Combined Colleges and Campuses claim historic Super50 crown

By WindiesCricket.com October 28, 2018
Jermaine Levy high fives Carlos Brathwaite  during the Grand Final of the Super50 Cup between Guyana Jaguars and Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners. Jermaine Levy high fives Carlos Brathwaite during the Grand Final of the Super50 Cup between Guyana Jaguars and Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners.

Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners are the new champions of the West Indies Super50 Cup.

A whirlwind half-century from opener Kyle Corbin to follow a stifling bowling performance from Jermaine Levy propelled the Barbados-based composite side to a six-wicket victory over Guyana Jaguars in the Grand Final on Sunday at Kensington Oval.

All but 12 of Corbin’s 72 from 53 balls were in boundaries and he shared a Marooners record opening stand of 109 with left-hander Kjorn Ottley to help them successfully chase a target of 205 for a victory that gave them their first regional title at the third time of asking.

Left-hander Nicholas Kirton formalised the result with 74 balls remaining, when he pulled a short ball from Romario Shepherd to the wide long-on boundary for four, sparking jubilant scenes among the Maroooners faithful.

Earlier, Jermaine Levy topped a defiant half-century from Tagenarine Chanderpaul with a return of 4-43 from 10 overs, as the Jaguars, sent in to bat on a slow pitch, were bowled out for 204 in 49.1 overs.

Marooners captain Carlos Brathwaite, the Windies Twenty20 captain, snared 3-42 in his allotted 10 overs and Akeem Jordan captured 2-30 from 7.1 overs.

Chanderpaul led the way for the Jaguars with 56 from 95 balls that included just four fours, Raymon Reifer supported with 38 and Trevon Griffith added 20.

But the Jaguars failed to build significant partnerships and every time it looked like they would break free, they lost a wicket and lost their chance to draw level with Trinidad & Tobago Red Force on 11 titles.

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