Sports Page — A powerful Antigua and Barbuda national team completed a comprehensive victory over a much less experienced Nevis team on Saturday 11th October.
This in the three day encounter between the two teams as part of the 2014 edition of the Leewards Islands cricket tournament.
The match was played at the ET Willet Park in Nevis from Thursday 9th to Saturday 11th.
Nevis won the toss and elected to send the visitors into bat on a bright sunny day, on a hard true pitch.
The Antigua and Barbuda batsmen relished in the conditions and chalked up at impressive 338 all out.
Nevis in response could only muster 135 all out, leaving the visitors with a handsome lead of 203 runs. The Antigua and Barbuda captain, Sylvester BOUNCING Joseph, opted to put the home team back into the hot sun and even though they did not bat as well as they had done in the first innings, was still able to declare the innings closed, early on Saturday at 203 for 6.
This left the Nevis team requiring all of 407 runs for an unlikely victory, or alternatively, all of the final afternoon to save the game.
The Nevis team however, was bowled out before 4pm for a paltry 130, in their second innings.
Rakeem Cornwall, as was the case in the first innings was the main destroyer, bagging another four wicket haul to take his match tally to 8 for 46.
Summarized scores: Antigua and Barbuda 338 all out: Orlando Peters 78; Rakeem Cornwall 76; Austin Richards 52; Mali Richards 35; Sylvester Joseph 27; Gavin Williams 21
Adelvin Phillip 3 for 62; Jason Campbell 3 for 82; Tonito Willet 1 for 39; Junie Williams 1 for 45 and Justin Athanaze 1 for 62
Nevis: 135 all out: Akito Willet 26; Justin Athanaze 17; Dymon Parris 17
Rakeem Cornwall 4 for 16; Anthony Martin 2 for 13; Stanny Simon 2 for 16; Gavin Tonge 2 for 31
Antigua and Barbuda: 203 for 6 declared: Rakeem Cornwall 42; Sylvester Joseph 37; Orlando Peters 34; Devon Thomas 23
Tonito Willet 2 for 57; Jason Campbell 1 for 12; Colin Archibald 1 for 21; Junie Williams 1 for 25; Adelvin Phillip 1 for 33
Nevis needed 407 for victory
Nevis: 130 all out: Saeed Williams 19; Kejel Tyson 15; Akito Willet 13;
Rakeem Cornwall 4 for 30; Anthony Martin 3 for 29
Antigua and Barbuda winning by 276 runs