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SPL Cricket: One Game On This Evening

Image: (L-R) Shervin Charles and Sabinus Emmanuel put on 115 in 9.5 overs for the first wicket; Mervin Wells picked up 2 for 11 for MRP. (PHOTO: SPL)

Weather permitting, one game is on the cards for this evening (Tuesday 4th June) in the 2019 Saint Lucia Premier League (SPL) T20 tournament.

From 7.00 p.m. at the Phillip Marcellin Ground (PMG) in a rescheduled match due to weekend rain and fresh from their 126 runs win over Vieux Fort North Raiders (VFNR), Mon Repos Pioneers (MRP) will take on South Castries Lions (SCL); a must win for SCL after they were defeated by Gros Islet last Wednesday by 2 wickets.

Image: (L-R) Shervin Charles and Sabinus Emmanuel put on 115 in 9.5 overs for the first wicket; Mervin Wells picked up 2 for 11 for MRP. (PHOTO: SPL)
(L-R) Shervin Charles and Sabinus Emmanuel put on 115 in 9.5 overs for the first wicket; Mervin Wells picked up 2 for 11 for MRP. (PHOTO: SPL)

Last evening in another rescheduled match that was also postponed due to rain, the Daren Sammy led Avatar City Masters took on Choiseul Craftmasters.

Meanwhile, as action continued on Sunday evening at the Phillip Marcelin Grounds, Shervin Charles hit a whirlwind 60 from 32 deliveries, when the Mon Repos Pioneers defeated the Vieux Fort North Raiders.

In the only match played on the weekend due to persistent rain from Thursday afternoon, Mon Repos scored 224 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs. Charles’ innings included 6 fours and 4 sixes. Other contributions with the bat; opening batsman Sabinus Emmanuel 48 from 31 balls, Mervin Wells 38 from 27 balls, Craig Emmanuel 24 from 12 balls, Kernan Henry 11 and Evanus Emmanuel 8 not out.

Fall of wickets: 1-115 (Sabinus Emmanuel 48), 2-120 (Shervin Charles 60), 3-148 (Shadrack Descartes 3); 4-187 (Craig Emmanuel 24), 5-199 (Mervin Wells 38), 6-206 (Rohan Lesmond 13). Extras: 19.

Bowling for VFNR, Shem Paul took 2 for 22, Earven Fredrick 2 for 28 and Travis Gifford 1 for 43.

Needing 225 for victory, VFNR lost five wickets with the score on 86 in 17.5 overs, but at the end could only manage 98 for the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Opening batsman Julian Sylvester, the only batsman to show any resistance, made 43 from 54 deliveries. Travis Gifford scored 14 not out and Shem Paul 0 not out.

Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Shervin George 9), 2-70 (Al Prince 7), 3-71 (Julian Sylvester 43), 4-81 (Richie Roberts 7), 5-86 (Chris Pamphile 3), 6 -98 (Lance Sammy 2).

Bowling for MRP captain Mervin Wells took 2 for 11, Shervin Charles 1 for 5, Jamal Lesmond 1 for 12 and Michael Charlery 1 for 20.

Shervin Charles was named Man of the Match. Mon Repos won by 126 runs.

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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