Nevis defeats Anguilla in LICA Tournament

ZIZ News…June 20, 2012 — Nevis stuttered momentarily on the final day in the quest of a victory target of 172 runs versus Anguilla on the final day, Tuesday.

What was 113 for 3 overnight, quickly changed to 117 for 5 with the wickets of Andre Browne, quickly followed by that of Akito Willet. The Anguillians were suddenly bubbling in the field. They now sensed an unlikely chance at victory.

Chaka HodgeJavia Liburd

However, Tonito Willet with a polished 39 not out and Adelvin Phillip with 14 not out, set out to spoil the pending party with an unbroken sixth wicket partnership of 55 runs.

Summarized Scores: Anguilla 212 all out: L. Richardson 68; Shane Burton 57

Akito Willet 4 for 41; Trevier Smithen and Nelson Boland 2 wickets each

Nevis 227: Tonito Willet 40; Adelvin Phillip 30; Allan Powell 26; Akito Willet 24; Jason Campbell 23

Chaka Hodge 4 for 54; Yanick Leonard 3 for 40; Shane Burton 3 for 55

Anguilla 186: Shane Burton 92; Nordel Lake 24; Yanick Leonard 21

Trevier Smithen 5 for 36; Jason Campbell 2 for 28; Nelson Boland 2 for 34; Tonito Willet 1 for 31

Nevis 172 for 5: Duan Webbe 57; Tonito Willet 39*, Javia Liburd 36; Andre Browne 17; Adelvin Phillip 14*

Shane Burton 2 for 23; Yannick Leonard 2 for 39; L. Richardson 1 for 11

In the post match interview conducted with NTV sports, Chaka Hodge, the Anguillan captain praised the Nevis team for being the better team during the match and singled out some of his young guards for special commendation: Shane Burton, Lyndel Richardson and Yannick Leonard.

Victorious captain, Javia Liburd counted the win as giving Nevis 3 and 0, incidentally counting the points from the Antigua game which was not played. In looking forward to the St. Kitts game, he felt that Nevis would take care of the St. Kitts batting line up as he paid scant regard to the fact that they had made over 600 runs versus Anguilla. He was quick to point out: “The Anguilla team dropped about thirty catches. We don’t plan to do that.

Young Duan Webbe, for his part was pleased to score his first half century at this level. “I was glad that I was able to make my first half century at this level and I thank all the people who supported me,’ he said.

Nevis engages St. Kitts at the ET Willet Park, starting this coming Friday 22nd June.

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