Caribbean T20, 6th day January 14, 2012

All-round Currency downs Sussex

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sussex slipped to their second defeat of the Caribbean T20, losing to Combined Campuses and Colleges by 29 runs at North Sound. Choosing to bat, CCC were guided along by their captain Romel Currency, who made a run-a-ball 48. His innings comprised three fours and a six, and he was part of an important stand of 51 with Kyle Mayers, who chipped in with 33. The pair helped CCC recover from 58 for 3 and helped them post, what was eventually, a match-winning score.

Barring opener Joe Gatting and wicketkeeper Ben Brown, who made 37 and 27 respectively, the Sussex batting offered little resistance. The pair had little hope of reviving the innings with the batting crumbling around them. Currency led by example, starring in an all-round effort, grabbing four wickets for eight runs in four overs. Yannick Ottley and Ryan Austin picked up a couple of wickets each and Sussex were made to settle for 101 for 9.

Barbados thrashed Jamaica by 62 runs at North Sound to inflict a first defeat on their opponents. In what has been a low-scoring tournament by Twenty20 standards, Barbados managed a match-winning 157 for 7 after choosing to bat. Dwayne Smith guided the innings, blasting seven fours and six sixes in his 86 off 57 balls. He dominated an 85-run stand with wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich for the third wicket which lay the foundation for a big score. A surge at the death from Ryan Hinds took Barbados past 150.

Jamaica were abject in their chase, being skittled out for 95. Nkruma Bonner top-scored with 27 but only two others managed to reach double-figures. Wickets fell at regular intervals and the five Barbados bowlers helped themselves to at least a wicket each. Tino Best, Sulieman Benn and Ashley Nurse grabbed two each and Jamaica were all out in 16.5 overs.