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Sent in to bat, the Shamarh Brooks-led team were al­ways up against it when they mus­tered a mod­est 174 on a slow pitch, which suited the var­ied four-man CCC spin at­tack of leg-spin­ner Keron Cot­toy, off-spin­ner Jon Russ Jagge­sar and left-arm spin­ners Lin­ton Buchanan and Yan­nick Ot­t­ley.

The spin quar­tet kept the brakes on the mid­dle order af­ter cap­tain Car­los Brath­waite and fel­low new-ball bowler Akeem Jor­dan had given away pre­cious lit­tle at the start.

CCC made light of the tar­get, scor­ing at five an over with Kyle Corbin and the left-handed Kjorn Ot­t­ley blaz­ing to 70 with­out loss in the 15th over. The stylish Corbin un­leashed a se­ries of de­light­ful shots en route to 40 off just 46 balls, while Ot­t­ley, who was es­pe­cially strong on the back foot, cracked 42 with two fours and three sixes.

Few prob­lems

This was a cake­walk for CCC as the Pride’s spin­ners, Sulie­man Benn and Ash­ley Nurse, cre­ated few prob­lems and even though Amir Jan­goo fell cheaply shortly af­ter the loss of both open­ers, there was never any doubt about the re­sult with Jonathan Drakes and Brath­waite hold­ing their nerve.

The Pride in­tro­duced Jonathan Carter, but his rarely used off-spin con­ceded 18 runs in two overs. The last throw of the dice came in the 28th over when Brooks turned to Kevin Stoute in the 28th over at 133 for three. He was greeted by the el­e­gant Drakes, who smashed him for three bound­aries in his first over.

The match was as good as over and the mus­cu­lar Brath­waite has­tened the end with tow­er­ing sixes off Nurse, the first crash­ing atop the Tim Hec­tor Me­dia Cen­tre, the sec­ond over mid­wicket and into the road end­ing the con­test with nearly 20 overs to spare, the match fin­ish­ing in the 32nd over. Brath­waite’s even un­beaten fifty off 31 balls and three for 21 made him the undis­puted Man Of The Match.

Bar­ba­dos Pride will re­flect on a poor start in which they limped to 23 for two af­ter ten overs, los­ing Leniko Boucher and Brooks. Boucher was run out, set­ting off for a non-ex­is­tent sin­gle while Brooks was leg-be­fore to Brath­waite for a sec­ond-ball duck.

The Pride’s bat­ting was propped up by opener Shayne Mose­ley, who bat­ted for 33 overs for a solid 49.

Left to Stoute

Un­for­tu­nately, Kevin Stoute was the only other spe­cial­ist bats­man, who came to grips with the con­di­tions. When Mose­ley de­parted, the Pride were still in a hole at 95 for five and it was left to Stoute to give the in­nings some im­pe­tus.

In the 38th over, Stoute hit Yan­nick Ot­t­ley straight for four and then in the next over smashed Buchanan in­side out over ex­tra cover for six. When it seemed Stoute would go on to a big score, he per­ished in the 41st over, Yan­nick Ot­t­ley tak­ing a good, div­ing low catch at long-on off Buchanan. Benn re­strained him­self for 19 balls, adding some use­ful runs with Shamar Springer, be­fore he lost pa­tience and was bowled charg­ing Jor­dan.

The Pride’s in­nings was boosted by some bold hit­ting from Miguel Cum­mins, who smashed Cot­toy for three huge sixes be­tween mid­wicket and long-on in the penul­ti­mate over. His knock was ended by a bril­liant re­turn catch, Cot­toy div­ing spec­tac­u­larly to his left to gob­ble up the of­fer­ing inches from the turf.

Cum­mins made 20 off just seven balls to give the Pride’s to­tal some re­spectabil­ity. It was all in vain as the CCC coasted to vic­tory, the end com­ing at 3:05 p.m. with 18.3 overs to spare.

Bar­ba­dos re­main win­less af­ter three matches with two de­feats and a washout while this was the sec­ond win for the CCC. The Pride’s next match will be a clash against the United States to­mor­row af­ter­noon at Kens­ing­ton Oval.

by mikek­ing@na­tion­news.comBAR­BA­DOS had their pride dented yet again as Com­bined Cam­puses and Col­leges (CCC) Ma­roon­ers, all con­fi­dence and ag­gres­sion, rolled over them by seven wick­ets in theat yes­ter­day.

CCC MA­ROON­ERS TO­TAL Wick­ets fell at: Bowl­ing:

LEAD­ING BY EX­AM­PLE: CCC cap­tain Car­los Brath­waite led from the front as he rocked Bar­ba­dos with bat and ball.

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