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Willet Propels Nevis to Victory with Bat and Ball

Sept. 17, 2007 — Nevis all-rounder Tonito Willet grabbed four wickets and made a stroke-filled 58 to lead his team to a 41-run victory over Combined Virgin Islands (CVI) Sunday in their NAGICO Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) one-day match.
Batting first, Nevis made 178 off of 41.2 overs, then bowled out CVI for a mere 137 off 37 overs. Willet scored 58 to top score for the Nevisians, while captain Joel Simmonds made 21 and opener Kieron Powell made 19.
Off-spinner Clifford Walwyn was the pick of the CVI bowlers as he returned figures of three wickets for 12 runs off nine overs. He was well supported by Brent Defraites, two for 24; Terrence Webbe, 2 for 39; and Dane Weston, who took two wickets for 60 runs.
When the home team went to bat, they were quickly upended by the Willet brothers, Tonito and younger brother Akito. The only scores of significance for CVI came from Junie Anthony, who made 21; Walwyn with 20 and Aldelmond Lesmond with 19.
Tonito, the 24-year-old medium pacer, grabbed four for 31 off eight overs while his younger brother, 18-year-old Akito, took three wickets for 22 runs with his leg-spin to shatter any hopes CVI had of winning.
Tonito, who opened the Nevis bowling attack with Nelson Boland, came back after a long rest to wrap up the win for his side. After trapping CVI’s Lesmond LBW for the ninth wicket with the third ball of the over, he clean bowled Webbe with the final delivery to end the CVI innings.
The victory gives Nevis a sweep of the two matches played against CVI, and their second NAGICO Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) one-day win in a row. On Saturday, the Nevisians had completed a 161-run victory in the three-day match.
The loss also gave the CVI their first NAGICO one-day match loss of the tournament. They defeated Montserrat and Anguilla in their previous NAGICO one-day matches.
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Sept. 17, 2007 -- Nevis all-rounder Tonito Willet grabbed four wickets and made a stroke-filled 58 to lead his team to a 41-run victory over Combined Virgin Islands (CVI) Sunday in their NAGICO Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) one-day match.
Batting first, Nevis made 178 off of 41.2 overs, then bowled out CVI for a mere 137 off 37 overs. Willet scored 58 to top score for the Nevisians, while captain Joel Simmonds made 21 and opener Kieron Powell made 19.
Off-spinner Clifford Walwyn was the pick of the CVI bowlers as he returned figures of three wickets for 12 runs off nine overs. He was well supported by Brent Defraites, two for 24; Terrence Webbe, 2 for 39; and Dane Weston, who took two wickets for 60 runs.
When the home team went to bat, they were quickly upended by the Willet brothers, Tonito and younger brother Akito. The only scores of significance for CVI came from Junie Anthony, who made 21; Walwyn with 20 and Aldelmond Lesmond with 19.
Tonito, the 24-year-old medium pacer, grabbed four for 31 off eight overs while his younger brother, 18-year-old Akito, took three wickets for 22 runs with his leg-spin to shatter any hopes CVI had of winning.
Tonito, who opened the Nevis bowling attack with Nelson Boland, came back after a long rest to wrap up the win for his side. After trapping CVI’s Lesmond LBW for the ninth wicket with the third ball of the over, he clean bowled Webbe with the final delivery to end the CVI innings.
The victory gives Nevis a sweep of the two matches played against CVI, and their second NAGICO Leeward Islands Cricket Association (LICA) one-day win in a row. On Saturday, the Nevisians had completed a 161-run victory in the three-day match.
The loss also gave the CVI their first NAGICO one-day match loss of the tournament. They defeated Montserrat and Anguilla in their previous NAGICO one-day matches.
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