St. Kitts Defeated in Close game

Anguillan captain Jahmar Hamilton won the toss on Sunday morning and asked St. Kitts to bat first.

After a steady start by the Kittitians they lost Shane Jeffers for 22 and looked to consolidate their good start when Codville Rogers took the crease.

Young Kittitian Batsmen Tashmail Mills looked solid before he gave his wicket away for 37 shortly after the bowling power play was taken. An 80 runs partnership between Rogers and Steve Liburd set the Kittitians on course for 300.DSCN0392

When Steve Liburd tried a fancy shot on 38, he was caught by wicket keeper Hamilton and when Codville Rogers went for 73, it setback the Kittitian with three quick wickets following.

Captain Jacques Taylor came out with the intent to accelerate on the Kittitian inning stroking a few powerful boundaries in a brief Knock of 26 to push the Kittitian total to 251-8.

For Anguilla Yannick Leonard collected 3-28 and former test player Omari Banks 2-68.

DSCN0447In reply the Anguillans looked strong for most of the innings with Montcin Hodge and Chesney Huges adding over a hundred runs.

They looked to be running away with the game until Steve Liburd removed Hodge for 76 then Elvyn Berridge removed a barrage of Anguillan batsmen including Hughes for 67 to leave them 233-7 giving St. Kitts an opportunity to get back in to the game.

With 16 runs needed from the last three overs Captain Taylor took the initiative and bowled the over which eventually went for 11 runs leaving the Anguillans in the driver seat when Chaka Hodge hit the winning runs, the Anguillans took the field in jubilance.

Bowling for St. Kitts saw Elvyn Berridge picking up 6-40 and Steve Liburd 1-63



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