Demetrius Richards … most runs (338)

Dante Niles… most wickets (18) and only bowler with two ‘five-fors’

Richards, Niles among top players in BCA Super Cup Averages

Bridgetown, Barbados, August 26 –  (www.barbadoscricket.org)  – Prior to the seventh round of the league phase in the 2023 BCA Elite/Division 1 Super Cup Championship, a mere four batsmen had scored over 200 runs.

Of that number, two amassed more than 300 runs – Demetrius Richards, the talented Wildey opener and wicketkeeper and Shaqkere Parris of UWI ‘A’ – with a close gap of six runs separating them. Both recorded maiden 50-over centuries.

Richards had 338 runs from five innings at an average of 67.60. He hit 101 off 78 balls including nine fours and four sixes in a total of 282 for six off only 30 overs against school team Foundation at Church Hill in the opening round in Zone ‘A’.

Wildey won by 207 runs as Foundation were dismissed for 75 in 20.2 overs.

Following a no result against defending champions Empire due to rain in the second round at SJPIT, Richards’ other scores are 81 v Fusionz Boutique Spartan at Queen’s Park; 41 v Walkers Reserve Isolation Cavaliers at KMV Oval; 64 v St. Catherine at Bayfield and 51 v UWI ‘A’ at SJPIT.

Richards, 21, is the youngest of three brothers – all left-handers – who have played in top BCA competitions. Demario, a 24-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman as well, represents UWI ‘A’, while all-rounder Deandre, 27, turned out for Wildey as recently as last season.

The 20-year-old Parris had 332 runs, also from five innings, including one not out (Ave: 83.00).

He slammed 127 off 111 balls including three fours and seven sixes with hapless Foundation again feeling the onslaught in a total of 361 for six off 49 overs at 3Ws Oval in the fourth series.

Parris and fast bowling all-rounder Matthew Forde added 269 off 31 overs for the third wicket.

Forde scored 143 off 101 balls with eight fours and nine sixes.

It was another big defeat for Foundation – by 245 runs (DLS method) – falling for 93 in 29.2 overs after they were set a revised target of 339 in 43 overs.

Forde, 21, in fact topped the batting averages with 172.00, having been dismissed only once in two innings. He is now representing St. Lucia Kings in the Caribbean Premier League.

Spartan captain Akeem Springer had 221 runs (Ave: 55.25) with one century. He boasted of the highest score – 149 not out off 144 balls with 10 fours and 12 sixes in a total of 276 for six off 50 overs against long-standing rivals Empire at Queen’s Park in the first round.

Empire, however, triumphed by two wickets with one ball to spare.

The other player with over 200 runs was Carlton’s Tarik Shorey (205; Ave: 102.50) from four innings. He has two half-centuries – 71 not out v St. Catherine at Desmond Haynes Oval (Series 1) and 83 not out v SigniaGlobe Financial Inc. BCA Youth ‘A’ at Harrison College, Crumpton Street (Series 5).

In the bowling, the leading wicket-taker was off-spinner Dante Niles of Carlton with 18 (Ave: 6.44; Econ: 3.41).

The 24-year-old Niles was also the only bowler to boast of two “five-fors”. His best haul is six for 11 off eight overs against Foundation at Desmond Haynes Oval in Series 6 as the home side won by nine wickets after Foundation made 74 all out in 26.5 overs.

He took five for 13 off five overs against Lil Fabian’s Enterprises Maple at Trents in the third round at Trents with Maple tumbling for the lowest total of the season – 34 in 13.1 overs before Carlton raced to a ten-wicket victory in only 3.2 overs.

Second on the list of wicket-takers was UWI ‘B’ pacer Kalvin Marcus with 17 (Ave: 11.82; Econ: 5.66).

Following closely were medium-pace all-rounder Kemar Harte of BWU/Superb Blend Gladiola and Police fast bowler Rasheed Padmore, both with 16.

BCA Elite/Division 1 Super Cup Averages (After Series 6)

Bridgetown, Barbados, August 26 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Leading averages in the 2023 BCA Elite/Division 1 Super Cup Championship after Series 6.

Tabulate under:

BATTING: MT-matches, I-innings, NO-not outs, R-runs, HS-highest score, Ave-average, 100-centuries, 50-fifties. * denotes not out. Qualifications: 2 innings, 100 runs, average 20.00.

BOWLING: MT-matches, O-overs, M-maidens, R-runs, W-wickets, BB-best bowling, Ave-average, Econ-economy rate, 4W-four wickets, 5W- five wickets. Qualifications: 8 wickets.

BATTING                                                                MT     I      NO       R        HS       Ave        100       50

Matthew Forde (UWI ‘A’)                                      2       2        1       172      143      172.00       1          0

Tarik Shorey (Carlton)                                           6       4        2      205      83*     102.50       0          2

Roshon Primus (Wanderers)                                5       5        3       181      104*     90.50        1          0

Shaqkere Parris (UWI ‘A’)                                     5        5        1       332     127       83.00        1          2

Kevin Stoute (Empire)                                            3       3        1       154       87       77.00         0         1

Demetrius Richards (Wildey)                                5       5        0       338   101       67.60          1          3

Shaquon Glasgow (Isolation Cavaliers)               6       5        3        124     63*    62.00          0         1

Aaron Daley (UWI ‘B’)                                             5      4         2       121      36*    60.50          0         0

Akeem Springer (Spartan)                                      6      6         2       221    149*    55.25          1          0

Kofie Hurdle (Empire)                                             2      2         0      102      63      51.00          0         1

Rivaldo Clarke (Gladiola)                                         5      4        0       184     96      46.00         0         2

Athelbert Brathwaite (Yorkshire)                          4       4        0       167      83     41.75           0        1

Nyeem Young (Carlton)                                            3       3       0       118      82     39.33          0         1

Ryshon Williams (Yorkshire)                                  5       5        1       151      78*     37.75          0        1

Jadan Jones (YMPC)                                                 6       5        1       150     87       37.50         0         2

Karim Cozier (Maple)                                                5        5       1       149     74       37.25         0        2

Giovonte Depeiza (Gladiola)                                    6        5       0       185    86      37.00         0         2

Neil Browne (St. Catherine)                                      5        5       2       109    77*    36.33          0         1

Seth Agard (Wanderers)                                            5         5       2       106    60     35.33          0         1

Chad Puckerin (St. Catherine)                                   3        3      0       104    55      34.66          0        1

Devon Phillips (Gladiola)                                            6        5       1      132     39      33.00          0        0

Jonathan Drakes (Wanderers)                                   5        5       0      161     71      32.20          0        1

Leniko Boucher (Carlton)                                            6        6      2       127    47*    31.75           0        0

Shomari Davis (Foundation)                                      5        4       0       126    66     31.50          0         1

Zidane Harewood (St. Catherine)                              6        6        0      188    75     31.33           0        1

Rohan Ryan (Pickwick)                                               6         6       0       187    80    31.16           0         1

Antonio Morris (Pickwick)                                         6         6        0      183     56    30.50          0        1

Mical Stuart (Police)                                                   6          5        1        122    56   30.50           0         1

Jamar Ifill (UWI ‘B’)                                                    6          6      0        181   117    30.16           1        0

Romario Greaves (UWI ‘A’)                                       5          5        0      148    51     29.60           0        1

Jamar Yearwood (Police)                                           6          5          1      117    73     29.25          0        1

Antonio Glasgow (Isolation Cavaliers)                    6           5         1      117    70*  29.25          0       1

Micah Greenidge (BCA Youth ‘A’)                            4           4         0      115    50   28.75          0        1

Jonathan Carter (UWI ‘A’)                                          4          4         0      113    63    28.25        0         1

Kevion Newton (Foundation)                                     5          5         1      111     55    27.75         0         1

Kyle Jordan (BCA Youth ‘A’)                                       4         4         0     110     75    27.50        0         1

Kemar Harte (Gladiola)                                               6          5         1     109    52    27.25         0          1

Dwayne Smith (YMPC)                                                 6         6        2      109    38   27.25         0         0

Brandon Thompson (Lords)                                       4          4        0     107    49     26.75        0         0

Shamar Springer (Carlton)                                          5          4        0     106    55    26.50        0          1

Akeem Nero (Yorkshire)                                                5         5        1     102    47     25.50        0         0

Zachary Carter (BCA Youth ‘B’)                                   6         6        0     143    59     23.83        0         1

Tennyson Roach (Pickwick)                                         6         6        0     142    51       23.66        0        1

Demel Evelyn (UWI ‘B’)                                                6         6        1     109    31       21.80        0        0

Tauron Gibson (Spartan)                                              6         6        1      107    33     21.40         0         0

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BOWLING                                                  MT         O       M        R        W       BB         Ave      Econ     4W      5W

Shamar Marshall (YMPC)                        6          42       4        102      9       6-9        11.33      2.42       0        1

Kemar Harte (Gladiola)                            6          37       7         113     16     4-20       7.06       3.05       1        0

Venice Vaughan (Police)                           5          43       7        132      9      4-31      14.66       3.06       1       0

Indal Persaud (Yorkshire)                         3         23       2         71      10     5-22       7.10        3.08       0        1

Steve Pinder (Wildey)                                 5         37      5         116      8      3-14       14.50      3.13        0        0

Dante Niles (Carlton)                                 6          34      3         116    18     6-11        6.44       3.41          1       2

Davien Branker (Spartan)                         6          34      3         126    12    4-16      10.50       3.70         1       0

Stefon King (Spartan)                                 6        34.5    5        140    11      3-12       12.72       4.01        0        0

Zuhair Jada (Carlton)                                 6        22.5    2         96     13     4-10         7.38       4.20        2        0

Shaquan Cave (UWI ‘B’)                             5         27.5    2        120   12     4-16        10.00      4.31         3         0

Antonio Morris (Pickwick)                         6         36      3         156    9       3-9        17.33      4.33         0         0

Tahj Tavernier (UWI ‘B’)                            6          40     2         175    10     3-34      17.50      4.37        0        0

Damario Goodman (UWI ‘A’)                     5         40    2          178    11     4-30      16.18      4.45        1         0

Rasheed Padmore (Police)                          5         36     2         163    16     5-39       10.18     4.52        0         1

Dwayne Smith (YMPC)                                 6        36    5          163    13      5-17      12.53      4.52        0         1

Zidane Clarke (Carlton)                                6        30   2          141     9        3-21       15.66     4.70        0         0

Jourdan Niles (Wanderers)                          5       27    0         131     8        3-45      16.37      4.85        0        0

Jamar Ifill (UWI ‘B’)                                      6       30.1   1        160    10     4-53       16.00     5.30         1         0

Rondre Yearwood (Pickwick)                      6       42.1    0       221     10    3-29       22.10    5.24          0       0

Nikolai Charles (Wanderers)                        5         34     1        185     9      3-9        20.55      5.44         0       0

Kalvin Marcus (UWI ‘B’)                                6      35.3    1       201      17    6-26       11.82     5.66         0        1

Chad Williams (Windward)                          6        42.5   4      255     11    5-21        23.18      5.95        0         1

Akobi Crichlow-Byer (Windward)              6         48     0       287      9     3-61       31.88      5.97        0        0

Ramar Newton (St. Catherine)                    6         30     1         190     8     4-60      23.75      6.33       1        0

Jakeem Forde (Pickwick)                              6        27.5    0        197   10    5-33      19.70       7.07       1        1

Jordan Knight (UWI ‘A’)                               5          15.1   0         109    8    3-24      13.62       7.18       0       0

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Wicket-keepers: Tauron Gibson (Spartan) 9 (7 catches/2 stumpings); Anton Lucas-Jones (UWI ‘B’) 9 (9/0); Mario Albert (Police) 7 (7/0); Jaden Clarke (Pickwick) 6 (5/1); Shem Watson (Yorkshire) 6 (6/0); Alex Fergusson (Carlton) 5 (3/2); Zidane Harewood (St. Catherine) 5 (3/2); Reviera Cottle (BCA Youth ‘B’) 5 (4/1); Latrell Greenidge (Windward) 5 (4/1).

Other than wicket-keepers: Tarik Shorey (Carlton), Jonathan Carter (UWI ‘A’), Jai Clarke (UWI ‘B’) 6; Karim Cozier (Maple), Joshua Drakes (Spartan), Jason Greene (Wanderers), Shaquon Carrington (YMPC) 5.

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Centuries – Six

Akeem Springer (Spartan) 149 not out v Empire at Queen’s Park (Series 1).

Matthew Forde (UWI A’) 143 v Foundation at 3Ws Oval (Series 4).

Shaqkere Parris (UWI ‘A’) 127 v Foundation at 3Ws Oval (Series 4).

Jamar Ifill (UWI ‘B’) 117 v Windward at Lucas Street (Series 1).

Roshin Primus (Wanderers) 104 not out v UWI ‘B’ at Dayrells Road (Series 2).

Demetrius Richards (Wildey) 101 v Foundation at Church Hill (Series 1).

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Five wickets in a match – 12 instances.

Shamar Marshall (YMPC) 6-9 v Lords at Lowlands (Series 5).

Dante Niles (Carlton) 6-11 v Foundation at Desmond Haynes Oval (Series 6).

Kalvin Marcus (UWI ‘B’) 6-26 v Yorkshire at 3Ws Oval (Series 5).

Dante Niles (Carlton) 5-13 v Maple at Trents (Series 3).

Dwayne Smith (YMPC) 5-17 v Windward at Lucas Street (Series 6).

Maxwell Lewis (Windward) 5-20 v YMPC at Lucas Street (Series 6).

Chad Williams (Windward) 5-21 v Lords at Lowlands (Seies 4).

Indal Persaud (Yorkshire) 5-22 v Lords at Lowlands (Series 2).

Jamar Trotman (Spartan) 5-30 v Carlton at Desmond Haynes Oval (Series 4).

Jakeem Forde (Pickwick) 5-33 v Yorkshire at Foursquare Oval (Series 1).

Rasheed Padmore (Police) 5-39 v BCA Youth ‘B’ at Combermere, Waterford ‘A’ (Series 6).

Xaundre Baptiste (BCA Youth ‘B’) 5-47 v UWI ‘B’ at 3Ws Oval (Series 3).