Barbados finish second in blind cricket
Barbados settled for second place at the just concluded seventh edition of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Regional Blind Cricket Tournament held at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
Defending champions Jamaica won all of their games in the tournament to retain their title. Barbados and Guyana Combined were the other teams in the tournament with each team playing the others twice.
Despite not winning the championship, Barbados made history in their match against Guyana Combined when captain and opener John Rees scored 154 and fellow opener Ricardo Manning notched up 156 to become the first opening pair to put on a first-wicket partnership of over 300 runs.
Barbados played four matches but were only able to win one. They won their final match against Guyana Combined by 110 runs after scoring 574 for six from their allotted 40 overs and in response the Guyanese made 464 for eight.
Barbados lost their opening match against Jamaica who triumphed by four wickets. Barbados batted first and scored 252 for six and Jamaica replied with 287 for six. Ricardo Manning was Man of the Match with his 76.
In their second match against the Guyana Combined team Barbados batted first and made 408. The Combined team scored 396 for four but due to penalty runs the Guyana team won the match.