Shillingford shocks CCC
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – West Indies off-spinner Shane Shillingford grabbed seven wickets, shocking Combined Campuses & Colleges and propelling Windward Islands to a narrow, 22-run victory inside three days in the Regional 4-Day Tournament on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Dominican, trying to force himself back into the West Indies selection frame after a spell on the sidelines, bowled superbly to claim seven for 34 as CCC, chasing a winning target of 132, crumbled for 109 at the National Stadium on the third day of the sixth round match.
Shillingford finished with match figures of 10 for 71.
The result meant that Windwards gained 12 points, moving to 40 for the season, and CCC collected four points from gaining first innings lead, going to 16.
Resuming the day on 106 for four, the Windwards were bowled out for 191 in their second innings with Andre Fletcher top-scoring with 87.
Seamer Jason Holder (3-36) and off-spinner Ryan Austin (3-39) finished with three wickets apiece while pacer Kevin McClean took two for 57.
Set a modest target for victory, CCC were befuddled by Shillingford who started with the new ball and proceeded to wreck the middle and lower order.
Veteran campaigner Floyd Reifer fought back with an unbeaten 31 and mounted a 38-run, last wicket stand with Akeem Dewar (15) that threatened a come-from-behind win.
However, left-arm fast bowler Delorn Johnson (2-35) returned to bowl Dewar and end CCC’s resistance.
Shillingford wasted little time in getting among the CCC top order, sending the visitors to tea at 53 for six.
When CCC lost three wickets for three runs to crash to 71 for nine, the match was nearing a swift end but Floyd Reifer held up the Windwards’ progress.
He faced 78 balls and struck one four and a six and was still there at the end when the innings folded.
Earlier, Fletcher held the Windwards innings together in a knock that lasted 164 balls, 172 minutes and included seven fours.
Resuming the day on 43, the right-hander pushed his fifth wicket stand with Dalton Polius (23) to 51 before they partnership was broken.
He added a further 43 for the seventh wicket with Garey Mathurin (20) to get the total up to 187 for seven before four wickets fell for four runs, to bring a swift end to the innings.
WINDWARDS 1st Innings 149
CCC 1st Innings 209
WINDWARDS 2nd Innings
(overnight 106 for four)
D Smith c wkp Walton b Holder 0
A Browne c wkp Walton b McClean 3
A Fletcher c wkp Walton b Austin 87
K Lesporis c F Reifer b McClean 18
*L Sebastien lbw b Austin 23
D Polius c F Reifer b Holder 23
+L James lbw b Holder 7
G Mathurin lbw b Bonner 20
S Shillingford b Austin 0
N Pascal run out 0
D Johnson not out 4
Extras (lb2, nb4) 6
TOTAL (all out, 62.4 overs) 191
Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-4, 3-30, 4-74, 5-125, 6-144, 7-187, 8-187, 9-187, 10-191.
Bowling: McClean 8-0-57-2, Holder 14-4-36-3, Austin 19-7-39-3, Dewar 10-1-40-0, Bonner 10.4-3-14-1, Ottley 1-0-3-0.
CCC 2nd Innings (target: 132)
Y Ottley c Mathurin b Shillingford 10
K Corbin lbw b Shillingford 7
N Bonner lbw b Shillingford 2
+C Walton c Mathurin b Shillingford 7
R Reifer lbw b Shillingford 0
*R Currency c Fletcher b Johnson 12
F Reifer not out 31
J Holder lbw b Holder 11
R Austin c Pascal b Mathurin 2
K McClean lbw b Shillinford 0
A Dewar b Johnson 15
Extras (b3, lb5, nb4) 12
TOTAL (all out, 54.3 overs) 109
Fall of wickets: 1-17, 2-25, 3-26, 4-26, 5-43, 6-47, 7-68, 8-71, 9-71, 10-109.
Bowling: Pascal 8-4-17-0, Shillingford 27-12-34-7, Johnson 14.3-4-35-2, Mathurin 5-0-15-1.
Result: Windwards won by 22 runs
Points: Windwards 12, CCC 4
Umpires: L. Abraham, C. Mack