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Oman unbeaten after Kaleem five-for

All-round Jersey earns seven-wicket win over Guernsey, Vanuatu beats Nigeria by 110 runs for maiden win of the competition

Oman unbeaten after Kaleem five-for  - Cricket News
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Jersey v Guernsey

Three-wicket hauls for Robert McBey and Nat Watkins, and Ben Stevens’s unbeaten 67 stood out in Jersey’s seven-wicket win over Guernsey at Farmers Cricket Club Ground in St Martin in their World Cricket League Division 5 game on Wednesday (May 25).

Asked to bat, Guernsey started well through an opening-wicket partnership of 58 runs between GH Smit and Matthew Stokes before McBey struck thrice in seven overs. Stevens and Anthony Hawkins-Kay then picked up two wickets each, and Watkins, the left-arm spinner, finished with 3 for 29 as Guernsey was bowled out for 149 in 42.2 overs.

Watkins and Peter Gough, the captain, fell early in the chase, but a second-wicket association of 88 runs between Stevens and Jonty Jenner took Jersey closer to a win. Jenner was out for 41, but Stevens hit five fours and was in the middle when the job got done in 39.5 overs.

The win took the net run-rate of Jersey, who is third on the points table, to +0.932 and kept its qualification chances alive.

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Nigeria v Vanuatu

Vanuatu’s 110-run win over Nigeria – its maiden win of the competition – at the FB Fields in St Clement kept its chances of avoiding relegation alive. The win was set up by Patrick Matautaava’s 43-ball 60 from No.7 on his return to the side after recovering from an injury.

Chasing 228, Nigeria was bowled out for 117 in 38 overs as Callum Blake finished with figures of 4 for 26, and Apolinaire Stephen and Jelany Chilla picked up two wickets each. Skipper Kunle Adegbola’s 42 from No.8 only delayed the inevitable.

Jonathan Dunn and Joshua Rashu set up a strong base for Vanuatu through a first-wicket partnership of 78 runs. Nigeria, who used nine bowlers, struck back to pick up four wickets in six runs and then reduced the opposition to 118 for 5. After that, Andrew Mansale, the captain, and Matautaava added 71 runs in just 9.5 overs.

Even though Olajide Bejide and Leke Oyede picked up three wickets each, the pair could not stop Vanuatu from posting 227 all out.

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Oman v Tanzania

Oman extended its unbeaten record in the tournament to four with a nine-wicket win over Tanzania at Grainville in St Saviour.

Put in to bat, Tanzania lost wickets at regular intervals to be bowled out for 94 in 32.5 overs. Aamir Kaleem, the left-arm spinner, was Oman’s best bowler with figures of 5 for 23. Shaheed Dhanani (32), the stand-in captain, Abhik Patwa (28) and Riziki Kiseto (12) were the top three scorers in Tanzania’s innings and among Kaleem’s scalps. Ajay Lalcheta and Rajeshkumar Ranpura supported Kaleem well with two wickets each.

Zeeshan Maqsood and Khawar Ali put on 42 runs for the opening wicket to get Oman’s chase going. After Ali was stumped for 15, Maqsood, who made 62 not out, and Vaibhav Wategaonkar finished the formalities in 17.3 overs before the lunch break.  

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