Jones, Harte star as Green Team capture Keith Boyce Memorial title

Bridgetown, Barbados, April 28 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Left-arm spinner Matthew Jones grabbed six wickets and Kemar Harte hit a half-century as K&R Variety Green Team brushed aside Shannon by seven wickets in the Final of the Keith Boyce Memorial 35-over Tournament at Diamond Corner today.

Sent in, Shannon were bowled out for 129 in 24.5 overs after tottering on 35 for six by the eighth over.

Shaquille Cumberbatch top-scored with 40 off 33 balls including four fours and two sixes at No. 9. His Empire teammate Kevin Stoute made 38 off 37 balls with one four and two sixes at the top of the order.

Skipper Zion Brathwaite contributed 22, featuring in an eighth wicket partnership of 43 in seven overs with Cumberbatch after putting on 35 in 6.2 overs with Stoute.

The Richards brothers, Demetrius and Demario, were among four batsmen who failed to score. The others were Stefon King and Tahj Tavernier.

Player Of The Match Jones took six for 24 off seven overs and his Gladiola teammate, medium-pacer Korie Miller, three for 42 off 6.5 overs.

Green Team romped to victory in 15.3 overs.

All-rounder Harte, another Gladiola player, led the way with 63 off 32 balls including three fours and six sixes at No. 3. He added 95 in 10 overs for the second wicket with Shane Howard, who made 27.

Summarised scores:

Shannon 129 all out (24.5 overs) (Shaquille Cumberbatch 40, Kevin Stoute 38, Zion Brathwaite 22; Matthew Jones 6-24, Korie Miller 3-42).

Green Team 131-3 (15.3 overs) (Kemar Harte 63 – 32 balls, 3 fours, 6 sixes; Shane Howard 27, Chad Puckerin 13 not out).

Toss: Green Team.

Player Of The Match: Matthew Jones.

Umpires: L. Clarke, S. Boyce.

Scorers: L. Prescod, S. Barrow.