A class of determined cricketers (Combined Campuses and Colleges - CCC) with all to play for and nothing to lose. CCC played like champions and at 6.32 pm at Kensington Oval in Barbados, the players celebrated their feat and afforded skipper Carlos Brathwaite the opportunity to lift Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Super50 crown for the first time, yesterday. The trophy is named after West Indies legend Clive Lloyd.
Guyana, the favourites going into the title-match became yet another big name team to fall at the hands of a confident CCC unit. A team that wanted the title more and played for it. Chasing 205 runs for victory the students got an opening partnership of 109 in just 16.3 overs that settled the game. Leading the way was Kyle Corbin who was brilliant. He scored 72 runs off 53 balls, with 12 fours and two sixes. Anything Guyana offered to him was dispatched with disdain much to the approval of the CCC fans that were at the venue.
T&T's Kjorn Ottley played his part in getting 45 from 84 balls with four fours. The victory was formalised by Brathwaite who got an unbeaten 30 off 25 balls with four fours and one six. When the victory came, CCC was 205 for four off 37.4 overs, which represented total dominance over the opposition.
Earlier, Guyana batted first but a disciplined line of bowling by the CCC kept the team's much-vaunted batting attack in check. Guyana got off to the quick start reaching 27 without loss thanks to Trevon Griffith 22-ball 20 that included three fours. When Jordan removed him, Tagenarine Chanderpaul playing his first match of the tournament was joined by skipper Leon Johnson. While Chanderpaul pocked and collected the singles, Johnson could not replicate his normal fluent batting, as the CCC bowlers tightened the noose on him with good line and length in their offering.
Brathwaite then got rid of his opposite number for 14 and although every batsman got starts, only Chanderpaul and the consistent Raymond Reifer carried their bats. Chanderpaul batted for 95 balls in top scored with 56 before Brathwaite removed him. He was caught by Kyle Corbin after hitting four fours in his stay at the crease.
Brathwaite also ended Reifer’s fight en route to figures of three for 42. The left-handed Reifer made 38 off 59 balls with one six. After the damage was done by Brathwaite, Jermaine Levy came back into the attack to rip out the lower order and finished impressively with four for 43.
Eight of the 11 Guyanese batsmen got into double figures but none got the opportunity to dominate the bowling and they were dismissed five balls short of their 50-over allotment for 204 runs.
Jaguars vs CCC
T Chanderpaul c Corbin b Brathwaite*56
T Griffth c Drakes b Jordan*20
L Johnson c Cottoy b Brathwaite*14
C Barnwell c Kirton b Cottoy*15
R Reifer c Cottoy b Brathwaite*38
S Rutherford c Y Ottley b Levy*14
A Bramble c Drakes b Levy*12
R Shepherd c Drakes b Levy*8
V Permaul c Cottoy b Levy*0
C Pestano c Brathwaite b Jordan*13
R Lewis not out*0
Total all out (49.1)*204
Fall of wkts: 27, 51,
88, 119, 149, 164,
182, 182, 203, 204.
A Jordan 7.1-0-30-2,
J Levy 10-0-43-4,
J Jaggessar 6-0-21-0,
C Brathwaite 10-1-42-3,
K Ottley 6-0-27-0,
K Cottoy 10-0-35-1.
K Corbin c Reifer b Pestano*72
K Ottley c Lewis b Shepherd*45
A Jangoo c Barnwell b Lewis*12
J Drakes c Bramble b Shepherd*16
C Brathwaite not out*30
N Kirton not out*6
Total for 4 wkts (37.4ovs)*205
Fall of wkts: 109,
129, 160, 189.
C Pestano 7-0-28-1,
R Reifer 3-0-20-0,
V Permaul 9-1-43-0,
R Lewis 6-0-44-1,
R Shepherd 6.4-0-0-41-2,
C Barnwell 3-1-6-0,
S Rutherford 3-0-14-0.
Kyle Corbin (CCC) - Man of The Match
Amir Jangoo (CCC) - Best Wicketkeeper (15 catches) - Jeffery Dujon Award
Yannic Ottley (CCC) - Best Bowler (17 wickets)
Jonathan Carter (B'dos) - Best Batsman 351 runs
Carlos Brathwaite (CCC) - Best Allrounder Award (212 runs & 13 wickets)
Nicholas Kirton (CCC) - Most Outstanding Fielder
Result: CCC won by 6 wkts
Guyana Jaguars - Runners-up
Champion - CCC CWI Super50 champion - Clive Lloyd Trophy