Roach, Cummins help Pride brush aside Volcanoes; Narine bamboozles Hants in Red Force win
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Defending champions Barbados Pride continued their unbeaten run and 11-time champions Trinidad & Tobago Red Force stayed on track with their second straight victory in the Super50 Festival on Saturday here.
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WINDIES fast bowlers Miguel Cummins and Kemar Roach combined with lethal effect to shred Windward Islands Volcanoes’ batting, as Pride continued their effortless march through the tournament so far with a commanding, 100-run win in their Group “A” contest under the lights at Kensington Oval.
Earlier, Sunil Narine stamped his authority, producing yet another devastating spell to spur Red Force to a 75-run victory over Hampshire at the Windward Cricket Ground.
Pride 211-9 (50 overs) beat Volcanoes 111 (32.3 overs) by 100 runs
Cummins ended with a career-best 4-27 from his allotted 10 overs and Roach 4-35 from nine overs, slicing through the Volcanoes’ batting with relish in a dynamic display of seam and swing bowling.
Only the composed Kavem Hodge with an unbeaten 36 showed any enterprise but he was one of just three batsmen to reach double figures and the only one to pass 20.
Earlier, Pride were not quite at their best after they chose to bat, but Shai Hope hit the top score of 53 from 89 balls, an effort that earned him the Player-of-the-Match award.
Shamarh Brooks scored 32, Jonathan Carter made 28 and Roston Chase added 27, as several batsmen got starts, but failed to carry on.
Delorn Johnson was the pick of the Volcanoes’ bowlers, taking 3-36 from 10 overs, Barbados-born all-rounder Kyle Mayers bagged 3-59 also from 10 overs, and Shane Shillingford grabbed 2-28 from 10 overs.
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Red Force 282-8 (50 overs) beat Hampshire 207 (46 overs) by 75 runs
Narine was once again at the forefront of Red Force’s success, picking up 3-22 in his allotted 10 overs, to help undermine the Hants batting.
Left-arm spinner Khary Pierre supported with 3-43 from his 10 overs and veteran leg-spinner Imran Khan claimed 2-42 from 10 overs.
Thomas Alsop top-scored with 49, captain Jimmy Adams gathered 44 and Bradley Taylor was not out on 35, but Hampshire collapsed from a strong position of 131 for two in the 29th over – losing their last eight wickets for just 77 runs.
Earlier, Jason Mohammed struck 62 to lead the Red Force batting, international teammate Evin Lewis stroked 51, Amir Jangoo made 49, Tion Webster got 27 and Nicholas Pooran added 26.
Sent in at the quaint ground in the rural east of the country, Red Force were driven mainly by three key partnerships.
Lewis and Tion Webster put on 66 off 60 balls for the first wicket before they were dismissed to leave Red Force 82 for two in the 16th over.
Mohammed and Jangoo then combined to pull their side around with a 95-run, third wicket stand.
Hants hit back when they claimed them and former WINDIES captain Denesh Ramdin to reduce Red Force to 215 for five in the 41st over.
But Pooran and Barbados-born all-rounder Roshon Primus, with 22, produced breezy knocks to add a precious 47 off 34 deliveries for the sixth wicket to beef up the Red Force total.
Bradley Wheal, Christopher Wood, and former Barbados and WINDIES speedster Fidel Edwards all collected two wickets.