Reifer does it so grandly

Floyd Reifer became the second batsman to reach 1,000 runs in the West Indies Cricket Board’s First-class Tournament this year when he made 15 for Combined Campuses and Colleges against Trinidad and Tobago.

The veteran left-hander, a former Barbados and West Indies player, had a double delight on Monday as the student defeated Trinidad and Tobago by 63 runs 45 minutes after tea on the third day in the 14th and final round match Three Ws Oval.

The other batsman to reached 1,000 runs this year was Narsignh Deonarine of Guyana.

‘It feels really good to reach 1000 runs this year,’ said Reifer, 36. ‘It was not a goal I set myself before the start of the season, but I batted really well, especially in the second half of the season, and like everything else, I will take it as it comes.

‘What was also pleasing was the fact that we fought back so well to beat Trinidad and Tobago and end the season on a high. They (Trinidad & Tobago) are a very good team and to get the better of them, means that we must be playing some pretty good cricket.’

The result meant that the CCC finishes the season with 60 points, and Trinidad & Tobago move to 70 points with the four they gained from capturing first innings points, and failed in their bid to unseat Windward Islands from second place. Jamaica, who completed their fixtures last week, were the overall winners of the tournament and won the George Headley/Everton Weekes Trophy.

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