Nevis defeats Montserrat


ZIZ Sports…June 4 2012 — Despite a worrying partnership between Boatswain and Captain of the Montserrat team, Mc Pherson Wade, Nevis prevailed in their first encounter of the Leeward Islands 2012 cricket season.

A superb century by Tonito Willet on Friday and a well played half a ton by Adelvin Phillip led Nevis to a competitive 328 in their first innings. Montserratian speedster Boatswain woke up the track at the ET Willet Park with sustained pace and bounce to pick up his first ever five fer.

Montserrat in response got to 213 on the back of a defiant century by Deno Baker. Nevis then managed 188 for 8 declared with Adelvin Phillip scoring another half a ton and thereby giving Montserrat a nigh impossible victory target of 304 in just about half of a day. Montserrat despite the partnership aforementioned wilted to 187 all out with Boatswain swinging his way to his highest individual score in any form of the game of 71. Nevis won by 127 runs.

Montserrat team in a huddle

Summarized scores:
Nevis 328 all out
Tonito Willet 101; Adelvin Phillip 67;Allan Powell 33; Andre Browne 24
Boatswain 5 for 57; Tevin Osbourne 2 for 59; D. Williams; C.Reece and D.Tuitt 1 wicket each

Montserrat 213 all out
Deno Baker 105; Boatswain 33
Nelson Boland 4 for 43; Adelvin Phillip 2 for 36; Trevier Smithen 2 for 34; Jason Campbell 1 for 34 and Akito Willet 1

Nevis 188 for 8 declared
Adelvin Phillip 51; Jason Campbell 33; Javia Liburd and Akito Willet 25 each
Boatswain 3 for 31; D.Tuitt 2 for 11; D.Baker 2 for 26; B.Tuitt 1 for 6

Montserrat needing 304 for victory–all out for 187
Boatswain 71; Macpherson Meade 34; A. Meade 20; Tevin Osbourne 22
Jason Campbell 3 for 44; Nelson Boland 2 for 30; Akito Willet 2 for 44; Tonito Willet 1 for 29 and Trevier Smithen 1 for 37

Nevis team in a huddle Premier Parry watches game with other spectators
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