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On National Cricket Team at 15 – MELIUS MAKES HISTORY

Image: Kimani Melius (Photo Anthony De Beauville)
Kimani Melius (Photo Anthony De Beauville)

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.

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.

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  1. Well done to our young male cricketers. ..continue to raise the bar …your achievements will most certainly impact positively on many other young guys like you !

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