Trinidad and Tobago allrounder Kevon Cooper had the Combined Campuses and Colleges (CCC) on their toes yesterday, grabbing five for 17 to lead the hosts to a comfortable eight-wicket win in their Regional Super50 match at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain.
The win ensured T&T remain second behind Jamaica on the Super-50 standings with 17 points and guaranteed them a place in the semifinals.
It was a clinical performance by the home side that saw CCC collapse to 97 all out off 37.5 overs.
Adrian Barath's unbeaten 40 completed the one-sided victory, taking T&T to 98 for two off 21.4 overs.
Cooper led the charge for the home side, sending back Kyle Corbin with his first delivery of the match, the CCC skipper edging one to the T&T captain Dwayne Bravo at first slip.
Shacaya Thomas resisted for a couple of overs for his 18 before Cooper struck again, this time with the first delivery of his third over as CCC slipped to 41 for three.
The veteran Floyd Reifer battled hard for his 12, playing one of the best shots of the CCC innings, driving Bravo for a straight four.
But he was part of a middle-order collapse that saw the visitors lose their next four wickets for the addition of ten runs with Cooper completing his five-for when Nicholas Alexis edged to Bravo at second slip for a duck.
Kevin McLean added 26, while Jason Dawes made 13 towards the end to boost the score but it was never enough to challenge T&T.
Yannic Cariah eventually cleaned up the tail, snatching three for 14 from 3.5 overs to end the CCC innings.
Barath and Simmons showed positive intent when they started the chase, taking the score to 29 off six overs with both batsmen finding the extra cover boundary.
Simmons was prepared to take the attack to the bowlers, hitting McLean to the wide long on ropes before sending Kesrick Williams to the cover boundary.
Simmons was eventually caught behind by Chadwick Walton off Reifer (R) for 19, but T&T were already on target for a big win.