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SVG wins Windwards two day Cricket title

SVG wins Windwards two day Cricket title


After finishing at the bottom of the pack in the One Day version, St. Vincent and the Grenadines scored back to back wins against Dominica and Grenada in the two day version, and copped the senior Windwards title taking place in St. Lucia.{{more}}

The Vincentians go into today’s (Friday) last match against St. Lucia topping the point standings on an unassailable 24, with St. Lucia and Grenada pegged on ten points and Dominica on three.

Last Wednesday, the Vincentians completed a come from behind win over nemesis Grenada.

Set 160 to win, the Vincentian batsmen led by Salvan Browne, took the Grenada bowlers to the sword as he belted 73. He and Wayne Harper, 41, were involved in a 117 opening stand. Donwell Hector hit 22, as the Vincentians reached 162 for 3.

Grenada had eeked out a 39-run first innings lead, but was routed for 110 in their second innings. John Olive was the topscorer with 22 not out. Kenroy Peters captured 6 for 28, Deighton Butler 2 for 31 and Alston Bobb, 1 for 17.

In Grenada’s first innings, they were at one point 87 for 6, but their lower order rallied to a score of 170, aided by some poor out cricket as several catches went a begging according to reports.

Ronald Ettiene 57, Denis George 32 and Garfield Charles 28 were Grenada’s main contributors, as there were two wickets apiece for Butler, Dyke Cato, Bobb, Dellorn Johnson and Peters.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines was cruising at 97 for 3 in their first knock, but folded for 131.Donwell Hector topscored with 59 and debutant Atticus Browne made 21, as Rawl Lewis bagged 5 for 17 and Camilus Alexander, 3 for 45.

Against Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines carried on to 232 for 7 declared. Captain Linden James made 79 not out, Bobb, 53, and Butler hit 24.

Jean Paul bagged 3 for 58, and Kevin James, 2 for 55.

This was in reply to Dominica’s 101, when Junior Jervier topscored with 21. Butler had bagged 4 for 39, Keiron Cottoy, 2 for 16, debutant Kesrick Williams, 1 for 20, Johnson, 1 for 8 and Peters, 1 for 12.

Batting a second time, Dominica after being 97 without loss was bowled out for 182. Martin Matthew, 51, Tyrone Theophille, 47, Kevin James, 27, and Mervyn Matthew, 21. SVG, set 52 to win, reached the total for the loss of one wicket. Browne made 30 not out.

Grenada gained first innings over St. Lucia. Responding to Grenada’s 231, St. Lucia made 194. Gairy Mathurin, 62 not out, Louis, 46, and Craig Emmanuel, 30. The enigmatic George snared 6 for 58, and Olive, 4 for 25.

Grenada was 114 for 7 at the close. Ettienne, 31, Alexander, 28. Sammy, 2 for 19, and Xavier Gabriel, 2 for 38.

Andre Fletcher struck 77, and Devon Smith, 52, in Grenada’s first innings. Alex Antoine, 3 for 24, and Sammy, 2 for 48.

Dominica on the back of Theophille’s 120 retired hurt, Jervier, 61, and Mervyn Matthew, 34, was propelled to 274 against the St. Lucia. Sammy took 3 for 42 and Gabriel, 3 for 46.

St. Lucia made a strong reply, 319. Keddy Lesporis struck 105, Sergio Fedee, 76, Sammy, 30, and Johnson Charles and Denis Louis, 26 each. Shane Shillingford took 4 for 88, Kaveen Hodge, 2 for 45, and Paul, 2 for 49.

Dominica was 46 for 4 in their second innings. When the One day Competition finished last week Friday, Dominica had retained that title.