The St Lucia National Under – 15 Cricket Team completed yet another very successful weekend of preparation for the 2016 Windward Islands Under-15 Cricket Tournament to be held in Dominica from April 1 to April 10.
On Friday evening, the team was addressed by Mr. Dane Magloire on the topics: “Representing Your Country with Pride” and “Benefits of Sports and Cricket”. On Sunday, March 20 the National Team played a 50 over practice match against a combined youth team led by Kimani Melius at the Gros Islet Playing Field.
The National Under-15 team won the toss and batted first, made a massive 402 for 6 in their 50 overs. This huge score was aided by a partnership of 298 for the 2nd wicket between Garvin Serieux and Tyrel Chicot who both made centuries. Garvin Serieux top scored with a majestic 164 which included 22 fours and 6 sixes. The other centurion, Tyrel Chicot stroked 108 which comprised of 15 fours. Bowling for Melius’ team, Kyle Adonis took 2 for 48 in 10 overs and Allian Ashby 2 for 124 in 9 overs.
In reply, Melius’ team was bowled out for 212 in 35 overs. Dane Edward made a good looking 100 comprising of 10 fours and 5 sixes, Allian Ashby chipped in with 32. For the National Under-15 team, left arm spinner Keygan Arnold bowling with excellent control and skill, finished with career best bowling figures of 7 for 23 in 9 overs. The National Under – 15 Cricket Team won by 190 runs.