Marooners bounce back to get the better of Hurricanes

By October 11, 2018
Amir Jangoo and Keron Cottoy prepare to celebrate the run out of Leniko Boucher  during the Group “B” match of the WINDIES Super50 Cup between Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners and Barbados Pride on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 3Ws Oval. Amir Jangoo and Keron Cottoy prepare to celebrate the run out of Leniko Boucher during the Group “B” match of the WINDIES Super50 Cup between Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners and Barbados Pride on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 3Ws Oval.

The Combined Colleges and Campuses’ Marooners found a way to get back winning ways thanks to a half-century from skipper Carlos Brathwaite in their Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 Festival game against the Barbados Pride at Cave Hill on Wednesday. 

Sent into bat, the Pride could only manage 174 all out, with Brathwaite’s men surpassing that total with 111 balls to spare and seven wickets in the bag.

Brathwaite, though, would first start with the ball, bagging 3-21 off his 10 overs, while Akeem Jordan enjoyed figures of 3-26 from 9.2 overs. There was a wicket apiece from Yannick Ottley, 1-21 from eight overs, Kerron Cottoy, 1-36 from six, and Linton Buchanan, 1-36 from 10.

Against that kind of bowling, Shane Moseley score 49 from 87 deliveries at the top of the order, while Kevin Stoute staved off a complete collapse with 37 from 71. Shemar Springer scored 22 from 36 deliveries, and Miguel Cummins tried to push the scoring with a whirlwind 20 from eight before Cottoy had him caught and bowled with the last delivery of the 49th over.

Brathwaite took wickets at important points in the innings and took care of key batsmen as well. The Marooners skipper was the man to remove Moseley, bowling him with the first delivery of the 34th over, and also accounted for the wicket of the dangerous Ashley Nurse for just two in the 36th. Before those wickets, Brathwaite also made short work of Pride skipper, Shamar Brooks, in the seventh over of the day to spark the Pride collapse.

But the skipper wasn’t done there, as he would go on to smash an even and unbeaten half-century, to take the Marooners over the line.

Brathwaite’s innings came off just 31 deliveries in 48 minutes and included three fours and three sixes.

Before Brathwaite, Kyle Corbin and Kjorn Ottley had given the Marooners a great start, taking them to 70 before the former went for a well-played 40, Ottley would score 42, while Amir Jangoo would be the only man to miss out, after going for three.

At 88-3 there had been a little wobble, but Jonathan Drakes, 41 not out from 46 deliveries came together with Brathwaite to right the ship and make the victory an easy one.

 

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