Springer praises Barbados 4-Day players

WICB Media Release.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbados Head Coach Hendy Springer has praised his players for their professionalism and commitment, following their capture of the WICB Regional 4Day League.

The Bajans were crowned regional first-class champions for the 22nd time on Monday as they ended the tournament with 82 points ahead of second place Trinidad & Tobago on 80 points. The capture also means the Barbadians have achieved the “double” having won the NAGICO Super50 tournament which was played in Trinidad & Tobago in February.

Under the captaincy of Kraigg Brathwaite, the champions played six matches and had wins against T&T, Guyana, Jamaica and Leeward Islands. They drew against the Combined Campuses & Colleges and lost to Windward Islands.

“It is indicative of the effort that the players have put in over a period of time and it is good that we have won and brought some glory to Barbados cricket again. Barbados has a rich cricket history and it is important that these young men continue to respect that legacy and that history and strive to perform and do well for their country,” Springer said.

“This result – winning the 4Day tournament to add to the one-day title – is just the beginning of things we want to achieve as we go along. Earlier in the year, we set out a plan and we worked hard to reach those points we set. It was a total team effort … we had some guys who stood out and we will use this as motivation as we push on to the business end of the season.”

Springer said the high point of the season was their victory over Trinidad & Tobago at Kensington Oval. “Trinidad are always worthy opponents. We had to beat them and get full points and we went out and achieved that.”

Barbados will now face Jamaica at Kensington Oval in the semi-finals of the Final Four; while Trinidad and Tobago clash with Windward Islands at Queen’s Park Oval in the other semi-final. The winners of this phase will take home the Headley/Weekes Trophy named in honour of West Indies batting legends George Headley and Sir Everton Weekes.

“The focus is to look to win the game. But we are looking at the process...paying attention to details. We will treat them with respect but we will look to play some ‘strong’ cricket,” Springer said.


Round 1

Friday, February 28 to Monday, March 3

Windward Islands beat Barbados by 9 wickets – Beausejour Cricket Ground, St. Lucia

Jamaica beat Guyana by 7 wickets – Sabina Park, Jamaica

Saturday, March 1 to Tuesday, March 4

Leeward Islands beat Combined Campuses & Colleges by 72 runs – Warner Park, St. Kitts

Round 2

Friday, March 7 to Monday, March 10

Trinidad & Tobago beat Windward Islands by 186 runs – Queen’s Park Oval, Trinidad

Guyana lost to Barbados by 136 runs – Guyana National Stadium, Guyana

Leeward Islands lost to Jamaica by 3 wickets – Warner Park

Round 3

Thursday, March 13 to Sunday, March 16

Guyana drew with Windward Islands – Guyana National Stadium

Friday, March 14 to Monday, March 17

Combined Campuses & Colleges drew with Barbados – Three Ws Oval, Barbados

Trinidad & Tobago beat Leeward Islands by an innings and 107 runs – Queen’s Park Oval

Round 4

Friday, March 21 to Monday, March 24

Combined Campuses & Colleges beat Guyana by 7 wickets – Three Ws Oval

Jamaica lost to Windward Islands by 3 wickets – Sabina Park

Barbados beat Trinidad & Tobago by an innings and 60 runs – Kensington Oval, Barbados

Round 5

Friday, March 28 to Monday, March 31

Jamaica lost to Barbados by 245 runs – Sabina Park

Trinidad & Tobago beat Combined Campuses & Colleges by 10 wickets – Queen’s Park Oval

Windward Islands beat Leeward Islands by 197 runs – Queen’s Park, Grenada

Round 6

Friday, April 4 to Monday, April 7

Trinidad & Tobago beat Jamaica by 145 runs – Queen’s Park Oval

Windward Islands lost to Combined Campuses & Colleges by 82 runs – Arnos Vale, St. Vincent

Leeward Islands beat Guyana by 5 wickets – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua

Round 7

Friday, April 11 to Monday, April 14

Guyana drew with Trinidad & Tobago – Guyana National Stadium

Leeward Islands lost to Barbados by an innings and 49 runs – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground

Combined Campuses & Colleges lost to Jamaica by 59 runs – Three Ws Oval


Saturday, April 19 to Tuesday, April 22

Semi-final 1: Barbados vs Jamaica – Kensington Oval (10 a.m. daily)

Semi-final 2: Trinidad & Tobago vs Windward Islands – Queen’s Park Oval (10 a.m. daily)

The Final

Friday, April 25 to Monday, April 28

Winner Semi-final 1 vs Winner Semi-final 2 – To be hosted by higher placed team from the preliminary round

WICB Media Release.

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:40