Gladiola crush St. Catherine in two days of Elite division fifth round

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 22 – ( – BWU Gladiola defeated St. Catherine by 10 wickets with a day to spare in Series 5 of the BCA Elite division Championship to move to the top of the table on 67 points.

Playing on home turf at Rices, Gladiola took a first innings lead of 85 runs after scoring 198, having started the second day on 150 for six.

Ashley Nurse, who resumed on 69, did not add.

St. Catherine were dismissed for 86 in their second innings, losing the last seven wickets for 30 runs.

Captain Mikhail Austin scored 28 and Alcindo Holder 20.

Left-arm spinner Damario Goodman snatched four for 18 off six overs and off-spinner Ashley Nurse, four for 25 off 10 overs.

Gladiola achieved their victory target of two off seven balls.

It was Gladiola’s third win and the second defeat for St. Catherine.

Two teams – Empire and Carlton – are in strong positions to win against title holders Fushionz Boutique Spartan and SigniaGlobe Financial Barbados Youth.

At Queen’s Park: Empire scored 207 for nine declared in their first innings after resuming on 140 for six.

Kofie Hurdle hit the topscore of 57 off 140 balls including one four and three sixes, having started the day on 34. Jomel Warrican made 31 not out.

Off-spinner Chaim Holder took three for 56 and left-arm spinner Andre Marshall, three for 68.

Spartan were bowled out for 57 in 31.3 overs.

Marrodon Bend topscored with 28.

Jarion Hoyte took four for 17 off 13 overs, fellow pacer Jaden Edmund, four for 21 off 11 overs and left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce, two for 18 off 5.3 overs.

Among Hoyte’s scalps was captain Akeem Springer who was leg before wicket off the fourth ball of the innings for a third consecutive duck.

Following-on, Spartan closed on 20 without loss.

At Kensington Oval: Resuming on 15 for one, Barbados Youth were bowled out for 127, which gave Carlton a first innings lead of 147.

Micaiah Simmons made 37 and Dre Springer 29.

Skipper and left-arm spinner Matthew Jones took five for 20 – his third five-wicket haul of the season – and off-spinner Dante Niles, three for 45.

Carlton were 180 for nine in their second innings at stumps – an overall lead of 327.

Kirk Gibson scored 50 and Leniko Boucher and Jones 34 each.

Jaden Lorde took three for 37, Preston Clarke three for 45 and Kobe Williams, two for 46.

At Beckles Road: Steady batting helped Bayview Hospital YMPC to a first innings lead of 30 over Sagicor Life UWI.

YMPC made 269 all out after starting the day on 10 without loss.

Kyle Brathwaite and Shane Dowrich both scored 54.

The in-form Kemar Smith contributed 33 and his brother Dwayne (32).

Kalvin Marcus was the leading wicket-taker with three for 45.

UWI will resume on one without loss in the second innings.

At Dayrells Road: Pre-series leaders Wildey were led on first innings by 91 runs against Wanderers.

Responding to a first day total of 302, Wildey made 211.

Jerome Jones scored 57 off 67 balls including eight fours and one six.

Nimar Bolden contributed 33, Shanadlo Taylor (26) and Demetrius Richards (25).

Pacer Jourdan Niles took four for 45, off-spinner Ian Boyce, three for 22 and Kirk Edwards, two for 33.

Wanderers were 40 for one in their second innings at the close of play.