December 4, 2020

Jamaica, World Stars and Cayman book semi final positions

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Ian Rotsey

T/20 is short, exciting and aggressive. The Challenge Trophy, Cayman Islands off season tournament produces everything that a cricketer enthusiast wants and some more. Two very exciting matches were completed on Sunday. Jamaica defeated Barbados in a low scoring match while World Stars and British & Irish Lions produced a nail biting finish for one run World Stars victory.

In a match reduced to 18 overs Barbados started well with Kirkpatrick Clarke 43 and 15 years old Gregory Davis 18 providing a 57 runs partnership. Only Ryan Bovell 24 was able to contribute as Barbados was reduced to 107 for 9 wickets. Ugal Sicard and Ladel Farquharson were the main Jamaican bowlers picking up 7 wickets. Jamaica had no problems in getting the Barbados score with main batsmen Garth Bryan 36, Tony Higgins 34n.o and Ugal Sicard 20. Jamaica won by 7 wickets.

World Stars lived up to their name and produced a discipline batting performance. Having lost two early wickets, Sam Suberan 63 (4 fours and 4 sixes) and Al Shields 33 repaired the damage and lead them to 150 for 4 wickets. The British & Irish Lions did not give up. They began well with Ian Rotsey and Mark Randall laying the foundation. Chris Smith joined Rotsey at the fall of Randall’s wicket and the pair took the B & I Lions to striking distance before World Stars got back into the match. Three quick wickets and all spectators are at the edge of their seats. Even the dominoes group stopped for the action. With the Lions requiring 11 runs in the final over and 3 runs off the last ball for victory, World Stars restricted B & I Lions to 9 runs and maintained their unbeaten run to date. World Stars won by 1 run.

The excitement continues on Saturday with defending champions Guyana in with a chance for the last semifinal place against the unpredictable ANZACS. Who will join the big three on Sunday?  Come out in your numbers and support this exciting form of cricket.



Barbados – 107 for 9

  • Kirkpatrick Clarke 43, Ryan Bovell 24, Gregory Davis 18
  • Ugal Sicard 4 for 27, Ladel Farquharson 3 for 9

Jamaica – 108 for 3

  • Garth Bryan 36, Tony Higgins 34n.o, Ugal Sicard 20

Jamaica won by 7 wickets


World Stars – 150 for 4

  • Sam Suberan 63, Al Shields 33
  • Neil Coley 2 for 16, Richard Sawle-Thomas 2 for 27

British & Irish Lions – 149 for 4

  • Ian Rotsey 82n.o, Chris Smith 27, Mark Randall 16
  • Al Shields 2 for 19, Mark Shaw 1 for 23

World Stars won by 1 run.






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