Marooners Crowned WINDIES Super50 Cup Champions

Carlos Brathwaite screams delight
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Kyle Corbin 72 from 53 balls for the Marooners
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A whirlwind half-century from opener Kyle Corbin to follow a stifling bowling performance propelled the Barbados-based composite side to a six-wicket victory over Guyana Jaguars in the Grand Final on Sunday at Kensington Oval here.

 

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All but 12 of Corbin’s 72 from 53 balls were in boundaries and he shared a Marooners record opening stand of 109 with left-hander Kjorn Ottley to help them successfully chase a target of 205 for a victory that gave them their first regional title in any format at the third time of asking.

 

Left-hander Nicholas Kirton formalised the result with 74 balls remaining, when he pulled a short ball from Romario Shepherd to the wide long-on boundary for four, sparking jubilant scenes among the Maroooners faithful.

 

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“This victory means a lot to me,” said Marooners captain Carlos Brathwaite. “A lot of people have been telling me over the last year that I needed to sacrifice some of the franchise (Twenty20) cricket and return to the first-class game.

 

“I spoke to (Marooners head coach) Floyd Reifer about trying to get my batting back on track and the opportunity to come lead the Marooners, if possible. Spoke to Kyle and got his blessing, as he was the incumbent captain, and for such big decisions and sacrifices to be made and for it to culminate in a victory, and for us to go down in the history books, it’s a special feeling.”

 

He added: “Our motto was that we wanted to be respected around the region. Floyd instilled in us that we were playing to win which was different to the past, where we just came looking to be competitive. When you are competitive and you get that close, it’s not winning. You always have near-misses.

 

“This year, we came to win and did a lot of soul searching. . .but the message was clear – if we want to win, we needed to play a brand of cricket that was attacking, no fear and since then the message from the dressing room was always the same. This is a culmination of a lot of things and a lot of hard work.”

 

Earlier, Jermaine Levy topped a defiant half-century from Tagenarine Chanderpaul with a return of 4-43 from 10 overs, as the Jaguars, sent in to bat on a slow pitch, were bowled out for 204 in 49.1 overs.

Brathwaite, the WINDIES Twenty20 captain, snared 3-42 in his allotted 10 overs and Akeem Jordan captured 2-30 from 7.1 overs.

 

“We are very disappointed as a group,” said Jaguars head coach Esuan Crandon. “I thought we played well in the group stage heading into the knockout stages and fought well against Jamaica to get into the Grand Final, but we did not play our best here.

 

“We kept losing wickets at crucial times and we did not have any substantial partnerships to really to take us to a respectable total – but Marooners played well, they had a good start, Corbin played a good innings and put some pressure on us and took the game away from us in the Power Play.”

 

Chanderpaul led the way for the Jaguars with 56 from 95 balls that included just four fours, Raymon Reifer supported with 38 and Trevon Griffith added 20.

 

But the Jaguars failed to build significant partnerships and every time it looked like they would break free they lost a wicket and lost their chance to draw level with Trinidad & Tobago Red Force on 11 titles.

 

TOURNAMENT MATCH RESULTS

 

GROUP “A”

(in Trinidad)

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Wed, Oct 3

WINDIES “B” beat Canada by 10 runs

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Fri, Oct 5

Volcanoes beat Canada by 73 runs

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Sun, Oct 7

Jaguars beat WINDIES “B” by 9 wickets

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Tue, Oct 9

Jaguars beat Canada by 7 wickets

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Thu, Oct 11

Jaguars beat Volcanoes by 93 runs

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Sat, Oct 13

Jaguars beat Red Force by 75 runs

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Mon, Oct 15

WINDIES “B” beat Volcanoes by 3 wickets

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Wed, Oct 17

Red Force beat Volcanoes by 7 wickets

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Fri, Oct 19

Red Force vs WINDIES “B”, no result

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Sun, Oct 21

Guyana vs WINDIES “B”, no result

Brian Lara Cricket Academy

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Wed, Oct 3

Red Force beat Volcanoes by 75 runs

Queen’s Park Oval

Fri, Oct 5

Red Force beat Jaguars by 35 runs

Queen’s Park Oval

Sun, Oct 7

Red Force beat Canada by 2 wickets

Queen’s Park Oval

Tue, Oct 9

WINDIES “B” vs Volcanoes, no result

Queen’s Park Oval

Thu, Oct 11

Red Force beat WINDIES “B” by 70 runs

Queen’s Park Oval

Sat, Oct 13

Canada beat Volcanoes by 18 runs

Queen’s Park Oval

Mon, Oct 15

Jaguars beat Canada by 4 wickets

Queen’s Park Oval

Wed, Oct 17

Canada vs WINDIES “B”, no result

Queen’s Park Oval

Fri, Oct 19

Volcanoes vs Jaguars, no result

Queen’s Park Oval

Sun, Oct 21

Red Force vs Canada, no result

Queen’s Park Oval

 

GROUP “B”

(in Barbados)

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Thu, Oct 4

Scorpions beat Marooners by 7 wickets

Three Ws Oval

Sat, Oct 6

Marooners beat United States by 59 runs

Three Ws Oval

Mon, Oct 8

Hurricanes beat Maroons by 9 runs

Three Ws Oval

Wed, Oct 10

Marooners beat Pride by 7 wickets

Three Ws Oval

Fri, Oct 12

Scorpions beat Hurricanes by 7 wickets

Three Ws Oval

Sun, Oct 14

Marooners beat Scorpions by six wickets

Three Ws Oval

Tue, Oct 16

Pride beat United States by 4 wickets

Three Ws Oval

Thu, Oct 18

Hurricanes beat United States by 47 runs (D/L/S)

Three Ws Oval

Sat, Oct 20

Marooners vs United States, no result

Windward Cricket Ground

Mon, Oct 22

United States beat Scorpions by 74 runs

Three Ws Oval

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Thu, Oct 4

Pride vs Hurricanes, no result

Kensington Oval

Sat, Oct 6

Scorpions beat Pride by 33 runs

Kensington Oval

Mon, Oct 8

Scorpions beat United States by 7 wickets

Kensington Oval

Wed, Oct 10

United States beat Hurricanes by 88 runs

Kensington Oval

Fri, Oct 12

Pride beat United States by 3 wickets

Kensington Oval

Sun, Oct 14

Pride beat Hurricanes by 3 wickets

Kensington Oval

Tue, Oct 16

Hurricanes vs Scorpions, no result

Kensington Oval

Thu, Oct 18

Marooners beat Pride by 125 runs

Kensington Oval

Sat, Oct 20

Pride beat Scorpions by 39 runs

Kensington Oval

Mon, Oct 22

Marooners beat Hurricanes by 8 wickets

Kensington Oval

 

THE FINALS

 

DATE

MATCH

VENUE

Thu, Oct 25

SEMI-FINAL #1 – Jaguars beat Scorpions by 1 wicket

Kensington Oval

Fri, Oct 26

SEMI-FINAL #2 – Marooners beat Red Force by 7 wickets

Kensington Oval

Sun, Oct 28

GRAND FINAL – Marooners beat Jaguars by 6 wickets

Kensington Oval

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