Nevis wins first encounter in LICB 50 Overs Tournament
Sept 23rd – Little Bay, Montserrat
Nevis defeated Saint Maarten by 6 wickets to record its first victory of the tournament. Chasing a revised total of 154, Nevis reached the total in the 35th over. Spearheaded by Jamie Cornelius’ unbeaten 55 who received support from Adelvin Phillip. Nevis completed the victory with relative ease. Daniel Doram picked up 2 wickets for 17 runs from 8 overs for Saint Maarten.
Earlier, Saint Maarten reached 163 for 9 off of 45 overs with opener Sherwin Peters top-scoring 34 runs. Bowling for Nevis, Jamie Cornelius took 3 wickets for 30 runs from 9 overs while Joseph Williams took 3 for 28 from 8 overs.
For his all-round effort, Jamie Cornelius was awarded the Man-of-the-Match award.
Sept 23rd – Salem Park, Montserrat
Defending 210 runs, Anguilla defeated Montserrat by 3 runs in a nail-biting encounter. Batting first, Anguilla was bowled out for a total of 210 in 49.2 overs. Opener Montcin Hodge led the way with 54 runs off 60 deliveries and lower order batsman Yannick Leonard scored 51 runs off 67 balls before he was run out in the 48th over. Bowling for Montserrat, Deno Baker took 3 wickets for 27 runs and Damion Jacobs took 3 wickets for 29 runs, each bowling 10 overs.
Montserrat received solid knocks of 48 from Jaison Peters and 47 from Shawn Tuitt earlier in the chase, with Jemuel Cabey contributing a 33 ball 32 in the lower order but the overs ran out as they tried to score 9 runs from the last over, only managing 5 runs, ending on 207 for the loss of 8 wickets. Bowling for Anguilla, Chesney Hughes grabbed 4 wickets for 38 runs from 8 overs while Yannick Leonard took 3 for 28 from 10 overs.
Man-of-the-Match was Yannick Leonard for his all-round performance.