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  • Brathwaite ton leads Barbados Pride to a second Super50 final

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua- Barbados Pride ended Kent CCC’s run at the 2018 Super50 Cup with a 13-run victory via the Duckworth Lewis method in another rain affected match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

    Winning toss and electing to bat first, Pride got the opening partnership vital to a solid total. Kraigg Brathwaite and Omar Phillips looked impenetrable from the Kent bowling attack.

    Phillips was the aggressor of the pair. He smashed the loose deliveries from the Spitfires bowlers, while Brathwaite played a patient innings, building on the easy singles.

    Phillips was the first Pride wicket to fall when he was trapped by Adam Riley for 62, with the Barbados score on 93 after 21.3 overs.

    Jonathon Carter stay at the crease was short, as Imran Qayyum had him caught by Sean Dickson for 4.

    Next was the in-form Roston Chase. He joined his Captain and the pair had a cautious start. They frustrated the Kent bowlers, sneaking quick singles and the occasional boundary.

    Brathwaite got to his half-century first and Chase a few over later. That’s when Chase turned on the assault from his bat. He shared in a mammoth 144-run partnership with Brathwaite. Grant Stewart eventually had chase caught for a well-played 81.

    Brathwaite reached his first century for the 2018 Super50 and third in List A cricket. He finished the Pride innings on 105 not out, with him was Shamar Springer who faced the last ball of the innings.

    Barbados Pride posted 263/3 from their allotted 50 overs.

    Grant Stewart, Adam Riley and Imran Qayyum had 1 wicket each, bowling for Kent CCC.

    Kent’s run-chase started totally opposite to the Pride’s own. Zak Crawley fell for 5 with the score on 13.

    Daniel Bell-Drummond was the next wicket to fall when Dominic Drakes had him caught behind for 23. Kent now 41/2.

    The only lengthy partnership for the Spitfires was between Sean Dickson and Adam Rouse, they put on 64 runs with Dickson reaching another half-century in the tournament. He was eventually dismissed for 51, caught and bowled by Hayden Walsh Jr.

    Rouse soldiered on, combining with Calum Haggett for 27 runs. The rains came at various intervals, breaking the rhythms that Kent were finding.

    Haggett and Grant Stewart looked like they might take the charge to Barbados, but it was not to be as Shamar Springer removed Haggett for 31.

    Needing 37 runs from the last 2 overs, Grant Stewart tried to go for the big shots but misfired on more than he had to spare.

    Barbados Pride bowlers, kept their line and length and achieved the win that their Captain laid with his bat at the start of the match.

    Kent CCC finished on 216/8 from 43 overs. Hayden Walsh Jr had the best bowling figures for Barbados, taking 2/45 while Dominic Drakes had 2/49.

    Barbados Pride winning by 13 runs via the Duckworth Lewis Method and earning a spot in the Super50 final on Saturday February 24.

    Kraigg Brathwaite was Man of the Match

  • Warrican, Cornwall bowl Windies A to victory – 3rd day, 2nd “Test”

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Spinners Jomel Warrican and Rahkeem Cornwall combined to bowl West Indies A to a stunning innings and 17 runs victory and an unbeatable 2-0 series lead over England Lions in the second “Test” on Tuesday.

    Left-arm spinner Warrican bagged 4-69 from 27.2 overs to end with match figures of 12-103, making him a shoo-in for the Player-of-the-Match award, and off-spinner Cornwall supported with 4-88 from 38 overs, as the Lions were bowled out for 260 in their second innings about half-hour before the scheduled close on the third day of the match at Sabina Park.

    Several of the Lions’ batsmen got starts without carrying on – Liam Livingstone leading the way with 48, Paul Coughlin supporting with 47, Jack Leach made 29, Mason Crane got 25, Nick Gubbins added 22, Alex Davies scored 21 and their captain Keaton Jennings contributed 20.

    The result followed a two-wicket victory for the hosts in the first “Test” which ended last Sunday at the Trelawny Multipurpose Complex on the Jamaica north coast.

    West Indies A had an encouraging start to the day, as the England Lions slumped to 104 for five at lunch, after they resumed from their overnight total of 34 without loss.

    Jeremiah Louis engineered the run out of Hameed for 18 in the fourth over of the day, and he was followed on the stroke of half-hour by Jennings lbw to Cornwall.

    Joe Clarke was bowled for six by left-arm fast-medium bowler Raymon Reifer five overs later, and Warrican got into action when he trapped Gubbins lbw three overs later and had Davies caught close in two overs before the interval.

    After lunch, Windies A saw the first signs of stiff resistance from the Lions, when Liam Livingstone and Paul Coughlin combined for a stand of 81 for the sixth wicket.

    But Cornwall struck in successive overs to remove Livingstone caught by Louis in the deep and Toby Roland Jones lbw for two to leave the visitors on 185 for seven.

    Further resistance when Jack Leach, the England Lions bowling hero in the series, came to the crease and shared two useful stands with Coughlin and fellow spinner Mason Crane.

    Coughlin stuck around with Leach to carry the Lions to 205 for seven at tea before he was lbw to Cornwall in the fourth over after the break.

    Leach remained to take the English side past the 250-mark in a stand of 43 with Crane before Warrican bowled him and had James Porter lbw for a duck in successive overs to bring the innings to a close.

    The series now shifts to Antigua, where the third and final “Test” will be contested from February 26 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground.

  • CWI confirms new WINDIES coaching and support teams

    St John’s, ANTIGUA – Cricket West Indies (CWI) has announced changes to the coaching and support teams for the current WINDIES squads. The main aim over the next year is to ensure that the WINDIES qualify for the ICC World Cup 2019 and defend the ICC Women’s World T20 title. 

    The confirmed coaching and support teams have seen the appointment of a number of persons in specific posts that include direct and full-time employment, mixed with supplementary and support services while on tour.

    Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, congratulated the new appointees.  “Rawl Lewis has been promoted to be team manager and Floyd Reifer steps up from his former U15s coaching role. I’m delighted that we’re promoting from within the CWI coaching and management set up.” Referencing the background to these changes, Adams added, “We are focused on improving team performance, as well as broadening and deepening the coaching expertise in the region.  We know we’ve got vital games and tournaments this year and we’re confident that these appointments will strengthen the WINDIES squads for this year and our future plans.”

    Johnny Grave, CWI Chief Executive confirmed, “We have assembled support teams for all three WINDIES squads that we believe will best assist the players in preparing and competing in their forthcoming series and tournaments.”  In relation to the specific changes Grave confirmed, “Joel Garner has agreed to become an Ambassador, supporting the fundraising IT20 match at Lord’s at the end of May and helping us launch the WINDIES Foundation planned for later this year.  Ronald Rogers will remain in the region working with Alzarri Joseph on his rehabilitation programme following his stress fracture.”

    Here are the full lists of the coaches and support teams for each squad:


    • Team Manager, Rawl Lewis
    • Head Coach, Stuart Law
    • Bowling Coach, Alfonso Thomas
    • Batting Coach, Toby Radford
    • Fielding Coach, Ryan Maron
    • Physiotherapist, David Kershaw
    • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Corey Bocking
    • Massage Therapist, Matthew Laubscher
    • Team Psychologist, Steve Sylvester
    • Team Analyst, Dexter Augustus
    • Team Media Officer, Philip Spooner                                             


    • Team Manager, Eugena Gregg
    • Head Coach, Hendy Springer
    • Assistant Coach, Gus Logie
    • Physiotherapist, Marita Marshall
    • Strength and Conditioning Coach, Shayne Cooper
    • Team Psychologist, Olivia Rose Esperance
    • Team Analyst, Gary Belle  
    • Team Media Officer, Nassira Mohammed

    WINDIES A Team

    • Head Coach – Floyd Reifer
    • Asst Coach/Manager – Reon Griffith
    • Asst Coach (Bowling) – Roddy Estwick
    • Physiotherapist – Khevyn Williams
    • Strength and Conditioning Coach – Gregory Seale
    • Analyst – Dinesh Mahabir

    Notes to the Editor – Biographical summaries for new appointments

    Alfonso Thomas (senior team bowling coach) –specialist bowling coach over the shorter ‘white ball’ formats, hailing from South Africa. Alfonso has held specialist roles in the UK with Somerset and Kent as well as with franchises in Australia and Bangladesh.

    David Kershaw (senior team physio) – formerly Head physio for Lancashire CCC and one of the ECB’s team of physiotherapists, Dave has worked with the likes of Murali Muralitharan, Andrew Flintoff and James Anderson and is expert in the treatment and rehabilitation of spinal, shoulder, knee and ankle disorders.

    Corey Bocking (senior team Strength and Conditioning Coach) – Australian Physical Performance Manager who has worked with the Bangladesh Cricket Board as well as with Franchise teams in Australia and India.

    Marita Marshall (women’s team physio) – Barbadian who has previously worked with the Barbados Women’s and the Combined Campuses cricket teams.

    Reon Griffith (A Team assistant coach) – Successful Level 3 qualified regional coach who has been involved in Guyana’s successful run of 4 domestic titles in the last 4 seasons

    Gregory Seale (A team Strength and Conditioning Coach) – Trinidadian practitioner who has previously worked with the Trinidadian Cricket squad. He also has experience with women’s international football and he’s been involved in the regional franchise fitness testing program that begun last year.

  • Match officials for Super50 Cup semis

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – Cricket West Indies announced today the match officials for the semi-finals of the Super50 Cup to be played on Wednesday and Thursday at the Coolidge Cricket Ground here.

    Semi-final #1

    Wednesday, February 21

    Barbados Pride vs Kent (2 pm start/ESPN Networks)

    Standing umpires: Deighton Butler, Nigel Duguid

    TV umpire: Patrick Gustard

    Match referee: Vanroy Burnes

    4th umpire: Bernard Joseph

    Semi-final #2

    Thursday, February 22

    Guyana Jaguars vs Windward Islands Volcanoes (2 pm start/ESPN Networks)

    Standing umpires: Patrick Gustard, Leslie Reifer, Jr

    TV umpire: Nigel Duguid

    Match referee: Michael Ragoonath

    4th umpire: Bernard Joseph

    The match officials for the Grand Final will be announced following the semi-finals.

  • Hamilton, Reifer give Windies A big lead over Lions – 2nd day, 2nd “Test”

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jahmar Hamilton slammed his sixth first-class hundred, but Raymon Reifer fell agonisingly short of his second, as West Indies A moved into a superior position against England Lions in the second “Test” on Monday.

    The diminutive Hamilton struck an even 100 to anchor the middle of the innings before Reifer was the glue that held the bottom half together with a fluent 95, as Windies A were bowled out for 422 about an hour and 10 minutes before the scheduled close on the second day of the match at Sabina Park to gain a 277-run first-innings lead.

    They however, had to share the spotlight with left-arm spinner Jack Leach, whose 6-138 from 41.4 overs made him the pick of the English bowlers.

    The home team however, failed to make any headway in an hour in the field before stumps were drawn, as the Lions reached 34 without loss in their second innings with their captain Keaton Jennings not out on 11 and fellow opener Haseeb Hameed not out on 18.

    Starting the day on 159 for four, the overnight pair of Hamilton and Dowrich batted resolutely through almost the first hour to consolidate the position of West Indies A.

    Dowrich, not out on 20 overnight, looked set to follow up his first “Test” hundred with another significant innings before he was caught close to the wicket off Leach with the lead 55.

    It was extended however, when Reifer came to the crease and further frustrated the Lions in a stand of 102 with Hamilton either side of lunch.

    Hamilton, not out on 17 overnight, reached his hundred from 182 balls with the last of his 17 boundaries in the first hour after lunch, but faced just four more deliveries before he became the only wicket for Toby Roland-Jones after spending 3 ¾ hours in the middle.

    Further resistance came when the burly Rahkeem Cornwall came to the wicket and shared 49 for the seven wicket with Reifer, who duly passed his 50.

    Cornwall was bowled by Leach for 25 to leave West Indies A 351 for seven, and Jomel Warrican proved not to be the immovable force he was in the first “Test” and was stumped off Leach for seven before tea.

    After tea, Reifer continued to keep the score moving with a view to another first-class hundred, but Louis was caught at slip to become the only wicket for Paul Coughlin.

    This left Reifer with batting bunny Keon Joseph to partner him in the search for the milestone, but trying to push on, Leach bowled him after a near four-hour stay that included eight fours and two sixes from 179 balls.

    West Indies A lead the three-match series 1-0, after winning the first “Test” which ended last Sunday by two wickets at the Trelawny Multipurpose Complex on the Jamaica north coast.

  • Kent confirms semi-final berth despite Scorpions victory

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua- Kent CCC secured the last semi-final spot available in the Super50 Cup 2018 when they defeated the Leeward Islands Hurricanes by 23 runs according to the Duckworth Lewis method in a rain-affected match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

    The victory also meant that despite a victory in the earlier match by the Jamaica Scorpions, Kent CCC finished ahead on points, thereby earning qualification.

    Kent won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Daniel Bell-Drummond and Zak Crawley gave the Spitfires solid start of 96 runs before Crawley fell for 43.

    Bell-Drummond was then joined by Sean Dickson and they continued the run-fest as they added 46 together, which saw Bell-Drummond reach another half-century in the tournament. Bell-Drummond fell for 66.

    Dickson and Rouse added 11 together. The partnership that anchored the Spitfire’s middle order saw Alex Blake and Sean Dickson put on 72 runs together.

    Kent CCC eventually reached 266/9 from 50 overs. Orlando Peters playing in his first match of the tournament had the best Hurricanes bowling figures of 5/49.

    Leeward Islands Hurricanes got the dream start of their reply. Hodge and Keacy Carty went fearlessly at the Kent bowlers, posting 122 runs together.

    The Hurricanes openers both achieved half-centuries, Hodge made 62 and Carty 69, both men losing their wickets 4 overs apart.

    Rain had the biggest role in this match as it fell in several short periods. The rest of the Leewards batsmen never got firing and partnerships were difficult to build due to the break in momentum from the rain.

    When play finally resumed, the Duckworth Lewis method was enforced with the Hurricanes needing 40 runs from 1 over.

    Leeward Islands Hurricanes finished their innings on 196/6 from 42 overs. Bowling for Kent CCC, Adam Riley took 4/40.

    Adam Riley was Man of the Match.

    Jamaica Scorpions vs USA Cricket

    Jamaica Scorpions went into this match looking for a victory over USA Cricket with the hope of it being enough to get them the final semi-final spot up for grabs.

    Scorpions won the toss and elected to bat first. Captain Chadwick Walton was the first to fall for 13.

    Trevon Griffith soldiered on, together with Steven Taylor the pair posted 88 runs when Taylor fell for 40. Griffith eventually departed for a well-played 80.

    Alwyn Williams and Fabian Allen then partnered for 56 runs before Williams was out for 20.

    Scorpions reached 259/8 from their 50 overs. Saurabh Netravalkar was the best USA bowler, taking 4/45.

    Jamaica had the USA innings in a bother early on as they were 2/32 in the 25th over. A partnership of 54 between USA captain Ibrahim Khaleel and Jaskaran Malhotra rescued their innings.

    Khaleel fell for 29. Malhotra continued the USA’s resistance, but he eventually fell for a hard-fought 70.

    The rest of USA Cricket couldn’t not take their team to the target. USA Cricket reached 179/9 from their 50 overs. Christopher Lamont has the best bowling figures for Jamaica with 2/17.

    Trevon Griffith was Man of the Match.

  • Warrican undermines Lions again, but visitors fight back – 1st day, 2nd “Test”

    KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Jomel Warrican enhanced his claims for higher duty with a career-best bowling spell before the batsmen carried West Indies A to a narrow first innings lead in the second “Test” against England Lions on Sunday here.

    The left-arm spinner exploited a helpful Sabina Park pitch to follow up his seven wickets in the second innings of the first “Test” with 8-34 from 20 overs, as the Lions were bowled out for 145 in their first innings about half-hour before tea, after they were put in to bat on the first day of the match.

    Windies A captain Kieran Powell then struck 59 and shared two significant stands with fellow left-handed opener John Campbell and Leeward Islands Hurricanes teammate Jahmar Hamilton to propel the hosts to 159 for four in reply at the close.

    Powell struck nine fours from 83 balls in close to two hours at the crease, but he was one of the batsmen dismissed, as leg-spinner Liam Livingstone snared 2-51 from 16 overs and left-arm spinner Jack Leach grabbed 2-53, also from 16 overs, to keep the Lions in the game.

    Campbell made 47 and shared 72 with Powell for the first wicket before he was caught at close in off Leach.

    The wickets of Jermaine Blackwood caught at slip off Leach for six and Shamarh Brooks bowled by Livingstone one saw West Indies A slide to 87 for three.

    But Powell dominated a stand of 41 with Hamilton, raising his 50 in the process, but just when it looked like he was set to get into higher gear, he gave a return catch to Livingstone.

    This left first “Test” century-maker Shane Dowrich, not out 20, and Hamilton, not out 17, to bat through the remaining half-hour before the close.

    Earlier, success came hard for West Indies A, as Lions captain Keaton Jennings and Hameed Haseeb shared 56 for the first wicket.

    But once Warrican had Hameed stumped for 23 and Nick Gubbins caught at slip for a first-ball duck off successive deliveries in his first over, the floodgates open and wickets tumbled at regular intervals.

    Rahkeem Cornwall grabbed the scalp of Jennings lbw for 28 before Warrican bowled Livingstone for a duck and had Alex Davies caught at slip for four, as Lions reached 85 for five at lunch.

    After the interval, Warrican struck with the fourth delivery, when he had Paul Coughlin caught at slip for a duck and he bowled unchanged until the innings closed.

    But he and the rest of the A Team’s bowlers found resistance along the way from Joe Clarke with 56 that included seven fours from 114 balls in a shade over two hours before he was the last man dismissed, when he was bowled by Warrican.

    Both sides made one change: West Indies A brought Jahmar Hamilton in to replace Vishaul Singh, and Lions swapped Ben Foakes for Alex Davies.

    West Indies “A” lead the three-match series 1-0, after winning the first “Test” which ended last Sunday by two wickets at the Trelawny Multipurpose Complex on the Jamaica north coast.

  • Volcanoes grab semi-final spot, Marooners dent Pride – Match Day 19, Group “A”

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Andre Fletcher picked the ideal moment to produce his maiden regional One-day hundred to set Windward Islands Volcanoes up for their most convincing win in the Super50 Cup on Saturday before Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners literally got the last laugh on Barbados Pride.

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     Fletcher cracked a brilliant 136 and shared a record-breaking, fourth-wicket stand with veteran Devon Smith, as the Volcanoes crushed Hants by 136 runs in their final Group “A” match at the Three Ws Oval to romp into the semi-finals and shatter Trinidad & Tobago Red Force’s hopes.

    Later, half-centuries from Kyle Corbin and Player-of-the-Match Yannick Ottley helped Marooners sign off with a comfortable six-wicket victory over depleted reigning champions and Group “A” winners Barbados Pride at Kensington Oval.

    Volcanoes 293 all out (48.4 overs) beat Hampshire 157 all out (37.4 overs) by 136 runs in Cave Hill

    Fletcher smashed five fours and eight sixes from 135 balls and Smith struck 11 fours in 84 from 89 balls, sharing 155 for the fourth wicket to lead Volcanoes’ best batting effort for the tournament.

    Chris Wood shone in an outstanding spell of left-arm fast-medium bowling, taking 5-38 from 9.4 overs, and former Barbados and WINDIES speedster Fidel Edwards kept up his wicket-taking form with 4-51 from nine overs.

    In reply, Hampshire recovered from the loss of two early wickets to reach 67 for two in the 15th over.

    But left-arm spinner Kavem Hodge grabbed 4-24 from 8.4 overs, and his captain and Volcanoes champion off-spinner Shane Shillingford bagged 3-45 from in his 10-over spell, as the English county side crumbled to defeat.

    The result meant that Volcanoes – who needed a bonus point victory to reach the Final Four – grabbed the required five points, ending the group stage level on 22 points with Red Force, but sneaked into the semi-finals by virtue of having more wins.

    It also confirmed three of the four semi-final places with Pride already qualified as the Group “A” winner and Guyana Jaguars booking their spot on from Group “B” on Friday night following their win over Jamaica Scorpions in Antigua.

    Pride 196-9 (50 overs) lost to Marooners 197-4 (43.3 overs) by six wickets in Bridgetown

    Corbin hit the top score of 66 and Ottley was unbeaten on 54, as the Barbados-based Marooners successfully chased their victory target to get the last laugh on the Pride in their day/night contest which brought the curtain down on Group “A” play.

    The result was of academic interest, due to the Pride having already qualified, but it gave the Marooners something about which to brag on their neighbours.

    Ottley formalised victory for the Marooners with 21 deliveries remaining, when he played a well-pitched delivery from Chemar Holder to point and scrambled a single.

    Pride, missing a number of regular players either through WINDIES and WINDIES “A” duty, and injury, earlier could not find the right tempo to their innings, after they chose to bat on a slow pitch.

    Roston Chase carried on his rich vein of form with the top score of 48, Kenroy Williams made 32, former Marooners captain Omar Phillips got 24 and Hayden Walsh, Jr added 21.

    Jermaine Levy was the most successful Marooners bowler with 3-28 in his 10-over spell and Ottley grabbed 2-24 from eight overs.

  • Points Standings after Friday’s matches

    See below: Official Points Standings in the Super50 Cup after Friday’s matches.

  • Jaguars seals semi-final spot; Kent win keeps Group B exciting for a semi-final spot

    ST. JOHN’S, Antigua- The closest finish in Group B of the Super50 Cup saw Guyana Jaguars secure a spot in the semi-finals of the tournament after a rain-affected Duckworth-Lewis method victory.

    Chadwick Walton won the toss for Jamaica Scorpions and elected to bat first on a hot day at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

    With the score on 54, Trevon Griffith was the first to depart for 21. Steven Taylor looked to finally be finding form but was dismissed for 32, after sharing in a 73-run partnership with Walton.

    Andre McCarthy fell without scoring and Scorpions were 3-down for 127. Walton was then joined by Brandon King and the pair added 63 together, which included Walton’s second century for the tournament. He eventually fell for a well-played 104.

    Alwyn Williams and Odean Smith proved a brilliant combination in the dying stages of the Scorpions innings. Together they posted a 59-run partnership, which took the Scorpions to 264/8 from their 50 overs.

    Chanderpaul Hemraj was the best bowler for the Jaguars, finishing with 2/22.

    In their reply the Jaguars got their innings off to a flyer thanks to Chanderpaul Hemraj and Tagenarine Chanderpaul.

    The opening pair reached 68 before Chanderpaul with strokes that resembled those of his father Shivnarine, fell for 27.

    Guyana Captain, Leon Johnson once again couldn’t get his run-tally going as he fell for 5.

    Then came the partnership that put the Jaguars on course for the semifinals. Chanderpaul Hemraj and Christopher Barnwell combined for 86 runs before Hemraj was out for 80.

    Barnwell continued and reached his second successive half-century. He fell for 56.

    The wickets kept falling as well as the rain for brief periods. Romario Shepherd and Ricardo Adams saw the Jaguars to a 4-wicket victory, reaching their target of 212 via the Duckworth-Lewis method.

    Bowling for Jamaica Scorpions, Peat Salmon took 4/28.

    Chanderpaul Hemraj was Man of the Match.

    Kent CCC vs USA Cricket

    USA Cricket almost provided an upset in Group B when he had Kent CCC on the ropes being 51/6.

    But thanks to an 87-run partnership between Calum Haggett and Grant Stewart, Kent rescued their innings, posting 172/9 from their 50 overs.

    Stewart top-scored with 44 followed by Calum Haggett with 42.

    The USA started slow and steady in the pursuit of their 173 target, but wickets fell steadily for them.

    Sunny Sohal and Roy Silva gave them a chance of victory posting a 59-run partnership before Sohal fell for 29.

    Silva went on to reach his half-century before becoming one of Haggett’s 2 wickets.

    The USA eventually all out for 142, 30 runs short of their target.

    Calum Haggett was Man of the Match.