CCC v Windwards, Regional Super50 2012-13, final April 21, 2013

Windwards cruise to Regional Super50 title triumph

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Windward Islands 134 for 1 (Smith 67*) beat Combined Campuses and Colleges 174 (Peters 4-32) by 9 wickets (D/L method)

Windward Islands put in an all-round showing to beat Combined Campuses and Colleges by nine wickets via the Duckworth-Lewis method and secure the Regional Super50 title in Bridgetown. This is the first one-day championship Windwards have won since the 2000-2001 season.

CCC lost the toss and were put in to bat. Keon Peters' opening spell proved decisive as he removed the top three batsmen within eight overs. At one point, CCC were wobbling at 31 for 4, but were able to recover to 121 for 5 through the efforts of captain Kyle Corbin (46) and Nekoli Parris (34).

Once Corbin fell, however, CCC began to struggle even more, and they eventually were dismissed for 174 in the final over of the innings. Peters led the way with 4 for 32, while Shillingford's impressive tournament continued with his haul of 3 for 29 to remove the middle-lower order. Shillingford finished as the tournament's highest wicket taker, with 17 wickets in six matches at an economy of 2.86.

Rain intervened during the innings break, caused a two-hour delay, and subsequently Windward's target was reduced from to 134 in 29 overs. Devon Smith and Johnson Charles led the way with an opening stand of 100 at over a run-a-ball to effectively end CCC's chances. Once Charles fell to the bowling of Keswick Williams, Smith and Tyrone Theophile closed out the game in the 23rd over.

Smith ended on an unbeaten 67, and finished the tournament as the highest run scorer with 348 runs in eight matches at an average of 58. Man-of-the-Match honours went to Peters and Smith for their vital contributions.

Speaking after the game, Liam Sebastien, the Windwards captain, said: "This is very pleasing. It is a long time [since] we won something, and it is just wonderful that we have won this championship."

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  • Dummy4 on April 23, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    there is no longer small nations in the Caribbean as far as cricket is concerned in fact there is a shift of dominance of power Winward is going up powerhouses like Barbados Guyana Trinidad&tobacco are regressing up the windward

  • Dummy4 on April 23, 2013, 1:34 GMT

    Just saying congratulations to Devon Smith and the Windward Islands, the fact remains that we are small yet we can still triumph! I am forward to Smith's re-selection into the West Indies final 11 for the upcoming tour and also to him providing spanking support to the world famous Chris Gayle at the top of the order. WEST INDIES, we shall rise again!!! Keep the hopes alive guys...Viva West Indies cricket!

  • christopher on April 22, 2013, 13:12 GMT

    Congrats to the windwards for winning this title.Our cricket is certainly on the up.The memory of Malcolm Marshall bowling leg spins to dismiss Windwards many years ago is slowly fading. That was painful!!!

  • yokasi on April 22, 2013, 10:30 GMT

    Hooray, Windwards! Been a long time in coming so this victory is especially sweet. Champions Trophy, next stop for Devon Smith & Co.

  • Dummy4 on April 22, 2013, 10:23 GMT

    congrats to the Windwards, job well done !!!!! lets see if there are those who will come with sour grapes. but we played good and sensible cricket and i hope that this is the start of a competitive stretch for us.

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