IT was sweet revenge for home team Saint Lucia, as they retained the Winlott Windward Islands Under- 15 cricket title with a convincing seven-wicket win over defending champions Grenada at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground on Monday 17th December 2018.
This is the fifth time Saint Lucia has won the championship.
The defending champions Grenada batted first and posted 100 all out in 43.1 overs.
Kervyn Gangadeen continued with his good form in the tournament and led the way with a well-played 33 from 81 balls which also included 3 fours. Other contributions with the bat came from Jerel Jeremiah 16 and Rion Mitchell 12.
Score card: Mahid Lambert (2) 1-3, Divonie Joseph (5) 2-30, Rion Mitchell (12)3-30, Kirtson Murray (0) 4-34, Kellis Andrew (4) 5-38, Ronell Walker (1) 6-46, Kervyn Gangadeen (33), 7-97, Jerel Jeremiah (16) 8-99, Deshonte Thomas (0) 9-100, Devin Tyson (0) all out 100.
Extras, the second highest score with 27.
Bowling for Saint Lucia, Jude Joseph was the pick of the bowlers taking 3 for 9; Royce Paul 2 for 27, Kervin Gassie 1 for 16, Tarique Edward 1 for 17 and Arron Joseph 1 for 18.
Saint Lucia in reply reached their target for the loss of three wickets in 26.1 overs losing the wickets of Steven Abraham who went out caught by Divone Joseph off the bowling of Deshonte Thomas for 6 with the score on 8, his opening partner Khan Elcock was next out bowled by Devin Tyson for 3 with the score on 11. Sanjay Francis who replaced Steven Abraham was caught and bowled by Kervyn Gangadeen for 9 in over 14.1 with the score on 39.
Kevin Gassie was not out on 51 from 72 deliveries with seven 4s and Shawnil Edward 21 not out from 48 balls with 1 four. The pair added 65 to see Saint Lucia across the line.
Extras – 14.
Bowling for Grenada – Devin Tyson took 1 for 15, Kervyn Gangadeen 1 for 29 and Deshonte Thomas 1 for 31.
Man of the match – Kervin Gassie for his outstanding performance with the bat – 51 not out and picking up 1 for 16 from 7 overs; he also bowled two maidens.
It must be noted in the first round of the Tournament the Grenadians defeated Saint Lucia by 7 wickets. Scores in the match, Saint Lucia 74 all out in 30.4 overs; Grenada in reply 77 for 3 in 26.4 overs.
In other matches played in the tournament – Grenada versus Dominica. Grenada 181 all out in 40.1 overs; Dominica in reply 186 for 7 in 41.2 overs. Dominica won by 3 wickets.
Grenada versus Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.Grenada 174 all out in 44.2 overs; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in reply 55 all out in 29 overs. Grenada won by 119 runs.
Dominica versus Saint Lucia.Dominica 98 all out in 27.2 overs; Saint Lucia 100 for 4 in 22.3 overs. Saint Lucia won by 6 wickets.
Saint Lucia versus Dominica.Saint Lucia 137 all out in 43 overs; Dominica in reply 91 all out in 33.5 overs. Saint Lucia won by 46 runs.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines versus Saint Lucia.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 120 all out in 49 overs; Saint Lucia 94 all out in 38.3 overs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines won by 26 runs.
Dominica versus Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 188 all out in 49.5 overs; Dominica in reply 135 all out in 38.3 overs. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines won by 53 runs.
Meanwhile, four Saint Lucians has been selected in a 14 man squad to represent the Windward Islands in the 2019 Cricket West Indies U15 tournament schedule for April. The players are Royce Paul, Steven Abraham, Kevin Gassie and Shawnil Edward.
The remainder of the squad reads – Divonie Joseph (captain/ Grenada), Stephan Pascal (Vice-captain) Dominica),Jelani Joseph (Dominica), Kervin Gangadeen (Grenada), Deshonte Thomas (Grenada), Devin Tyson (Grenada), Mahie Lambert (Grenada), Luke Wilson (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), Rashawn Lewis (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines)Solomon Edward (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines).
The reserves – Tarrique Edward (Saint Lucia), Devornte Mc Dowell (Saint Vincent and the Grenadines), Jaden Joseph (Dominica), Kishone Viville (Dominica).