ICC WCL Div-5: Driver drives Jersey home

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2008, 3:35 [IST]
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Jersey Channel Isles (UK): Sparkling half-centuries by Ryan Driver and Mathew Hague and a five-wicket haul by Andrew Dewhurst helped host Jersey extend its winning streak in the ICC World Cricket League Div- 5 (WCL Div. 5) to three games with a 128-run victory over the Bahamas on Monday.

Driver, who has played for Lancashire and Worcestershire, scored an unbeaten 92 off 85 balls with five hits to fence and as many over it while Hague stroked a fine 57 as the home team batting first raised 206/4 in a rain reduced 32-over-a-side game.

The target proved to be too stiff for the lowly Bahamas who was bowled out for 78 in 25.2 overs. Dewhurst (6/20) was the wrecker-in-chief for the hosts.

The USA, Nepal and Afghanistan also stayed on course for the semi-finals after recording their third straight victories while Germany kept its hopes of reaching the last four alive when it made short work of the measly 97-run target set by Mozambique. 

The match between Singapore and Japan was washed out without a ball being bowled.

Results (Group-A):

Mozambique 96 all out in 38.2 overs (Ehsan Latif 3/13, Farooq Ahmed 3/14, Javed Iqbal 3/40) lost to Germany 97/3 in 28.1 overs (Abdul Bhatti 32 n o) by seven wickets.

Vanuatu 88/9 in 24 overs (Andrew Mansale 26; Khawaja Shuja 2/14) lost to United States 89/3 in 19.2 overs (Gowkaran Roopnarine 44) by seven wickets.

Nepal 204 all out in 49.4 overs (Mahaboob Alam 51, Binod Kumar Das 32; Majid Butt 3/21, Zeeshan Ali 3/45) beat Norway 96 all out in 46.4 overs (Alam 2/10, Sanjam Regmi 2/12, Dhirendra Bahadur Chand 2/21) by 108 runs.


Jersey 206/4 in 32 overs (Ryan Driver 92 n o, Mathew Hague 57) beat Bahamas 78 all out in 25.2 overs (Andrew Dewhurst 6/20) by 128 runs.

Botswana 128 all out in 34.4 overs (Mohammad Eisakhil 4/20, Hamid Hassan 3/19) lost to Afghanistan 129/3 in 19.5 overs (Karim Sadiq 62, Noor Ali Noori 48 n o) by seven wickets.


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