Leeward Islands Suffer 3rd Defeat in WICB Regional Championship by 10 Wickets

The game which was played at the Warner Park Cricket Stadium saw Dave Bernard Jr completed a memorable spell of bowling to help usher Jamaica to a 10-wicket victory, which condemned Leeward Islands to their third loss.

Bernard ended with five wickets for 40 runs from 16 overs and earned the Man-of-the-Match award, as Leewards were dismissed for 209 in their second innings about 15 minutes before the lunch interval on the final day of their fourth round match.

Danza Hyatt then formalised the result for Jamaica, needing 13 to win, when he struck Tonito Willett for the last of his three boundaries about five minutes after the interval.

It has been reports that Warner Park has been a happy hunting ground for the Jamaicans in the last three seasons. They also beat the Leewards two years ago, and last year at this venue.

The victory earned Jamaica the full 12 points and increased their tally to 36, with the Leewards ending empty-handed to remain on just three points.

Jamaica captain Tamar Lambert, twirling his uncomplicated off-spin, held a return catch to dismiss Hamilton for 26, and Willett was run out by Brendan Nash’s direct hit for the top score of 60. He batted just over two hours, faced 112 balls, and struck seven fours and one six.

The championship takes a break next weekend, but resumes on 11th March, when Jamaica host Combined Campuses & Colleges at Chedwin Park, and Leewards travel to face Trinidad & Tobago at the National Cricket Centre.



(The Contents used in this article were obtained from Jamaica observer)



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