National Under – 19 Champions Gros Islet booked their way closer to regain their title with a convincing victory over Mabouya Valley in the Quarter Finals of the St. Lucia National Cricket Association Inter – District Under – 19 Cricket Tournament on Saturday, June 10 at the Gros Islet Playing Field.
In a game reduced to 31 overs a side, due to a wet wicket, Gros Islet batting first and led by centuries from former West Indies Under – 16 batsmen Kimani Melius and Dane Edward made an imposing 287 without loss in their allotted overs.
Both opening batsmen batted with excellent composure and command as they shared in a massive opening unbroken partnership of 287.
Kimani Melius made a magnificent 151 not out which comprised of 13 fours and 9 sixes and captain Dane Edward made a brilliant 125 not out with 16 fours and 3 sixes.
In reply, a devastating spell of seam bowling from former Windward Islands Under – 17 player Stavone Gabriel reduced Mabouya Valley to 137 all out in 26.2 overs, with Denzel James making 52, Chad Martial 17 and Quacy Hobson 15.
Stavone Gabriel picked up 6 for 15 in 6.2 overs. The other wicket takers for Gros Islet were Kymani Sexius with 2 for 28 in 5 overs and 1 wicket each to Lee Solomon, Simeon Gerson and Keeghan Patrick.
Gros-Islet won by 150 RUNS.