West Indies Academy vs Emerging Ireland
1st List A (50 overs)
Venue: Coolidge Cricket Ground
Toss: West Indies Academy won and bowled
Result: West Indies Academy won by 7 wickets
Player of the Match: Jordan Johnson
Scorecard: Windies Match Center
Left-arm spinners Ashmead Nedd and Joshua Bishop bowled out Emerging Ireland to set up West Indies Academy’s series-leveling victory in their three-match 50-over series on Sunday.
Choosing to bowl first, the hosts bundled out the visitors for 103 in the 28th over with Nedd (3-12) and Bishop (3-19) grabbing three wickets apiece. Captain Nyeem Young (2-23) and fellow seamer McKenny Clarke (2-20) both chipped in as well, the pair contributing to the early slide that saw the visitors crash to 48-5 at the start of the 16th over.
In reply, West Indies Academy slipped to 40-3 in the ninth over before teenaged left-hander Jordan Johnson lashed a bold unbeaten 40 off 21 balls and Teddy Bishop, a brisk 32 not out off 25 balls, to see their side over the line in the 16th over.
The series is now level 1-1 and returns to Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Tuesday for the finale. First ball is 9am (8am Jamaica).
Johnson’s counter-attacking innings was the highlight of the day and earned him the Player of the Math award. He blasted four fours and three sixes in an unbroken, 63-run fourth wicket stand with Teddy Bishop who counted five fours and a six, as West Indies Academy wrapped up a comfortable win in the end.
Johnson’s first maximum was a superb cut over backward point and he fooled up two balls later with an equally amazing slap off the back foot which sailed high over long off.
“I feel good to get among the runs in my first match and to help the team win and stay in the series. Coming out today I was confident and looking to get among the runs. Credit to our bowlers for the way they bowled and provided us,” he said after the match.
West Indies Academy squad: Nyeem Young (captain), Kadeem Alleyne, Ackeem Auguste, Joshua Bishop, Teddy Bishop, Carlon Bowen-Tuckett, McKenny Clarke, Jordan Johnson, Leonardo Julien, Johann Layne, Matthew Nandu, Ashmead Need, Kelvin Pitman, Junior Sinclair, Kevin Wickham
Rayon Griffith (Head Coach)
Jamal Smith (Assistant Coach)
Emerging Ireland Men’s squad: Stephen Doheny (captain), Cade Carmichael, Murray Commins, Matthew Foster, Mike Frost, Fionn Hand, Gavin Hoey, Matthew Humphreys, Scott Macbeth, Tom Mayes, Liam McCarthy, Adam Rosslee, Tim Tector, Morgan Topping
Heinrich Malan (Head Coach)
Boyd Rankin (Assistant Coach)
FULL TOUR SCHEDULE
17 November: 1st 50-Over match at SVRS
19 November: 2nd 50-Over match at CCG
21 November: 3rd 50-Over match at SVRS
25-28 November: 1st four-day match at CCG
2-5 December: 2nd four-day match at CCG
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