UWI blast Police in record total of 257 for three in Sagicor General T20 tournament

Barbados Cricket Association article.

Bridgetown, Barbados - Blistering half-centuries from Chadwick Walton, Kevon Beckles and Jonathan Carter lifted Sagicor Life UWI to a record total of 257 for three off 20 overs against Police who lost by 115 runs in Series 3 of the 2014 BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 championship.

Walton and Beckles set the stage by adding 104 in 9.2 overs for the first wicket with skipper Walton scoring 75, which included six fours and the same number of sixes in the Zone 'A' match at 3Ws Oval.

Beckles hit the topscore of 87 off 65 balls including seven fours and five sixes, while left-hander Carter smashed 84 not out off only 30 balls with five fours and seven sixes to follow his century against Premix & Precast Yorkshire at Friendship in the second series when UWI also went on a run-spree in scoring 252 for five.

Police were further punished for a slow over-rate which left them chasing a target of 276.

Captain Larry Babb enjoyed himself with a knock of 69 off 35 balls which contained seven sixes and four fours as his team reached 161 for seven.

It was the third win for UWI and the third defeat for Police.

In the same Zone, Carter's brother, David Carter, also stood out with the bat for Wildey who beat Brathwaite Construction/Republic Bank St. Catherine by 48 runs at Bayfield to record their first win. 

A left-hander as well, opener David Carter scored 77 not out off 54 balls with eight fours and two sixes in a total of 184 for five off 20 overs.

He put on 101 in nine overs for the fourth wicket with Kyle Sergeant, who made 44 off 28 balls.

St. Catherine were limited to 136 for nine. Captain Shamar Cooke scored 51 off 39 balls, striking six boundaries.

Yorkshire upstaged Super Centre Spartan by 19 runs at Queen's Park.

Barbados and West Indies fast bowler Tino Best slammed an unbeaten 40 to spur ESA Field Pickwick to an exciting four-wicket win off the very last ball against ICBL Empire at Foursquare Oval in Zone 'C'.

Requiring three runs off the last ball in chasing 168 to win, Best clouted off-spinner Roston Chase for six over long-off. His 24-ball innings included three sixes.

Barbados batsman Shai Hope sustained his fine form for Pickwick by scoring 45 off 27 balls.

National player Kevin Stoute recorded his third consecutive half-century and second straight identical score of 80 not out in Empire's 167 for four. He faced 50 balls and struck five fours and an equal number of sixes.

In the same Zone, Barbados and West Indies batsman Kirk Edwards hit 71 not out off 55 balls with seven threes and the same number of fours as CounterPoint Wanderers beat YMPC by seven wickets in chasing 133 at Beckles Road to maintain a 100 % winning record.

Guardian General Barbados Youth defeated Ince Transport MTW by three wickets with four balls to spare in a thrilling finish after they were set 120 to win at Pine Basin.

In Zone 'B', CGI Maple and LIME both maintained their perfect winning records to set up a key clash in Series 4.

Maple beat Digicel Carlton by eight wickets at Trents, while LIME defeated newcomers Caribbean Alliance Insurance/Akobah Gardens Foundation by 52 runs at Wildey.

BDFSP brushed aside BRC BCL by eight wickets at Paragon.

First Published On bcacricket.org.

Sun, 05/11/2014 - 06:01