UWI family and cricket fans, the Cricket West Indies Regional Super50 tournament is on!
In the first round of the tournament, our very own UWI student-athletes on the Combined Campuses and Colleges team (CCC Marooners) are shining as the team stands in second place with 10 points. The second round commenced on Sunday, October 14th. Follow the Super50 Cup LIVE on the Windies Cricket channel. 43 matches. 10 teams. Only 1 winner.
CCC’s Round 1 recap
CCC Marooners vs Jamaica Scorpions
The CCC Marooners team were defeated by the Jamaica Scorpions in their first match of the competition. CCC scored 219 all out in 50 overs with Yannick Ottley (UWI St. Augustine student) top scoring with 43 and Keron Cottoy (Cave Hill) scoring 40. The Jamaica Scorpions won convincingly scoring 220 for 3 wickets. Rovman Powell top scored with 79 not out.
Special mention to Powell who was a UWI Mona student who represented CCC in 2017.
CCC Marooners vs USA
CCC Marooners defeated the USA in their second match of the competition scoring 221 for 9 in their allotted 50 overs and bowling out the USA side for 163 to clinch the match. Carlos Brathwaite, Marooners’ captain scored 69 and Amir Jangoo (St. Augustine) also scored 69. Leading the bowling figures was Keron Cottoy (Cave Hill) who took 3 wickets for 44 runs.
CCC Marooners vs Leeward Islands Hurricanes
CCC Marooners suffered a painful defeat by the Leeward Islands Hurricanes. The CCC bowlers were exceptional in their deliveries, restricting their opponents to 130 all out in 50 overs. In their reply CCC batters failed to build partnerships; wickets tumbled at critical times. Nicholas Kirton (UWI Cave Hill) demonstrated intent and a positive approach to batting, top scoring with 33 but unfortunately was not given the support from the other end. The Marooners were dismissed for 121, 10 runs shy of victory.
CCC Marooners vs Barbados Pride
The CCC Marooners defeated the Barbados Pride in an emphatic manner. The Marooners won by 7 wickets, restricting the Barbados Pride to 174 runs and reaching the 175 target for only 3 wickets. CCC’s captain Carlos Brathwaite led the bowling attack with figures of 3 for 22 ably supported by Akeem Jordan (3 for 36). The CCC top order batsmen sailed to victory in convincing style. Once again, Carlos Brathwaite top scored with 50 not out, to clinch the man of the match title. The opening pair of Kyle Corbin and Kjorn Ottley scored 40 and 42 respectively and debutant Jonathan Drakes scored 41 not out.