Barbados v T&T, Regional Four Day final, 1st day May 9, 2013

Cummins demolishes T&T for 110

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Barbados 144 for 2 (Brathwaite 49*, Edwards 48, Boucher 46) lead Trinidad & Tobago 110 (Emrit 34, Cummins 5-30) by 34 runs

Miguel Cummins ripped through the Trinidad & Tobago line-up to dismiss them for 110 on the first day of the regional four-day final at Kensington Oval. The Barbados top order built on Cummins' third five-wicket haul of the tournament to end the day 34 runs in front with eight wickets standing.

T&T were in early trouble after Barbados chose to bowl on a grassy surface, Cummins taking four of the first five wickets to have the visitors limping at 19 for 5. He had Adrian Barath and Yannick Cariah caught off successive deliveries in his second over, and sent back Jason Mohammed in his third. At the other end, Kemar Roach accounted for Lendl Simmons.

The T&T lower order fought briefly, No 9 Rayad Emrit leading the way with 34 and No 7 Stephen Katwaroo chipping in with 24. Cummins completed his five-for, removing Emrit to end the innings in the 38th over.

Kraigg Brathwaite and Rashidi Boucher, with a breezy 46, put on 62 upfront for Barbados and captain Kirk Edwards followed up with 48 before falling late in the day to Simmons. Brathwaite was unbeaten on a patient 49.

Cummins' showing took the 22-year old's tournament haul to 31 wickets, the most by a fast bowler. "Things have been going great for me this season," Cummins said. "This is my first full season playing for Barbados at the senior regional level. I had one match last year and it didn't work out that well, but I was determined and came back and told myself 'this year would be my year'.

"We are going to look to bat the whole day on Friday, but if we have to bowl at all, I'll be looking to come out bowling as hard again as I did on the first day."

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  • Carl on May 10, 2013, 19:55 GMT

    Roach, Johnson, Holder, Gabriel, Cummins, Beaton...the young fast bowlers are still coming through. Even with the tendency to favour slower bowlers due to some of the poor surfaces and lack of application and technique shown by the modern batsmen, it is a good sign that these youngsters can get among the wickets. They will need to be well managed and coached, in order for the West Indies attack to step up to the next level.

  • mahendra on May 10, 2013, 13:51 GMT

    excellent bowling by miguel cummins, but extremely poor batting, technically and mentally, by t&t. Adrian Bharath needs to drop down the order to regain some semblance of form and confidence. T&T needs to find at least a couple of specialist batsmen, to many bits and pieces players. selectors, and players alike, must appreciate the difference in formats and the mindset required, sometimes i get the impression that even the selectors are still in t20 mode, or are they auditioning players for the CPL?

  • o on May 10, 2013, 13:25 GMT

    Why is Tino not playing for Barbados when he's in the Champions Trophy side ? what's going on with that . . .

  • charlie on May 10, 2013, 12:03 GMT

    Barbados is looking very good for pace and spin ! I hope this young Cummins fulfills the promise exhibited so far- that would be good for the future of Barbados and WI cricket . This Barbados bowling unit looks serious even with the exclusion of Holder, Edwards, Best,Jordan ,MCclean ,Brathwaite etc : Something has to be done to utilise this talent throughout the region to keep these guys interested and grounded or else they'll be lost abroad for they are young enough to be Nationalised ; maybe CPl is part of the answer .

  • Michael on May 10, 2013, 11:43 GMT

    Well done Cummins,show Gabriel how to bowl !..should be the spearhead of the test attack in about 2 years.

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