Bermuda suffer humbling defeat against Jersey
Kyamboga Cricket Ground, Uganda (Jersey won toss): Jersey beat Bermuda by 291 runs
Bermuda suffered another heavy defeat in the ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League B yesterday when they were dismissed for just 80 runs in 17.5 overs after Jersey posted a daunting total of 371 for eight.
Bermuda, who have struggled in the runs department the previous three matches, knew they were facing a big target after openers Harrison Carlyon and Nick Greenwood put on 168 in 23.2 overs.
Carlyon, a 20-year-old all-rounder, scored 73 from 69 balls with twelve fours before he was first out, trapped leg before by spinner Cameron Jeffers.
Greenwood departed 24 runs later, but not before completing a century off 80 balls, hitting 17 fours and a six in his 106, before falling to a catch by Jabari Darrell off Malachi Jones.
At 250 for five, Jersey shared in another useful partnership, bringing up the 300 with a stand of 85 for the sixth wicket between Jonty Jenner (52) and Julius Sumerauer (41).
Bermuda took three wickets for 13 runs as Jersey’s overs ran out, but by then the damage was done, the 371 well out of Bermuda’s capability.
Three of Bermuda’s six bowlers took two wickets apiece, Jelani Richardson giving up 36 runs in his five overs, Jeffers 51 from ten and Jones 54 off ten.
Jabari Darrell hit the dreaded 100-mark, going for 100 runs off nine overs, though he did pick up a wicket as did captain Kamau Leverock who had figures of one for 65 from ten overs after sharing the new ball with Zeko Burgess who was wicketless from six overs, conceding 58 runs.
Leverock also promoted himself to opener when Bermuda went to bat, putting on 34 for the first wicket in 7.3 overs with Dominic Sabir before the latter was run out for three off 18 balls.
Leverock went on to score 63 from 51 balls, Bermuda’s first half century of the tournament. The captain hit four fours and six sixes as all the boundaries in the innings came off his bat. He was eventually eighth out when the score was 79 in the 18th over.
No other Bermuda batsman reached double figures, with Jersey wrapping up the comfortable victory by taking three wickets in the space of five delivers in an over from Sumerauer.
The opener came back into the attack for his fifth over and had Leverock caught with his second ball, trapped Jamar Stovel lbw with his third ball following a wide the previous ball and then bowled Richardson on the fifth ball to end the match to make it four straight losses for Bermuda who remain anchored in last place in the standings.
Carlyon won man of the match honours after adding five wickets to his 73 earlier in the day as Jersey kept alive their chances of reaching the 2023 World Cup.
The off-spinner came on as second change and finished with figures of five for 15 from five overs to leave Bermuda facing the prospect of being dismissed for their lowest score of the tournament.
Bermuda were reeling at 53 for five and then 75 for five as no other Bermuda batsman could match Leverock’s effort.
Bermuda play their final match of the tournament today when they play Italy.
H Carlyon lbw b Jeffers 73
N Greenwood c Darrell b Jones 106
J Lawrenson c Sabir b Jones 29
B Stevens lbw b Jeffers 5
J Jenner c Sabir b Richardson 52
D Blampied c Richardson b Leverock 12
J Sumerauer c Bremar b Darrell 41
B Ward c Sabir b Richardson 7
†J Dunford not out 13
*C Perchard not out 15
Extras (7lb, 1nb, 10w) 18
Total (8wkts; 50 overs) 371
E Miles did not bat
Fall of wickets: 1-163, 2-192, 3-210, 4-232, 5-250, 6-335, 7-336, 8-348
Bowling: Leverock 10-0-65-1; Burgess 6-0-58-0; Richardson 5-0-36-2; Jeffers 10-0-51-2; Darrell 9-0-100-1; Jones 10-0-54-2.
D Sabir run out 3
*K Leverock c Sumerauer 63
D Richardson lbw b Carlyon 0
†A Ebbin lbw b Perchard 1
S Bremar lbw b Carlyon 0
Z Burgess b Carlyon 1
C Jeffers c Blampied b Carlyon 2
J Darrell b Carlyon 1
M Jones not out 4
J Stovel lbw b Sumerauer 0
J Richardson b Sumerauer 0
Extras (2lb, 3w) 5
Total (17.5 overs) 80
Fall of wickets: 1-34, 2-34, 3-41, 4-42, 5-53, 6-61, 7-75, 8-79, 9-80.
Bowling: Sumerauer 4.5-0-19-3; Miles 3-0-14-0; Penchard 4-1-18-1; Carlyon 5-1-13-5; Blampied 1-0-14-0.