Leacock grabs 7-38 including hat-trick on opening day of Series 4 in Elite division

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 1 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Leg-spinner Javed Leacock grabbed seven wickets including a hat-trick for Sagicor Life UWI against Wanderers at 3Ws Oval on the opening day of Series 4 in the BCA Elite division Championship today.

Leacock, 25, took a career-best seven for 38 off 13 overs after coming on as the last of six bowlers as Wanderers were bowled out for 122 in 41.2 overs after winning the toss.

Jonathan Drakes hit the topscore of 60 at No.3. He faced 80 balls and struck five fours and three sixes in his 103-minute knock.

The home team closed on 58 for three off 19.1 overs with opener Zachary McCaskie scoring 42 off 40 balls including three fours and one six.

Leacock broke a first-wicket partnership of 42 in 16.1 overs between captain Kraigg Brathwaite and Shayne Moseley by having Brathwaite caught by McCaskie for 24.

In his next over Leacock achieved the hat-trick off the last three balls. He had Moseley caught by Amari Goodridge for 17, followed by Jason Greene, caught by Kyle Corbin and Ryshon Williams, leg before wicket.

Wickets continued to fall steadily as Wanderers limped to 72 for eight off 30.4 overs at tea with Drakes on 19.

Leacock bowled Ian Boyce for six, Romario Brathwaite was removed by off-spinner Romario Greaves for two, Jourdan Niles (one) was run out and Samuel Quallis was bowled by Leacock for a duck.

Drakes and Jair McAllister then added 34 for the ninth wicket before McAllister fell to Leacock for nine and finally Drakes was bowled by pacer Matthew Forde.

At Bank Hall: Veteran Kenroy Williams continued his fine form with an unbeaten half-century to help rescue St. Catherine against Empire.

St. Catherine were 93 for five after winning the toss before all-rounder Williams and Dwayne Skeete put on 74 in 95 minutes for the sixth wicket.

Skeete’s dismissal for 21 led to a collapse with the last five wickets falling for 27 runs in 8.2 overs as they were dismissed for 194 in 68.1 overs.

Williams made 76 not out off 142 balls in 158 minutes with seven threes and three fours following scores of 83 off Wanderers in Round 1 and 102 in a losing cause against YMPC in the third series.

Alcindo Holder contributed 32 off 45 balls and captain Mikhail Austin 21.

Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took three of the last five wickets to finish with five for 73 off 25.1 overs.

Off-spinner Shakkae Marshall picked up two for 24.

Empire were 20 for two off four overs at stumps.

At Rices: Sixteen wickets fell for 192 runs.

BWU Gladiola were bowled out for 125 in 41.3 overs after they were sent in by Bayview Hospital YMPC.

Veteran Martin Nurse scored 49 off 70 balls at No. 6.

Rivaldo Clarke made 30.

Leg-spinner Mario Miller took three for 12 off six overs, Damian Davis, two for 12 off seven overs and Shamar Marshall, two for 31 of nine overs.

YMPC were 67 for six off 18 overs at the close.

Kemar Jabarry Smith, who slammed a century (105) and took a ten-wicket match haul in a sensational 17-run win over St. Catherine in the previous round at Bayfield, was unbeaten on 31 at No. 6.

Shakeel Turney has four for 20 off eight overs and fellow pacer Korie Miller, two for 14 off five overs.

At Kensington Oval: Batting woes continued for SigniaGlobe Financial Barbados Youth.

After losing the toss against Fusionz Boutique Spartan, Barbados Youth were bowled out for 90 in 49.5 overs – the fourth time in seven innings they have failed to reach 100 in an innings for the season.

Preston Clarke topscored with 46 not out off 136 balls including four boundaries at No. 5.

Fast bowler Stefon King took four for 26 off 14 overs, left-arm spinner Andre Marshall, two for nine off 4.5 overs and off-spinner Chaim Holder, two for 29 off 15 overs.

Spartan closed on 39 for three off 17 overs with pacer Jaden Lorde taking all three wickets for 14 runs off seven overs.

At SJPIT: Following a late start by two hours because of wet conditions, Carlton reached 160 for seven off 43.3 overs after winning the toss against Wildey.

Marlon Welcome-Goodman made 47 off 41 balls with six fours and three sixes and fellow left-hander Rashawn Worrell 46 off 82 balls including four boundaries at the top.

Tarik Shorey is unbeaten on 25.

Left-arm pacer Jerome Jones has two for 13 off six overs and off-spinner Tariq O’Neale, two for 44 off seven overs.