ICC Media Release
The USA was made to work hard by Jersey for a 66-run victory to also maintain its 100 per cent record in the event.
Jersey must have felt confident of repeating its win over the USA at the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5 in 2008, when a brilliant spell from Ryan Driver (3-25) helped reduce Steve Massiah's side to 55-5.
However, a 118-run partnership between Carl Wright (76) and Aditya Thyagarajan (83 not out) brought the US back into the game. It then delivered an electrifying display of hitting with Rashard Marshall hitting five fantastic sixes in a 21-ball innings of 42 not out to post an impressive target of 253-6 off 50 overs.
Dean Morrison once again showed fine form in making 36 and with Samuel de la Haye (also 36) provided a platform for Jersey to chase its target. But no batsman went on to play the big innings required to win the match as Lennox Cush (4-37) claimed four wickets to seal what in the end turned out to be a comfortable victory.
Man of the match Carl Wright, who had to leave the field early due to a finger injury sustained while keeping wicket, said: “I'm delighted - it was a real team effort to achieve the victory.
“The pitch was difficult to bat on so I aimed to occupy the crease for as long as possible and eventually it paid off for me. The situation called for that type of innings so I just tried my best.
“We still have two games to go and we are just trying to take it one game at a time and hopefully in our next match we can put in a good performance.”