McAllister grabs 5-62 as Sir Gordon Greenidge X1 capture Legends 50-over Cup

Bridgetown, Barbados, October 7 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Fast bowler Jair McAllister grabbed a five-wicket haul as Sir Gordon Greenidge X1 captured the Barbados Cricket Legends 50-over Cup with a 19-run over Sir Charles Griffith X1.

Chasing 277 for victory in the Day/Night Final, which produced six fifties at Kensington Oval today, the Griffith X1 passed 200 with only three wickets down by the end of the 42nd over before Player Of The Match McAllister, who was used as the sixth of seven bowlers, made a telling breakthrough.

He had Joshua Dorne, the talented 15-year-old Foundation School, Barbados Under-17 and Under-19 batsman, caught by Mikhail Austin for 59 off 91 balls with two fours and two sixes.

It ended the only century partnership of the match – 102 in 16.5 overs between Dorne and captain Nicholas Kirton – and effectively triggered a collapse as the last seven wickets fell for 56 runs in 6.5 overs.

Griffith X1 were bowled out for 257 in 49 overs.

Left-hander Kirton, the highest run-scorer  in the Tournament with 289 (he also had an average of 289), was fifth out for the top score of 64 off 66 balls including five fours, bowled by off-spinner Chaim Holder.

Opener Zachary McCaskie, who also excelled with the bat in the four-team competition, scored 56 off 71 deliveries with three fours and one six.

He was removed by McAllister as well after putting on 63 in 15.1 overs for the third wicket with Dorne.

McAllister, who plays for Wanderers and is regarded as the fastest bowler in the island at the moment, ended with five for 62 off nine overs.

Holder took three for 60 off nine overs and left-arm spinner Camarie Boyce, two for 25 off 10 overs.

There were three half-centuries as well in the Greenidge X1 total of 276 for six after Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss.

Austin hit the top score of 66 off 86 balls with three fours and four sixes at No. 4, Kraigg Brathwaite made 55 off 91 balls including two boundaries and Demario Richards lashed 54 off 34 balls with three fours and four sixes.

Useful contributions came from Akeem Jordan (33 not out off 32 balls) and Kevin Wickham (28 off 31 balls).

Kraigg Brathwaite and Austin added 81 in 18.1 overs for the third wicket and Richards and Jordan put on 80 in nine overs for the sixth wicket.

Ravendra Persaud took two for 36 off five overs.

SCORECARD

SIR GORDON GREENIDGE X1

*Kraigg Brathwaite c Leacock b Jones                               55        (91 balls, 2×4)

Shian Brathwaite c & b Currency                                        12        (17 balls, 2×4)

Kevin Wickham c Leacock b Hoyte                                    28       (31 balls, 5×4)

Mikhail Austin c King b R. Persaud                                    66        (86 balls, 3×4, 4×6)

+Tauron Gibson st Demetrius Richards b R. Persaud      2       (6 balls)

Demario Richards lbw b Lorde                                            54       (34 balls, 3×4, 4×6)

Akeem Jordan not out                                                           33       (32 balls, 2×4, 1×6)

Chaim Holder not out                                                             9       (4 balls, 1×6)

Extras (b3, lb2, w11, nb1)                                                      17

TOTAL (6 wks, 50 overs)                                                    276

Did not bat: Amari Goodridge, Camarie Boyce, Jair McAllister.

Fall of wickets: 1-33 (S. Brathwaite, 6.3 ov), 2-74 (Wickham, 15.4), 3-155 (K. Brathwaite, 33.5), 4-165 (Gibson, 37), 5-180 (Austin, 39.2), 6-260 (Damario Richards, 48.2).

Bowling: Stefon King 4-0-26-0 (w1), Jaden Lorde 9-0-55-1 (w8), Deswin Currency 10-1-26-1, Jarion Hoyte 5-0-50-1 (w1, nb1), Matthew Jones 10-1-29-1, Indal Persaud 5-0-29-0, Ravendra Persaud 5-0-36-2, Jaden Leacock 2-0-20-0 (w1).

SIR CHARLES GRIFFITH X1

Shaqkere Parris c Roberts b Boyce                                     0     (4 balls)

Zachary McCaskie c Blades b McAllister                         56       (71 balls, 3×4, 1×6)

+Demetrius Richards b Boyce                                            11      (29 balls)

Joshua Dorne c Austin b McAllister                                 59       (91 balls, 2×4, 2×6)

*Nicholas Kirton b Holder                                                 64      (66 balls, 5×4)

Ravendra Persaud c Boyce b Holder                                14       (8 balls, 1×6)

Matthew Jones c & b McAllister                                          6      (5 balls, 1×6)

Antonio Morris not out                                                       22      (15 balls, 2×4, 1×6)

Indal Persaud c Roberts b Holder                                      4      (6 balls)

Deswin Currency b McAllister                                             1     (2 balls)

Stefon King c Holder b McAllister                                      0     (1 ball)

Extras (lb2, w14, nb4)                                                         20

TOTAL (all out, 49 overs)                                                    257

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Parris, 0.4 ov), 2-36 (Demetrius Richards, 10.1), 3-99 (McCaskie, 25.2), 4-201 (Dorne, 42.1), 5-218 (Kirton, 44), 6-225 (Jones, 45), 7-228 (R. Persaud, 45.4), 8-249 (I. Persaud, 48), 9-257 (Currency, 48.5), 10-257 (King, 49).

Bowling: Camarie Boyce 10-2-25-2, Akeem Jordan 6-0-33-0 (w1), Amari Goodridge 6-0-33-0 (w6, nb1), Javed Leacock 6-0-29-0, Jayden Roberts 3-0-13-0 (w4, nb1), Jair McAllister 9-1-62-5 (w3, nb2), Chaim Holder 9-0-60-3.

Toss: Sir Gordon Greenidge X1.

Result: Sir Gordon Greenidge X1 won by 19 runs.

Player Of The Match: Jair McAllister.

Umpires: Tremaine Prescod, Dave Thompson.

Scorer: Ayana Holder.