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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.
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.
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)