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Jersey beats Vanuatu in World Cricket League 5 final

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Ben Stevens led the way as Jersey beat Vanuatu by 120 runs to be crowned World Cricket League Division 5 champions for a third time.

The all-rounder made 86, with Corne Bodenstein adding 47 from 30 balls as Jersey batted first and were bowled out for 255 in the 48th over.

Vanuatu never got going in reply, Stevens taking 3-28 as they fell a long way short of the target, reports

Both Vanuatu and Jersey will be promoted to World League 4 next year.

As we reported earlier, in semi-finals Patrick Matautaava’s spectacular all-round show floored Italy in a six-wicket win. Italy came into the match undefeated after topping Group B but were bowled out for a well-below par 183, having lost the toss.

Jersey avoided the banana peel in the day’s other semi-final, trouncing Qatar by seven wickets, after Anthony Hawkins-Kay’s opening spell reduced them to 30 for 5 in the 16th over. The tall medium pacer bowled an unbroken 10-over new-ball spell, finishing with figures of 4 for 10, including four maidens.