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Leverock unable to prevent heavy defeat

Leverock made 26 off 27 balls for ICC Americas (Photograph by Lawrence Trott)

Kamau Leverock and his ICC Americas team-mates suffered a seven-wicket defeat against the Combined Campuses and Colleges Marooners in their opening group match of the West Indies Cricket Regional Super 50 at the Windward Cricket Ground in Barbados yesterday.

Opening the innings, the Bermuda and Somerset Cup Match all-rounder gathered 26 from 27 deliveries facing the new ball as the ICC Americas were restricted to 181 for nine after being sent in.

His aggressive innings included three boundaries before he was the fourth wicket to fall, caught at third man attempting an upper cut off the bowling of Antiguan seam bowler Nino Henry.

He was one of six ICC Americas batsman in double figures, with United States all-rounder Timroy Allen top scoring with 43 from 50 balls, batting at No 8.

The CCC replied with 184 for three to reach their target with 26 balls to spare, with Trinidadian opener and former West Indies Under-19 player Amir Jangoo leading the run chase at the top of the order with 52 from 87 deliveries.

Third-change bowler Leverock went for nine runs in the one over he bowled. The nephew of former Bermuda spinner Dwayne “Sluggo” Leverock went into the match fresh off a knock of 54 in tournament warm-up earlier this week.

The Americas team, made up of players from the US, Canada and Bermuda, will face home side Barbados Pride in their second zone B match tomorrow at the Three Ws Oval in Bridgetown.