Caribbean T20 2012-13 January 11, 2013

Davis hat-trick stuns Barbados

ESPNcricinfo staff

Combined Campuses and Colleges 111 for 8 (Reifer 37, Best 4-19) beat Barbados 99 for 9 (Mayers 34, Davis 4-5) by 12 runs

Derone Davis, a 20-year old CCC spinner, stunned Barbados by taking a hat-trick off the first three balls of the chase and bowled his side to their first victory of the Caribbean T20 in four games. Davis, who played the 2012 World Cup for West Indies Under-19, took a career-best 4 for 5 in his third T20 match.

For Barbados, it was their second consecutive disappointment in a chase of a low total, having been dismissed for 66 by Guyana. In a chase of 112, Davis had Dwayne Smith and Ryan Hinds caught by Kyle Corbin, before trapping Sharmarh Brooks lbw to complete the hat-trick with the third ball of the innings. From 0 for 3, Barbados slipped to 12 for 5, with Davis picking up his fourth wicket in his second over and Jason Holder getting rid of Justin Brathwaite.

Kyle Mayers, who was Davis' team-mate at the U-19 World Cup, revived Barbados a little, leading them to 51 before he lost his partner Shane Dowrich in the 14th over. The asking-rate was not unmanageable but after Carlos Brathwaite and Mayers fell with the score on 66, the Barbados innings fizzled and ended on 99 for 9.

CCC had also had a shaky start to their innings, with Tino Best cutting through the top order to leave them at 13 for 3 in three overs. Wickets fell regularly but Floyd Reifer scored 37 and Ryan Wiggins 28 to prop CCC up to 111 for 8. Best finished with 4 for 19.

Jamaica 110 for 8 (Hyatt 39, Lambert 34, Cornwall 3-10) tied with Leeward Islands 110 for 5 (Cornwall 28*, Thomas 26*, Brown 2-10)
Jamaica won the one-over eliminator

Jamaica fast bowler Krishmar Santokie bowled an outstanding over in the one-over eliminator, conceding only two runs and taking two wickets to set up his side's victory against Leeward Islands, after the match had ended in a tie.

Santokie dismissed Chesney Hughes and Devon Thomas, and Rahkeem Cornwall was able to score only 2 off four deliveries for Leeward Islands. Andre Russell hit the first ball of Jamaica's chase, off Tonito Willet, for a four to seal victory.

It did not seem like the match would end in a tie when Leeward Islands, chasing Jamaica's 110 for 8, slipped from 49 for 1 to 64 for 5 at the end of the 15th over. The equation boiled down to 36 needed off 18 balls before Thomas and Cornwall turned it on. Cornwall hit three fours - two cuts and a scoop - and Thomas cleared long-off, leaving Leeward Islands needing 13 off the final over, from Russell.

Only five runs came off the first four balls, before Cornwall carted Russell over the straight boundary. With two to get off the final delivery, though, Cornwall failed to connect but the batsmen stole a bye to level the scores.

Jamaica had looked set for a more substantial score after they chose to bat and reached 62 for 2 in 12 overs. They then lost a set batsman Tamar Lambert for 34 and Andre McCarthy also fell before another run was scored. Both had been dismissed by Cornwall, who finished with 3 for 10. The Leeward Islands bowlers did not allow any acceleration and Jamaica went from 104 for 5 to finish on 110 for 8.

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  • Tameshwar on January 14, 2013, 2:16 GMT

    Where is Jerome Taylor? Can't make the JA team anymore? Does anyone know?

  • Michael on January 13, 2013, 22:39 GMT

    It is not about the is about the pitches those guys are playing on....any knuckle head can see that.....well said Leroy Richards !

  • Dummy4 on January 13, 2013, 3:42 GMT

    NP-Guyana---CCC played well ...Barbados got a very good team but it seem like its not to clicking at the moment

  • Dummy4 on January 13, 2013, 2:03 GMT

    I have been watching the telecast provided by ESPN, of the T20 cricket. However, I am somewhat bored by the level of commentary done by the comentators. The commentary is so drab, lack enthusiam, vibrancy, cohesion and command of expression of the run of the game. Is there a Tony Cosier school of commentary somewhere in the islands? A course in commentating will do well for them!

  • Sam on January 12, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    I have no idea who is teaching these guys to play 20/20 cricket, a year ago I made a comment on improving their prowess in this game. Practicing in the nets, or 3 games before the tournament will not cut it. As kids we used to play a version of cricket called hit n run, and tip me two, this team seems to want to stand and poke until a 4 or 6 can be hit, this gives bowlers the upper hand, if you can make 2 runs a ball you can 240 runs in 20 overs without striking one 4 or 6. placement and timing is the key here, get 16 fielders and have the guys practicing daily, placing the ball and running, practice makes perfect, get all the batsmen and bowlers involved. Until these coaches change the way they approach the game we will always have these mediocre totals from the Bajan team, in martial arts the best mode of defense is attack, try to turn the defensive stroke into a run making opportunity, this approach can also revolutionize test and one day cricket.

  • Sam on January 12, 2013, 19:09 GMT

    Iit becomes worse each year. Until this team is taught basic tip me 2, and hit n run cricket, I'm sure this generation has never heard or played this form of cricket, they will never master 20/20 cricket, get 15 to 20 fielders and learn to place the ball and take off, if you want to remain at the crease, Jackie Robinson forever changed the game of baseball with his speed of fielding,hitting, and throwing. The coach and batsmen need to change their approach because what ever they've been doing the past 3 years certainly isn't working, only a fool keeps hitting his head against the same old wall and expect things to change, time to innovate or become extinct Bajan Batsmen, its your call, what will it be?.

  • Dummy4 on January 12, 2013, 11:54 GMT

    @ Solfish...yuh hit de nail right on de head! Too much tinkering by wannabees! dem wah try re-inventin' de telling Chanderpaul how to bat!....and even messing up good bowlers including Roach, Narine andRussel>

  • Alex on January 12, 2013, 11:53 GMT

    This caribbean 20/20 compition is the "poorest" set of cricket i ever watch in my life . Not even in my back yard as a youth did we played so badly . The PITCHES are poor also but no "devils" in them and a few slow bowlers giving all the batsmen lots of trouble . just look at the team scores , nothing near 200 at anytime.

  • Earl on January 12, 2013, 11:26 GMT

    These batsmen who continue to try and hit sixes all the time will never learn.They should be dropped.They make no effort to hit the ball on the ground and their placement is very poor...always hitting the ball straight to the fielders.I notice that unknown spinners are also giving them lots of problems.Lambert,Sebastian and now Davis.Something has to be done and soon.

  • Dummy4 on January 12, 2013, 10:35 GMT

    Implosive batting characterizes the series but it makes the cricket quite interesting. Guyana and Trinidad who have been recent champions of the region have not fallen in defeat from such unimaginable collapses. You can bet their turn will come. Please post the table so that followers can know where the teams stand in the championship.

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