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Jersey wins ICC World Cricket League Division 5 final

Guernsey, Tanzania also register victories in third and fifth place playoff respectively

Jersey wins ICC World Cricket League Division 5 final - Cricket News
Jersey sealed a 44-run win against Oman to bag the title.

Jersey v Oman

Anthony Hawkins-Kay's unbeaten half-century and Ben Kynman’s four-wicket haul helped Jersey secure a 44-run win against Oman in the ICC World Cricket League Division 5 final at St Saviour.

Put in to bat, Jersey was reduced to 51 for 4 before Kay’s 60 not out led the recovery to post 194 for 7 in 50 overs. Opener Zeeshan Maqsood's 43 off just 22 balls gave Oman’s chase a whirlwind start, but Jersey chipped away at the wickets to bundle the visitors out for 150 in 45.3 overs.

Peter Gough and Nat Watkins, the Jersey openers, made a watchful start, reaching 37 without loss in 10 overs. Soon after Gough was bowled by Rajesh Ranpura, the right-arm pacer, Ben Stevens and Watkins both followed their skipper as Oman lost three wickets for just three runs in the space of 14 balls.

A 46-run fifth-wicket stand between Hawkins-Kay and Cornelis Bodenstein (15) led Jersey’s initial fightback. But it was the 71-run sixth-wicket partnership between Hawkins-Kay and Corey Bisson (35) that helped Jersey post a defendable total.

Despite a brisk start, Oman suffered due to lack of significant partnerships. Apart from Maqsood, only two other batsmen - Noorul Riaz (29) and Swapnil Khadye (24) - could reach double figures as they associated for a 42-run seventh-wicket rearguard.

Oman and Jersey will join hosts United States, Bermuda, Denmark and Italy in the ICC WCL Division Four tournament that will be held in Los Angeles later this year.

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Guernsey v Vanuatu

In the third place play-off, all-round Guernsey prevailed over Vanuatu by 19 runs in St Martin.

After losing the openers early, Matthew Stokes (82 off 106 balls) and Oliver Newey (56 off 88 balls) set the platform with a 108-run third-wicket stand.  Len Ferbrache (18), David Hooper (18 not out) and Jamie Nussbaumer (29 not out) then chipped in to help Guernsey post 230 for 6.

Despite losing wickets regularly, Vanuatu looked on course for victory at 121 for 3 in 24 overs. But pacers Luke Nussbaumer (4 for 43) and Jamie Nussbaumer (3 for 43) fired in to end the Vanuatu innings on the last ball for 211.

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Nigeria v Tanzania

Khalil Rehmtullah's five-wicket haul and Arshan Jasani's half-century stood out in Tanzania’s nervy one-wicket win – its maiden win of the competition – over Nigeria in the fifth place play-off at St Clement.

Asked to bat, Nigeria was rocked by Rehmtullah’s early strikes, but it rode on half-centuries from Sesan Adedeji (50 off 104 balls) and Olajide Bejide (56 not out off 50 balls) to post 213 for 8. Rehmtullah snapped up 5 for 51, including the wicket of Adedeji.

During Tanzania’s chase, Abhik Patwa (43 off 66 balls) and Jasani (53 off 93 balls) provided the early impetus with a 71-run second-wicket stand, but Leke Oyede’s 5 for 51 dented its charge. However, the last-wicket pair of A Mpeka (19 off 13 balls) and Nabisu Mapunda (12 off 8 balls) scored 28 off 16 balls to get over the line with a ball to spare.

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