Parris, Shai Hope slam 50s as Ch Ch Dolphins devour St. Lucy Pirates to reach UWI Inter-Parish final

Barbados Cricket Association article.

Bridgetown, Barbados - Set up by an exhilarating, opening century partnership between first-class players Shai Hope and Nekoli Parris, Christ Church Dolphins 'devoured' St. Lucy Pirates by 21 runs to romp into the final of the 2013 UWI CO Williams Inter-Parish Twenty20 championship.

In an eagerly-awaited second semi-final at 3Ws Oval on Wednesday night, the Dolphins amassed 165 for two off 20 overs after they were sent in.

Shai Hope, a talented 20-year-old wicket-keeper/batsman, who made his first-class debut this year for Barbados and the much more experienced Parris, put on 103 in 15 overs during which ten fours and two sixes were struck.

The half-century stand took 49 balls and included four boundaries and two sixes.

The 26-year-old Parris, whose first-class career started in 2008 for the Barbados-based Combined Campuses & Colleges (CCC) and who is still a regular in the CCC side, topscored with 61 off 56 balls. He hit six fours and one six.

Hope, currently a member of the Sagicor West Indies High Performance Centre (HPC), which is also based at the 3Ws Oval, and who like Parris is a product of the neighbouring Queen's College School, made 53 off 45 deliveries, striking five fours and one six.

Once they were parted, two more current first-class players, Roston Chase and skipper Carlos Brathwaite, beefed up the scoring rate.

Chase scored 17 not out off 11 balls, while his former Combermere school-mate Brathwaite lashed an unbeaten 23 off 11 balls with two sixes.

The Pirates, seemingly jolted by the onslaught, then plunged to 61 for six before being restricted to 144 for nine.

All-rounder Khalid Springer topscored with 32 off 22 balls including one four and one six at No. 9.

Chandrapaul Hemraj, a Guyanese enrolled at the HPC, made 30 off 23 deliveries with three sixes; Larry Babb, a former Barbados T20 player, contributed 25 off 20 balls including two sixes and one four and Brian Corbin, 23 not out in 18 balls, striking two sixes and one four.

Off-spinners Raymond Bynoe and Chase each took three for 28 and 38 respectively.

Christ Church Dolphins will oppose St. Michael Merchants in the final, which has now been rescheduled for Sunday, December 8, from Friday, December 6, because of what the organisers said were "circumstances beyond our control".

Play starts at 7 p.m.

Summarised scores:

Christ Church Dolphins 165-2 (20 overs) (Nekoli Parris 61 - 56 balls, 6 fours, 1 six; Shai Hope 53 - 45 balls, 5 fours, 1 six; Carlos Brathwaite 23 not out, Roston Chase 17 not out).

St. Lucy Pirates 144-9 (20 overs) (Khalid Springer 32, Chandrapaul Hemraj 30, Larry Babb 25, Brian Corbin 23 not out; Raymond Bynoe 3-28, Roston Chase 3-38).

Toss: St. Lucy Pirates.

Umpires: Sylvan Leacock, Ryan Willoughby.

Duckworth-Lewis Manager: Stephen Proverbs.

Scorer: Lee-Ann Johnson.



Christ Church - Carlos Brathwaite, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Nikolai Charles, Jared Gilkes, Roston Chase, Michael Matthews, Nekoli Parris, Aaron Jones, Rey Matthews, Raymond Bynoe.

St. Lucy Pirates - Brian Corbin, Larry Babb, Reydon Toppin, Khalid Springer, Richard Greaves, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Jed Yearwood, Marrodon Bend, Mario Boyce, Kemar Stanford, Zaire McAllister.

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Thu, 12/05/2013 - 04:53