A century from Central Castries Captain Jamaal James together with a half century from wicket keeper Gaspard Prosper and a five wicket haul from off spinner Alleyne Prosper, were enough for Central Castries to retain the Mindoo Phillip two day title.
Batting first on an even paced Mindoo Phillip Park pitch, Central Castries scored 258 for the loss of 8 wickets declared against Mon Repos team. Castries’ total was due largely to an innings of 101 from captain James, 53 from Gaspard Prosper and 30 from SwaylanAuguste.
Bowling for Mon Repos HayselCharlery bagged 3 for 100 and Jamal Lesmond 2 for 36
Mon Repos in reply never got to grips with the slow bowling of the Castries team as they were undermined by Alleyne Prosper (7 for 34) and Joshua Man (2 for 21). Scoring for Mon Repos Mervin Wells 39 and Cyril Charles 18 not out were the only batsmen to show any resistance.
Batting a second time Castries reached 33 for the loss of 1 before the two captains agreed to conclude the match.
Alleyne Prosper was adjudged Man of the Match for his bowling effort of 7 for 34.
Meanwhile, the St. Lucia National Cricket Association now prepares for three activities to conclude the 2014 cricket season – (1) two day wicket keeping clinic on Friday at the Beausejour Cricket Ground for Under -15 Secondary School wicket keepers, (2) Awards ceremony this Saturday at the Bay Gardens Hotel and (3) The Bank of St. Lucia Slog Fest Final on Sunday, in Soufriere.