Jamaica cruise to victory after Gayle’s second century
Guyana Chronicle
October 6, 2001

KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CMC) - Chris Gayle hit his second straight century to help Jamaica to a comfortable 60-run win over Leeward Islands at Sabina Park in their Red Stripe Bowl limited-overs cricket match yesterday.

Gayle, the West Indies opening batsman, followed up a century in the opening match against Northern Windward Islands on Tuesday, with another attractive innings of 122 that was the rock upon which Jamaica built a total of 209 off 49.2 overs.

Runako Morton hit the top score of 38 and Omari Banks was unbeaten on 31 as Leewards reached 149 for seven in their 50 overs. Spin bowlers Gareth Breese and Brian Murphy shared five wickets.

Choosing to bat, Jamaica lost Leon Garrick, the West Indies opening batsman, caught close to the wicket off Lesroy Irish for a duck in the first over.

Except for Gayle, whose innings lasted 140 balls and contained 12 fours and one six, none of the other Jamaican batsmen gave a good account of himself.

There were two wickets apiece for Ronald Powell, Morton, Irish and Sheldon Jeffers.

Leewards' batsman were restricted by Jamaica's new-ball pair of Warren Medwynter and Jermaine Lawson. They were never quite able to raise the metronome once the spin bowlers were introduced as Breese captured three for 24 from 10 overs and Murphy two for 24 from 10.