The inaugural NCB sponsored T-20 Challenge Trophy bowled off at the Smith Road Oval on Sunday 27 November with a double header of exciting games. The first game pitted 2 evenly matched teams in Barbados and World Stars. World Stars batted first and put up 112 in 20 overs, with Basil Legore top scoring with 22, supported by Jalon Linton 21 and Ben Wentzel 17. For Barbados, bowlers Marlon Hoyte took 2 for 18 in his 4 overs and Tennyson Roach got 2 for 21. In Barbados’ turn to bat they were docked 6 overs due to a late start, but quickly raced to 41 in the first 4 overs due to some precise hitting from Kirkpatrick Clarke (18) and Dave Holness (16). But after these 2 departed there was a steady procession of wickets as Barbados fell away to 87 for 9 in their alloted 14 overs. World Stars won by 27 runs.
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In the second game of the day, the Cayman Islands took on a tricky Guyana side on a wearing pitch and was only able to manage 67 for 9 in 16.2 overs. Anil Jugbir put up some resistance to top score with 24 but the damage had already been done by Gregory Smith who took 4 wickets for 13 and Kervin Ebanks ably supported with 3 wickets for 7. Kervin Ebanks then came back to open the innings for the Cayman Islands and blasted 41 not out, as Cayman made light work of a small total in 12.4 overs. Omar Willis chipped in with 17 not out as Cayman won by 9 wickets.