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SVG loses last ball thriller in friendly cricket series

SVG loses last ball thriller in friendly cricket series
Tobago team champion of the three-match cricket series for the Ian Allen/ Lincoln Roberts trophy.

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St Vincent and the Grenadines were beaten 2-1 by Tobago in a three-match cricket series for the Ian Allen/ Lincoln Roberts trophy.

The friendly series came to a fitting end last Sunday at the Park Hill Playing Field.

Chasing 239 to win, Tobago gained the target, with Ancil Nedd hitting a six off the last ball of the 50th over bowled by Romario Bibby.

Joshua James led with 55, while both Kelon Lynch and Christian Adams scored 33.

Bowling for the host, Darius Martin had 3 for 46 and Asif Hooper, 2 for 24.

SVG loses last ball thriller in friendly cricket series
SVG cricket team

In the Vincentians’ innings of 238 all out from 49.4 overs, Seon Sween cracked 13 fours and 4 sixes in his 111 and Asif Hooper scored 46.

For Tobago, Dejourn Charles took 3 for 45, while Acil Nedd captured 2 for 25 and Joshua James, 2 for 30.

Sunday’s final match began with both teams level on one win apiece.

St Vincent and the Grenadines came out victors with a nine-wicket win on Friday at the Arnos Vale Playing Field.

Darius Martin pulped 5 for 24 and Romario Bibby, 4 for 20, to send Tobago tumbling for 66 in 23.2 overs.

Rickford Walker stroked 31 not out, as St Vincent and the Grenadines responded with 67 for 1 in 14.2 overs.

When the 50-over series commenced on Thursday, Tobago beat St Vincent and the Grenadines by 52 runs at the Cumberland Playing Field.

Tobago posted 195 all out from 49. 5 overs. Joshua James scored 53 and Adrian Alexander, 41.

SVG loses last ball thriller in friendly cricket series
Darius Martin (left) gets his award from Nelson Hillocks – Director of Physical Education and Sports

Young Vincentian cricketer Rayan Williams has been afforded an opportunity to play for Mill Park Cricket Club in Melbourne, Australia.

Williams, 19, a right-arm fast bowler, will be guest of the club for the next six months.

His stint has been realised by contacts made by former St Vincent and Grenadines, Windwards and West Indies, left-arm fast bowler Kenroy Peters.

Williams, who hails from Glamorgan, plans to make full use of the sojourn in Australia.

“I am looking forward to build on my game… I am looking forward to build a bond with the team, making sure that they like me … I want to make sure that I can get to go back and perform as well as possible,” Williams projected.

Williams, who represents Guardian General Saints in the local cricket competition, has also played for St Vincent and the Grenadines at the Under-15, Under-19 and senior levels, as well as for the Windwards Under-19s.

Williams’ trip to Australia has been made possible through contributions from the SVG Cricket Association Inc., Bank of SVG, Friends of Female Cricket, Coreas Food Department and the manager of American Airlines.

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