WINDIES Super50 Cup Update - Marooners reach Final

Akeem Jordan and teammates celebrate a wicket
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A stunning spell from rookie fast bowler Akeem Jordan blew away a star-studded Trinidad & Tobago Red Force batting line-up and set up a sensational, seven-wicket victory for Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners on Friday here, catapulting them into the Grand Final of the 2018-19 Super50 Cup.
 
Jordan ripped the heart out of the Red Force batting with a spell of 5-18 from 10 overs to earn the Player-of-the-Match award, as the Group “A” runners-up were dismissed for 92 in 33 overs, after they were put in to bat in the second, day/night semi-final at Kensington Oval.
 
Dwayne Bravo, who announced his retirement from the international game two days prior, led the way for the Red Force with 27.
 
 
Kjorn Ottley, another T&T-born left-hander, not out on 39, and his captain Carlos Brathwaite, the WINDIES Twenty20 International captain, not out on 29, then ushered the Marooners to victory in 16.2 overs, sharing 41 – unbroken – for the fourth wicket.
 
The result meant that the Marooners will face 10-time champions Guyana Jaguars in the Grand Final on Sunday at this venue.
 
The Red Force ran into early trouble, slumping to three runs for four wickets in the third over, after Jordan snared three scalps off the second, fifth and last deliveries of his second over.
 
Jermaine Levy made the breakthrough, when he had Lendl Simmons caught behind for two, but Jordan left the innings in disarray, when Sunil Narine and Jason Mohammed edged him to the ‘keeper, and Red Force captain Denesh Ramdin mistimed a flick to mid-wicket.
 
Video highlights of the match are available from 4 pm (EC Time) tomorrow
on the WINDIES Cricket YouTube channel, click here – https://bit.ly/2ymVjIG
 
The rot continued when Nicholas Pooran was caught behind off Jordan from a top-edged cut in the ninth over and the same bowler sealed the fate of the Red Force when he bowled Darren Bravo offering no shot to a ball that moved back.
 
Red Force were 25 for six, and Bravo’s elder brother Dwayne and Kieron Pollard carried them past 50 with a stand of 33.
 
Left-arm spinner Yannick Ottley, Kjorn’s younger brother, broke through when Pollard drove him to long-on in the 19th over, and there was neither substance nor stability from the rest of the batting.
 
Red Force narrowly escaped being dismissed for their lowest total ever in the history of the West Indies 50 overs-a-side competition, but it was the second time that the Marooners had bowled them out for this total which also occurred at this venue.
 
Though Red Force claimed the scalps of Kyle Corbin, Trinidad & Tobago-born left-handed wicketkeeper/batsman Amir Jangoo and Jonathan Drakes cheaply, the elder Ottley and Brathwaite ensured there was no miracle comeback for the visitors.
 
 
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
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Sun, Oct 7
Jaguars beat WINDIES “B” by 9 wickets
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Tue, Oct 9
Jaguars beat Canada by 7 wickets
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Thu, Oct 11
Jaguars beat Volcanoes by 93 runs
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Sat, Oct 13
Jaguars beat Red Force by 75 runs
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Mon, Oct 15
WINDIES “B” beat Volcanoes by 3 wickets
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Wed, Oct 17
Red Force beat Volcanoes by 7 wickets
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Fri, Oct 19
Red Force vs WINDIES “B”, no result
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Sun, Oct 21
Guyana vs WINDIES “B”, no result
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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
 
REMAINING MATCHES
 
THE FINALS
(in Barbados)
 
• Matches starting at 2 pm, except where indicated in brackets; televised on ESPN Caribbean
 
DATE
MATCH
VENUE
Sun, Oct 28
GRAND FINAL – Jaguars vs Marooners SF2
Kensington Oval (11:30 am start)
 
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