Bahamas Twenty20 side struggle
The Bahamas 20/20 side travelled to St.John’s, Antigua to face Jamaica in match 10 of the Stanford 20/20 on February 6. The Bahamas was unfortunate again by drawing Jamaica who has current and former Test players in its side. The Bahamas had trained extremely hard by Coach Gary Brathwaite and Courtney Walsh.
The crowd of mostly Jamaicans were cheering wildly with their pom-poms, spectacular hair styles and clothing to match the colour of their flag. It was electrifying. Jamaica went on to score 191 runs.
The Bahamas struggled throughout their innings and lost four wickets via run outs. The good thing about the match was that the Bahamas held on for the 20 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. Jamaica tried everything to bowl out the Bahamas but could not. There is no doubt that the Bahamas was out played by a superior team and maybe next year the luck of the draw will enable them to play against countries that are not as experienced as Jamaica.
Taken from the ICC Americas newsletter for February 2008
Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo