Windwards cricketers top Super50
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados - Opener Devon Smith, eyeing a return to the West Indies side, has emerged as the leading scorer in the Regional Super 50 tournament which concluded in Barbados Sunday night.
Smith finished the tournament on 348 runs after Windward Islands defeated Combined Campuses and Colleges by nine wickets in a one sided rain affected final at Kensington Oval.
The former West Indies opening batsman scored an undefeated 67 in the final to cap a series of high scores that included a century on his way to winning the Sir Vivian Richards Award for the Leading Batsman.
The Grenadian left handed batsman also won the Gus Logie award for best fielder after taking the most catches in the tournament- seven.
Windward Island cricketers took most of the awards in the Regional Super 50 tournament which, for the first time, was held alongside the regional-four day competition.
In addition to the team winning the Clive Lloyd champions trophy, Dominican off spinner Shane Shillingford also captured the Curtley Ambrose Award for the leading bowler with 17 wickets.
Enroute to Sunday’s final, Windward Islands defeated defending champions Jamaica by five wickets in a semi-final clash on Friday.
Other awards winners are Ramon Reifer of Combined Campuses and College’s who won the Collis King Award for Best Allrounder for scoring 159 runs and taking 11 wickets overall, while the Jeffery Dujon Award for Best Wickets went to Jamaica’s Carlton Baugh who took 11 catches and three stumpings.