Saint Lucia is set to host the Winlott Windward Islands Under-15 Cricket Tournament from December 10 to 17, at the Daren Sammy Cricket Grounds [DSCG] and the Gros Islet Playing Field.
According to a local cricket official, the Saint Lucia team has been training for the last few weekends at various grounds. The team coach is Alton Crafton, with Junior Derose as manager.
The team has been in preparation for this tournament under the guidance of officials of the Department of Sports and the St Lucia National Cricket Association [SLNCA].
The SLNCA official stated that, “Locally, it is hoped that St Lucia will dominate as it has done in the past. The other islands of Dominica, Grenada and St Vincent will want to out play the local lads and lay claim to the championship hence making the tournament an interesting affair.”
Saint Lucia will play all of its preliminary round matches at the DSCG. Matches start at 9:30 am and are scheduled to end at 5:00pm.
The schedule of matches is as follows:
DSCG – Sunday 11th Dec- St Lucia vs. Dominica
GIPF – Grenada vs. St Vincent
DSCG – Dec, 12 St Lucia vs. Grenada
GIPF – Dominica vs. St Vincent
– Tuesday 13th Dec Rest Day –
DSCG – 14th Dec – St Lucia vs. St Vincent
GIPF – Dominica vs. Grenada
Thursday 15th Dec – Rest Day –
Friday 16th Dec –
DSCG – 1st vs. 2nd
GIPF – 3rd vs. 4th
An SLNCA official informed that , “Entrance to all the grounds are absolutely free and we welcome all cricket supporters to come cheer on our boys as we try our best to capture another youth title for St Lucia this year.”