Cornwall, Hamilton power Leeward Islands to first win

Leeward Islands 155 (Cruickshank 51, Jacobs 5-50, Miller 4-63) and 368 (Hamilton 130*, Hodge 72, Miller 4-107, Jacobs 3-100) beat Jamaica 158 (Cottrell 37, Cornwall 5-74) and 280 (Edwards 93, Cornwall 7-131) by 85 runs

File photo – Rahkeem Cornwall picked up career-best match figures of 12 for 205 © WICB Media/Ashley Allen

Rahkeem Cornwall‘s career-best match figures of 12 for 205 along with Jahmar Hamilton‘s 130* in the second innings took the Leeward Islands to a 85-run victory over Jamaica in Antigua.

Cornwall picked up 5 for 74 to help bundle Jamaica out for 158 in the first innings, after which he claimed 7 for 131 in Leeward Islands’ final innings defence of 365 to bowl Jamaica out for 280. Hamilton built on Cornwall’s five-wicket haul in the first innings with a steady century that comprised of eight fours and three sixes. He was assisted by opener Montcin Hodge (72) and Orlando Peters (41) to help Leeward Islands set Jamaica a target of 366.

In the chase, Kirk Edwards top scored with 93 but it wasn’t enough to drive Jamaica home as none of the other batsmen managed to cross a score of 40.

Both teams suffered batting collapses in the first innings. Hodge (41) and Daron Cruickshank (51) did majority of the scoring in Leeward Islands’ 155 after they were inserted, while, in response, Jamaica were bundled out for 158 with No. 11 Sheldon Cottrell top scoring with 37.

For Jamaica, Nikita Miller and Damion Jacobs starred with the ball, picking eight wickets each in the match.

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Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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