Hope ties game against India with last-ball boundary

India 321 for 6 (Kohli 157*, Rayudu 73) tied with West Indies 321 for 7 (Hope 123*, Hetmyer 94, Kuldeep 3-67)

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SUPER50 CUP: Marooners enhance semi-final claims, as Cornwall slams hundred

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Half-centuries from emerging talents Jonathan Drakes, Amir Jangoo and Kjorn Ottley helped Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners enhance their chances of reaching the semi-finals of the Super50 Cup and earn bragging rights over territorial rivals Barbados Pride with a comprehensive, 125-run victory in their crucial Group “B” match on Thursday here.

Drakes hit the top score of 70 from 98 balls spiced with half-dozen boundaries, Jangoo supported with 62 from 76 balls and Ottley made 57 from 67 balls, as the Marooners fortified their hold on second place in the group with a bonus point victory that carried them to 20 points.

In the other Group “B” contest: A boundary-studded, fourth Super50 career hundred from Rahkeem Cornwall laid the groundwork for a 47-run victory under the Duckworth/Lewis/Steyn Method for Leeward Islands Hurricanes over the United States.

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At Kensington Oval:The Marooners entered the contest tied on 15 points with the Pride and a superior net run rate that put them second in the group, behind runaway group leaders Jamaica Scorpions.

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Ottley slammed five fours and three sixes and dominated an opening stand of 74 with Kyle Corbin that set the tone for the rest of the Marooners’ batting, as they posted 259 for seven from their allocation of 50 overs – their highest total ever in this format against the Pride.

After Ottley was dismissed to leave the Marooners 95 for two in the 20th over, Drakes joined Jangoo and either side of a near hour-long break for rain shared 104 for the third wicket to fortify the Marooners’ position.

Marooners were 195 for two entering the last 10 overs and typically lost a few wickets needlessly in trying to increase the scoring rate.

Shamar Springer was the Pride’s most successful bowler, bagging 3-48 from eight overs, and Kevin Stoute snared 2-40 from 10 overs.

Left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley, Kjorn’s brother, and Marooners’ captain Carlos Brathwaite, the WINDIES Twenty20 International captain, then shared six wickets between to undermine the Pride batting and dismissed them for 134 in 35.1 overs.

Ottley grabbed 3-24 from 10 overs to destroy the Pride top order and Brathwaite belatedly introduced himself into the attack to run grab the last 3-12 from 3.1 overs.

Jonathan Carter’s 26 was the best effort with the bat for the Pride, who lost for the second time in the tournament to their Barbados-based rivals – and by their widest margin ever to this opponent.

At the Three Ws Oval: Cornwall put his hitting power on display to lead the Hurricanes to 248 for seven, after wet conditions caused by rain forced a reduction of the innings to 49 overs.

When Cornwall entered, the Hurricanes were wobbling on 74 for four in the 21st over, but he led a remarkable recovery, cracking six fours and 10 sixes in an undefeated 125 from 93 balls.

He found Orlando Peters a worthy ally and they put on 114 for the seventh wicket at the height of the fight-back.

Left-arm spinner Nosthusha Kenjige was the most successful American bowler, taking 3-62 from eight overs and Trinidad & Tobago-born fast bowler Kyle Philip captured 2-28 from his quota of 10 overs.

United States then limped to 131 for seven off 36 overs when rain brought an early end to the match, with the Americans short of the required target.



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WINDIES SUPER50 CUP: United States, Marooners stage upsets

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados– Nosthusha Kenjige and Timil Patel sent ripples through Group “B” of the 2018-19 WINDIES Super50 Cup, when they bowled the United States to an 88-run victory over Leeward Islands Hurricanes on Wednesday here.

Left-arm spinner Kenjige and part-time leg-spinner Patel shared five wickets and backed up the work of their side’s pace bowling side, as the Americans claimed their first victory of the Tournament.

In the other Group “B” contest, Carlos Brathwaite put in the clichéd captain’s performance to lead Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners to a seven-wicket victory over territorial rivals Barbados Pride.

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At Kensington Oval:Kenjige grabbed 3-22 from eight overs to earn the Player-of-the-Match award and Patel completed a tidy all-round performance with 2-4 from 2.1 overs to undermine the Hurricanes’ pursuit of a target of 198.

Orlando Peters hit half-dozen boundaries in the top score of 37 from 35 balls, but no other batsman reached 20, as the Hurricanes were bowled out for 109 in 30.1 overs.

Earlier, Patel was one of a handful of United States batsmen that got starts, but failed to carry on, leading the way with a circumspect 39 from 80 balls.

Monank Patel scored 27, Steven Taylor made 22 and Alex Amsterdam got 21.

Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs was the pick of the Hurricanes bowlers with 3-40 from 10 overs; Rahkeem Cornwall, Jeremiah Louis and Chesney Hughes supported with two wickets apiece.

At the Three Ws Oval: Brathwaite struck three fours and three sixes in an unbeaten, even 50 from 31 balls, as the Marooners successfully chased 175 for victory.

He shared a 90-run – unbroken – fourth-wicket stand with Jonathan Drakes, whose 41 from 46 balls included four boundaries.

Marooners had a strong start with openers Kyle Corbin and Kjorn Ottley sharing 70 before they were dismissed – and the home team stumbled to 88 for three in the 20th over.

Brathwaite joined Drakes and they carried the Marooners over the finish line in the 32nd over.

There was neither substance nor stability from the Pride, after they were sent in to bat, except for a period where Kevin Stoute joined left-hander opener Shayne Moseley and they put on 40 for the fourth wicket.

Moseley made 49 from 87 balls to lead the way, Stoute supported with 37, Shamar Springer got 22 and Miguel Cummins made 20.

Brathwaite was the pick of the Marooners’ bowling with 3-21 from 10 overs and Akeem Jordan took 3-36 from 9.2 overs.


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WINDIES SUPER50 CUP: Barnwell misses hundred, but Jaguars claim key victory

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – A career-best, unbeaten 99 from Christopher Barnwell and an even half-century from Raymon Reifer formalised a seven-wicket victory for Guyana Jaguars over Canada in the WINDIES Super50 Cup on Tuesday here.

Barnwell led the way with a 76-ball knock that was spiced with seven fours and four sixes, and Reifer was not out 50 from 58 balls that included three fours and one six, as the 10-time champions secured their second bonus-point victory in the rain-marred contest to move into second-place in Group “A”.

In the other contest, rain forced a no-result between WINDIES “B” and Windward Islands.

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At the Brian Lara Cricket Academy: Chasing 203 for victory, the Jaguars always looked ahead of the game, even though they lost a cluster of wickets in the space of 12 deliveries that left woozy on 51 for three in the eighth over.

But left-hander Reifer came to the crease and settled the nerves, when he linked with Barnwell to put on 153 – unbroken – for the fourth wicket that got the Jags over the finish line in 29.4 overs – a healthy enough scoring rate to earn them a bonus point.

No Canada bowler distinguished himself, but Romesh Galkandage Don poached 2-29 from six overs.

Earlier, Navneet Dhaliwal hit the score for Canada of 88 from 110 balls that contained seven fours and three sixes and was the glue that held the innings together before his dismissal in the 38th over triggered a slump.

He dominated stands of 45 with Harsh Thaker and 43 with Nitish Kumar for the third and fourth wickets respectively, but it was his fifth wicket stand of 59 with skipper David Jacobs that gave the Canadians the basis for a total of 202 for nine in their rain-reduced allocation of 47 overs.

Jacobs made 44, but the dismissal of Dhaliwal saw Canada lose five wickets for 37 in the space of 57 delivaries.

No Jaguars bowlers distinguished himself, but Jamaica-born, former WINDIES Under-19 captain Ramaal Lewis, Clinton Pestano and Reifer claimed two wickets apiece.

At Queen’s Park Oval: Though opener Tyrone Theophile was forced to retire hurt after the fourth over, Volcanoes had made a strong start to reach 48 without loss in their pursuit of 221 for victory, when wet conditions, due to rain, forced the remainder of their innings to be abandoned.

Veteran left-handed opener Devon Smith was not out on 27 and former WINDIES batsman Kirk Edwards was not out nine.

Earlier, former WINDIES Under-19 star Alick Athanaze had continued his good form with the ball, grabbing 3-49 from 10 overs, to be the pick of the Volcanoes bowlers, as WINDIES “B” were bowled out for 220 in 48.4 overs.

Fellow slow bowlers Larry Edward and Kavem Hodge supported with two wickets apiece.

WINDIES “B” got starts from several of their top-order batsmen with Keagan Simmons leading the way with 57 from 83 balls that included five fours.

Tevin Imlach supported with 43, Kimani Melius made 33, Kirstan Kallicharran added 29 and WINDIES “B” captain, veteran batsman Marlon Samuels got 24.

WINDIES “B” too, started strongly, reaching 142 for three in the 28th over, but they ran out of steam in the second half of the innings, as the Volcanoes bowlers worked their way through.



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WINDIES SUPER50 CUP: Gayle signs off with hundred

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Chris Gayle signed off his West Indies Super50 Cup career in fine style with a typically explosive hundred that set up Jamaica Scorpions for a 33-run victory over Barbados Pride in their Group “B” contest on Saturday here.

Gayle announced prior to the start of play that this would be his final match for the Scorpions in this format and survived two reprieves to slam his fourth Super50 career hundred before he returned to play a pivotal role with the ball which tilted the balance and earned him the Player-of-the-Match award.

At the same time, half-centuries from Amir Jangoo and skipper Carlos Brathwaite defied a career-best spell from Elmore Hutchinson to spur Combined Campuses & Colleges to a 59-run victory over the United States.

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At Kensington Oval: All but 34 of Gayle’s 122 off 114 balls were in boundaries comprising 10 fours and eight sixes and led a recovery for the Scorpions before they were bowled out for 226 in 47.4 overs, after they were put in to bat.

In reply, fellow left-hander Jonathan Carter held the Pride innings together with 77 off 125 balls, but the home team were bowled out for 193 with 13 balls remaining.

Left-arm spinner Christopher Lamont set back the Pride with two early wickets before Carter came to the crease and shared 61 for the third wicket with his captain Shamarh Brooks.

Gayle, bowling his uncomplicated off-spin, struck an important blow however, when he trapped Brooks lbw for 26 in the 22nd over.

Carter was unable to find a steady ally in the remainder of the chase and the home team’s pursuit ran out of steam.

Oshane Thomas was the most successful Scorpions bowler with 3-53 from 8.5 overs, but left-arm spinner Nikita Miller, pacer Gordon Bryan and Lamont all bowled economically to bag two scalps apiece.

Earlier, Gayle was dropped on two and made the Pride pay dearly for the spilled chance, putting on 131 for the third wicket with Andre McCarthy that brought stability back to the Scorpions, after they stumbled to 21 for two in the sixth over.

When McCarthy was caught at long-on off Kevin Stoute for 48 in the 24th over, Gayle was 92 and endured the cheap dismissals of Rovman Powell and Fabian Allen before he reached his milestone with a single to long-off.

Gayle was again dropped on 102 before he caught at wide long-on in the 35th over off Shamar Springer, the WINDIES Under-19 World Cup-winning all-rounder, to trigger a collapse that saw the Scorpions lose their last five wickets for 32 in 79 balls.

Stoute was the pick of Pride bowlers with 3-33 from 10 overs and like all of his side’s bowlers, recovered from Gayle’s early rampage.

At Three Ws Oval: Jangoo hit six fours and one six in 69 from 76 balls to anchor the top-half of the Marooners batting, sharing 112 with Kjorn Ottley.

Brathwaite, the WINDIES Twenty20 International captain, smashed four fours and two sixes to also post 69 off 63 balls and rally the lower order, adding 62 for the sixth wicket with Yannick Ottley, as the Marooners reached 221 for nine from their 50 overs.

Hutchinson, the 36-year-old, Jamaica-born pacer, collected an impressive 5-42 from 10 overs to put the Marooners batting under fire at periods throughout the innings, after they were put in to bat.

The Americans suffered an early set-back, but looked to be progressing nicely on 81 for one in the 20th over before they lost their way against the slow bowling attack of the Marooners, led by leg-spinner Keron Cottoy’s 3-40 from eight overs, and were bowled out for 162 in 45.4 overs.


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St John’s, ANTIGUA – The Super50 Cup bowls off next Wednesday, October 3 in Trinidad with defending champions, the Windward Volcanoes, taking on the Trinidad Red Force at the Queen’s Park Oval.

Just over two weeks since the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Final, the Super50 Cup now occupies an October (November from 2019 onwards) window to allow continuity of white-ball cricket as the WINDIES builds toward the 2019 ICC World Cup. 42 matches will be played before the Final on Sunday, October 28 at the Kensington Oval, Barbados as the tournament hosts the region’s biggest cricket rivalries over an action-packed 26 days

The six Franchises will once again be joined by the Combined Campuses and College (CCC) Marooners and the USA, with Canada and WINDIES B completing the ten teams. Matches will be played in Trinidad and Barbados, with the Brian Lara Academy, Queen’s Park Oval, Kensington Oval, 3Ws and Windward the confirmed venues.

With the WINDIES now qualified for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the region’s best 50-over players, that aren’t touring India with the Test team will be looking to impress the selectors and force their way into the WINDIES ODI squad.

Cricket West Indies (CWI) CEO, Johnny Grave said: “We are really looking forward to this year’s Super50 Cup and are delighted that both Canada and the USA are able to participate for the first time. Over the past year we have invested heavily on providing additional opportunities for our best young cricketers, through an expanded A team programme, and the WINDIES B development team that played in Cricket Canada’s Global T20 and Summerfest tournaments, and it’s great that the WINDIES B team get another opportunity to play competitive cricket.”


ESPN Caribbean is once again partnering with CWI to show 13 matches live matches from Kensington Oval, with all other matches streamed live on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel and the redesigned

According to Commercial Director, Dominic Warne, the new 4-year ESPN Caribbean deal is “fundamental to showcasing our premier 50-over competition to as many people as possible in the region and throughout the world.” Warne added, “we’re highlighting the big regional rivalries with all matches streamed live and a record number of live high definition day/night match-ups on ESPN Caribbean. We are continuing on our promise to make it easier for fans to watch the Super50 at the ground, on the TV or online.”


Tickets are on sale with affordable early-bird offers from just BDS$10 or TT$35 available online through the “Buy Tickets” button on the new website. Ticket booths at Kensington Oval, Queens Park Oval, and Brian Lara Cricket Academy will be open from week starting October 1.

Patrons over 60 with IDs will be free as do children under12 when they attend with a paying adult. For matches played at the 3Ws ground and Windwards in Zone B (Barbados), fans can watch for free.



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Tidy win for Windies women

DEFENDING World Women’s T20 champions West Indies opened their Sandals International Home T20 series with a 17-run victory over a youthful South Africa team which featured four debutantes, at Kensington Oval yesterday.

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South Africa stay 1-0 up after rain spoils second ODI

Dane van Niekerk’s half-century helped South Africa get to 177/8 before rain washed out the second one-day international in Barbados.

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Campbelle Spark Fails to Ignite Windies Women

Resolute batting from Shemaine Campbelle failed to inspire WINDIES Women and South Africa Women cruised to a 40-run victory in the first ICC Women’s One-day International of the Sandals International Home Series on Sunday here.

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Knight Riders successfully defend Hero CPL title after cruising past Warriors

Trinbago Knight Riders 150/2 (Munro 68*, McCullum 39, Shepherd 1/29) beat Guyana Amazon Warriors 147/9 (Ronchi 44, Pierre 3/29, DJ Bravo 2/30) by eight wickets with 15 balls remaining

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