Barbados wins masters final

Cricket fans had much to cheer about over the weekend.

The masters cricket tournament wrapped up at the Smith Road Oval with an emphatic finale.

Team Barbados would win the final against team Jamaica in front of a decent crowd in George Town.

The match may have started late but the Jamaican bats were wide awake from the beginning.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first the Jamaican batsmen put up some decent scores.

U. Sicard would post the best score as his diving strikes and sweeping shots netted him 38.

From there Z. Robertson posted a score of 22 followed by a pair of 15s by A. Higgins and S. Suberan.

The other batsmen to reach double figures were Kenute Tulloch and Wayne Cato, each with 11.

Jamaica had 24 extras as their score ended up 153 all out in 25 overs.

The Bajan bowlers did a decent job with Stephen Best leading the way taking a wicket in five overs while giving up 30 runs.

S. Gray took the most wickets for the Bajans on the day with four in five overs while giving up just 19 runs.

The late start would play a factor in the Barbados innings as they would win by a default ruling. The reason for the ruling was that poor lighting on the pitch haulted play in the evening hours.

Before the stoppage of play Barbados made 151 runs with three runs to make off two balls.

Alvan Babb emerged the hero for the Bajans with an outstanding 75 run performance.

K. Clarke followed on his heels with an excellent mark of 42. S. Gray was the only other hitter to reach double figures with 12 not out.

For the most part the Jamaican bowling attack was on target as it conceded only seven extras.

Kenute Tulloch paced the Jamaican bowlers with a solid three wicket haul in five overs for 18 runs.

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