Nedd four-for floors Barbados to put Emerging Player into Super50 final

By Sports Desk November 29, 2019

A timely four-for from left-arm spinner Ashmead Nedd eased the Windies Emerging Players to a 3-wicket win over Barbados, via the D/L method, and into the final of the Colonial Medical Insurance Super50 Cup.

In the low-scoring semi-final at the Queen’s Park Oval, the Emerging Players won the toss before putting the Pride in to bat.  The Barbados unit were immediately on the backfoot with opener Leniko Boucher (5) caught by Joshua Da Silva off the bowling of Keon Harding in the second over.  Nedd removed Kjorn Ottley, who did not score, in the next over to leave the Pride struggling at 7 for 2.

Zachary McCaskie attempted to repair some of the damage, with a patient 40 from 61 balls but the Pride continued to lose wickets at regular intervals before being all out for 112.  Nicholas Kirton added 26 from 49, with Ashley Nurse contributing 25 from 20.  The Emerging players began cautiously with a low target but lost Leonardo Julien and Yannic Cariah with 24 runs on the board. 

Joshua Da Silva and Roland Cato came together to stem the loss of early wickets and took the score to 76 for 4 before Da Silva was caught by Tevyn Walcott for 27.  Three power cuts, the last coming at 9:20 pm led to a revised target, with the Emerging Players asked 11 runs to win from eight overs.  It wasn’t without its difficulties as lost another wicket with the score at 100 to find themselves at 100 for 7 but Roland Cato, who hit an unbeaten 25 and Keon Harding (9) got them home with four overs and two balls to spare.

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