The final round of matches in the 2017 edition of the Leeward Islands 50 overs Cricket tournament, was held on Friday 19th May in Antigua.
In the feature match of the day, Nevis narrowly edged out Antigua & Barbuda in an exciting encounter at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium.
Antigua and Barbuda won the toss and opted to bat first and managed 207 for 8 with Orlando Peters leading the way with a half century.
Nevis after at one time looking out of contention, managed to sneak home in the 49th over, led by a determined, undefeated half a ton, by Saeed Williams (son of Stuart Williams).
Summarized scores: Antigua and Barbuda 207 for 8 in 50 overs: Orlando Peters 52; Kofi James 38; Rahkeem Cornwall 27
Nelson Bolan 3 for 35; Theron Bussue 3 for 52
Nevis 208 for 8 in 48.5 overs: Saeed Williams 51*; Adelvin Phillip 33
Kadeem Phillip 4 for 36; Rahkeem Cornwall 3 for 47
Nevis won by 2 wickets
In other matches played
Anguilla v combined Islands
Anguilla 366 all out in 46 overs: Jahmar Hamilton 177Delon Skellekie 62; Ashorn Hodge 31
Anthony Slowly 4 for 49; Irvin Lewis 2 for 45; Mathias Calixte 2 for 64
Combined Islands 238 all out in 31.5 overs: Richard Frederick 57; Hermit Bannis 54; Matthew Jordon 33
Delon Skellekie 5 for 82; Yannick Leonard 3 for 37
Anguilla won by 128 runs
St. Kitts v St. Maarten
St. Kitts 304 for 5 in 50 overs: Terrance Warde 73; Akeem Saunders 60; Jacques Taylor 54*
Kenroy David 2 for 54
St. Maarten 125 all out: Sherwin Peters 38; Daniel Doram 31
Leachin Phipps 4 for 14; Elvin Berridge 2 for 39
St.Kitts won by 179 runs
At the closing ceremony, which was held at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium, St. Kitts was awarded with championship honours and Nevis second place. Even though both teams had the same number of wins, critically, St.Kitts won over Nevis when they faced off early in the tournament.