Sunday 17 August 2014 

Barbados Tridents Win CPL 2014

Kieron Pollard (centre) lifted the Caribbean Premier League trophy after the Barbados Tridents won the final
Kieron Pollard (centre) lifted the Caribbean Premier League trophy after the Barbados Tridents won the final
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Barbados Tridents 152-6 beat
Guyana Amazon Warriors 107-4 by 8 runs (D/L)
Caribbean Premier League 2014 final, St Kitts

The Barbados Tridents won the Caribbean Premier League 2014 when they beat the Guyana Amazon Warriors by eight runs in a rain-affected final at Warner Park in Saint Kitts.

Batting first, Barbados posted 152 for six, setting Guyana a target of 153.

Rain then interrupted Guyana's reply and when the game could not continue, they had reached 107 for four and were eight runs behind the Duckworth/Lewis method par score after 16 overs.

Dwayne Smith hit 57 in 51 balls for Barbados and there was some consolation for Guyana opener Lendl Simmon, who was named as the player of the tournament.

His prize was an an exclusive piece of land in St Kitts worth more than $US400,000, but the big prize - the tournament trophy - was lifted by Barbados captain Kieron Pollard.

"I am so pleased for the guys, we have had some hiccups as a squad along the way, but we were able to rally the team for the final matches," Pollard said.

"We just tried to concentrate on the cricket as that is all that matters. 150 is a tough score to get in any final and we backed our bowlers to put in a performance when it mattered, and they did!

"We kept the pressure on and I am very proud of the team. We play a lot of cricket and we know the rules and regulations – we all have to follow them – it is the way it is and has been the same throughout the tournament.

"We now get to play in the Champions League and that will be so great for the players."

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