CCC beat Bajans in CT20 warm-up

Bridgetown, Barbados – Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) secured a five-run victory over Barbados in their final Caribbean T20 warm-up match on Tuesday. Playing at the 3Ws Oval, the students made 100 and held their nerves to win the day/night encounter.

Barbados needed 27 runs off the last three overs with three wickets standing and fast bowlers Javon Searles and Jason Holder at the crease. It then came down to 22 runs off the last two overs. Searles managed a straight six in the penultimate over from off-spinner Ryan Austin but was leg-before wicket off the last ball for 15 as he essayed an ill-advised reverse sweep, which he had tried a few times in his 19-ball innings.

They them required 13 runs off the final over from fast bowler Gilford Moore. Holder took six runs off the first two balls including a straight drive for four off the first delivery but was well caught at mid-off by Martin Nurse from the third ball for the topscore of 17 from the same number of balls.

Tino Best missed the fourth ball and scrambled a single off the fifth before Sulieman Benn missed the last. Moore and off-spinner Ryan Wiggins each took 2-17 while leg-spinner Nkrumah Bonner picked up 2-24.

Earlier in the day, CCC scored 100-5 off their 20 overs after winning the toss. Opener Miles Bascombe topscored with 32 off 31 balls with three boundaries and a six while Wiggins had a good match with 26 not out off 28 balls.  Seamer Carlos Brathwaite took two for 18.

The two teams played three matches in preparation for the CT20 with CCC winning two and Barbados winning the other. The CT20 will be played in Antigua and Barbados from January 10 to 24.