Bishop bags 5-18, four hit half-centuries as Legends 50-over Series opens

Bridgetown, Barbados, September 26 – (www.barbadoscricket.org)- Left-arm spinner Joshua Bishop snatched a five-wicket haul and four batsmen hit half-centuries in the opening round of the 2023 BCA Legends 50-over Series today.

Bishop, 23, viewed in some quarters as a white-ball specialist and who has taken 40 wickets in 28 List A matches since his debut in 2017, bagged five for 18 off nine overs for Sir Garfield Sobers Giants, who beat Sir Gordon Greenidge Trail Blazers by two wickets at Weymouth.

The half-centuries by Shaqkere Parris, Seth Agard, Shian Brathwaite and all-rounder Shaquille Cumberbatch, were all scored at KMV Oval as Sir Charles Griffith Titans defeated Sir Wesley Hall Chiefs by five runs.

At Weymouth: Bishop showed why his name must be on the Barbados Pride selectors’ shortlist for the Cricket West Indies 50-over Championship in Trinidad next month with an excellent performance.

Sent in, Trail Blazers were off to a blazing start as Leniko Boucher and Akeem Springer added 94 in only 8.5 overs for the first wicket.

The pair tore into fast bowler Keon Harding, who was smashed for 47 runs off two overs during which his problems were compounded by sending down 14 wides and seven no-balls.

Springer made 29 off 33 balls before falling to pacer Jair McAllister, who was also relatively expensive in conceding 38 runs off four overs including 11 wides for the solitary wicket.

Bishop made his presence felt by first removing Boucher for the top-score of 40 off 38 balls with four fours and one six.

He then snared the next three wickets – Demetrius Richards (13), West Indies Under-19 team player Joshua Dorne (14) and Akeem Jordan (0) to leave the score 152 for five by the 25th over.

Bishop’s other wicket was the talented Kevin Wickham, who made 33 off 40 deliveries with two fours and two sixes at No 5.

Roamrio Greaves contributed 29 not out off 41 balls in a total of 223 all out in 43.4 overs.

Bishop’s UWI team-mate, leg-spinner Javed Leacock, took two for 31 off seven overs.

The Giants were also given a solid start as captain Zachary McCaskie and Rashawn Worrell put on 65 in 9.3 overs for the first wicket.

Left-hander Worrell top-scored with 45 off 61 balls including seven fours, while McCaskie made 32 off 29 deliveries with five boundaries.

In the middle order, Antonio Morris made 28 and Kemar Smith 23.

After slipping to 161 for seven by the 31st over, fast bowler Johann Layne eased the pressure by slamming 34 off 21 balls with two fours and three sixes in a partnership of 42 off 29 balls with Harding, who scored 18 not out as the target was reached with as many as 11.1 overs remaining.

Captain and left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took three for 32 off 10 overs, leg-spinner Wickham, two for 26 off 3.5 overs and left-arm spinner Chad Williams, two for 64 off nine overs.

At KMV Oval: An opening partnership of 130 in 25.3 overs between Agard and Parris, laid the foundation for a total of 258 for eight off 50 overs by the Titans after they won the toss.

Parris, one of the top batsmen in the on-going BCA Super Cup for UWI, top-scored with 68 off 80 balls including six fours and three sixes before he was first out off his club-mate, pacer Kalvin Marcus.

Left-hander Agard, an improving Wanderers player, was run out in the next over for 59 off 76 balls with seven fours and one six.

Captain Jonathan Drakes made 33 and Dante Niles, 26 not out.

Off-spinner Chaim Holder took three for 46 off 10 overs.

The Chiefs were tottering on 83 for five after 19 overs but four handy successive partnerships, adding 39, 35, 34 and 39, raised their hopes of victory before they were bowled out for 253 with three balls remaining.

Opener Shian Brathwaite hit the top-score of 84 off 82 balls with 10 fours and two sixes.

Cumberbatch, a left-handed batsman and right-arm pacer, made 56 off the same number of balls with eight fours at No. 9.

Barbados Under-19 team pacer Raneico Smith was the leading wicket-taker with three for 40 off 8.3 overs.

Damario Goodman took two for 34 and fellow left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce, two for 50 – both off 10 overs.

SCORECARDS

AT WEYMOUTH

SIR GORDON GREENIDGE TRAIL BLAZERS

+Leniko Boucher c Smith b Bishop                           40     (38 balls, 4×4, 1×6)

Akeem Springer hit wicket b McAllister                   29     (33 balls, 2×4, 2×6)

Demetrius Richards c (sub) b Bishop                       13     (25 balls, 1×4)

Joshua Dorne c Smith b Bishop                                 14    (29 balls)

Kevin Wickham c wk Harewood b Bishop               33    (40 balls, 2×4, 2×6)

Akeem Jordan c McCaskie b Bishop                           0    (3 balls)

Amari Goodridge b Sealy                                               2    (9 balls)

*Jomel Warrican c Worrell b Leacock                      18    (30 balls, 1×4, 1×6)

Romario Greaves not out                                             29    (41 balls, 2×4)

Chad Williams c Worrell b Leacock                             5    (11 balls)

Stefon King lbw b Smith                                                 2    (10 balls)

Extras (b2, lb2, w27, nb7)                                           38

TOTAL (all out, 43.4 overs)                                      223

Fall of wickets: 1-94 (Springer, 8.5 ov), 2-112 (Boucher, 14.1 ov), 3-121 (Richards, 16.3 ov), 4-152 (Dorne, 24.2 ov), 5-152 (Jordan, 24.5 ov), 6-167 (Goodridge, 27.5 ov), 7-167 (Wickham, 28.3 ov), 8-196 (Warrican, 36.5 ov), 9-210 (Williams, 40.3 ov), 10-223 (King, 43.4 ov).

Bowling: Keon Harding 2-0-47-0 (w14, nb7), Johann Layne 4-1-14-0 (w2), Jair McAllister 4-0-38-1 (w11), Kemar Smith 7.4-0-0-30-1, Joshua Bishop 9-2-18-5, Nathan Sealy 10-0-41-1, Javed Leacock 7-0-31-2.

SIR GARFIELD SOBERS GIANTS

*Zachary McCaskie c Springer b Greaves                  32     (29 balls, 5×4)

Rashawn Worrell c Jordan b Warrican                      45     (61 balls, 7×4)

+Zidane Harewood c Jordan b Warrican                  17     (18 balls, 2×4)

Antonio Morris b Williams                                            28     (36 balls, 2×4)

Kemar Smith c & b Wickham                                        23     (24 balls, 2×4, 1×6)

Nathan Sealy c Goodridge b Williams                           4     (13 balls)

Joshua Bishop c Jordan b Warrican                              0    (1 ball)

Keon Harding not out                                                     18      (26 balls, 1×4)

Johann Layne c Dorne b Wickham                              34      (21 balls, 2×4, 3×6)

Javed Leacock not out                                                      6     (8 balls, 1×4)

Extras (w14, nb4)                                                            18

TOTAL (8 wks, 38.5 overs)                                         225

Did not bat: Jair McAllister.

Fall of wickets: 1-65 (McCaskie, 9.3 ov), 2-91 (Harewood, 14.3 ov), 3-116 (Worrell, 20.4 ov), 4-146 (Morris, 25.1 ov), 5-161 (Smith, 28.6 ov), 6-161 (Sealy, 29.4 ov), 7-161 (Bishop, 30.1 ov), 8-203 (Layne, 34.6 ov).

Bowling: Akeem Jordan 4-0-29-0 (w2, nb2), Stefon King 4-0-29-0 (w2), Amari Goodridge 2-0-7-0 (w1), Romario Greaves 6-1-38-1 (w2), Jomel Warrican 10-1-32-3, Chad Williams 9-1-64-2 (w1, nb2), Kevin Wickham 3.5-0-26-2 (w6).

Result: Sir Garfield Sobers Giants won by two wickets.

Toss: Sir Garfield Sobers Giants.

Umpires: Kevin Sisnett, Ryan Willoughby.

Scorer: Amelia Crick.

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AT KMV OVAL

SIR CHARLES GRIFFITH TITANS

Seth Agard run out (Moseley)                                       59     (76 balls, 7×4, 1×6)

Shaqkere Parris c Cumberbatch b Marcus                 68     (80 balls, 6×4, 3×6)

*Jonathan Drakes c Holder b Williams                      33      (28 balls, 2×4, 1×6)

+Tevyn Walcott c Moseley b Holder                            13     (19 balls, 2×4)

Giovonte Depeiza lbw b Holder                                      3     (13 balls)

Nyeem Young lbw b Holder                                          10     (15 balls, 1×4)

Jayden Roberts b Jones                                                   7     (13 balls)

Dante Niles not out                                                         26     (35 balls, 2×4)

Zidane Clarke c Williams b Cumberbatch                   15     (20 balls, 1×4, 1×6)

Raneico Smith not out                                                      4     (4 balls)

Extras (b9, w8, nb3)                                                       20

TOTAL (8 wks, 50 overs)                                            258

Did not bat: Camarie Boyce.

Fall of wickets: 1-130 (Parris, 25.3 ov), 2-138 (Agard, 26.2 ov), 3-156 (Walcott, 30.6 ov), 4-176 (Depeiza, 34.4 ov), 5-187 (Drakes, 37.1 ov), 6-195 (Young, 38.6 ov), 7-214 (Roberts, 42.2 ov), 8-251 (Clarke, 48.4 ov).

Bowling: Shaquille Cumberbatch 6-0-32-1 (w3), Jarion Hoyte 6-0-33-0 (nb1), Matthew Jones 10-0-41-1, Kyron King 4-0-27-0, Chaim Holder 10-1-46-3 (w1, nb1), Kalvin Marcus 4-0-31-1 (w2), Ryshon Williams 10-2-39-1 (w2, nb1)

SIR WESLEY HALL CHIEFS

Shian Brathwaite c Boyce b Goodman                         84     (82 balls, 10×4, 2×6)

*Shayne Moseley c Niles b Smith                                    0     (2 balls)

Yvan Grant c Depeiza b Smith                                       12     (15 balls, 2×4)

Rivaldo Clarke c wk Walcott b Clarke                            3      (12 balls)

+Tauron Gibson lbw b Boyce                                         11      (15 balls, 2×4)

Ryshon Williams c Smith b Boyce                                10     (19 balls, 1×4)

Matthew Jones c Boyce b Niles                                     13     (22 balls, 1×4)

Chaim Holder lbw b Goodman                                     21      (42 balls, 1×4)

Shaquille Cumberbatch c Parris b Smith                   56     (56 balls, 8×4)

Zishan Motara b Young                                                   7    (27 balls)

Jarion Hoyte not out                                                      10    (8 balls)

Extras (b3, lb5, w15, nb3)                                             26

TOTAL (all out, 49.3 overs)                                        253

Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Moseley, 0.4 ov), 2-20 (Grant, 4.6 ov), 3-35 (Clarke, 7.6 ov), 4-61 (Gibson, 12.2 ov), 5-83 (Williams, 18.6 ov), 6-122 (Jones, 25.4 ov), 7-157 (Brathwaite, 29.6 ov), 8-191 (Holder, 37.6 ov), 9-230 (Motara, 46.4 ov), 10-253 (Cumberbatch, 49.3 ov).

Bowling: Raneico Smith 8.3-0-40-3 (w1, nb2), Zidane Clarke 9-1-51-1 (w6, nb1), Camarie Boyce 10-0-50-2 (w2), Nyeem Young 7-0-38-1 (w4), Dante Niles 5-0-32-1, Damario Goodman 10-1-34-2 (w2).

Result: Sir Charles Griffith Titans won by five runs.

Toss: Sir Charles Griffith Titans.

Umpires: Shemar Boyce, Kareem Taitt.

Scorer: Ayana Holder.

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BCA Legends 50-over Series, Round 1, Results, Scores

Bridgetown, Barbados, September 26 – (www.barbadoscricket.org)- Summarised scores and results of Round 1 matches in the 2023 BCA Legends 50-over Series today:

At Weymouth: Sir Garfield Sobers Giants beat Sir Gordon Greenidge Trail Blazers by two wickets.

Sir Gordon Greenidge Trail Blazers 223 all out (43.4 overs) (Leniko Boucher 40 – 38 balls, 4 fours, 1 six; Kevin Wickham 33, Akeem Springer 29, Romario Greaves 29 not out, Jomel Warrican 18, Joshua Dorne 14, Demetrius Richards 13; Joshua Bishop 5-18, Javed Leacock 2-31).

Sir Garfield Sobers Giants 225-8 (38.5 overs) (Rashawn Worrell 45 – 61 balls, 7 fours; Johann Layne 34, Zachary McCaskie 32, Antonio Morris 28, Kemar Smith 23, Keon Harding 18 not out, Zidane Harewood 17; Jomel Warrican 3-32, Kevin Wickham 2-26, Chad Williams 2-64).

Toss: Sir Garfield Sobers Giants.

Umpires: Kevin Sisnett, Ryan Willoughby.

Scorer: Amelia Crick.

At KMV Oval: Sir Charles Griffith Titans beat Sir Wesley Hall Chiefs by five runs.

Sir Charles Griffith Titans 258-8 (50 overs) (Shaqkere Parris 68 – 80 balls, 6 fours, 3 sixes; Seth Agard 59 – 76 balls, 7 fours, 1 six; Jonathan Drakes 33, Dante Niles 26 not out, Zidane Clarke 15, Tevyn Walcott 13, Nyeem Young 10; Chaim Holder 3-46).

Sir Wesley Hall Chiefs 253 all out (49.3 overs) (Shian Brathwaite 84 – 82 balls, 10 fours, 2 sixes; Shaquille Cumberbatch 56 – 56 balls, 8 fours; Chaim Holder 21, Matthew Jones 13, Yvan Grant 12, Tauron Gibson 11, Ryshon Williams 10; Raneico Smith 3-40, Damario Goodman 2-34, Camarie Boyce 2-50).

Toss: Sir Charles Griffith Titans.

Umpires: Shemar Boyce, Kareem Taitt.

Scorer: Ayana Holder.

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LUNCH SCORES

Bridgetown, Barbados, September 26 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Summarised scores of Round 1 matches at lunch in the 2023 BCA Legends 50-over Series today:

At Weymouth: Sir Gordon Greenidge Trail Blazers 223 all out (43.4 overs) (Leniko Boucher 40 – 38 balls, 4 fours, 1 six; Kevin Wickham 33, Akeem Springer 29, Romario Greaves 29 not out, Jomel Warrican 18, Joshua Dorne 14, Demetrius Richards 13; Joshua Bishop 5-18, Javed Leacock 2-31) v Sir Garfield Sobers Giants.

At KMV Oval: Sir Charles Griffith Titans 258-8 (50 overs) (Shaqkere Parris 68 – 80 balls, 6 fours, 3 sixes; Seth Agard 59 – 76 balls, 7 fours, 1 six; Jonathan Drakes 33, Dante Niles 26 not out, Zidane Clarke 15, Tevyn Walcott 13, Nyeem Young 10; Chaim Holder 3-46) v Sir Wesley Hall Chiefs.