A stifling spell of leg-spin from Anthony Martin helped Antigua & Barbuda retain the Leeward Islands One-day title, when they completed a two-run victory over Anguilla in the rain-affected Final on Sunday.

Martin collected five wickets for 29 runs from 10 overs, as Anguilla, chasing 210 for nine from their allocation of 43 overs, just failed to reach the target in a tense finish at the Carib Lumber Ballpark.

Anguilla captain Omari Banks hit five sixes and three fours in the top score of 79 to complete a fine all-round performance in the match, and opener Montcin Hodge struck five fours and one six in 74.

The result handed the Antiguans the title for the sixth straight year.

Antigua & Barbuda, sent in to bat, were dismissed for 212 in 40.5 overs after rain delayed the start, and the match was reduced to 43 overs-a-side.

Captain Wilden Cornwall led the way for the Antiguans with 49, Kadeem Phillip scored 32, and Rahkeem Cornwall made 24.
Banks captured three for 19 and Chesney Hughes took two for 27.

Anguilla appeared on course for victory, after Hodge posted 56 for the first wicket with Lyndel Richardson…


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