Jahmar Hamilton, Montcin Hodge, Sylvester Joseph, Anthony Martin, Mali Richards, Hayden Walsh Jr, Kelbert Walters.

On The Bench: Quinton Boatswain, Rahkeem Cornwall, Gavin Tonge, Ridley Jacobs (coach)

Umpires: Zahid Bassarath, Patrick Gustard

TV Umpire: Leslie Reifer

4th Official: Kellman Kowlessar

Match Referee: Rawle Richards

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Leeward Islands

M Hodge c Nurse b Smith 14

K Powell* LBW Nurse 34

M Richards c Dowrich b Nurse 7

S Joseph run out Holder 0

D Thomas+ LBW Benn 17

J Hamilton LBW Nurse 10

H Walsh st Dowrich b Nurse 4

J Athanaze b Nurse 0

L Baker LBW Benn 2

K Walters c Stoute b Benn 0

A Martin not out 0

Total: 103 All Out (39.5 Overs)

Extras: (14WD, 1LB) 15

Fall of Wickets: 1-46, 2-59, 3-59, 4-74, 5-92, 6-100, 7-100, 8-100, 9-102, 10-103.

Barbados Bowling: J Holder 5-0-13-0, F Edwards 4-0-14-0, C Brathwaite 5-0-15-0, D Smith 5-1-10-1, K Stoute 2-0-6-0, A Nurse 10-2-29-6, S Benn 8.5-2-15-2.

Barbados (Target; 104)

D Smith b Walters 5

Kraigg Brathwaite not out 29

R Boucher LBW Martin 25

J Carter LBW Martin 3

K Stoute LBW Baker 13

S Dowrich c Thomas b Baker 2

Carlos Brathwaite b Walters 12

A Nurse not out 4

Total: 104/6 (34.5 Overs)

Extras: (5WD, 7LB) 12

Did not Bat: S Benn, F Edwards, J Holder.

Fall of Wickets: 1-6, 2-51, 3-61, 4-74, 5-83, 6-98

Leeward Islands Bowling: L Baker 7.5-0-41-2, K Walters 4-1-10-2, J Athanaze 10-2-17-0, A Martin 10-5-8-2, H Walsh 2-0-15-0, M Richards 1-0-7-0.

Result: Barbados won by 4 wickets

Man of the Match: Ashley Nurse (Barbados)

Umpires: Zahid Bassarath, Patrick Gustard

TV Umpire: Leslie Reifer

4th Official: Kellman Kowlessar

Match Referee: Rawle Richards

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:29