CG United Super50 Cup: Young rescues Academy before rain has final say
Match 10 CG United Super50 Cup
Barbados Pride vs West Indies Academy
Venue: UWI SPEC
Result: No result – due to rain
Scorecard: Live Match Center
Nyeem Young’s maiden List A half-century rescued West Indies Academy but bad weather eventually intervened to bring an early end to this encounter on Monday. With the innings in deep trouble at 31-5 in the 13th over, Young arrived at the crease to lead a recovery. The skipper made a responsible unbeaten 67 from 89 balls to help lift the Academy to 141-6 in the 39th.
Kevin Wickham chipped in with 43 from 61 balls but more significantly, helping to mount a critical 93-run, sixth-wicket partnership with Young. With the innings headed for an interesting finish, the rains arrived to rule out any further chance of play at the Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Ground.
Seamers Dominic Drakes (2-10) and Jair McAllister (2-15) grabbed a brace of wickets to do the early damage for Pride.
Sent in, WI Academy were in turmoil from the outset, Drakes and McAllister wiping out the top order quickly. Kimani Melius (9) drove the first ball of the morning’s sixth over from Drakes uppishly to cover where Shamarh Brooks took a waist-high catch, and Leonardo Julien followed in the eighth without scoring, nicking a drive at Drakes to be taken behind.
With no runs added, Matthew Nandu (8) pulled a short ball from McAllister and was caught at square leg at 22-3 and Teddy Bishop also fell to the same bowler in the 11th over, pulling another short ball to short mid-wicket at 25-4. When left-hander Ackeem Auguste perished for three, slicing a loose full toss to cover point in the 13th, the WI Academy innings was in a deep hole.
However, Young counter-attacked bravely, punching two fours and four sixes while Wickham supported well, striking two fours, to put Pride on the back foot for the first time. The partnership was frustrating the Pride bowlers when Wickham top-edged a slow sweep at off-spinner Roston Chase and was taken in the deep.
UPCOMING MATCHES on Wednesday 25 October
Windward Islands Volcanoes vs Barbados Pride at BLCA – 9am
West Indies Academy vs Jamaica Scorpions at QPO – 9am
Guyana Harpy Eagles vs CCC at UWI SPEC – 9am