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January 14, 2013
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Hat-trick hero Davis hails Ambrose, Austin


PORt-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):

Hat-trick hero Derone Davis has hailed the contribution of West Indies great Curtly Ambrose and teammate Ryan Austin to his recent success.

The left-arm spinner snatched three wickets in as many balls on Friday to help Combined Campuses and Colleges stun Barbados at Queen's Park Oval.

"Having a roommate and assistant coach like Ryan Austin has helped me a lot. He has had an impact on my career. He has taught me a lot about variation and helped me work on different balls. He is a good mentor," Davis said.

"[Ambrose] is always there motivating the players, not just the bowlers but batsmen as well, telling us what we need to do to win games."

Ambrose serves as the CCC bowling consultant.

Defending a modest total of 111 for eight, CCC took an early grip on the game when they reduced Barbados to 12 for five in the sixth over.

Davis prised out captain Dwayne Smith and Ryan Hinds, both caught at slip by skipper Kyle Corbin before removing Shamarh Brooks leg-before wicket with the hat-trick delivery.

He finished with four wickets for five runs off four immaculate overs.

"It could have been five but I held back on a catch (caught and bowl chance)," he explained.


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