Barbados Blind beat Celebrities by four wickets
Barbados Cricket Association article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - In the first of two warm-up practice matches prior to the Barbados Blind Cricket Association (BBCA) travelling to Guyana to compete in the Regional Blind Tournament from March 30 to April 7, BBCA defeated a Celebrity XI by four wickets in a limited overs match at Melrose.
After being sent in, the Celebrities XI were restricted to 130 for four off their 25 overs.
There was a fine knock of 61 by 16-year-old Dominic Drakes, the son of former Barbados and West Indies player Vasbert Drakes. He faced 61 balls and struck two fours and seems to understand how blind cricket is played.
Cliff Gooding-Edghill Jr, with 23 off 39 balls, Charlene Taitt 12 (24 balls) and Rashida Goring 11 (16 balls) were the only other players to get into double figures.
Barbados and West Indies hard hitting all-rounder Halden Forde categorised as B3 (sighted player), the only West Indian to score a quick-fire century (105 not out off 57 balls) against South Africa at the 2012 Blind cricket World Cup, was the most successful bowler with two for 14 from four overs, while Ricardo Manning B2 (partially sighted player) was the only other wicket-taker with one for 19 from his 5 overs.
The BBCA replied with 134 for six off 21.4 overs. Forde with 32 off 27 balls and another B3 player John Reeves 32 not out off 30 balls both striking one four each were the top scorers for their team.
The other double-figure contributions came from Granville Carter B1 (totally blind) who scored 18 from 19 balls, and Mark Goddard B2 who made 12 from 20 balls.
Rashida Goring was the most successful bowler with two for 34 from five overs.
Dubbed The Battle of Black Rock, the second match of the warm-up games is set to be played on Saturday, March 15 at the Desmond Haynes Oval commencing at 1.oo p.m.
Celebrities XI - Rollins Howard (captain), Roxanne Forte, Dominic Drakes, Danielle Small, Clifford Gooding-Edghill, Pamela Lavine, Charlene Taitt, Rashida Goring, Mark Seale, Mac Fingall, Jason King, Shelly-Ann Waston, Patrick Gollop, Vasbert Drakes, David Dowridge.
Barbados Blind - B1 (totally blind): Anthony Cummins, Trevor Bishop, Osmin Edwards, Anderson Lowe and Granville Carter.
B2 (partially sighted) - Mark Goddard, Cheryl Griffith, Adrian Daniel and Ricardo Manning.
B3 (sighted) - Halden Forde, Tremaine Forte, Carl Sobers, John Reeves, Trevor Broomes, Kci Ward-Ryan, Patsie Cummins.