World Cricket League: Jersey thrash Tanzania in Malaysia

Jersey in the 2011 World Cricket League Division Six tournament

Nat Watkins scored 73 as Jersey beat Tanzania by 102 runs to maintain their unbeaten start to the ICC World Cricket League in Malaysia.

Despite losing fellow opening batsman Peter Gough for a duck in the second over, the Channel Islanders piled up 266-4 from their 50 overs.

Ben Stevens hit 53 with Dean Morrison the third player to score a half century, finishing on 51 not out.

Corne Bodenstein then took four wickets as Tanzania were dismissed for 164.

Anthony Hawkins-Kay also claimed three wickets as the Channel Island side's impressive 100% start to the Division-Five tournament continued, having beaten Nigeria by 60 runs on Thursday.

Jersey Cricket Board chairman Ward Jenner said the side did well to recover, then thrive, after the early loss of Gough.

"We had to dig deep, there has definitely been some tough moments," Jenner told BBC Radio Jersey.

"Ben Stevens and Nat Watkins batted beautifully.

"Ben, in particular, was going along like a train, playing some fantastic shots, having weathered the storm of some good bowling from Tanzania."

Jersey next face Malaysia on Sunday, after the hosts maintained their own winning start to the tournament with a 213-run win over Cayman Islands on Friday.