Super50 Cup: Windward Islands win opening tie against Leeward Islands by 31 runs
In the season opener of the CG Insurance Super50 Cup 2021, the Leeward Islands beat the Windward Islands by 31 runs, at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, today.
Leeward Islands 253/10 (47.2 ov)
Windward Islands 284/10 (49.3 ov)
Result - Windward Islands won by 31 runs
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The Windward Islands were put into bat first and totalled 284/10 (49.3 ov) with Sunil Ambris 70 and Kevin Stoute 86 the main run getters. Sheeno Berridge 3-65, Quinton Boatswain 4-38 and Hayden Walsh 3-86 were the wicket takers.
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Desron Maloney - 4.4 ov), 2-40 (Kimani Melius - 7.3 ov), 3-159 (Sunil Ambris - 30.5 ov), 4-227 (Kevin Stoute - 41.3 ov), 5-229 (Emmanuel Stewart - 42.2 ov), 6-238 (Keron Cottoy - 43.2 ov), 7-264 (Roland Cato - 46.3 ov), 8-264 (Ryan John - 46.4 ov), 9-267 (Ray Jordan - 47.6 ov), 10-284 (Preston McSween - 49.3 ov)
In reply, the Leeward Islands struggled against some tight bowling and were bowled out 31 runs short of their target - there were 3 debutants for the Leeward Islands - Ashmead Nedd, Ross Powell and Nitish Kumar scored 112.
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Kieran Powell - 1.1 ov), 2-51 (Keacy Carty - 8.6 ov), 3-94 (Ross Powell - 17.2 ov), 4-115 (Amir Jangoo - 21.5 ov), 5-194 (Montcin Hodge - 36.4 ov), 6-226 (Terrence Warde - 42.5 ov), 7-231 (Hayden Walsh - 43.5 ov), 8-231 (Quinton Boatswain - 43.6 ov), 9-235 (Nitish Kumar - 44.2 ov), 10-253 (Sheeno Berridge - 47.2 ov)
Kevin Stoute made a great start to the CG Insurance Super50 Cup with a Man-of-the-Match performance of 86 runs off 95 balls as the Windward Islands Volcanoes beat Leeward Islands Hurricanes in Match 1 at Coolidge Cricket Ground on Sunday.
Captain Sunil Ambris hit 70 off 86 deliveries while Emmanuel Stewart supported with 27 off 29 balls as they shared two crucial partnerships with Stoute. Fast bowler Quinton Boatswain looked sharp in the second half of the innings to end with four wickets.
In the Leewards reply Nitish Kumar’s superb hundred was not enough as the home side fell 31 runs short of the target. He made 112 off 106 balls, with nine fours and two sixes, but was one of five wickets to fall for 27 runs as they were bowled out for 253 in the 48th over.
“I am very happy. It’s always great to start on a winning note,” Ambris said after the match. “I thought we played a decent game and I think we can only get better from here. I would’ve taken this at the start of the game. It’s a win, a convincing win at that.”
LEEWARD ISLANDS - Amir Jangoo (WK), Kieran Powell, Nitish Kumar, Montcin Hodge (C), Ross Powell, Terrence Warde, Keacy Carty, Hayden Walsh, Ashmead Need, Quinton Boatswain, Sheeno Berridge
WINDWARD ISLANDS - Emmanuel Stewart (WK), Roland Cato, Kimani Melius, Desron Maloney, Sunil Ambris (C), Kevin Stoute, Keron Cottoy, Ryan John, Larry Edwards, Ray Jordan, Preston McSween
Date - 2021-02-07 13:00 PM
Venue - Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, Coolidge
Toss - Leeward Islands won the toss & elected to field
Next match: Guyana Jaguars vs Barbados Pride on Monday at CCG. First ball 1:30pm (12:30pm Jamaica Time).
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