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Inaugural Saint Lucia Premier League Days Away

THE inaugural Saint Lucia Premier League T20 Tournament is just 10 days away.

The event, which is set to officially bowl off on September 15 at the Soufriere Mini Stadium, will see SRDF Soufriere Pitons coming up against Choiseul Craft Masters 7:00 p.m. in the opening game.

The tournament switches into high gear the following day with a double-header at the same venue from 4:00 p.m. as Avatar City Blasters play Gros Islet Knights while NAGICO South Castries Lions meet Micoud at 8:00 p.m.

On Sunday, September 17, SRDF Soufriere Pitons play NAGICO South Castries Lions from 4:00 p.m. followed by Choiseul Craft Masters taking on Micoud Trail Blazers at 8:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, September 19, Mabouya Valley Renegades will fancy their chances against Soapbox Vieux Fort South Sunrisers at 7:00 p.m.

The grand final is scheduled for the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground on Monday, October 2.

Cricket fans will see some of Saint Lucia’s leading senior and youth cricketers in action, including Johnson Charles, Craig Emmanuel, Johnnel Eugene, Kimani Melius, Dane Edward, and Alvin La Feuille.

The tournament is expected to be the biggest sporting spectacle on the calendar of the Saint Lucia Cricket Association and one can expect to see some thrilling cricket.

Meanwhile, last Sunday, a friendly match was played between Avatar City Blasters and Micoud Trail Blazers in Mon Repos as teams continue their preparation.

Batting first, Avatar City Blasters scored 142 for the loss of 8 wickets in their 20 overs. Former national cricketers Alleyn Prosper top scored with 38 not out, Wade Clovis got 34 while youth player Tarryk Gabriel made 32.

Bowling for Micoud Trail Blazers, Brandon Bicar bagged 3 for 25.

Needing 143 for victory, Micoud Trail Blazers were restricted to 134 for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Rohan Lesmond top scored with 27.

Former national fast bowler Alvin Prosper picked up took 3 for 19.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy…
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