Sunday 1 August 2010 

Guyana Seal Final Champions League T20 Berth

Guyana Seal Final Champions League T20 Berth
Guyana Seal Final Champions League T20 Berth
© Action Images / Andrew Boyers
 

Guyana beat Barbados by one wicket with a ball to spare in a thrilling final of the WICB Caribbean T20 competition that confirmed their place in September's Airtel Champions League T20 competition in South Africa.

An entertaining competition got the finale it deserved when after Barbados reached 134 for five from their 20 overs, Guyana only got home thanks to an unbeaten 42 in 17 balls from Jonathan Foo and the result was in doubt right until the winning runs were hit.

Jonathan Carter top scored with 57 in 62 balls for Barbados as their innings never really got the acceleration it needed as Lennox Cush and Devendra Bishoo took two wickets apiece - Bishoo conceding just 14 runs in his four overs.

Only three players, Foo included, reached double figures as Guyana made a slow start to their run chase, slipping to 85 for eight before Foo blasted four fours and three sixes to take his side home and take their second domestic T20 crown having triumped in the Stanford T20 series back in 2006.

Barbados off-spinner Ashley Nurse's haul of five for 35 proved to be in vain.

Trinidad & Tobago beat Jamaica by ten wickets to finish in third place - their second comprehensive win over their rivals in the competition.

In a match that was reduced to 14 overs per side, Jamaica limped to 94 for seven with Carlton Baugh hitting 40 before T & T's openers Lendl Simmons (36 not out) and Adrian Barath (39 not out) saw their side race to victory with almost three overs to spare.

© Cricket World 2010