|World Cricket League Division 6: Malaysia, September 2011|
Kuwait edge out Jersey in tight contest
in the third/fourth play-offs at Selangor Turf Club – Jersey had Kuwait steadily on the back-foot with two of the top order departing for just two runs each while captain Hisham Mizra’s disappointing tournament continued when he retired hurt after scoring just eight runs.
The lower order then proved to be the run-makers of the innings, with Muhammed Amin, Saad Qamar and Azmatullah all contributing substantially to the Kuwaitis final total, Saad adding 50 to the 212 that the side managed to make. Jersey’s Anthony Hawkins-Kay once again proved to be the most successful the Channel Island’s bowlers claiming three wickets.
In reply, Jersey fell just eight runs short of the total, to miss out on third place position in the event despite some valiant batting once again from Corey Bisson and Peter Gough. The duo actually concluded the tournament as the third and fourth highest run-getters overall, just behind team-mate Dean Morrison and Guernsey’s Frith.
Kuwait Mohammed Naseer proved to be the man on target today claiming four wickets taking his total wicket-haul for the tournament to nine by the conclusion of today’s game. By beating Jersey, Kuwait are now 35th in the world with the Jersey side one place beneath them.