UWI ‘A’, Carlton to clash in BCA T20 Cup Final

Bridgetown, Barbados, June 4 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Sagicor Life UWI ‘A’ and Carlton will clash in the Final of the BCA Elite/Division 1 Twenty20 Cup on June 11.

In today’s semi-finals, UWI ‘A’ defeated Wildey by five wickets at Bayfield, while Carlton beat IGS Insurance Brokers Yorkshire by 30 runs at Dayrells Road.

It will be the seventh final for record five-time champions UWI and the third for Carlton.

At Bayfield: Even though they benefitted by 24 penalty runs because of a slow over-rate by UWI, Wildey’s total of 144 for nine proved inadequate after winning the toss.

Rey Matthews was the topscorer with 40 off 32 balls including two fours and three sixes at No. 7 before he was run out.

Off-spinner Romario Greaves took three for nine and pacer Jediah Blades, three for 29 – both off four overs.

UWI ‘A’ were then put on course by an opening partnership of 77 in 9.5 overs between Johann Jeremiah, who made 39 off 38 balls and Zachary McCaskie with 30 off 25 deliveries.

Shaqkere Parris scored an unbeaten 37 off 25 balls including four fours and one six at No. 3.

Zishan Motara took two for 25 off four overs.

At Dayrells Road: Rashawn Worrell starred with both bat and ball for Carlton.

Opener Worrell hit an unbeaten 81 off 56 balls with seven fours and four sixes in a total of 172 for five after Carlton lost the toss.

It was Worrell’s highest of five half-centuries for the season.

He added 64 in 8.3 overs for the first wicket with Leniko Boucher, who made 32 off 26 balls including five fours and one six.

Nyeem Young contributed 23 off 13 balls.

Ravendra Persaud took three for 33 off four overs.

Yorkshire were restricted to 142 for nine.

Lamar Worrell topscored with 28 off 14 balls including five fours and one six at the top.

Persaud made 27 off 15 balls and Jamar Layne 24 off 19 deliveries.

Left-arm spinner Daniel Babb grabbed four for 25 off four overs to lift his tally of wickets for the season to the most (22) all told, and Worrell, three for 15 off three overs.