Day 2 Reports: Limited Overs Competition
GEORGETOWN -- Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) registered a big win by 70 runs over the Windward Islands on Day 2 of the West Indies Cricket Board’s One-Day Tournament in Guyana on Friday. There was also a victory for Barbados, by 110 runs (Duckworth/Lewis Method) over the United States of America, while Trinidad and Tobago trounced the Leeward Islands by 9 wickets as the tournament entered the second round.
At Enmore: Slow bowlers Anderson Sealy (3-30) and Kavesh Kantasingh (3-27) destroyed the Windwards batting as they fell for 154 after CCC made a challenging 224-6 off 50 overs. Sealy, in his first match, took the key wicket of topscorer Devon Smith (42) as the Windwards fell apart. The match was set-up by CCC batsmen Romel Currency and Floyd Reifer. Currency, a former Windwards opener made 70 to following up his 102 on the opening day, while Reifer, the former Barbados batsman made a fluent 62 off 57 balls. The pair added 62 for the third wicket.
At Bourda: Opener Lendl Simmons hit a superb 102 not out off 100 balls as Trinidad and Tobago strolled to 221-1 in just 32.5 overs in reply to 219. Simmons smashed 10 fours as four sixes as he added 156 for the first wicket with teenager Adrian Barath, who made an explosive 72 from 79 balls with four sixes and three boundaries. Earlier, seamer Keiron Pollard took an amazing hat-trick to wreck the Leewards, who could not repeat their batting brilliance from Thursday. The strong six-footer took 3-47 to trigger a collapse as the last five wickets fell for five runs. Omari Banks topscored with 56, while veteran Wilden Cornwall made 45.
At Providence: New boy Nikolai Charles too four wickets with his leg-spin as Barbados beat the United States to record their second win. Charles, who was a late replacement for injured captain Jason Haynes, ended with 4-39 as United States made 149-9 off 42 overs after being set a revised target of 259 off 42 overs. Good batting down the order saw the Bajans rattle up 288-8 off their 50 overs. Ryan Hinds, made 84 off 62 balls to collect his second Man-of-the-Match award, while the powerful pair of Dale Richards (65) and Dwayne Smith (53) were also in good touch. Orlando Baker took 4-48 to be the best bowler for the Americans.