Windwards off the mark in Super50 series
February 12, 2013

Windwards off the mark in Super50 series

The Windwards eeked out a panicky one-wicket win over the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) to get their West Indies Cricket Board Super50 campaign going, last Thursday night at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium in St Lucia.{{more}}

But the Windwards had to rely on the last wicket pair of Dellorn Johnson, who hit 13 not out and Nellon Pascal 7 not out, as both shared a partnership of 25, to push the Windwards over the line.

The two fast bowlers came together at 186 for 9, chasing down 208.

After surviving some anxious moments, Johnson finished off the match in the 47th over with a six, when he lofted left arm spinner Derone Davis.

Akeem Dewar had 3 for 23 and Davis and Kevin Mc Lean both had figures of 2 for 42.

Earlier Andre Fletcher hit a topscore of 67 and Devon Smith 54, as they put on 109 for the second wicket, to lay the platform for the Windwards’ reply, but the soft under belly of the batting fell apart, leaving Johnson and Pascal to hold their nerves and tow them to a one-wicket triumph.

When the CCC batted, they posted 207 all out. Raymon Reifer hit 60, Chadwick Walton, 56, and Nikolai Parris, 32.

The Windwards’ bowling combination saw Shane Shillingford grabbing 4 for 39, Johnson 2 for 24 and Pascal 2 for 40.

Also chalking up a victory was Jamaica, who dumped host Barbados by 75 runs at the Kensington Oval.

Jamaica batted first and scored 239 for 8 from their 50 overs. Nkrumah Bonner struck 110, Nikita Miller 42 not out and Simon Jackson 27.

Kevin Stoute took 2 for 31 and Christopher Jordan 2 for 48.

In response, Barbados was dismantled for 164.

Jonathan Carter struck 28 and Shane Dorwich 26. Tamar Lambert had 3 for 22, Sheldon Cotterrell, 2 for 21 and Nikita Miller, 2 for 26.

And at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, Guyana recorded a five-wicket win over the Leewards.

The Leewards were bowled out for 162. Jahmar Hamilton, 40 and Montcin Hodge, 33.

Christopher Barnwell was the pick of the Guyanese bowling with 4 for 31. Davendra Bishoo snared 3 for 35 and Ronsford Beaton 2 for 37.

Guyana replied with 164 for 5. Leon Johnson 30, Rajendra Chandrika 28, Asad Fudadin 26; Derwin Christian 22 not out, Christopher Barnwell 22 and Trevon Griffith 212, all chipped to see Guyana cross their first hurdle.

Justin Athanaze picked up 2 for 24 bowling for the Leewards.

The Windwards’ next Super50 match takes place here at the Arnos Vale Playing Field on February 21, when they face Trinidad and Tobago.

The Windwards have two regional one day titles, 1989 and 2001.(RT)