Davis magic puts spell on Bajans
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – Derone Davis, the Combined Campuses and Colleges spinner, stunned Barbados by taking a hat-trick off the first three balls of the chase and bowled his side to their first victory of the Caribbean T20. Davis, who played the 2012 World Cup for West Indies Under-19, took a career-best 4-5, in his third T20 match at Queen's Park Oval.
For Barbados, it was their second consecutive disappointment in a chase of a low total, having been dismissed for 66 by Guyana. In a chase of 112, Davis had Dwayne Smith and Ryan Hinds caught by Kyle Corbin, before trapping Sharmarh Brooks lbw to complete the hat-trick with the third ball of the innings. From 0-3, Barbados slipped to 12-5, with Davis picking up his fourth wicket in his second over and Jason Holder getting rid of Justin Brathwaite.
Kyle Mayers, who was Davis' team-mate at the Under-19 World Cup, revived Barbados a little, leading them to 51 before he lost his partner Shane Dowrich in the 14th over. The asking-rate was not unmanageable but after Carlos Brathwaite and Mayers fell with the score on 66, the Barbados innings fizzled and ended on 99-9.
CCC had also had a shaky start to their innings, with Tino Best cutting through the top order to leave them at 13 for 3 in three overs. Wickets fell regularly but Floyd Reifer scored 37 and Ryan Wiggins 28 to prop CCC up to 111 for 8. Best finished with 4-19.
+C Walton c Mayers b Best 6
R Reifer c Mayers b Best 0
*K Corbin c Hinds b C Brathwaite 7
W Morgan b Best 0
F Reifer b Benn 37
J Holder c & b Nurse 2
A Dewar c J Brathwaite b Nurse 14
R Wiggins lbw b Best 28
D Davis not out 8
Extras (lb1, w8) 9
TOTAL (8 wkts, 20 overs) 111
Did not bat: K Ramsaran, R Austin
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (RA Reifer, 0.4 ov), 2-10 (Walton, 2.2 ov), 3-13 (Morgan, 2.6 ov), 4-25 (Corbin, 7.5 ov), 5-40 (Holder, 10.4 ov), 6-57 (Dewar, 12.6 ov), 7-95 (FL Reifer, 18.2 ov), 8-111 (Wiggins, 19.6 ov)
Bowling: Best 4-0-19-4 (w3), C Brathwaite 4-0-10-1 (w1), Nurse 4-0-23-2 (w1), Smith 4-0-23-0 (w2), Benn 3-0-20-1, Hinds 1-0-15-0.
*D Smith c Corbin b Davis 0
J Brathwaite c wkp Walton b Holder 4
R Hinds c Corbin b Davis 0
S Brooks lbw b Davis 0
J Carter c Wiggins b Davis 1
+S Dowrich run out 13
K Mayers c Davis b Ramsaran 34
C Brathwaite c Davis b Ramsaran 6
A Nurse not out 21
S Benn c wkp Walton b R Reifer 10
T Best not out 2
Extras (lb6, w2) 8
TOTAL (9 wkts; 20 overs) 99
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Smith, 0.1 overs), 2-0 (Hinds, 0.2), 3-0 (Brooks, 0.3), 4-5 (Carter, 2.5), 5-12 (J Brathwaite, 5.1), 6-51 (Dowrich, 13.1), 7-66 (C Brathwaite, 15.3), 8-66 (Mayers, 15.4), 9-91 (Benn, 18.4)
Bowling: Davis 4-2-5-4, Holder 4-1-11-1 (w1), Austin 4-0-15-0 (w1), Dewar 2-0-15-0, Ramsaran 3-0-25-2, R Reifer 3-0-22-1.
Result: CCC won by 12 runs.
Points: CCC 4, Barbados 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Derone Davis.
Umpires: Patrick Gustard, Joel Wilson; TV – Gregory Brathwaite.