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Well I nearly got my century! After yesterday’s post about how important it was for one of the top four to get into triple figures I thought it was a good idea if I tried to lead from the front. I didn’t quite make it but I’m not unhappy with 91 and I really felt it was a match-winning innings on my behalf for the side. To then take a couple of wickets as well topped off the day nicely.
It’s always nice to win a Man-of-the-Match award and I’m sure it’ll look nice at home in New York – but I’d rather it were the World Cricket League Division 5 trophy that I get to take home to the US.
I didn’t expect Bahrain to be as strong as they were and credit to them, they worked hard today but we proved again that we were the stronger side. I am aware next up we’ve got Jersey who easily beat Fiji today but we musn’t be complacent. Every single match in this tournament is important and we want to go through as winners and table-toppers.
I was pleased with our score today. Again we made a plan to get into the high two hundreds and we did just that and it was good to see our captain Steve Massiah leading the way too with a hard-fought 67.
I’m looking forward to our rest day tomorrow – I’m not too sure what we’ve got planned, we may have a light training session but I’m looking forward to relaxing and preparing myself for Wednesday's match which I hope will be another victory for the Stars and Stripes.
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Assistant Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England's batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County Championship. In fact, they were top of the table when he began reporting on them but things went dramatically downhill. He likes to let people know that he is a supporter of county cricket, a fact his colleagues will testify to and bemoan in equal quantities.