ST.KITTS GETS THE BETTER OF NEVIS
Nevis went under to arch rivals St.Kitts, as the Leeward Islands 50 overs tournament continued in Antigua on Monday.
St.Kitts won the toss and elected to bat first and there was drama from the very first delivery. Nelson Bolan served up a snorter with the first ball, which was pulled towards mid-wicket and two fielders collided and the catch was spilt. Thereafter, no fewer than three other chances would go down, albeit difficult in some instances and two missed stumpings as well.
All the while, Larry Audain and Akeem Saunders, flourished in an enterprising 100 run stand, with both batsmen scoring half centuries.
Meanwhile, the experienced Jason Campbell and the more youthful Theron Bussue, united in a tight spell of bowling, which restricted free scoring at the end of the innings and bagged a few crucial wickets in the process.
St.Kitts got to a competitive 249 for 9 from their allotted 50 overs.
Nevis in response, lost the experienced Kejel Tyson early and it was left to the two youngsters in Saeed Williams and Ross Powell to steady the ship.
However, even though they batted well, the strike was not being rotated regularly and that served to put pressure on the middle order.
Justin Athanaze, sent in to speed up the process, holed out at deep midwicket; Tonito Willet was sent lbw for a golden duck and the SK team, knew that they were in with a chance.
Powell stayed around for a long time, executing a few delightful shots, in between stodgy defence but in the end, it was just not enough.
Summarized scores: St. Kitts 249 for 9 from 50 overs: Akeem Saunders 82; Larry Audain 67; Terrance Warde 26
Jason Campbell 4 for 55; Theron Bussue 2 for 29; Justin Athanaze 2 for 30
Nevis 169 for 8 in 50 overs: Ross Powell 51; Jason Campbell 24*
Sheno Berridge 4 for 30; Elvin Berridge 2 for 26
St.Kitts won by 80 runs
In other matches played:
Montserrat v Combined Islands
Montserrat 327 for 9 in 50 overs: Dolston Tuitt 81; Mc Pherson Meade 75; Jaison Peters 58
Shaquan Hewlett 3 for 38; Joemal La fleur 2 for 35
Combined Islands 287 for 5 in 50 overs: Doyle Jones 67; Samuel jones 64; Joemal La fleur 47; Anthony Slowly 43
Damion Williams 2 for 43; Mc Pherson Meade 2 for 46
Montserrat won by 40 runs
Anguilla v St. Maarten
St. Maarten 177 all out in 42.1 overs: Sherwin Peters 97; Kenroy David 21; Mrinal Wadwha 30
Yannick Leonard 3 for 20; Raymel Adams 3 for 31; Shane burton 2 for 35
Anguilla 181 for 3 in 39.1 overs: Keacy Carty 92*; Delon Skelekie 32*; Montcin Hodge 30
Shaquille Martina 1 for 12; Daniel Doram 1 for 26; Antonio Fernandez 1 for 28
Anguilla won by 7 wickets