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Defending champs finish winless in Nagico Super50

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Defending champions Windward Islands ended the 2014 Nagico Super50 tournament winless, as they went under to Ireland by 64 runs in their dead rubber at the Queen’s Park Oval on Friday night. In front of a sparse crowd despite entry being free, the Islanders lost their third straight match of the tournament and have returned to their respective countries. Chasing a victory target of 180, the Windwards folded for 115 in 35 overs with opener Tyrone Theophile 27, the only batsman getting past 20. Andre Fletcher hit 19 and middle-order batsman Dalton Polius contributed 17 before being one of three victims to man of the match George Dockrell. The Windwards were in early tatters losing Johnson Charles with just two runs on the board spooning a catch to Dockrell at short mid-wicket with one run to his name.

 

Their most experienced batsman Andre Fletcher was out, caught at short third man for 19, cutting at Dockrell who also accounted for Theophile who was trapped leg before wicket. Earlier, the Irish won the toss and decided to take first strike and met a Windwards bowling unit that was on sound. The best of the batsmen was Niall O’Brien who cracked 44 off 63 balls with two fours and six. Also among the runs was Stuart Thompson who made 32 off 42 balls with a six and two fours. The pick of the bowlers were Delorn Johnson 3/25 and Sebastien 2/36.

 

SCOREBOARD 

Ireland inns
W Porterfield c Currency b Johnson    3
P Sterling c Lesporis b Emmanual    11
N O’Brien st Fletcher b Polius    44
G Wilson b Sebastien    15
A Poynter st Fletcher b Bobb    14
K O’Brien b Johnson    10
S Thompson lbw Sebastien    32
M Sorensen run out    17
A McBrine c Emmanuel b Johnson    6
G Dockrell not out    9
C Young run out    1
Extras w 10, b1, lb6    17
Total all out (48.3ovs)    179
Fall of wkts: 19, 23, 61, 94, 98, 116, 154, 169, 170, 179.
Bowling: D Johnson 9.3-3-25-3, C Emmanuel 7-0-24-1, L Sebastien 10-1-36-2, M Mathew 9-0-34-0, A Bobb 8-0-28-1, D Polius 5-0-25-1.

Windwards inns
J Charles  c  Dockrell  b Thompson    1
T Theophile  lbw Dockrell    27
A Fletcher  c N. O’ Brien b  Dockrell    19
K Lesporis c  K. O’ Brien  b Sorensen    0
D Polius c Poynter b  Dockrell    17
R Currency  run out (Thompson)    12
L Sebastien  b Poynter    6
C Emmanuel b Stirling    5
M Mathew  run out    0 
A Bobb  lbw Poynter    5
D Johnson  not out    9
Extras (b2, lb2 w10)    14
Total (all out;35 overs)    115
Fall of wickets 1-2, 2-34, 3-39, 4-57, 5-86, 6-89, 7-94, 8-95, 9-101 10-115
Bowling: Craig Young 4-0-21-0 (5w), Stuart Thompson 2-0-13-1 (1w), George Dockrell 7-1-14-3  (1w), Max Sorensen 5-0-16 -1 (1w), Andrew Mc Brine 8-1-23-0, Paul Stirling 7-2-13-1, Andrew Poynter 2-0-11-2 (1w).
Toss: Ireland, who chose to bat
Result: Ireland won by 64 runs
Man of the match: George Dockrell (Ireland)