ICC Problem League B: Jersey beat Hong Kong by seven wickets

Nick Greenwood

Nick Greenwood struck eight fours in his innings of 94

Jersey took a huge step towards the next stage of 2023 Cricket World Cup qualification after beating Hong Kong by seven wickets.

Hong Kong, who they overtook at the top of ICC Challenge League B, made 284-4 with a stand of 190 between Nizakat Khan (127no) and Yasim Murtaza (107no).

But 94 by opener Nick Greenwood and Asa Tribe’s unbeaten 80 off 76 balls took Jersey to 285-3 in the 49th over.

Jersey will progress if they beat Italy and Kenya on Saturday and Sunday.

The island side have won their past nine matches in the competition and are a point clear of Hong Kong.

Both have two games remaining with the group leaders going through to the next round of qualification.

Hong Kong looked in trouble as they slumped to 94-4 at Farmers Cricket Club, but Khan and Murtaza dominated from then on and scored 120 off the final 10 overs.

Murtaza was the more aggressive of the two, hitting eight sixes and seven fours, while Khan cleared the rope…