The sports programme at the University of the West Indies is working wonders.
Yesterday the men from the Cave Hill Campus added the Barbados Cricket Association’s Sagicor Life General Super Cup championship to the Lime Elite title which they won last month in grand style.
It was perhaps fitting that they took the title sponsored by their own Sagicor benefactors, defeating CGI Maple by six runs at Kensington Oval.
Batting first after being inserted in the low-scoring encounter, the UWI were bowled out for a disappointing 119 in the 41st over with Barbados and West Indies opener Omar Phillips top-scoring with 27. There was very little else from the other batsmen who failed to come to terms with a wicket that offered the bowlers a bit of assistance.
Under-rated off-spinner Shane Ramsay was the pick of the bowlers delivering 10 superb overs on the trot for the excellent figures of 5 for 25. West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach chipped in with 2 for 26 in his ten overs.
If the UWI batting was bad, the Maple team’s was abysmal. They too struggled and capitulated for a paltry 113 in 41.5 overs. Leading their batting effort was Renaldo Parris with a painstaking 36 and Roach who showed his batting colleagues how it could have been done with an unbeaten 33 runs. These two had the best partnership of the innings adding 44 for the seventh wicket.