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Two Vincentians in Windwards U-15 cricket team

Two Vincentians in Windwards U-15 cricket team

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Two Vincentians, Dellorn Douglas and Shane Roberts, have made the final cut for the Windward Islands Under-15 cricket team to the West Indies tournament, set for Jamaica in July of this year.{{more}}

The two are part of a 14- member team which was selected from the National Lotteries Authority Windwards tournament, which concluded here last Wednesday.

Douglas was the lead batsman for the Vincentians with 143 runs, including two half centuries. Douglas also bowls off-spin, while Roberts, a left-arm fast bowler, compiled 129 runs.

The rest of the team sees four players being selected from the other three islands.

Grenadian Emmanuel Stewart will captain the team. A right-handed middle order batsman and wicketkeeper, Stewart was the lead batsman in the tournament, with 349 runs at an average of 69. 5 runs, with four half centuries.

The other Grenadians selected are Johann Jeremia, a left-handed batsman and off-spinner; Narun Singh, a left-arm orthodox spinner and right-handed batsman and fast bowler Darron Nedd.

Jeremiah scored 90 runs and scalped five wickets, while Singh was the joint top wicket taker with 13; Nedd scored 69 runs and captured seven wickets.

Dominica’s captain Leic Charles joins fellow Dominicans Alick Athanaze, Maldini Royer and Deneal Dupigny, as those selected from that island.

The left-handed Charles scored 193, while Athanaze, an off-spinner, scored 91 and copped seven wickets. Royer, a medium fast bowler, had two wickets for 62 and scored ten runs, while Dupigny snared ten wickets.

St Lucia’s selectees are Johnnel Eugene, Stuart Calderon, Denzel James and Nick Elibox.

Eugene, who led his team in the tournament, scored 183 runs. Calderon, a spinner, took 13 wickets and shared the top wicket taking award with James, a wicketkeeper, and a hard-hitting batsman, who punched in 138 runs.

Elibox, who was named the team’s vice captain, scored 193 runs and picked up seven wickets.

The reserves are Terrell Toussaint – an opening batsman and fast bowler of Dominica; Erwin Williams, a spinner and left-handed lower order batsman of St Vincent and the Grenadines; opening batsman Dane Edwards of St Lucia and spinner Kerwin Dupigny of Dominica.

But there was consternation at the Murray Heights Hotel last Wednesday night when Toussaint was not named in the 14.

Toussaint, an opening batsman and medium fast bowler, scored 91 runs and fetched 11 wickets.

Grenadian Dwain Gill was named manager of the team, with St Lucian Alton Crafton, the team’s coach.

Gill takes over from Vincentian Samuel Holder, who has held the post for a number of years. (RT)

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