Leaders Gladiola lose to UWI in sixth round of Elite division

Bridgetown, Barbados, November 6 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – BWU Gladiola have opened an 11-point lead at the top of the table despite losing by nine wickets to lowly-placed Sagicor Life UWI at 3Ws Oval on the third and final day of the rain-hit sixth series in the BCA Elite division Championship today.

In what was their second defeat, Gladiola picked up four bowling points to move to 71 but their closest rivals Wildey got only one point from a no result against Bayview Hospital YMPC with not a ball bowled at SJPIT today, as was the case on the opening day.

At 3Ws Oval: Traditional powerhouses UWI, now third from the bottom of the table, registered their first win of the season following a disappointing batting performance by Gladiola.

After there was no play on the second day because of wet conditions, UWI, starting the day on 52 for four, scored 144 all out for a first innings lead of 41.

Johnnel Eugene top-scored with 48 not out off 74 balls including four fours and one six at No. 6.

Ashley Nurse took five for 48 off 16 overs and fellow off-spinner Michael Agard, two for 28 off 7.1 overs.

Undermined by a combination of pace and spin, Gladiola tumbled for 56 off 19.2 overs in the second innings.

Off-spinner Tahj Tavernier grabbed four for 13 off six overs and Kalvin Marcus, four for 26 off seven overs.

UWI knocked off a target of 16 in three overs.

At Queen’s Park: Leg-spinners Joshua Drakes and Shavon Brooks equally shared six wickets as Fusionz Boutique Spartan took first innings lead over St. Catherine.

In response to 187, St. Catherine were dismissed for 143 in 34 overs.

Alcindo Holder hit the top-score of 42 off 34 balls with two fours and four sixes at No. 4.

Dario Cumberbatch contributed 27 not out and Neil Browne (21).

The last seven wickets fell for 54 runs.

Drakes, brought on as the last of six bowlers, took three for one off two overs. Brooks picked up three for 29 off nine overs and pacer Stefon King, two for 28 off seven overs.

Earlier, Spartan lost wickets steadily after resuming on 149 for three.

Marrodon Bend made 90 off 172 balls in 228 minutes with eight fours and one six from his overnight 80, while Drakes scored 35 after starting the day on 25.

Left-arm spinner Damien Browne picked up two more wickets to finish with five for 42 off 22 overs.

Pacer Dario Seale took two for 45 off 17 overs.

At Waterford ‘A’: Wanderers captain Ian Boyce enjoyed a solid all-round performance in a no result with SigniaGlobe Financial Barbados Youth.

Starting the day on 64 with the score 156 for three – there was no play on Day 2 – Boyce made 85 not out off 136 balls in 178 minutes with three fours and one six as Wanderers declared on 204 for four off 51 overs.

Kirk Edwards, who was on 54, was run out for 57, while Romario Brathwaite was unbeaten on 21.

Pacer Rashad Worrell took two for 34 off six overs.

Off-spinner Boyce then took four for 16 off 10 overs and pacer Jourdan Niles, three for 11 off five overs as Barbados Youth crawled to 60 for eight off 28 overs.

Joshua Morris made 25.

At SJPIT: Wet conditions prevented play today.

Scores: Wildey 188-8 v YMPC.

At Desmond Haynes Oval: There was also a no result as wet conditions prevented play as well today.

Scores: Empire 217. Carlton 32-2.

Tabulate under: M-matches, W-won, L-lost, T-tied, D-drawn, NR-no result, MPTS-match points minus batting and bowling, BATP-batting points, BOWP-bowling points, TP-total points.

TEAMS                         M     W     L     T     D     NR    MPTS       BATP      BOWP      TP

Gladiola                         6      3       2     0      1      0         39             8           24           71

Wildey                           6      2       0     0      2      2        30            10          20           60

Spartan                         6      2       2     0      2      0         31              4          24           59

Wanderers                   6      1       0      0     4       1         21            14           23           58

YMPC                           6       2      1      0      2       1        29              5           23           57

Empire                         6      2       1      0      2      1         29              5           20          54

St. Catherine               6      1       2      0      3      0        20              8           22          50

UWI                              6      1       1      0      4      0        20              5            24          49

Carlton                          6     1       1      0      2      2         18              3           20           41

BarYouth                      6     0       5      0      0      1          1               0           20            21

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Series 7 – November 12, 19 & 20

St. Catherine v UWI at Bayfield; Carlton v Spartan at Desmond Haynes Oval; Gladiola v Wildey at Rices; Empire v Wanderers at Bank Hall; YMPC v Barbados Youth at Beckles Road.