Masterful Darren Bravo drives Trinis to thumping win

Kingston, Jamaica - A sizzling unbeaten century by Darren Bravo led defending champions Trinidad and Tobago to a thumping eight wicket win over Combined Campuses and Colleges in the opening round of the West Indies Cricket Board Regional 50 Over Tournament at the Kensington Park ground.

Bravo oozed unmistakable class as he spanked half a dozen delightful sixes and five fours dripping in authoritativeness in his masterful 104 as he ensured that the Trinis stamped early command on the tournament in romping to their target of 201 from just 43.1 overs and for the loss of just two wickets.

CCC’s new captain, Romel Currency, opted to bat upon winning the toss but then lost openers – the nervy William Perkins (14) playing his first regional game out of Trinidad colours and Omar Phillips (5) – with the score on 24. A 114 run third wicket partnership between Floyd Reifer who, cruelly, fell one run short of a century, and Currency who himself missed a landmark by one run kept the innings intact but a total of 200 for 8 from 50 overs was not adequate for the star studded T&T batting line up.