Handy performances as WI beat BCA President’s X1 by 7 wickets in T20 practice match

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 18 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – With a clear aim of getting in shape for the imminent five-match Twenty20 International series against England at Kensington Oval, West Indies rolled over a BCA President’s X1 by seven wickets in a T20 Day/Night practice match at the same venue.

Chasing a revised target of 160 after the President’s X1 scored 131 for six, all five of the West Indies batsmen who went to the crease passed 20.

They reached the target with three wickets down after 18.3 overs and then batted on until a fourth wicket fell off 19.2 overs.

Brandon King and Kyle Mayers set the stage by blasting 62 off only 4.5 overs for the first wicket before King fell to medium-pacer Roshon Primus for 32 off just 13 balls including four fours and two sixes.

Nicholas Pooran, the captain for the match as Kieron Pollard rested, was next removed by another medium-pacer in Kevin Stoute for 27 off 21 balls with the score 104 in the 11th over.

Mayers hit the topscore of 38 off 32 balls with two fours and two sixes before he was bowled in the next over by off-spinner Ashley Nurse, leading the side in the absence of Jonathan Carter, who was unwell.

All-rounder Roston Chase managed 23 off the same number of balls, falling to the medium-fast Stefon King.

Darren Bravo helped himself to an unbeaten 32 off 27 balls.

Wicketkeeper/batter Tevyn Walcott was topscorer for the President’s X1 with 33 off 25 balls as he counted five boundaries at No. 6.

Other useful knocks came from Kyle Hope (25), Shamar Springer (24 not out) and Zachary McCaskie (20).

Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh took two for 28 off four overs after coming on as the last of six bowlers.

The President’s X1 will also oppose England in a T20 practice match at Kensington on Wednesday.

The T20I series will be played on January 22, 23, 26, 29 and 30 with all matches starting at 4 p.m.



Kadeem Alleyne c Chase b Cottrell   7 (5 balls, 1×6)

Shian Brathwaite c Chase b Hosein                       4    (10 balls)

Zachary McCaskie c Bravo b Smith                     20    (31 balls, 1×4)

Kyle Hope c Bravo b Walsh                                    25    (29 balls, 1×4, 1×6)

Kevin Stoute b Walsh                                                6    (6 balls, 1×4)

+Tevyn Walcott run out (Drakes)                           33    (25 balls, 5×4)

Shamar Springer not out                                       24   (15 balls, 1×4, 2×6)

*Ashley Nurse not out                                               0    (0 balls)

Extras (lb3, w8, nb1)                                                 12

TOTAL (6 wks, 20 overs)                                         131

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Brathwaite, 2.2 ov), 2-14 (Alleyne, 3.1) 3-58 (McCaskie, 11.2), 4-65 (Stoute, 12.4), 5-73 (Hope, 14.2), 6-127 (Walcott, 19.5).

Did not bat: Roshon Primus, Joshua Bishop, Stefon King, Keon Harding.

Bowling: Akeal Hosein 2-0-10-1, Sheldon Cottrell 4-0-27-1 (w4), Fabian Allen 3-0-14-0, Dominic Drakes 4-0-30-0 (w3), Odean Smith 3-0-19-1 (w1, nb1), Hayden Walsh 4-0-28-2.


Brandon King c Alleyne b Primus                            32    (13 balls, 4×4, 2×6)

Kyle Mayers b Nurse                                                  38    (32 balls, 2×4, 2×6)

*+Nicholas Pooran c Springer b Stoute                 27    (21 balls, 1×4, 2×6)

Darren Bravo not out                                                32    (27 balls, 1×4, 1×6)

Roston Chase c wk Walcott b King                        23    (23 balls, 1×6)

Extras (lb1, w16)                                                           17

TOTAL (4 wks, 19.2 overs)                                         169

Fall of wickets: 1-62 (King, 4.5 ov), 2-104 (Pooran, 10.2), 3-109 (Mayers, 11.1), 4-169 (Chase, 19.2)

Did not bat: Fabian Allen, Odean Smith, Dominic Drakes, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein, Sheldon Cottrell.

Bowling: Joshua Bishop 1-0-16-0, Stefon King 2.2-0-25-1 (w2), Roshon Primus 2-0-22-1 (w2), Ashley Nurse 4-0-29-1 (w5), Keon Harding 4-0-32-0 (w1), Kevin Stoute 3-0-16-1 (w5), Shamar Springer 3-0-28-0 (w1).

Result: West Indies won by seven wickets.

NB: West Indies were set a revised target of 160, which was attained in 18.3 overs with three wickets lost. Play continued and ended when the fourth wicket fell.

Umpires: Leslie Reifer Jr, Nigel Duguid. Reserve: Patrick Gustard.

Scorers: Suzanne Belle, John Griffith, Anthea Ishmael.