Three-Peat for North Leeward
August 6, 2010
Three-Peat for North Leeward

North Leeward secured a third consecutive lien on the Zonal Under-15 Cricket title,{{more}} when their bowlers strangled Central Windward’s batting in the final played at the Sion Hill Playing Field last Saturday.

North Leeward’s spin trio of Caron Ballantyne, 3 for 20, Kimali Williams, 2 for 15, and Nigel Small, 2 for 19, restricted Central Windward’s batting to 96 for 9 off their 30 overs.

Gidron Pope made 17 and Gilbert Thomas 16, in a losing cause.

Central Windward was replying to North Leeward’s 107 for 9, made off 30 overs, reduced from 40 because of a late start occasioned by a wet outfield following heavy rains all last week.

Steady batting by Shammon Hooper, who made 49, allowed the left hander to shepherd his team to some respectability, where boundaries were a premium on a sluggish outfield.

Nigel Small, who like Hooper, was part of last year’s winning unit, contributed 17.

Gidron Pope was the pick of Central Windward’s bowling with 3 for 17 and Dominic Da Silva, 2 for 15.

The other zones in the competition were North Windward, South Windward, Marriaqua, South Central Leeward, Kingstown and St. George.

From this zonal competition, a St. Vincent and the Grenadines team will be selected to play in this year’s Windward Islands Under-15 tournament. (RT)