Jamaica v Windwards, Regional Super50 2012-13, semi-final April 19, 2013

Windwards enter final with all-round effort

ESPNcricinfo staff

Windwards Islands 244 for 5 (Fletcher 68, Lesporis 61, Smith 59) beat Jamaica 242 for 8 (Parchment 86, Bonner 74, Peters 3-60) by five wickets
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Half-centuries from Andre Fletcher, Keddy Lesporis and Devon Smith set up a five-wicket win for Windwards Islands over Jamaica in the Regional Super50 semi-final in Bridgetown. Windwards will play Combined Campuses and Colleges in the final on April 21.

Set a target of 243, Windwards lost a wicket in the second over, but consolidated with a 78-run second-wicket stand between Smith and Tyrone Theophile. Smith contributed a 44-ball 59 to the partnership, hitting ten fours in his innings. The Windwards innings slowed down once Smith was dismissed but picked up once again when Fletcher and Lesporis came together at the crease. The pair added 91 runs for the fourth wicket in 131 balls and by the time Fletcher was dismissed for 68 in the 42nd over, Windwards needed 48 off the last eight overs. Lesporis and captain Liam Sebastien shared a brisk 41-run stand before Sebastien steered the side to a win in the 49th over. Fletcher's 81-ball 68 included five fours, while Lesporis scored 61 off 91 balls, with four fours and a six.

Jamaica, who chose to bat first, failed to capitalise on a 166-run second-wicket partnership between Brenton Parchment and Nkrumah Bonner. The pair took Jamaica from 3 for 1 to 169 for 1, before Bonner was out in the37th over. Their half-centuries had given Jamaica a launching pad for a big score but the rest of the batting line-up failed to contribute as Jamaica lost seven wickets for 63 runs. David Bernard struck an unbeaten 32 off 29 balls but lacked the support needed to push Jamaica towards a large total.

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  • Dummy4 on April 21, 2013, 14:27 GMT

    Riverlime. I never heard these excuses when they won previous years without them. No excuses please. If Jamaica lose in 4 day will you say the same? After they have played without them all the way through?

  • Dummy4 on April 21, 2013, 12:11 GMT

    They say that hindsight is 20/20, but I felt that Ja. lost due to some immature batting, the omission of a second genuine opening bowler and the fact that Windwards played sensible and calculated shots againt our best bowler, Nikita Miller. McCarthy should have been omitted, with Baugh and Bernard being promoted, especially as Bernard is too good a player to bat at #8. Parchment's dismissal turned the match in Windwards' favor. Has he never learned the meaning of "consolidation"? His dismissal to a horrible and irresponsible shot immediately after the conclusion of a useful partnership with Bonner, was sad and irresponsible, and led to the collapse which denied a better target to defend.

  • Michael on April 21, 2013, 0:25 GMT

    @ Lin Jean.......don't count your chickens yet........the final is on tomorrow and the CCC will win.

  • Dummy4 on April 20, 2013, 14:10 GMT

    Finally windward on the rise

  • Dummy4 on April 20, 2013, 12:24 GMT

    YEEEEAAAHHHH!! Windwards, finally champions!!! Good going guys . . . it was your year!

  • yokasi on April 20, 2013, 11:03 GMT

    Congrats to the Windwards! Great feeling to finally savour a victory over Jamaica. Nice too to see CCC demolish T&T. Looking forward to a competitive final and a title for Windwards. Hope Devon Smith makes it to the Champions Trophy.