Kyle Corbin scores second century in BCA T20 Cup
DESPITE clearly suffering from an injury, Kyle Corbin reached his second century of the tournament as he guided Sagicor UWI A to victory a nine wicket victory over St. Catherine’s at Bayfield.
Playing in Round 7 of the Barbados Cricket Association’s Elite/Division 1 Twenty 20 Cup, Corbin had a race with the amount of runs needed for victory and those needed for him to reach his century.
At one stage Corbin who had been dropped early in the innings, needed 8 runs to reach his century while his team needed 10 runs for victory and then his teammate was playing unselfishly and giving him as much of the strike as possible by taking the early single in the over.
After hunching over in pain and still carrying on, Corbin smacked a six over mid wicket to move to 98 runs. However the team needed three runs for victory.
The next delivery was a wide and with two runs needed for both Corbin’s century and the team, a scampered double gave both the desired result off just 15.4 overs.
Corbin finishing on an unbeaten 100 which included four fours and seven sixes as his mother ran out to congratulate him.
Early St. Catherine’s scored 152/2 off their 20 overs.
• In a clash of the undefeated teams, Gladiola put their perfect record of being the only team with maximum points on the line against the defending champions, Carlton, who despite being undefeated the rain had stopped them from collecting maximum points.
Batting first BWU Gladiola posted a total of 149/8 thanks to Ashley Nurse who had scored 48 runs which included four maximums of fours and seven threes.
In reply it came down to two overs left and a run a ball if defending champions Carlton wanted to hand the Zone leaders Gladiola their first defeat of the tournament.
The pair of the left handers Dominic Drakes and Tarik Shorey who came together in the 10th over and shared in an 89-run partnership and took Carlton over the finish line.
Drakes finished just shy of his half century on 49 runs off 32 deliveries which included five fours and two threes, while Shorey who struck the winning runs scored 36 runs from 23 balls which included six threes and two fours.
Carlton winning by five wickets and an over to spare on 151/5.
• Empire handed Foundation an crushing defeated at Bank Hall when they cantered to an easy victory by nine wickets.
Foundation scored 129/5 off their 20 overs with Shamar Forde scoring 61 runs.
But a rapid start by Empire never gave Foundation a chance to get into the game as Justin Greaves was in a no nonsense mood taking Empire to 86 runs without loss after 10 overs.
Greaves reached his half century off 30 balls which included four fours and nine threes. He eventually fell for 61 runs but teammate Kofi Hurdle and Shian Brathwaite saw them home without further causality. Brathwaite ended unbeaten on 43 runs as Empire reached their target by scoring 131/1.(CG)