Barbados crush CCC
Playing more like a combined primary school and kindergarten eleven, the Combined Campuses & Colleges were thrashed by Barbados by an innings and 185 runs on the third day of their third round WICB Regional Four-Day Championship match at the 3Ws Oval today.
Facing a deficit of 263, the hapless CCC were bowled out for a paltry 78 in the 40th over of their second innings with Akeem Dewar top-scoring with 22.
The CCC’s second innings tormentors were off-spinner Ashley Nurse who took three for 18, fast bowler Jason Holder who snared three for 22, pacer Miguel Cummins who had two for 11 and seamer Christopher Jordan who captured two for 15.
Barbados, starting the day on 365 or nine, were bowled out for 372 soon after the resumption. Cummins, who resumed on two, was leg before wicket by fast bowler Kevin McClean for two, leaving Shane Dowrich unbeaten on 56 from his overnight 51.
Facing the daunting task of batting for two days for a win or an unlikely draw, the CCC batsmen made the 3Ws wicket appear a minefield in Iraq.
Shacaya Thomas was caught behind by Dowrich off Jordan for a duck in the fifth over and the procession continued unhindered. Fellow opener Anthony Alleyne reached nine before he struck a fired-up Holder into Jonathan Carter’s grasp to make it 32 for 2. That soon became 33 for 3 when Chadwick Walton was caught at second slip by Jordan off Holder for two.
Captain Kyle Corbin (12) and Raymon Reifer who bagged a pair in the match provided Cummins with his two wickets and by the 18th over CCC were a dismal 35 for 5 and basically waiting to be put out of their misery. Then Nurse ran through the lower half of what passed for the CCC bating. He accounted for Nekoli Parris (2), Kevin McClean (13) and Ryan Austin (0).
Jordan, who finished with match-figures of nine for 58, was Man-of-the-Match. (WG)††