Darren Sammy stars in new role as St Maarten allrounder
The Valley, Anguilla: West Indies allrounder Darren Sammy put in two superb performances as he starred with both bat and ball for St Maarten in their opening matches of the NAGICO-sponsored Leeward Islands 50-over Tournament.
Sammy, who is St Lucian and plays for the Windward Islands, is appearing for St Maarten as a guest player. On Saturday he made 60 and took two wickets but St Maarten lost to Nevis by 12 runs. On Sunday he made 22 and took three wickets as St Maarten rebounded to beat Montserrat by 61 runs.
In the other matches, Anguilla beat Montserrat by 28 runs in a ran-hit encounter, while Antigua and Barbuda beat St Kitts by five wickets, despite a brave 92 from Shane Jeffers of St Kitts. The tournament continues on Monday with St Kitts facing Montserrat in St Maarten and Nevis facing Antigua and Barbuda in Anguilla.
The Leeward selectors are the tournament to select the team for the West Indies Cricket Board’s 50-Over Tournament, to be played in Jamaica from October 14-24.
Nevis vs St Maarten: Nevis won by 12 runs.
Nevis 166 off 29 overs (Kieran Powell 47, Carlon Smithen 32, Dennison Browne 23, Jason Campbell 19, Tonito Willet 18; Darren Sammy 2-35, Maxford Pipe 2-43) St. Maarten 154-6 off 29 overs (Darren Sammy 60, Romain Doodnath 52, Trevier Smithen 3-17)
Anguilla vs Montserrat: Anguilla won by 28 runs under D/L Method after target was adjusted to 162 from 21 overs after a rain interruption
Anguilla 149-4 (Omari Banks 62, Chesney Hughes 30, Sheldon Weekes 3-52) Montserrat 143-6 (Jason Peters 49, Lionel Baker 44)
St. Maarten vs Montserrat: St Maarten won by 61 runs
St Maarten 258 off 41. 3 overs (John Eugene 67, Romain Doodnath 33, Lionel Ritchie 28, Darren Sammy 22, Lionel Baker 3-40, Tevin Osborne 2-30) Montserrat 197 (Dalston Tuitt 77, Jason Peters 35, Zhuan Sweeney 27, Colin Hamer 3-33, Darren Sammy 3-33, Kenroy David 3-40)
Antigua and Barbuda vs St. Kitts: Antigua and Barbuda won by five wickets
St. Kitts 159 (Shane Jeffers 92, Wilton Edwards 20, Steve Liburd 19, Anthony Martin 2-13, Mali Richards 2-15, Wilden Cornwall 2-28) Antigua 160-5 (Shane Burton 52, Gavin Williams 45, Wilden Cornwall 25 not out, Devon Thomas 18)