GROS Islet continued their unbeaten run as the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) Division 1 Inter District Two Day Cricket Competition continued over the weekend (March 7th & 8th 2020) at the Gros Islet playing field with an impressive 7 wicket victory over Central Castries.
Central Castries batting first upon winning the toss was dismissed for 193 in 57.3 overs with Jaden Elibox scoring 54, Ephron Charles 24, Tyler Sookwa 23, Jamaal James 21 and AckeemAuguste 19.
Bowling for Gros Islet, Simeon Gerson took 4 for 58 in 15 overs, Tarryck Gabriel 3 for 40 in 12.3 overs, Udell Preville 2 for 38 in 13 overs and 1 wicket to Kymani Sexius.
Gros Islet in reply led by a brilliant half century from Dane Edward made 284 all out in 64.1 overs.
Dane Edward top scored with a well-played attacking knock off 90 with 13 fours and 4 sixes, Mateo Boulogne 36, Udell Preville 29, standing-in captain Vernillius Gabriel 27, Tarryck Gabriel 26, Simeon Gerson 16 not out and Zidane Arthur 15.
The main wicket takers for Central Castries were, Dillan John, Jaden Elibox, Keygan Arnold and skipper Jamaal James with 2 wickets each.
With a deficit on 1st innings of 91 runs, Central Castries batting a 2nd time was bowled out for 177 in 38.5 over with Jamaal James scoring 48, Keygan Arnold and Ackeem Auguste with 28 each and Jemmi Mauricette 22.
Doing the damage with the ball for Gros Islet were Tarryck Gabriel with 5 for 37 in 13 overs, his second consecutive 5 wicket haul in this year’s tournament; Lee Solomon with 2 for 16 in 3 overs, Udell Preville 2 for 31 in 9 overs and 1 wicket to Simeon Gerson.
Set a victory target of 87 in 12 mandatory overs in the last hour of the day’s play, Gros Islet led by Dane Edward with 31, Tarryck Gabriel 27 and Vernillius Gabriel 12 not out achieved victory, finishing on 87 for 3 in 11.2 overs.
At the Des Barra playing field, South Castries defeated Babonneau by an innings and 68 runs in the latest round of matches in the SLNCA 2 day competition.
Batting first, Babonneau scored 202 all out, Kerry John 56, Stephen Abraham 35 and Zayee Antoine 34.
Bowling for South Castries, Xavier Gabriel picked up 4 for 35 and Kester Charlemagne bagged 3 for 65.
South Castries in reply scored, 380 for 9 declared. Tonius Simon continue his good run on form scored a brilliant 146 which included twenty 4s and nine 6s; Xavier Gabriel 73, Emerson Charles 33.
Bowling for Babonneau, Devon Eugene took 3 for 59.
Batting a second time and 178 runs deficit, Babonneau lost wickets at crucial intervals and were bowled out for 110 with Quain Henry the main stay at the wicket, he made 23.
Bowling for South Castries, Xavier Gabriel picked up 4 for 25, finishing with 8 for 60 in the match and Tonius Simon 3 for 22 to wrap things off.