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Mayers, Devon Smith lead rout of Jamaica

Devon Smith cuts WICB Media

Seamer Kyle Mayers' final-innings five-for handed Winward Islands their first win of their season, a 118-run thumping of Jamaica in Gros Islet. Jamaica slipped from 180 for 3 to 279 all out as Mayers scythed through the line-up, ending with career-best match figures of 9 for 124.

Jamaica bowled Winwards out for 226 after having elected to bowl, with Devon Smith (107 off 247 balls) and Kirk Edwards (57 off 98 balls) making the only significant contributions. In reply, Jamaica faltered to 108 for 8 with Mayers and Sherman Lewis striking back-to-back as they finished with a four-for each. Jamaica declared on 112 for 9.

With Winwards sliding from 111 for 2 to 263 for 9 in their second innings, it was once again Devon Smith who ensured an adequate score, extending his staggering form in the tournament to be last man out on 154. His ton gave Jamaica a target of 398.

Winwards' Delorn Johnson struck of successive balls in the sixth over to cause a top-order crash, but a 115-run partnership between Brandon King (88 off 108 balls) and captain Paul Palmer (46 off 90 balls) just about kept Jamaica in the game. However, Mayers returned to wreck the innings, taking out both set batsmen in quick succession, and Jamaica fell away quickly.