Jamaica edge past Leewards in thriller

Kieran Powell

Kieran Powell

Jamaica edged past Leeward Islands by three wickets during a riveting final session under lights at Warner Park. Jamaica were set 218 to win and were at 67 for 1 at tea on the final day. It came down to 151 needed off 26 overs and in the urgency, Jamaica were reduced to 154 for 6. Carlton Baugh and David Bernard added 49 for the seventh wicket to take them closer. Jamaica lost Bernard and it came down to ten needed off 12 before Jamie Merchant hit a six and a four to stun the local crowd.

Leewards were in trouble at 136 for 6 on the opening day after opting to bat. Kieran Powell played the lone hand at the top with 91 and after his departure, a recovery stand of 111 between Tonito Willett (78) and Hayden Walsh (86) took Leewards to 322. Tamar Lambert finished with 4 for 68.

Jamaica managed a first-innings lead of 29 thanks to a century by John Campbell and an unbeaten 45 by Bernard down the order. Campbell fell for 110 before Jamaica slipped to 262 for 7. Bernard and No.11 Andrew Richardson helped Jamaica to 351. Anthony Martin and Gavin Tonge shared seven wickets between them. Powell fell short of a century for the second time in the match when he fell for 86. His knock helped Leewards recover from a shaky 40 for 3. Devon Thomas’ 84 helped Leewards to 246 and Campbell followed up his century with 4 for 15.

Chasing 218, Jamaica lost Horace Miller early before a stand of 67 between Campbell and Nkrumah Bonner brought stability. Tonge, Martin and Kelbert Walters took two wickets each to give Leewards a chance of pulling off a win but Bernard and the lower order helped Jamaica sneak through.

SCORECARD

Leeward Islands 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
MV Hodge c †Baugh b Richardson 5 45 28 0 0 17.85
KOA Powell* c †Baugh b Richardson 91 233 181 14 0 50.27
MA Richards c Campbell b Lambert 17 112 84 2 0 20.23
SC Joseph b Lambert 5 16 16 1 0 31.25
DC Thomas b Taylor 2 12 6 0 0 33.33
JN Hamilton lbw b Taylor 0 2 1 0 0 0.00
TA Willett c NO Miller b Lambert 78 237 195 9 1 40.00
HR Walsh c NO Miller b Taylor 86 272 194 10 2 44.32
GC Tonge run out (Taylor) 16 30 36 0 2 44.44
KO Walters c Blackwood b Lambert 0 7 9 0 0 0.00
A Martin not out 3 18 10 0 0 30.00
Extras (b 4, lb 12, nb 3) 19
Total (all out; 125.4 overs) 322 (2.56 runs per over)

 

Fall of wickets 1-24 (Hodge, 10.4 ov), 2-92 (Richards, 40.5 ov), 3-106 (Joseph, 44.6 ov), 4-109 (Thomas, 47.2 ov), 5-109 (Hamilton, 47.3 ov), 6-136 (Powell, 59.4 ov), 7-247 (Willett, 106.1 ov), 8-282 (Tonge, 118.3 ov), 9-288 (Walters, 120.5 ov), 10-322 (Walsh, 125.4 ov)

 

Bowling O M R W Econ
JE Taylor 21.4 6 41 3 1.89
AP Richardson 23 3 47 2 2.04
DE Bernard 15 5 38 0 2.53 (3nb)
NO Miller 28 4 100 0 3.57
JH Merchant 9 6 12 0 1.33
TL Lambert 29 9 68 4 2.34

 

 

Jamaica 1st innings

 

 R

 

M

 

B

 

4s

 

6s

 

SR

JD Campbell c Walters b Martin 110 278 180 12 3 61.11
H Miller b Tonge 22 72 56 4 0 39.28
NE Bonner lbw b Martin 24 60 50 6 0 48.00
TL Lambert* c Martin b Willett 37 65 57 6 0 64.91
J Blackwood c & b Martin 33 93 79 5 0 41.77
CS Baugh c Hodge b Walters 8 30 19 1 0 42.10
DE Bernard not out 45 144 97 5 0 46.39
NO Miller c Thomas b Martin 6 23 26 1 0 23.07
JH Merchant c †Hamilton b Tonge 26 60 58 4 1 44.82
JE Taylor c Martin b Walters 8 15 15 2 0 53.33
AP Richardson b Tonge 20 30 14 3 1 142.85
Extras (lb 4, nb 8) 12
Total (all out; 106.5 overs) 351 (3.28 runs per over)

 

Fall of wickets 1-47 (H Miller, 15.5 ov), 2-125 (Bonner, 32.3 ov), 3-186 (Lambert, 47.2 ov), 4-228 (Campbell, 66.2 ov), 5-245 (Blackwood, 71.6 ov), 6-249 (Baugh, 73.2 ov), 7-262 (NO Miller, 80.5 ov), 8-307 (Merchant, 98.5 ov), 9-318 (Taylor, 101.5 ov), 10-351 (Richardson, 106.5 ov)

 

Bowling  O M R W Econ
GC Tonge 20.5 3 65 3 3.12
KO Walters 21 4 68 2 3.23
TA Willett 18 6 70 1 3.88 (8nb)
HR Walsh 10 0 59 0 5.90
A Martin 36 9 77 4 2.13
MA Richards 1 0 8 0 8.00

 

Leeward Islands 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
KOA Powell* st †Baugh b NO Miller 86 296 235 4 0 36.59
MV Hodge c †Baugh b Richardson 5 10 12 0 0 41.66
MA Richards lbw b Taylor 11 37 29 2 0 37.93
SC Joseph b Merchant 8 21 13 0 1 61.53
DC Thomas lbw b Merchant 94 127 114 11 1 82.45
JN Hamilton b Merchant 4 26 21 1 0 19.04
TA Willett c H Miller b Campbell 21 80 71 2 0 29.57
HR Walsh b Campbell 2 18 21 0 0 9.52
GC Tonge b Campbell 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
KO Walters lbw b Campbell 0 10 3 0 0 0.00
A Martin not out 1 5 3 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 8, lb 4, nb 2) 14
Total (all out; 86.5 overs) 246 (2.83 runs per over)

 

Fall of wickets 1-9 (Hodge, 3.2 ov), 2-30 (Richards, 12.6 ov), 3-40 (Joseph, 17.6 ov), 4-182 (Thomas, 52.3 ov), 5-194 (Hamilton, 58.4 ov), 6-242 (Powell, 81.2 ov), 7-244 (Willett, 84.2 ov), 8-244 (Tonge, 84.4 ov), 9-245 (Walsh, 86.1 ov), 10-246 (Walters, 86.5 ov)

 

Bowling O M R W Econ
JE Taylor 11 3 38 1 3.45
AP Richardson 2 1 5 1 2.50
JH Merchant 26 5 101 3 3.88
DE Bernard 7 1 18 0 2.57 (2nb)
NO Miller 29 10 42 1 1.44
TL Lambert 3 0 15 0 5.00
JD Campbell 8.5 1 15 4 1.69

 

 

Jamaica 2nd innings (target: 218 runs)

 

R

 

M

 

B

 

4s

 

6s

 

SR

H Miller b Tonge 13 21 19 2 0 68.42
JD Campbell b Walters 43 82 44 5 0 97.72
NE Bonner lbw b Walters 30 62 35 2 0 85.71
TL Lambert* b Martin 15 35 24 1 0 62.50
J Blackwood c Walters b Martin 19 73 40 0 0 47.50
JE Taylor b Tonge 24 35 18 2 1 133.33
CS Baugh not out 27 30 23 2 1 117.39
DE Bernard run out (Thomas) 30 44 24 2 1 125.00
JH Merchant not out 10 8 2 1 1 500.00
Extras (lb 5, nb 2) 7
Total (7 wickets; 37.5 overs) 218 (5.76 runs per over)

 

Did not bat NO Miller, AP Richardson

 

Fall of wickets 1-20 (H Miller, 4.1 ov), 2-87 (Bonner, 15.2 ov), 3-90 (Campbell, 17.1 ov), 4-114 (Lambert, 24.3 ov), 5-148 (Taylor, 29.1 ov), 6-154 (Blackwood, 30.3 ov), 7-203 (Bernard, 36.5 ov)

 

 

Bowling

 

O

 

M

 

R

 

W

 

Econ

GC Tonge 8 0 58 2 7.25
KO Walters 11.5 0 70 2 5.91
A Martin 15 0 66 2 4.40
TA Willett 3 0 19 0 6.33