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CRICKET: SPL T20 2019 Heats Up

The Saint Lucia Premier League (SPL) T20 tournament continues tomorrow (Friday 31st May 2019) at the Phillip Marcellin Ground (PMG) in Vieux Fort with one match on the cards. From 7.30 p.m. Gros Islet takes on Mon Repos Pioneers.

Last evening, one game was played at the Gros Islet Playing Field (GIPF). South Castries Lions with the likes of Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher took on the home team Gros Islet Knights with West Indies Under -19 opening batsman Kimani Melius leading the charge.

Image: Choiseul Craftmasters unbeaten after two games in Group A with a net run rate of 2.4253. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Choiseul Craftmasters unbeaten after two games in Group A with a net run rate of 2.4253. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Going to press last evening it was still uncertain which team batted first.

On Tuesday evening at the GIPF, Mabouya Valley Renegades captained by Murgaran Shoulette defeated Daren Sammy led Avatar City Blasters by 41 runs in a must win situation for Mabouya Valley Renegades.

Winning the toss and bating first, MVR scored 168 for the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Captain Murgaran Shoulette led from the front with a top score of 55 runs. Other contributions with the bat came from Orey Changoo (32), Mateo Boulogne (31) not out and Tyler Sookwa 14 not out.

Fall of wickets: 1-9 Denzel James, 2-49 Orey Changoo, 3-58 Randal Rithal, 4-48 Zachary Edward, 5-141 Murgaran Shoulette, 6-153 Leon Polius. Extras 25.

Bowling for Avatar City Blasters, Alleyn Prospere  took 2 for 21, Loic Prospere 2 for 22, Murlan Sammy 1 for 33 and Sanjay Hayle 1 for 42.

Needing 169 for victory, AVB folded for 124 in18.4 overs with Daren Sammy top scoring with 49, before he was out caught by OreyChangoo off the bowling of Jaiden Elibox. Wade Clovis was caught by Orey Changoo off the bowling of Tyler Sookwa for 28.

Image: Gaspard Prospere (Avatar City Blasters) scored the first SPL century for 2019, 100 versus Soufriere Stumpers. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
Gaspard Prospere (Avatar City Blasters) scored the first SPL century for 2019, 100 versus Soufriere Stumpers. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Fall of wickets: 1-5 Alex Joseph, 2-17 KeddyLesporis, 3-17 Gaspard Prospere,4-41 Stephen Naitrum,5-94 Daren Sammy,6-108 Wade Clovis,7-114 Murlan Sammy,8-115 Alleyn Prospere,9-123 Dillan John and all out 124 Sanjay Hayle. Extras 12.

Bowling for Mabouya Valley Renegades, Tyler Sookwa bagged 4 for 23, Lennice Modeste 3 for 31, Jaiden Elibox 1 for 19 and Murgaran Shoulette 1 for 26.

On Friday 24th, the opening day of the tournament, Choiseul Craft Masters defeated Club Whispers by 9 wickets. Scores in the match: Club Whisper Soufriere Stumpers 140 for the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Keither Prosper 35 and Tennesy Hippolyte 34. Clem St Rose 2 for 16. Choiseul Craft Masters 146 for 1 in 12 overs. Jason Simon 75 not out, Christian Charlery 43 not out. Wayne Prospere 1 for 20.

In day two double header on Saturday, May 25th South Castries Lions defeated Mon Repos Pioneers by 110 runs. Scores SSL 228 for the loss of 6 wickets: Andre Fletcher 67, Johnson Charles 41 and CorlinusCalender 41 not out. Jamal Lesmond 2 for 18. In reply, Mon Repos Pioneers 118 all out in 16.2 overs. Kernan Henry 20, Craig Emmanuel 16, Shadrach Descarte 15. Keygan Arnold 3 for 23, Tonius Simon 2 for 12,Kester Charlemange 2 for 30.

In Game 2, Gros Islet Knights defeated Vieux Fort Raiders by 38 runs. Scores, GIK 209 for the loss of 4 wickets in their 20 overs. Kimani Melius 74, Hazel Charlery 37 not out, Jamal McPhee 31 not out, Vidal Crandon 28. Al Prince 2 for 25.Chasing 210 for victory, VFR made 171 for the loss of 9 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. Julian Sylvester 99, Richie Roberts 16. Tyrel Chicot 3 for 32, Tarryck Gabriel 2 for 9.

On Sunday 26th, in Game 1 Avatar City Blasters 197 all out in 19.3 overs. In reply Club Whispers Soufriere Stumpers could only manage 162 for the loss of 8 wickets in their allotted 20 overs. ACB won by 35 runs. Gaspard Prospere 100, Alleyn Prosper 29, Keddy Lesporis 27. Wayne Prospere 3 for 18, Quint Mesmain 2 for 26, Xytus Emmanuel 2 for 27, Sanjay Pamphile 2 for 33. CWSS -162 for 8, Quint Mesmain 64 not out, Denver Didier 37.Alleyn Prosper 3 for 18, Sanjay Hayle 2 for 22.

In Game 2, Choiseul Craftmasters won by 5 wickets over Mabouya Valley Renegades. Scores MVR 157 for the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.Denzel James 99, Mateo Boulogne 15.Audy Alexander 3 for 30. CCM in reply, 161 for 5 in 19.1 overs. Jason Simon 36, Vince Smith 30, Christian Charlery 24. Murgaran Shoulette 2 for 36.

Meanwhile, the excitement, loud shouts and party atmosphere continue on Saturday 1st June at the PMG with a double header. From 3.30 pm. South Castries Lions plays Vieux Fort North Raiders; while Choiseul Craftmasters takes on Avatar City Blasters.

On Sunday 2nd, from 3.30 p.m. Vieux Fort Raiders plays against Mon Repos Pioneers and Club Whispers Soufriere Stumpers take on Mabouya Valley Renegades at 7.30 p.m.

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... Read full bio...

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