CG United Regional Super50 tournament: McCaskie’s ton hands Pride 48-run win over CCC

In a scintillating match of the CG United Regional Super50 tournament played yesterday, the Barbados Pride, showcasing an impressive display of batting prowess, overcame the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) by an impressive margin of 48 runs.
It was an electrifying matchup that witnessed exhilarating performances from both teams, with the Pride amassing a formidable total of 314 for seven in their allotted 50 overs, after winning the toss and opting to bat.
Chasing a target of 315 for victory, Combined Campuses and Colleges commenced their innings with determination. However, they faced a tough challenge against an inspired Barbados Pride bowling attack, and eventually folded for 266 all out in 45.2 overs.

Zachary McCaskie scored a ton for Barbados Pride (CWI photo)

Kraigg Brathwaite provided Pride with a solid start in composing 32 runs off 67 deliveries before falling to Akshaya Persaud. However, the standout performance came from Zachary McCaskie, whose scintillating innings of 131 runs off 116 deliveries laid the foundation for the Pride’s imposing total. McCaskie’s explosive display included 13 boundaries and four towering sixes as he dominated the CCC bowlers.
Shamarh Brooks returned a significant contribution of 65 well-crafted runs off 67 balls, highlighted by two sixes and four fours, while Shai Hope added a brisk 33 runs off just 19 deliveries, showcasing an aggressive approach that bolstered the team’s score.
Despite the Pride’s imposing total, the Combined Campuses and Colleges’ bowling attack put up a resilient effort. Wickets were shared among the bowlers, with notable performances from Jediah Blades (2-55), Chemar Holder (1-52), Abhijai Mansingh (2-75), Persaud (1-41) and Romario Greaves (1-49). However, they struggled to contain the relentless assault of the Pride’s batsmen, and allowed them to set a challenging target.
Shane Dowrich, the Bajan wicketkeeper-batsman-turned- CCC-captain, emerged as the star for the Combined Campuses and Colleges. He anchored their innings with a resilient 86 runs off 84 deliveries, and his impressive resistance featured three sixes and five fours before he was run out.
Jordan Johnson also contributed significantly with a brisk 50 runs off 45 balls. However, the rest of the batting lineup struggled to maintain the required momentum, and wickets fell at regular intervals.
Roston Chase was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3-56, while Roshan Primus and Dominic Drakes each took two wickets.