CHAMPION ON THE GO: Dwayne Smith, left, hoists a Marlon Richards delivery for six during their Glory TV Caribbean Single Wicket Competition preliminary round match, at the UWI SPEC Ground in St Augustine, on Sunday. Smith won the tournament. —Photo: ANISTO ALVES

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Smith wins Caribbean Single Wicket title

By Mark Pouchet mark.pouchet@trinidadexpress.com

Barbados and West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith blasted his way to the Glory TV Caribbean Single Wicket Competition title, at the UWI SPEC Ground in St Augustine, late on Sunday.

The tournament format entitled the players to bowl two overs at each other.

A member of the 2013 IPL and 2013 CLT20-winning Mumbai Indians team, Smith blasted four 6s and four 4s in a score of 46 in the final, against the bowling of Guyanese Christopher Barnwell. When Barnwell came in to bat against Smith for his two overs he could only muster 11 runs.

Smith qualified for the final when he defeated Navin Stewart 16-11 in the first semifinal. Barnwell overhauled Lendl Simmons in the second semifinal 35-32.

In the preliminary round, Smith played unbeaten, getting past Jamaican Takeem Lowe 47-18 and Marlon Richards 22-19.

Smith was the tournament’s leading scorer and the man with the most 6s, while Navin Stewart had the best bowling figures. 


Preliminary Round


Group A M W L Pts


Dwayne Smith 2 2 0 6

Marlon Richards 2 1 1 3

Takeem Lowe 2 0 2 0


Group B

Navin Stewart 2 2 0 6

Sunil Narine 2 1 1 3

Devon Thomas 2 0 2 0


Group C *

Christopher Barnwell 2 1 1 3

Evin Lewis 2 1 1 3

Kevon Cooper 2 1 1 3


Group D

Lendl Simmons 2 2 0 6

Jason Holder 2 1 1 3

Sherwin Ganga 2 0 2 0


* Christopher Barnwell topped Group C due to being out the least number of times


Group Score Score

Game 1 A Dwayne Smith 47 Takeem Lowe 18

Game 2 B Sunil Narine 4 Navin Stewart 21

Game 3 C Christopher Barnwell 27 Evin Lewis 26

Game 4 D Lendl Simmons 35 Sherwin Ganga 30


Game 5 A Takeem Lowe 9 Marlon Richards 44

Game 6 B Navin Stewart 12 Devon Thomas 9

Game 7 C Kevon Cooper 33 Christopher Barnwell 30

Game 8 D Jason Holder 41 Sherwin Ganga 20


Game 9 A Dwayne Smith 22 Marlon Richards 19

Game 10 B Sunil Narine 29 Devon Thomas 23

Game 11 C Evin Lewis 35 Kevon Cooper 6

Game 12 D Lendl Simmons 30 Jason Holder 17


S/Final 1 Dwayne Smith 16 Navin Stewart 11

S/Final 2 Lendl Simmons 32 Christopher Barnwell 35


Final Dwayne Smith 46 Christopher Barnwell 11


Player Stats

Runs 6s Bowling

Dwayne Smith 131 14 8 - 59 - 5

Christopher Barnwell 103 11 8 - 137 - 2

Lendl Simmons 97 14 6 - 82 - 2

Marlon Richards 63 4 4 - 31 - 3

Evin Lewis 61 7 4 - 33 - 3

Jason Holder 58 8 4 - 50 - 2

Sherwin Ganga 50 4 4 - 76 - 1

Navin Stewart 44 2 6 - 27 - 4

Kevon Cooper 39 7 4 - 65 - 1

Sunil Narine 33 2 4 - 44 - 3

Devon Thomas 32 5 4 - 41 - 1

Takeem Lowe 27 2 4 - 91 - 1


Awards

Winner: Dwayne Smith

Best Bowling: Navin Stewart

Most runs: Dwayne Smith

Most 6’s: Dwayne Smith (Simmons gave up the full prize to Smith, instead of sharing)

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