Kantasingh destroys Bajans with 7-22

Cave Hill, Barbados – Twenty-two wickets tumbled as fortunes fluctuated on a dramatic opening day of the final round WICB First-Class Championship match between Combined Campuses & Colleges and Barbados on Friday.

Winning the toss and batting first at the 3Ws Oval pitch, Barbados were bundled out for 90 with left-arm spinner Kavesh Kantasingh grabbing a career-best 7-22 to be the chief destroyer.

In reply, the CC&C were only marginally better as they were sent packing for 113 with left-arm spinner Ryan Hinds claiming 4-20 and pacer Jason Holder collecting 3-10.

With a slim lead of 23, CC&C wasted no time in making inroads into the Barbados second innings, picking up two quick wickets to leave their rivals tottering on 17-2.

Barbados, needing to win the match for a spot in the semi-finals, never got going and only Jason Haynes with 49 showed any resistance. The left-handed opener struck five fours in an innings lasting 108 minutes and 79 balls.

He added 31 for the first wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite who scored seven before giving Floyd Reifer the first of three catches at slip off Kantasingh. His dismissal signalled the decline and Barbados never recovered as off-spinner Ryan Austin chipped in with two wickets for three runs.

All-rounder Brathwaite then hit a valuable top score of 27 and Nkrumah Bonner stroked 25, to lift CC&C from 52-6 and give them precious first innings points.

Barbados 1st innings
K Brathwaite c Reifer b Kantasingh 7
J Haynes run out 49
S Brooks c Reifer b Kantasingh 4
*R Hinds c sub (Wiggins) b Kantasingh 0              
J Carter c Thomas b Austin 1
K Stoute st Smith b Kantasingh 5
+S Dowrich c Currency b Kantasingh 20
J Holder c Reifer b Kantasingh 0
N Charles lbw b Kantasingh 1
F Edwards c Thomas b Austin 0
P Collins not out 0
Extras (lb2, nb1) 3
TOTAL (all out, 34 overs) 90
Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-43, 3-45, 4-61, 5-64, 6-68, 7-69, 8-75, 9-88, 10-90.
Bowling: McClean 8-1-38-0, Brathwaite 9-2-25-0, Kantasingh 14-7-22-7, Austin 3-0-3-2.
CC&C 1st innings
+J. Smith lbw b Edwards 2
*O Phillips c wk Dowrich b Edwards 8
S Thomas lbw b Collins 1
K Corbin c Brathwaite b Holder 8
F Reifer c wk Dowrich b Holder 19
N Bonner c Haynes b Hinds 25
R Currency c wk Dowrich b Holder 0
C Brathwaite c Brooks b Hinds 27
N McClean lbw b Hinds3
R Austin not out 8
K Kantasingh c wk Dowrich b Hinds 0
Extras (b1, lb3, nb8) 12
TOTAL (all out, 42.5 overs) 113
Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-14, 3-14, 4-43, 5-48, 6-52, 7-89, 8-102, 9-104, 10-113.
Bowling: Collins 9-3-21-1, Edwards 5-0-32-2, Hinds 13.5-3-20-4, Holder 6-2-10-3, Charles 9-1-26-0.
Barbados 2nd innings
K. Brathwaite not out 4
J. Haynes lbw b McClean 0
S. Brooks lbw b Kantasingh 2
*R. Hinds not out 11
TOTAL (2 wkts, 9 overs) 17
Fall of wickets: 1-2 , 2-5.
Bowling: Kantasingh 4-1-6-1, McClean 3-1-4-1, Austin 2-0-7-0.
Toss: Barbados.
Umpires: Lennox Abrahams, Sharfuddoula Shadid