Jamaica defeat Windwards by 14 runs

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Jamaica defeated the Windward Islands by 14 runs in a close encounter in the opening match of the NAGICO Super50 in Port of Spain.

Jamaica scored 282/5 from their 50 overs against the Windward Islands in the first match of the NAGICO Super50 tournament. Andre McCarthy (93) and Tamar Lambert (88) top scored for Jamaica. Mervin Matthew (3-33) was Windward Islands' best bowler.

Windward Islands responded with 268/8 from their 50 overs. Keddy Lesporis hit an unbeaten century while Devon Smith made 52. Nikita Miller (3-35) was the best bowler for Jamaica while Tamar Lambert (2-32) took two wickets.

The NAGICO Super50 tournament got underway at 2pm Local Time (1pm Jamaica Time) at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad.

In the first match of the competition, defending champions Windward Islands, take on Jamaica, who made the semi-finals of last year's competition.

Match Report to follow...

See below for all the latest details of the match:

Toss: Windward Islands won the toss and elected to bat

Windward Islands XI: Liam Sebastien (captain), Andre Fletcher (vice captain), Johnson Charles (wicket-keeper), Tyron Theophille, Mervin Matthew, Garey Mathurin, Keddy Lesporis, Devon Smith, Delorn Johnson, Kenroy Peters, Romel Currency.

Left Out: Craig Emmanuel, Dalton Polius, Alston Bobb; Ian Allen (coach)

Jamaica XI: David Bernard Jr (captain), Nikita Miller (vice captain), Andre Russell, Carlton Baugh Jr (wicket-keeper), Tamar Lambert, Andrew Richardson, Horace Miller, John Campbell, Andre McCarthy, Sheldon Cottrell, Nkrumah Bonner,

Left Out: Jerome Taylor, Jermaine Blackwood, Kenar Lewis; Junior Bennett (coach)

Jamaica Innings: 282/5 (50 Overs). Andre McCarthy 93, Tamar Lambert 88, Andre Russell 28, Carlton Baugh 28; Mervin Matthews 8.1-2-33-3, Delorn Johnson 10-2-47-1, Johnson Charles 2-0-14-0, Liam Sebastien 10-0-53-0.

Windward Islands Innings: . Keddy Lesporis, Devon Smith 52, Johnson Charles 40, Andre Fletcher 21; Nikita Miller 10-0-35-3, Tamar Lambert 10-0-32-2, Dave Bernard 8-0-38-1, Sheldon Cottrell 10-0-66-1.

Umpires: Leslie Reifer, Nigel Duguid

TV Umpire: Gregory Brathwaite

4th official: Anthony Sanowar

Match Referee: Hayden Bruce

You can follow live online text updates of the NAGICO Super50 tournament @WindiesRegional on Twitter - West Indies cricket's official Twitter account for all Regional cricket. Live updates are also available on Windies Cricket on Facebook.

ESPN Caribbean will be presenting live television coverage of 15 of the 17 NAGICO Super50 matches on Cable Telvision. You can also listen to 'ball by ball' coverage the NAGICO Super50 tournament via the Caribbean Super Station.

Photos of the NAGICO Super50 tournament are available on West Indies' official Flickr Gallery in the set NAGICO Super50 2014.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 08:34