Stanford 20/20, 1st Round: Antigua and Barbuda v United States Virgin Islands at Coolidge, Feb 9, 2008
Stanford 20/20 - 1st round
Antigua and Barbuda won by 24 runs
9 February 2008 - night match (20-over match)

Hello to everyone from Stanford cricket ground, Coolidge, Antigua for this first round match between Antigua & Barbuda vs United States Virgin Islands. Its only 18:00 hrs local time and already experiencing a terrific party atmosphere here at the ground with bands playing all around with a full packed seating area. In fact there are more waiting outside the gate without being able get in as the tickets have been sold out at least for two weeks now. Antigua & Barbuda playing their first game today vs US Virgin Islands who has been qualified for this round after beating St Kitts in a nerve wrangling match. As for the weather, we.ve got a clear sky and there is no hint of any rain/drizzle for the rest of the evening, or at least till the game finishes. The players are out in the ground doing their usual pre game warm-ups. Please stay online and I will get back with the toss and any news as and when I receive.

The two captains are out in the middle for the toss. There you go... Antigua & Barbuda wins the toss and bat first Well the umpires are coming out in to the middle followed by the players..what a roar from the crowed ok we are good to go.. its Weston opening the bowling department

0.1

Weston to Joseph, 1 run, starts with a single. good delivery, taps in front and gets a quickie

0.2

Weston to Richards, no run, on the legs, turns it to short mid wicket.. looks for a single but decides against it as the fielder was too sharp

0.3

Weston to Richards, no run, shortand bounces over the batsman.. one for the over says the umpire

0.4

Weston to Richards, 1 run, short on the off, stands tall and guides it to backward of point

0.5

Weston to Joseph, 1 run, another short on the off again, defends right in front and gets pinch a single

0.6

Weston to Richards, 1 run, on the legs, played uppishly but safely lands at short mid on and the batsmen cross over

Hamish Anthony opens from the northern end

End of over 1 (4 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 4/0

    • ACL Richards 2 (4b)
    • SC Joseph 2 (2b)
    • DA Weston 1-0-4-0
1.1

HAG Anthony to Richards, no run, out side the off, taps it to short extra covers, no chance of a run there

1.2

HAG Anthony to Richards, FOUR, short out side the off again, this time manages to cut it down to backward of square fence

1.3

HAG Anthony to Richards, 1 run, taps it on the off for a quick single, the fielder at point picks it up and throws at the stumps but doesnt hit it

1.4

HAG Anthony to Joseph, no run, good delivery out side the off stumps, moving further away, batsman tries to cut it but lucky enough not get an edge

1.5

HAG Anthony to Joseph, no run, short out side the off, left alone

1.6

HAG Anthony to Joseph, 2 runs, on the legs, works it gently down to fine leg for a couple

spectators roaring for every single run taken by the batsmen

End of over 2 (7 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 11/0

    • SC Joseph 4 (5b)
    • ACL Richards 7 (7b 1x4)
    • HAG Anthony 1-0-7-0
2.1

Weston to Richards, OUT, fullish delivery on the middle and leg, Richards looking to hit it away on the leg side and misses it, trapped right in front and out says the umpire

ACL Richards lbw b Weston 7 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

that was a easy pretty decision

2.2

Weston to Peters, 1 wide, pitches on the middle and moves down the leg side, batsman tries to pull and doesnt get connected. Wide given by the umpire

2.2

Weston to Peters, FOUR, what a shot! on the legs and flicks it over the backward of squarleg fieldsman, couple of bounces and over the ropes

2.3

Weston to Peters, 1 wide, another delivery going down the leg side

2.3

Weston to Peters, no run, good delivery, just out side the off stumps, looking for a drive and misses it

2.4

Weston to Peters, 1 run, on the off, comes on the front foot and punches it down the ground to mid off

2.5

Weston to Joseph, no run, pitches on the leg and clips the thigh pads and well taken by the keeper. appeals all around no says the umpire

2.6

Weston to Joseph, no run, out side the off stumps, goes for a cut and misses it nearly edging it to the keeper

End of over 3 (7 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 18/1

    • SC Joseph 4 (7b)
    • O Peters 5 (3b 1x4)
    • DA Weston 2-0-11-1
3.1

HAG Anthony to Peters, 1 run, ;straight and short, stands tall and drops the ball to the off side for a quick single

3.2

HAG Anthony to Joseph, 1 run

3.3

HAG Anthony to Peters, 1 wide

3.3

HAG Anthony to Peters, 1 no ball

3.3

HAG Anthony to Peters, 2 runs

3.4

HAG Anthony to Peters, no run

3.5

HAG Anthony to Peters, 1 wide

3.5

HAG Anthony to Peters, 1 run

3.6

HAG Anthony to Joseph, no run, on the legs and taps it down to the leg side, no chance of a run there

Weston still continues

End of over 4 (8 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 26/1

    • SC Joseph 5 (9b)
    • O Peters 9 (8b 1x4)
    • HAG Anthony 2-0-15-0
4.1

Weston to Peters, 1 run, on the front foot and drives it bit uppishly down to mid on

4.2

Weston to Joseph, 1 run, fullish delivery, driven down to mid on again for another single

4.3

Weston to Peters, 1 run, good delivery again, straight one, batsman goes back and drives it again to mid on fieldsman

4.4

Weston to Joseph, no run, another good one straight, batsman doesnt get any room, instead get back and defends to it

4.5

Weston to Joseph, 1 run, well thats really good bowling for twenty twenty game.. straight again and no room, this time Joseph gets back and punches it down to mid on for a quick single

4.6

Weston to Peters, FOUR, that was bad delivery followed by all the good ones. Peters rocks back and pulls it down to square leg fence. And the crowed goes up again!

End of over 5 (8 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 34/1

    • O Peters 15 (11b 2x4)
    • SC Joseph 7 (12b)
    • DA Weston 3-0-19-1
5.1

HAG Anthony to Joseph, OUT, punches it down to mid on an dlooks for quick for a single. aa bit of hesitation and Eusebe does a good job by hitting the non strikers stumps directly

SC Joseph run out 7 (13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

5.2

HAG Anthony to Peters, 1 run, hits straight at the fielder at mid off and gets a quick single.. almost another run out here

5.3

HAG Anthony to Cornwall, no run, on the middle and off, steps forward and punches it down the pitch straight to the bowlers hands

5.4

HAG Anthony to Cornwall, no run, another good delivery, on the middle and off, defends back to the bowler

5.5

HAG Anthony to Cornwall, (no ball) FOUR, That was a beauty! fullish delivery on the legs, Cornwall gets back and simply flicks it away to backward of square leg

5.5

HAG Anthony to Cornwall, FOUR, almost same delivery but this time it wasnt a no ball, and Cornwall completes it with a similar shot to backward of square leg

5.6

HAG Anthony to Cornwall, no run, watchfully plays it down to short mid wicket, fieldsman is too quick there

End of over 6 (10 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 44/2

    • WW Cornwall 8 (5b 2x4)
    • O Peters 16 (12b 2x4)
    • HAG Anthony 3-0-25-0
6.1

Weston to Peters, 1 run, on the backfoot and punches it pasing the bowler.. again hesiation by the batsmen but fortunate enough to complete the run

6.2

Weston to Cornwall, FOUR, on the middle and legs, lofts it over wide of mid on fieldsman, couple of bounces and roles down to the ropes

6.3

Weston to Cornwall, 1 run, fullish delivery on the off, drives it down passing the diving bowler for a cheeky single

6.4

Weston to Peters, 2 runs, lofts it over the bowlers head, not connected well but lands safely and the batsmen cross over for a couple

6.5

Weston to Peters, 1 run, short pitched on the legs, pulls it but doesnt make good connection, again lands safely at square leg

6.6

Weston to Cornwall, no run, slower delivery and full, drives it back to the bowler

Calvin Lewis replaces Anthony

End of over 7 (9 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 53/2

    • WW Cornwall 13 (8b 3x4)
    • O Peters 20 (15b 2x4)
    • DA Weston 4-0-28-1
7.1

Lewis to Peters, OUT, What a delivery that is!pitches on the off and a hint of movement into the batsman who tries to work it down to the leg side, misses it completely and expose his stumps

O Peters b Lewis 20 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

7.2

Lewis to Williams, no run, similary delivery, gets back and defends to it

7.3

Lewis to Williams, 1 run, on the off, moves away and cuts it down the ground to backward of point

7.4

Lewis to Cornwall, 3 runs, driven to long off, cross over for couple of runs, over throw gives away another one

7.5

Lewis to Williams, 2 runs, just out side the off stumps, stands tall and punches it down to long off

7.6

Lewis to Williams, 1 run, on the off again, on the front foot and drives it down to extra covers for a easy single

bowling change.. captain himself comes in to the attack now

End of over 8 (7 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 60/3

    • GA Williams 4 (4b)
    • WW Cornwall 16 (9b 3x4)
    • CA Lewis 1-0-7-1
8.1

Huggins to Williams, 1 wide, on the legs and keeping very low, Williams trying to work it on the legs and misses it

8.1

Huggins to Williams, 1 run, on the off, comes forward and punches it down the ground to wide of mid off

8.2

Huggins to Cornwall, FOUR, on the legs again, moves back and pulls it down to backward of square leg fence between square leg and fine leg fielders

8.3

Huggins to Cornwall, 1 run, just out side the off, cuts it too close to his body almost dragging it to his stumps

8.4

Huggins to Williams, 1 run, on the off, drives it between the bowler and mid off fieldsman for a easy run

8.5

Huggins to Cornwall, FOUR, out side the off stumps, on the back foot and tries to forces it through the offside, gets the edge and just passes the wicket keepers gloves and down to the fence

8.6

Huggins to Cornwall, 1 run

with that four the music has started again here and flags started waving

End of over 9 (13 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 73/3

    • WW Cornwall 26 (13b 5x4)
    • GA Williams 6 (6b)
    • SA Huggins 1-0-13-0
9.1

Lewis to Cornwall, no run

9.2

Lewis to Cornwall, 1 run

9.3

Lewis to Williams, 2 runs

9.4

Lewis to Williams, 1 run

9.5

Lewis to Cornwall, no run

9.6

Lewis to Cornwall, 2 runs

End of over 10 (6 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 79/3

    • WW Cornwall 29 (17b 5x4)
    • GA Williams 9 (8b)
    • CA Lewis 2-0-13-1
10.1

Huggins to Williams, no run

10.2

Huggins to Williams, no run

10.3

Huggins to Williams, no run

10.4

Huggins to Williams, 1 run

10.5

Huggins to Cornwall, 1 run, on the legs and flicks it down to backward of square leg

10.6

Huggins to Williams, 1 run, on the front foot and drives it uppishly down to long off

End of over 11 (3 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 82/3

    • GA Williams 11 (13b)
    • WW Cornwall 30 (18b 5x4)
    • SA Huggins 2-0-16-0
11.1

Lewis to Williams, OUT, bowled him!!!! on the off stumps and straight. Williams stands tall and tries to drive and misses it

GA Williams b Lewis 11 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 78.57

11.2

Lewis to Athanaze, no run

another 3rd umpire referral

11.3

Lewis to Athanaze, OUT, Out side the off stumps, punches it straight to the fielder at short extra covers, who picks it up and throws directly at the stumps.. well the tv feed shows he is out by at least a foot.

JJ Athanaze run out 21 (18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

11.4

Lewis to Simon, no run, defends on the front foot

11.5

Lewis to Simon, no run

11.6

Lewis to Simon, 3 runs, drives it down to long on and gets a couple.. over throws all around and the batsmen cross over for another one

End of over 12 (3 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 85/5

    • CL Simon 3 (3b)
    • WW Cornwall 30 (18b 5x4)
    • CA Lewis 3-0-16-2
12.1

Huggins to Simon, no run, out side the off, and drives it straight to the fielder at mid off

12.2

Huggins to Simon, no run, slightly out side the off, looks to cut it and not getting connected

12.3

Huggins to Simon, no run, bit of a bounce there for Huggins who pitches on the off

12.4

Huggins to Simon, 1 run, another cheeky single, drops it right in front and sprints for a single

12.5

Huggins to Cornwall, 2 runs, on the legs and works it down to backward of square leg for a couple. good throw but the batsmen safely home

asked for the third umpires decision for a stumping chance..

12.6

Huggins to Cornwall, no run, on the off, looks to drive on the off and misses it... good work behind the stumps but not quick enough

End of over 13 (3 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 88/5

    • WW Cornwall 32 (20b 5x4)
    • CL Simon 4 (7b)
    • SA Huggins 3-0-19-0
13.1

Lewis to Simon, no run, out side the off, looks to play on the off and not getting connected, keeper does it again but not referred

13.2

Lewis to Simon, no run

13.3

Lewis to Simon, no run, on the middle and leg and a quick one, gets back and defends to it

13.4

Lewis to Simon, OUT

CL Simon st †Lesmond b Lewis 4 (11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 36.36

13.5

Lewis to Edwards, no run

13.6

Lewis to Edwards, no run, hits straight to the fielder

End of over 14 (wicket maiden) Antigua and Barbuda 88/6

    • J Edwards 0 (2b)
    • WW Cornwall 32 (20b 5x4)
    • CA Lewis 4-1-16-3
14.1

Huggins to Cornwall, 1 run

14.2

Huggins to Edwards, 1 run

14.3

Huggins to Cornwall, FOUR

14.4

Huggins to Cornwall, FOUR

14.5

Huggins to Cornwall, 1 run

14.6

Huggins to Edwards, 1 run

End of over 15 (12 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 100/6

    • J Edwards 2 (4b)
    • WW Cornwall 42 (24b 7x4)
    • SA Huggins 4-0-31-0
15.1

Webbe to Edwards, no run

15.2

Webbe to Edwards, 1 run

15.3

Webbe to Cornwall, 1 run

15.4

Webbe to Edwards, 1 run

15.5

Webbe to Cornwall, 2 runs

15.6

Webbe to Cornwall, 1 run

End of over 16 (6 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 106/6

    • WW Cornwall 46 (27b 7x4)
    • J Edwards 4 (7b)
    • TG Webbe 1-0-6-0
16.1

Eusebe to Cornwall, FOUR

16.2

Eusebe to Cornwall, 1 run

16.3

Eusebe to Edwards, 1 run

16.4

Eusebe to Cornwall, 1 wide, OUT, on the legs and looking for a pull and misses it

WW Cornwall run out 30 (18b 5x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

16.4

Eusebe to Cornwall, OUT

WW Cornwall run out 30 (18b 5x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

16.5

Eusebe to Roberts, 1 run

16.6

Eusebe to Edwards, 1 run

End of over 17 (9 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 115/7

    • J Edwards 6 (9b)
    • CD Roberts 1 (1b)
    • A Eusebe 1-0-9-0
17.1

Webbe to Edwards, no run

17.2

Webbe to Edwards, no run

17.3

Webbe to Edwards, no run

17.4

Webbe to Edwards, SIX, what a shot, on the legs and smashes it over deep mid wicket for a massive six

17.5

Webbe to Edwards, 2 runs, oh oh all sorts of things happening here.. on the off and loooks for a big shot here and loses his bat and gets a cpouple without the bat

17.6

Webbe to Edwards, 5 wides, way down the leg side, the keeper cannot do much on that

17.6

Webbe to Edwards, 2 runs

just two overs to go now..

End of over 18 (15 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 130/7

    • J Edwards 16 (15b 1x6)
    • CD Roberts 1 (1b)
    • TG Webbe 2-0-21-0
18.1

Eusebe to Roberts, 1 run, on the legs, moves back and hits it powerfully down the ground to long on

18.2

Eusebe to Edwards, 1 run, similar shot again down the ground

18.3

Eusebe to Roberts, 2 runs, full toss, lofts it straight over the umpires head for a couple

18.4

Eusebe to Roberts, 1 no ball, full toss over the waist and called no ball. looking to pull and doesnt connect again

18.4

Eusebe to Roberts, 2 runs, drives it powerfully down to wide of mid on

18.5

Eusebe to Roberts, 1 run, fullish delivery on the legs, plays it on the leg side for a easy single

18.6

Eusebe to Edwards, FOUR, thats a big one, on the legs and hammers it away to deep mid wicket fence

Anthony is back to bowl the final over

End of over 19 (12 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 142/7

    • J Edwards 21 (17b 1x4 1x6)
    • CD Roberts 7 (6b)
    • A Eusebe 2-0-21-0
19.1

HAG Anthony to Roberts, 1 run, slower delivery and full, looks to hit away on the leg side but doesnt make any connection

19.2

HAG Anthony to Edwards, OUT, goes for a pull and doesnt make any connection and looks for a single and turns back but too late as the wicket keeper hits direct at the stumps

J Edwards run out 21 (18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 116.66

19.3

HAG Anthony to Tonge, FOUR, on the legs and hammers it down to backward of square leg for four

19.4

HAG Anthony to Tonge, 2 runs, inside out and lofts it over mid off fieldsman and take two for that

19.5

HAG Anthony to Tonge, 2 runs, again moves away from the stumps and hits it away powerfully down the ground to long off

and thats 150

19.6

HAG Anthony to Tonge, 2 runs

Innings close for Antigua & barbuda at 153 and ofcourse that was not the spectators expected. please do join us in few minutes for the run chase by the US Virgin Islanders Match State: Innings Break Well Come again and the play is about to start.. the players are back

End of over 20 (11 runs) Antigua and Barbuda 153/8

    • GC Tonge 10 (4b 1x4)
    • CD Roberts 8 (7b)
    • HAG Anthony 4-0-36-0
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