Knight stars with bat and ball as Psychiatric stun Dover in Sagicor Shield semi-final, Update 16
 

Barbados Cricket Association article.

Bridgetown, Barbados -  Kareem "King Cobra" Knight produced a magnificent all-round performance to pilot Psychiatric Hospital to a memorable two-wicket win over Old Brigand Dover with four overs to spare in the second semi-final of the 2013-14 BCA Sagicor General Shield 40-over-a-side championship at Friendship today.

Following a wonderful display of leg-spin bowling which earned him figures of six for 24 off his allotted eight overs on the trot from the southern end, the 24-year-old Knight, who bats left-handed, struck a timely, unbeaten 46 off 33 balls including five fours and one six as Psychiatric, chasing 156 to win, triumphed with four overs to spare.

Knight was the undisputed Sagicor General Insurance Player-of-the-match.

Psychiatric will clash with Barbados Fire Service in the final at Kensington Oval next Sunday, February 2.

Knight, a former Ellerslie Secondary and Isolation Cavaliers player, who hails from Bissex Housing Area in the rustic parish of St. Joseph, joined veteran Gregory Gaskin with Psychiatric in dire straits on 71 for seven in the 24th over after the major problems had been caused by Vibert Greene and Malcolm Powlett.

Urged on by the vociferous Psychiatric scorer Edward "Frog" Williams, Gaskin and Knight featured in an eighth-wicket partnership of 66 in 10.1 overs to take the initiative away from the ageing Dover side. The pair not only hit boundaries with fine strokes but also pressured the fielders with excellent running between the wicket.

Gaskin, a former Maple Division 1 player in the 1990s, made 40 off 62 balls including four boundaries before he was leg before wickets by fast bowler Kemar Harte as he played around a ball, which kept a bit low in the 34th over.

Eighteen runs were needed off the last six overs and after five came from the 35th over, Knight and David Leacock, who started  uncertainly, duly took 16 off the next over from Harte with Leacock contributing ten in an unbeaten 13 including the winning stroke - a whip off the pads through square-leg.

Powlett, trundling off-cutters, took three for 36 off eight overs, while skipper Greene, the former Barbados and West Indies medium-pace all-rounder picked up two off 22 off seven overs and Harte, two for 46 off eight overs.   

Dover were bowled out for 155 off 35.4 overs after they were sent in.

Greene topscored with 59 at No. 4 before he was last out, brilliantly caught one-handed by a leaping Jamar Willoughby on the forward-square boundary off off-spinner Reco Headley. 

Greene faced 76 balls and struck six fours and three sixes.

Apart from Knight, who  operated from the southern end, medium-pacer Akeem Caddle took two for 28 off eight overs.

In the Psychiatric innings, captain Roger Burrowes was caught at the wicket by Akheel Crookendale off Greene for 12 (22-1; 5.4 overs); Willoughby was also caught by Crookendale, standing up, off Greene for nought 25-2 (7.3 overs); left-hander Selvin Greenidge was leg before wicket on the back foot by leg-spinner Litchfield Kirton for ten (37-3; 10.4 overs); Reco Headley, sweeping, was leg before wicket by Powlett for nine (39-4; 12 overs); Akeem Caddle, pushing forward, was bowled by Powlett for nought (40-5; 13.4 overs); Dwayne Wilson was caught at cover-point by Greene off Powlett for three (50-6; 17.1 overs); Alfred Alleyne, swinging across a slower ball from Harte for six (71-7; 23.4 overs) and Gaskin fell with the score (137-8; 33.5 overs).

Dover were bowled out for 155 off 35.4 overs after they were sent in.

Greene topscored with 59 at No. 4 before he was last out, brilliantly caught one-handed by a leaping Willoughby on the forward-square boundary off off-spinner Headley. 

Greene faced 76 balls and struck six fours and three sixes.

Harte was stumped by Gaskin off Caddle for nine (27-1; 3.4 overs); Shamar Taylor was brilliantly stumped down the leg-side by Gaskin, again off Caddle for 28 (58-2; 11.3 overs); Wilbur Bruce, driving, was bowled off the inside edge by Knight for 21 (86-3; 21 overs); Crookendale was stumped by Gaskin off Knight for one (91-4; 23 overs); Peter Clarke, cutting, was caught on the second attempt by Gaskin off Knight for four (95-5; 24.3 overs); Steven Blackett (four)  pulled a short ball from Knight straight into the hands of deep square-leg in Anthony Massiah (110-6; 28.2 overs); Powlett, pulling, was bowled off the inside by Knight for nought (110-7; 28.3 overs); Kirton, pulling, was leg before wicket by Knight for one (114-8; 30.2 overs); Shawn Smith, swinging, was bowled off the edge by off-spinner Willoughby for seven (146-9; 34.1 overs) before the dismissal of Greene.

Kareem Taitt was not out on nought.

Rain stopped play at 12.59 p.m. with the score 110 for seven off 28.3 overs. There was a resumption at 1.12 p.m.

First Published On bcacricket.org.

Date: 
Sun, 01/26/2014 - 18:16