In the first of three pre-WCL Division 5 friendlies in Guernsey, Nepal crushed the Bahamas by 201 runs at the Port Soif ground.

Nepal batted first and made 272 for 7 in their allotted 50 overs. Paris Khadka top scored with an unbeaten 63 while Shakti Gauchan with 50 and Gyanandra Malla with 48 were the other main contributors. G Armstrong (2 for 19) and N Ekanyake (2 for 42) returned the best figures for the Bahamas.

The Bahamas got off to an awful start and were 6 for 3 after 4 overs. then 60 for 6 before being dismissed for 71 in 31 overs. C Atkinson (19) and M Ford (18) were their top scorers as Mehaboob Alab (2 for 16 in 6 overs), Binod Das (2 for 20 in 6 overs) and Rajkumar Pradam (3 for 19 in 9.4 overs) ran through them.

Tuesday sees Guernsey play the Bahamas at Port Soif while on Wednesday Guernsey play Nepal at KGV before the teams travel to nearby Jersey for the WCL tournament starting on Friday.