Jeffers smashes century

Shane
Jeffers hit a brilliant century for St Kitts against Anguilla to set up a
massive victory by 108 runs in the Leeward Islands Master Blaster T20
Tournament in Antigua.

Jeffers,
the strong left-hander, powered his way to 100 off 64 balls with 10 boundaries
and four big sixes as St Kitts rattled up 169-2 off their 20 overs at the Sir
Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium. It was the first century in the competition
and he received good support from Codville Rogers who made 36 not out. Later in
the match Novall McCall grabbed 4-12 and Elvin Berridge 2-18 to ensure Anguilla
never mounted a serious challenge, as they were restricted to 61-9 in their 20
overs.

The
final round of matches will be played on Sunday with leaders Antigua and
Barbuda taking on Montserrat, while St Kitts will face arch rivals Nevis at to
decide to overall winners of the tournament. Antigua have 12 points followed by
St Kitts and Nevis both on eight points, Anguilla ended with four points, while
Montserrat have not yet registered a point.

The
Leeward Islands players are using the Tournament as warm-up for the West Indies
Cricket Board’s Caribbean T20 Tournament to be played in Barbados and Trinidad
and Tobago from 22-31 July. The Leewards will compete in Zone A alongside Jamaica,
Trinidad and Tobago and Canada.

They
take on Jamaica on 22 July 22 at Kensington Oval in Barbados and return to the
same venue two days later to meet Trinidad and Tobago. Their final preliminary
match will be against Canada at Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad on 28 July.

Meanwhile,
former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes has said he is open to be a coach for
any T20 team for the next edition of the Indian Premier League.

Haynes
who is on a visit to India, said: “If any T20 team invites me to be a coach in
the Indian Premier League, I am ready for it.” He visited the office of the
Nashik District Cricket Association and guided association’s trainee players.

Referring
to the World Cup, he said it will be difficult to predict who will win the 2011
tournament but thinks that England, Australia and India are good teams. He also
praised Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj and Virendra SehWag for their ability.

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