Alleyne, Harewood shine as Pride record biggest win in Iris Walker one-day tournament

Barbados Cricket Association article.

Bridgetown, Barbados - In a powerful and classy batting display championed by Krsytal Harewood and Aaliyah A Alleyne, who both got half centuries, MPACT Pat Whittaker Pride amassed a whopping 239 off their 50 overs and duly defeated Sagicor UWI Blackbirds by 124 runs at Friendship on Saturday.

Opening once more with captain Kycia Knight and Danielle Small, Pride reached 18 runs off 2.5 overs before Small was leg before wicket by Kayla Fagan. In came the classy and stylish Krystal Harewood, whose cricket has improved in leaps and bounds over the past year and in a second-wicket 39-run partnership which saw both batsman playing shots on both the on and offside, including a massive six through mid-wicket by Knight off Ashli Antoine, they took the score to 57 before Knight, going for yet another boundary, was caught at short cover by captain Malissa Howard ending on 31 off 37 balls including three fours and a six.

The stylish Aaliyah Alleyne continued from where she left off in the Twenty20 game last weekend and quickly got to 27 off 35 balls including two fours as she and Harewood (33) carried the score to 108 for two in a partnership of 51, before she retired hurt. 

Harewood was then joined by the hard-hitting Savyair Byron-Toney - a player known to play some very attacking shots. Together they took the score to 167 for two in the 31st over, which also brought up Harewood’s 50 off 78 balls striking four boundaries, as well as the 50 partnership which came off 56 balls including four boundaries. Such was the ease of these two players who totally dominated the bowling as they saw off Barbados and West Indies spinner Shaquana Quintyne who did not get a single wicket going for 44 runs off her 10 overs.

Unfortunately not many runs were added after that as two wickets fall in quick succession, the first off of Howard’s second ball in her 9th over and Alleyne returned to the crease. She ran two runs and then a single off the third and fourth deliveries and then watched her partner Byron-Toney, in going for another aggressive shot, gave a very simple catch to Jalesa Holder-Vaughan, ending on 31 off 30 balls with three fours after being bowled all ends up by Howard off the last ball of her over for 54 off 80 balls striking five fours in the 32nd over with the score on 170 for 4 in the 32nd over.

With the loss of Harewood’s wicket, it was once again left up to Alleyne who remained undaunted, to try to carry the Pride past 200 runs. She watched her partners once more from the other end going in and out of the pavilion with Jessica Holder-Vaughan proving to be the wrecker of the Pride’s innings, as they lost the wickets of Pamela Lavine and Winmalecia Bowen with just another 17 runs being added in her third over. 

In came Shanna Thompson and together they took the score past 200 runs with Alleyne bringing up her 50 in the process with a gentle nudge behind fine leg off 52 balls striking 5 fours before Thompson too became Holder-Vaughan’s victim, followed two balls later by Lopez to give her four for 33 off five overs with the score on 204 for seven. She ended with figures of four for 37 from seven overs. 

This brought the little Isobella Burnham to the crease and together she and Alleyne took the score to a very challenging total of 239 for eight with Alleyne ending on 66 not out off 85 balls, striking five fours and Burnham (10 not out) from 35 balls.

With a mountain of runs and the daunting task of going after 240 runs for victory the Sagicor UWI Blackbirds without Captain Shakera Selman opened with Quintyne and Howard.

Disaster struck in the fifth over when Howard was lbw to Thompson in her third over with the score on 13. Antoine came to the crease but could only muster three as she was caught behind by Kycia Knight with the score on 34 in the 11th over.

Quintyne tried to steady the innings but she ended on 36 off 49 balls, hitting two fours, before a terrible misunderstanding between she and Reshelle Griffith saw her being run out by Thompson, who threw the ball to Small as she turned to go back for the second run with the score on 64-3 in the 18th overs. 

There was then a steady progression of wickets with Griffith standing at the other unable to stop the flow. With the score going on to 83 for seven, a stubborn ninth wicket partnership of 23 between she and Fagan carried the score to 115 all out in the 38th over as Griffith was involved yet again in the third mix-up and Fagan was run out going for a non-existent single on five from 29 balls. 

Griffith ended on 37 not out off 76 balls with one four.

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Mon, 02/03/2014 - 18:32