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Bascombe in St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket team


Miles Bascombe has been included the final thirteen of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines team for the 2011 Senior Windwards Islands two-day championships, which open here today, Friday, December 2.{{more}}

Bascombe last played for St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2010 in the inaugural Windwards T/20 competition, but went off to Barbados during the competition, to play for the University of the West Indies team in that island local competition.

Thereafter, Bascombe opted to represent the Combined Campuses and Colleges(CCC) in the regional T/20 competition last year and the 2011 edition of Cricket’s shortest format.

He also played for the CCC in the Regional Super 50 competition last October.

The 25-year-old right handed opening batsman made his debut for the Windwards in 2007 and last turned out for the four island grouping in the 2010 four-day competition.

Bascombe earned a call up for the West Indies last September on their tour to England in a T/20 two match series against the host.

Bascombe, a student of the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, also played for the West Indies A team in the T/20 series versus their Bangladeshi counterparts last month in St. Lucia.

Apart from Bascombe, the batting department for the Vincentians will be in the hands of West Indies Under-19 player, Sunil Ambris, Donwell Hector, Salvan Browne, Atticus Browne and Hyron Shallow.

Also expected to chip in with some runs is wicket keeper / batsman Lindon James, who has been retained as the captain.

Three spinners in Dyke Cato, Alston Bobb and Kieron Cottoy, who is a member of the Sagicor High Performance Centre located in Barbados, have also made the final cut.

Fast bowlers Dellorn Johnson, who is also a member of the HPC, along with Kesrick Williams and Kenroy Peters complete the team.

The reserves are Marvin Small, Ray Jordan, Kishore Shallow, Desron Maloney, Shaquille Browne and Rolando Wright.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines opens up against Dominica at Arnos Vale One, with St. Lucia and Grenada battling each other at Arnos Vale Two.

The second round of matches starts on Sunday, when the host engages St. Lucia at Arnos Vale Two, and Dominica taking on Grenada at Arnos Vale One.

The final round begins on Wednesday with St. Vincent and the Grenadines playing defending champion Grenada at Arnos Vale One, and Dominica meeting St. Lucia at Arnos Vale Two.

A total of 105 overs must be bowled in each day’s play. (RT)