PROLIFIC under – 15 opening batsman and former national captain Kimani Melius is amongst five debutants named in a 13 man squad to represent St. Lucia at the upcoming Windward Islands Senior Cricket Tournament in Grenada.
Melius becomes the youngest cricket ever ti be picked on a senior national team
Melius who holds the record for the highest individual score of 275 by any St. Lucian cricketer is a student of the Babonneau Secondary School. He led St. Lucia to two championship wins in the Windward Island Under -15 tournament and was a member of the West Indies Under – 17 team that toured England last year.
In February this year, at the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports – Annual National Sports Awards night, Melius received the Community Athlete Award for his outstanding performance in 2015. Also in February in the Massy United Insurance Under – 19 Schools Tournament he scored a magnificent 196 not out for Babonneau Secondary against Leon Hess Comprehensive.
The other debutants in the squad are – Jamaal James a top order batsman, Christian Ange , right arm fast bowler, Shem Severin , right arm fast bowler and Sabinus Emmanuel / Wicket Keeper/ batsman.
The remainder of the squad reads – Craig Emmanuel (Captain) middle order batsman; KeddyLesporis (Vice captain) top order batsman; Tarryck Gabriel / opening batsman / right arm off spinner; Garey Mathurin / bowling all-rounder / left arm Spinner; Kevin Augustin / right arm fast bowler, Larry Edward / bowling all-rounder / left arm Spinner; Audy Alexander / batting all – rounder / left arm spinner; Dornan Edward / all-rounder / right arm leg spinner.
The reserves – Kurt Edward, Dillon John, Stephen Naitram and Alvinus Simon.
In Grenada the squad will be under the watchful eyes of Head Coach Alton Crafton and Team Manager Bernard Gaston.