Nevis pulled off yet another victory in the ongoing Leeward Islands tournament when they defeated a stubborn St.Maarten line up at the ET Willett Park, on Tuesday 26th April.
Nevis batted first and found the going tough on a pitch which offered early life for the St.Maarten seamers. Captain Kieran Powell went early yet again and Ross Powell followed soon after.
Duan Webbe then played a sedate hand to team up with a more aggressive Tonito willet to rebuild the innings.
Later, Adelvin Phillip batted superbly in the middle order to help the home team to a competitive 260 all out. Tonito Willett perished on 90 and Adelvin Phillip was bowled for 72, aiming for quick runs at the death.
The main bowler for the visitors was Kenroy David who collected 6 wickets for 53 runs, which included a hat trick in the final over.
When the St. Maarten team batted, they started confidently with Nkrumah Bonner and Martina playing a few attractive shots. However, when Bonner perished, smartly caught by Kieran Powell off Adelvin Phillip, they struggled to get the ball off the square.
Enter Akeem Charles and he smashed the ball to all parts of the ETW, hitting a number of huge maximums in the process.
However, Jason Campbell was again the main bowler for Nevis and he bagged 5 for 36, to pull back the visitors to 220 all out.
Nevis winning by 40 runs.
Meanwhile, Antigua and Barbuda humbled Montserrat at Warner park.
Summarized scores: Montserrat 97 all out: Sheryl Burns 37
Alzarri Joseph 7 for 30 (his second 7 wicket haul in the tournament).
Antigua & Barbuda 98 for 2 in 24 overs-Jermaine Otto 51*; Damian Lowe field 25
Antigua & Barbuda won by 8 wickets.
Here are some statistics from the tournament so far:
Centuries and Half centuries scored in the Leeward Islands
Men’s 50 Tournament 2016
1. Akeem Saunders (St. Kitts) 108 not out Vs USVI # 126 b, 202m, 6×4, 2×6
2. Jahmar Hamilton (Anguilla ) 64 Vs Antigua &Barbuda
3. Darren Cruikshank (USVI) 54 Vs Nevis
4. Jamaul Fernandez (Antigua & Barbuda) 70 Vs Anguilla
5. Shayne Jeffers (St. Kitts) 78 Vs Antigua & Barbuda
6. Jacques Taylor (St. Kitts) 51 Vs Antigua & Barbuda
7. Rahkeem Cornwall (Antigua & Barbuda) 67 Vs St. Kitts
8. Matthias Ciliate (USVI) 51 Vs St. Kitts
9. Tonito Willet (Nevis) 61 Vs Montserrat
10. Tonito Willet (Nevis) 52 not out Vs USVI
11. Tonito Willet (Nevis) 90 Vs St. Maarten
12. Jeremiah Louis (St. Kitts) 57 Vs USVI
13. Jermaine Otto (Antigua & Barbuda) 51 not out Vs Montserrat
14. Adelvin Phillip (Nevis) 72 Vs St. Maarten
15. Doyle Jones (USVI) 52 Vs Anguilla
16. Ross Powell (Nevis) 52 not out Vs USVI
17. Michael Dover (USVI) 70 Vs St. Maarten
18. Darren Cruikshank (USVI) 50 Vs Montserrat
19. Akeem Charles (St. Maarten) 86 Vs Nevis
20. Akeem Charles (St. Maarten) 61 Vs St. Kitts
Bowlers with 5 or more Wickets
1. Alzari Joseph (Antigua & Barbuda) 7/30 Vs Montserrat
2. Yanick Leonard (Anguilla) 6/13 Vs USVI
3. Kenroy David (St. Maarten) 6/53 Vs Nevis (which includes a hat-trick)
4. Alzari Joseph (Antigua & Barbuda) 7/45 Vs USVI
5. Quinton Boatswain( Montserrat) 5/38 Vs Nevis
6. Jason Campbell (Nevis) 5/21 Vs USVI
7. Jason Campbell (Nevis) 5/36 Vs St. Maarten
Nevis’ next match is scheduled for Thursday 28th April, when they will engage Antigua & Barbuda at the ET Willet Park.