Walton slams double in Barbados Super Cup
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):
Jamaican Chadwick Walton blasted an exhilarating double hundred here Saturday to fire University of West Indies (UWI) to a massive win over Carlton in the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) Super Cup.
Played at the 3Ws Oval at the Cave Hill campus, the right-hander struck an astonishing 207 from 144 balls as UWI amassed a huge 417 for six off their 50 overs.
The hosts then bundled out Carlton for 171 to pull off a 246-run victory.
Walton, who has played two Tests and five one-day internationals (ODI) for West Indies, made all the headlines with an enterprising knock.
The right-hander hammered 16 fours and 12 sixes, posting 124 for the first wicket with Justin Bramble, who made 43, and a further 110 for the second wicket with Barbados batsman Kyle Corbin, who stroked 58.
Corbin faced a mere 38 balls and counted three fours and four sixes, while veteran left-hander Floyd Reifer chipped in with an unbeaten 48 from 25 balls, with five fours and two sixes.
Carlton were then undermined by left-arm spinner Linton Buchanan, who grabbed five for 23.
Trinidadian Nicholas Pooran hit a 12-ball 35 with five sixes.
At Beckles Road, West Indies batsman Shane Dowrich lashed 122 to propel YMPC to a 63-run victory over school side, Foundation.
The right-handed Dowrich struck 21 threes and three fours off 123 balls as YMPC reached 239 all out off 44.2 overs.
Barbados Under-19 all-rounder Dominic Drakes took two for 39 and returned to top score with 46, as Foundation crumbled for 176 all out.
At Dayrells Road, West Indies Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite made 43 as Wanderers went down to Pickwick by seven wickets in a low-scoring encounter.