St. Catherine demoted after losing to new Elite division champions Wildey

Bridgetown, Barbados, December 18 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – St. Catherine have been demoted to the BCA Division 1 after a 110-run defeat by new Elite division champions Wildey at the SJPIT ground on the third and last day of the ninth and final series today.

Needing a win after Carlton, the only other relegation-worried team going into the final day had defeated Wanderers by 96 runs at Dayrells Road, St. Catherine, set a tough target of 313 in 47 overs, were bowled out for 202 in 27.1 overs.

Opener Zidane Harewood slammed a maiden, boundary-studded century.

Wicketkeeper Harewood, who struggled with the bat for virtually the entire season, hit 117 with 11 fours and seven sixes off 80 balls in 137 minutes.

Prior to the entertaining knock, he had managed only 128 runs from 13 innings at an average of just 9.84.

Harewood was seventh out with the score 200, caught at point off left-arm spinner Deswin Currency.

Experienced all-rounder Ulric Batson made 43 off only 22 balls.

Currency took four for 58 off eight overs, pacer Akkeem Jordan, two for 37 off six overs and captain and left-arm pacer Jerome Jones, two for 46 off four overs.

Earlier, Wildey opener Shanaldo Taylor completed a fine century – his third at this level – in a second innings total of 287 for six declared off 38.4 overs.

Starting the day on 40 with the score 87 for one, left-hander Taylor made 132 off 118 balls in 172 minutes with 19 fours and two sixes. His century came off 104 balls and included 15 fours.

Taylor and Shane Parris added 124 in 17.1 overs for the fourth wicket. Parris scored 63 not out off 57 balls with six fours and one six. It was his only half-century for the season.

The 29-year-old Taylor finished with the most runs all told – 556 – at an average of 55.60.

Wildey, boasting of five wins, ended on 115 points – 15 more than second-placed Bayview Hospital YMPC.

St. Catherine mustered 66 points for ninth place – eight points less than Carlton, who started the round in the penultimate position.

Rock-bottom SigniaGlobe Financial Barbados Youth (35 points) are exempt from demotion. They lost seven matches.

At Dayrells Road: Pacer Zidane Clarke grabbed the first six wickets and captain and left-arm spinner Matthew Jones took the other four in a sensational over including a hat-trick to spur Carlton to a 96-run win.

Jones ended with 50 wickets – the only bowler to reach that landmark for the season.

After declaring at their overnight second innings total of 213 for seven and setting Wanderers 273 for victory, Carlton were put on course by Clarke as the first four wickets fell for 38 runs.

Opener Shayne Moseley, with the top-score of 49 and all-rounder Ian Boyce (39) led a recovery by adding 72 for the fifth wicket before both fell in successive balls.

Then came another fight-back as skipper Jonathan Drakes and Jason Goring put on 66 for the seventh wicket.

But Jones then wreaked havoc as the last four wickets tumbled without a run scored.

Goring was leg before wicket off the first ball for 32, and the hat-trick started off the fourth delivery with the fall of Samuel Quallis, followed by Jair McAllister – both also leg before wicket – before Jesse Greenidge was bowled, leaving Drakes 33 not out.

Wanderers were bowled out for 176 in 41 overs with five batsmen failing to score.

Clarke took six for 55 off 13 overs, and Jones four for 49 off 12 overs.

At Beckles Road: Medium-pacer Dwayne Smith undermined the Fusionz Boutique Spartan batting with a five-wicket haul as YMPC beat the defending champions by 149 runs.

Requiring 282 to win after YMPC were dismissed for 155 from an overnight 124 for nine, Spartan were bowled out for 132 in 28.3 overs.

Rico Webb top-scored with 27 not out.

Smith took five for 27 off 10.3 overs and Barbados Pride left-arm fast bowler Ramon Simmons, two for 28 off six overs.

At Bank Hall: Empire swept aside BWU Gladiola by 197 runs.

Starting the day on 139 for three in the second innings, the home side made 201 for four declared.

Set 402 to win, Gladiola were dismissed for 204 in 44.4 overs.

All-rounder Kadeem Alleyne scored 63 off 40 balls, Richard Sampson (38) and Renaldo Brathwaite (33).

Spinner Kevin Wickham took four for 50 off 12.5 overs, left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, three for 63 off 19 overs to end with match figures of 10 for 99 and pacer Jaden Edmund, two for 29 off six overs.

FINAL POINTS

Wildey                     115

YMPC                      100

Empire                    88

Spartan                   88

Gladiola                  82

UWI                        78

Wanderers            76

Carlton                  74

St. Catherine        66

Barbados Youth   35

NB: St. Catherine have been demoted to the First division for the 2023 season. Barbados Youth are exempt from demotion.

IGS Insurance Brokers Yorkshire will be promoted to the Elite division for the first time.