February 5, 2010
Central Windward wins Zonal Under-19 Cricket Title

The emergence of the nation’s top cricketers from the Windward side of the island was further confirmed last Sunday, as Central Windward copped the 2010 Zonal Under-19 Cricket title.{{more}}

They did so with a comfortable 107-run triumph over St. George at the Sion Hill Playing Field.

Central Windward batted first and rattled up 210. Asif Hooper was the main contributor with 51. Andy Harper assisted with 42, and Anthony Harper scored 21. Central Windward’s tally was helped by 36 Extras.

Bowling for St. George, Kimani Thomas captured 3 for 28, Triston Browne, 3 for 43, and Gabriel Kirby, 2 for 39.

St. George’s reply hinged greatly on the contribution of St. Vincent and the Grenadines senior player Atticus Browne. However, he was dismissed for 25, as the left hander mistimed a shot, which was pouched by the mid off fieldsman.

After his dismissal, there was a steady procession to and from the pavilion.

Only Kentish Phillips with 22 added any other significant score, as St. George, who was declared joint champion with North Leeward after the final in 2008 ended prematurely because of a thunder storm, easily folded for 103.

Kadier Nedd was the pick of Central Windward’s bowling, with 4 for 35. Recarvo Williams picked up 3 for 26, and Hooper crowned a good match, with 2 for 6.

The competition served as the basis for selection of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines team to this year’s Windwards tournament next month.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines will host the tournament, which runs from March 29 to April 8. (RT)