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Jersey registers another big win

Comfortable win for Malaysia; Tanzania trumps Nigeria at the ICC World Cricket League Division Five

Jersey registers another big win - Cricket News
Benjamin Stevens scored a 95-ball 79 before taking 3 for 29 with the ball, as Jersey beat Cayman Islands by 122 runs.
Jersey maintained its unbeaten run, while Malaysia cruised to a comfortable win against Guernsey and Tanzania won a close encounter with Nigeria on Monday (March 10), the fourth day of the ICC World Cricket League Division Five in Kuala Lumpur.
 
Jersey’s win against Cayman Islands was scripted by Edward Farley, who scored an unbeaten 86 off 77 balls, helping his team to a healthy 279 for 6 in 50 overs, after it elected to bat at the Bayuemas Oval.
 
With the score on 58 for 4, Cayman Islands had Jersey on the mat early in the innings. Ben Stevens and Andy Dewhurst added 58 runs for the fifth wicket. Stevens took 95 balls for his 79, a knock that included 11 fours and a six, before he was trapped in front by Ricardo Roach. Dewhurst added 47 more with Farley, before falling for 44. Anthony Hawkins-Kay’s cameo of 36 off 28 balls proved useful in the end.
 
Cayman Islands’ batsmen left the team with nothing to cheer for. Conroy Wright and Alessandro Morris’s 57-run stand for the last wicket only served to airbrush the margin of defeat, as Cayman Islands folded for a paltry 157 in 32.5 overs. Wright struck eight boundaries and five sixes to remain unbeaten on 79 off 51 balls.   
 
Jersey’s bowlers hunted in a pack. Tom Minty led the attack with 4 for 32 off 7.5 overs. Stevens was impressive with the ball as well, returning figures of 3 for 29 in nine overs. Hawkins-Kay, who opened the bowling, finished with 2 for 38 off his quota, while Nat Watkins’ five overs fetched him the wicket of Ronald Ebanks, the Cayman Islands captain.
 
At the Kinrara Academy Oval, Ahmed Faiz led from the front with an 82-ball 103, as Malaysia cruised to a 63-run win over Guernsey. Faiz justified his decision to bat first, as Malaysia posted 286 for 7 in 50 overs. In reply, Guernsey was restricted to 223 for 8.
 
Openers Fikri Rosdi (27) and Nasir Shafiq (57) got Malaysia off to a solid start, adding 90 in 20.2 overs. Off-spinner Luke Le Tissier accounted for both batsmen in the same over following which Faiz added 59 for the third wicket with Suhan Alagaratnam (37). Faiz took the team past the 250-run mark before he was castled by William Peatfield. His knock contained 14 boundaries and two sixes. Malaysia’s cause was also helped by Khizar Durrani’s cameo, as he remained unbeaten on 33 off 26 balls.
 
Right-arm pacer Jamie Nussbaumer, with 3 for 36 in six overs, was the best of Guernsey’s bowlers. Le Tissier’s eight overs fetched him figures of 2 for 41.
 
Guernsey’s batsmen fought hard, but failed to build on promising starts. Lee Savident was the top scorer with a 79-ball 76, which included nine boundaries and two sixes.
 
Malaysia’s bowlers Pavandeep Singh, Hassan Mohammed and Durrani all accounted for two wickets each.
 
At the Royal Selangor Club, Tanzania held its nerve in a low-scoring affair to beat Nigeria by ten runs.
 
After being put in, Tanzania was bowled out for 216 in 48.3 overs. A 57-run stand between Abhik Patwa (37) and Arshan Jasani (25) for the second wicket, and a 77-run stand for the fourth wicket between top scorer Riziki Kiseto (47) and captain Hamisi Abdullah stood out for the team.
 
Saheed Akolade, Joshua Ogunlola and Nigeria captain Kunle Adegbola helped themselves to two wickets each.
 
Nigeria was reduced to 43 for 3 in its chase. Ademola Onikoyi (27) and Adegbola, the top scorer with 41, added 53 for the fourth wicket. After Onikoyi’s dismissal in the 24th over, Adegbola carried on with a 40-run stand with Dotun Olatunji (37), before Nigeria lost its last five wickets for 43 runs to fold for 206 in 48.1 overs.
 
Khalil Rehmtullah returned figures of 3 for 34 in eight overs to finish as the best of Tanzania’s bowlers.  

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