YMPC beat Barbados Youth in Series 7 of Elite division

Bridgetown, Barbados, November 20 – (www.barbadoscricket.org) – Bayview Hospital YMPC lifted their chances of grabbing the BCA Elite division title with a five-wicket win over SigniaGlobe Financial Barbados Youth at Beckles Road on the third and final day of Series 7 today.

Set 197 in 54 overs for victory, YMPC, led by half-centuries from Kemar Jabarry Smith and Kemal Smith, triumphed in 32.2 overs. It was their third win.

Kemar scored 73 off 50 balls with four threes and 12 fours and Kemal was unbeaten on 57 off 70 deliveries including seven threes and two fours.

The pair added 103 off 13.2 overs for the fourth wicket.

Medium-pacer Rashad Worrell took three for 30 and Kobe Williams, two for 37.

From an overnight 78 for three in their second innings, Barbados Youth were bowled out for 168.

Joshua Haynes and captain Zion Brathwaite were joint top-scorers with 31.

Left-arm spinner Shamar Marshall took four for 29 off 10.1 overs, pacer Gary Austin, two for 35 and off-spinner Kemar Smith two for 43.

At Rices: There was a controversial end to the key clash between pre-series leaders BWU Gladiola and Wildey.

After wet conditions prevented a ball from being bowled on the second day, there was a significant improvement for a prompt start today as umpires Sherwyn Codrington and Jimmy Lewis called play for 11:30 a.m.

But bricks, which were used for protecting the covers around the ‘square’ were not removed by the home team, and play was abandoned 20 minutes later.

Wildey had dominated play on the opening day, scoring 181 for three in reply to a first innings total of 84 all out.

At Bayfield: St. Catherine middle order batsman Alcindo Holder slammed an unbeaten century – his 12th at this level – in an inevitable draw against Sagicor Life UWI.

Starting the day on 41 with the score 209 for three, the 40-year-old Holder made 102 not out in a total of 300 for four declared off 69.1 overs – a first innings lead of 95.

Holder faced 107 balls in his two-and-a-half-hour innings, hitting 12 fours and three sixes.

He added 103 in 19.1 overs for the fourth wicket with Ulric Batson, who scored 35.

It was Holder’s fifth century for St Catherine after joining the club in 2015. His other centuries are for Empire.

UWI were 217 for five in the second innings when play was called off at 4.50 p.m.

Opener Hans Campbell made 67 off 106 balls with 12 fours and three sixes.

At Desmond Haynes Oval: Spinners Chaim Holder and Joshua Drakes, who snatched a hat-trick, shared nine wickets as defending champions Fusionz Boutique Spartan took first innings over struggling Carlton.

Starting the day on 26 without loss, Carlton were bowled out for 168 in response to 201 for nine declared.

Opener Rashawn Worrell scored 50 not out off 118 balls with three fours and one six from his overnight six, while left-hander Marlon Welcome-Goodman made 46 off 38 balls including four fours and four sixes.

Off-spinner Holder took five for 46 off 19.2 overs and leg-spinner Drakes, four for 43 off nine overs.

Spartan scored 75 for two in their second innings.

At Bank Hall: Ian Boyce produced a fine all-round performance for Wanderers in a no result with Empire.

Boyce scored an unbeaten 77 off 121 balls in a total of 176 for nine declared off 54 overs from an overnight 36 for five.

He featured in a ninth wicket partnership of 94 in 24 overs with Jacob Ince, who made 31.

Pacer Jaden Edmund took six for 18 off 9.1 overs.

Empire were 134 for seven off 21 overs when fading light ended play.

Opener Hakeem Perryman top-scored with 43 off 41 balls.

Off-spinner Boyce took five for 14 off five overs and pacer Jourdan Niles, two for 34.

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POINTS

YMPC                            73

Gladiola                        71*

Spartan                        68

Wanderers                  63

St. Catherine              61

Wildey                        60*

Empire                       59

UWI                           52

Carlton                      45

Barbados Youth      28

*denotes points attained after Series 6. Hence, no points have been awarded for their Series 7 match, pendng a decision by the BCA.

SERIES 8 – November 26, December 3 & 4

St Catherine v Carlton at Bayfield; Wildey v UWI at SJPIT; Wanderers v Spartan at Dayrells Road; Barbados Youth v Gladiola at Lester Vaughan, Cane Garden; YMPC v Empire at Beckles Road.