Nevis make it to semis despite trouncing

POSTED: 10/6/11 12:48 PM

CHARLESTOWN – Antigua and Barbuda continued their impressive run Wednesday in the 2011 NAGICO/Leeward Islands One Day Cricket Tournament with a 104 run win over Nevis at the Elquemedo Willet Park in Nevis. Winning the toss and batting first, Antigua and Barbuda racked up 238 for 9 in their allotted 50 overs. Austin Richards Jr. scored 66, Gavin Williams 57 and Kerry Mentore 20. Bowling for Nevis Jason Campbell grabbed an impressive 5 wickets for 44 runs and Nelson Bolan 2 for 44.
In reply Nevis were scuttled out for 134 in 38 overs. Javia Liburd scored 24 runs, Tonito Willet and 21 and Jason Campbell 20. Bowling for Antigua and Barbuda, Hayden Walsh Jr. picked up 2 for 23, Larry Joseph 2 for 28 and Gavin Tonge 2 for 34.
This match was the last for Antigua and Barbuda as they are comfortably enter the semi-finals to face Anguilla on Saturday at the Warner Park in St. Kitts. Despite this loss Nevis is assured the second place spot from Zone A and will face sister island St. Kitts on Friday in the first semi-finals also at the Warner Park. Nevis will play their last preliminary match on Thursday against the British Virgin Islands (BVI) that is only playing for pride at this point. That match will be played in Nevis.
The finals will be at the Warner Park on Sunday.

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