Rare defeat for UWI, Goodman slams century for BCL in Sagicor General T20 championship
Barbados Cricket Association article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - There was a rare defeat for title holders Sagicor Life UWI, while opener Davon Goodman slammed a maiden century for BRC BCL in Series 4 of the BCA Sagicor General Twenty20 tournament.
UWI lost by six wickets to Super Centre Spartan at Queen's Park in Zone 'A'.
After winning the toss and slipping to 14 for four and then 51 for six by the tenth over, UWI eventually rallied to 117 all out in 19.1 overs.
Dominican Kavem Hodge topscored with 59 not out off 44 balls including four fours and two sixes.
Barbados left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn took two for six, another left-arm spinner Andre Marshall picked up two for 19, pacer Andre Gill, two for 24 and off-spinner Chaim Holder, two for 27.
Spartan won with one over to spare after recovering from 28 for three through a fourth wicket partnership of 71 between former Barbados captain Shamarh Brooks, who made 48 not out off 38 balls with three fours and one six and left-hander Jameel Stuart, the national Under-19 team captain of last year, with 28.
The battle among the top teams in the Zone is now close after Premix & Precast Yorkshire beat Brathwaite Construction/Republic Bank St. Catherine by seven wickets at Friendship to join UWI and Spartan on 12 points.
Also chasing 118 to win after St. Catherine made 117 for eight, Yorkshire were put on course by opener Junior Moore and Jamar Layne, who featured in an unbroken fourth wicket partnership of 87.
Layne scored 54 not out off 37 balls with four fours and two sixes, while Moore got an unbeaten 43 off 55 balls, counting four fours and one six.
Wildey beat Police by 41 runs at Weymouth to record their second straight win.
Skipper Pedro Greaves slammed 54 off 28 balls with seven fours and two sixes in Wildey's 169 for five off 20 overs.
Police were restricted to 128 for four.
Goodman raced to a boundary-studded century against Caribbean Alliance Insurance/Akobah Gardens Foundation at Church Hill in a bottom-of-the-table Zone 'B' clash, which produced a record 483 runs.
Taking advantage of a excellent pitch for batting and the luck of the toss, BCL amassed 254 for four off 20 overs. Goodman blazed his way to 115 off 49 balls including ten sixes and nine fours. His century came off 42 deliveries and contained ten sixes and seven fours.
With Keon Wiltshire, who scored 87 off 47 balls with eight fours and five sixes, Goodman featured in a second wicket partnership of 182 in 13 overs.
Left-hander Corey Scantlebury contributed 36 off 18 balls with four fours and two sixes.
Foundation responded with 229 for six. Joshua Drakes made 83 off 52 balls with 11 fours while coach Nhamo Winn hit 59 off 28 balls including six fours and three sixes. Drakes and Winn added 89 in 7.4 overs for the third wicket.
Opener Shomari Davis scored 37 off 22 balls with four fours and two sixes.
Pacer Darien Seale picked up three for 41.
BCL's total was the second highest in the seven-year history of the tournament following UWI's 257 for three against Police at 3Ws Oval in the third series on Saturday.
Last year's losing finalists and two-time champions CGI Maple defeated LIME by four wickets with three balls to spare in the key clash at Wildey to move to a maximum 16 points.
Captain Collis Worrell scored 63 off 39 balls with six fours and one six in a chase of 160. He put on 93 for the fourth wicket with Renaldo Parris (34) after coming together with the score 41 for three in the seventh over.
LIME scored 159 for eight with opener Alex Browne enjoying himself in a knock of 48 off 22 balls containing six sixes and one four.
BDFSP beat Digicel Carlton by seven wickets with seven balls remaining at Desmond Haynes Oval as they chased 168 to win.
Left-hander Antonio Greenidge led the way with 91 off 58 balls including eight sixes and four four.
Another left-hander, Marlon Welcome-Goodman, contributed 42 not out off 24 balls as he counted three fours and three sixes after picking up three for 27 with his right-arm medium-pace in Carlton's 167 for eight.
In Zone 'C', CounterPoint Wanderers maintained their perfect winning record as Ince Transport MTW went under by 28 runs at Pine Basin.
Shayne Moseley made 74 off 61 balls with three fours and one six in Wanderers' 154 for five off 20 overs. It was his third half-century of the tournament.
Opener Raymond Kellman slammed 72 off 50 balls with ten fours to follow figures of three for 18 as he completed a fine all-round performance for MTW who were restricted to 126 for eight.
Guardian General Barbados Youth upset ICBL Empire by 18 runs at Lester Vaughn School, Cane Garden.
Led by Jafari Toppin's unbeaten 59 off 37 balls including three fours and four sixes, Barbados Youth scored 147 for nine after being 110 for nine.
Off-spinner Roston Chase took five for 14 off four overs.
Empire were bowled out for 129 in 19.4 overs to suffer their third defeat, while it was the third win for Barbados Youth.
YMPC beat ESA Field Pickwick by nine runs at Beckles Road after scoring 122 for four with Pickwick reaching 113 for six.
ZONE A - UWI 12, Spartan 12, Yorkshire 12, Wildey 8, St. Catherine 4, Police 0.
ZONE B - Maple 16, LIME 12, BDFSP 8, Carlton 8, BCL 4, Foundation 0.
ZONE C - Wanderers 16, Barbados Youth 12, Pickwick 8, YMPC 8, Empire 4, MTW 0.
SERIES 5 - May 17
ZONE A - Police v Spartan at Weymouth; UWI v St. Catherine at 3Ws Oval; Wildey v Yorkshire at SJPP, Pine/Wildey.
ZONE B - BDFSP v Foundation at Paragon; LIME v Carlton at Wildey; BCL v Maple at Blenheim 'A'.
ZONE C - Pickwick v Barbados Youth at Foursquare Oval; MTW v YMPC at Pine Basin; Empire v Wanderers at Bank Hall.