BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners and Barbados Pride raised the curtain on the 2017 Nagico Super50 with respective wins on Tuesday (24).
Marooners Stun Scorpions In Opener
Marooners stunned Jamaica Scorpions by 75 runs in their tournament opener, while the Pride easily brushed aside Guyana Jaguars in Group B play. Click Here For Scoreboard
Amir Jangoo scored a timely 64 with four 4s and a six to help Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners tallied a decent 214 for eight off their allotted 50 overs at the Three Ws Oval on the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies.
Experienced all-rounder Ryan Hinds added an unbeaten 39 and Cassius Burton made 32 for CCC.
Off-spinner Mark Deyal then took three wickets for 22 runs, fast bowler Keon Harding finished with 3 for 30 and Slow left-armer Larry Edwards ended with 2 for 21 to dismiss the Scorpions for a shocking 140 all out off 35 overs.
Only Brandon King, who led the way with 48 runs showed any resistance for the Jamaica Scorpions, who entered the game as the favourites but lost wickets steadily and struggled to build any momentum.
Damion Jacobs was the leading wicket taker for Jamaica with 2 for 22 off his 10 overs.
Brathwaite Leads Barbados Pride With Century
In the day’s other game, young opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite scored 101 and Barbados Pride rout Guyana Jaguars by 145 runs to get their 2017 Nagico Super50 campaign off to a winning start in Group B. Click Here For Scoreboard
Brathwaite reached his century off 146 balls with seven 4s and a six, while Jonathan Carter made an attacking 75 off 63 balls with five 4s and four 6s to help Pride reached an impressive 302 for seven off 50 overs.
It was Barbados’ highest score at Kensington Oval, surpassing the previous mark of 285.
Captain Jason Holder made 31, while Ashley Nurse (28) and Roston Chase (20 not out) added 49 for the seventh-wicket and combined for four 6s and two 4s.
Spinners Veerasammy Permaul and Devendra Bishoo each took two wickets for Guyana Jaguars.
In reply, Guyana was bundled out for 157 off 32 overs, with Leon Johnson making 55 with eight 4s and a six in the defeat.
Nurse returned to take four wickets for 42 and Sulieman Benn finished with 4 for 35 for Barbados Pride.
Brathwaite and Jangoo were named respective Players of the Match.