Mission accomplished for team SVG in Winwards cricjet tournament
December 20, 2013
Mission accomplished for team SVG in Winwards cricjet tournament

The capture by St Vincent and the Grenadines of both the Twenty/20 and two-day competitions in the annual Windward Islands cricket tournament was an objective set out before the team left for Grenada two weeks ago.{{more}}

That was the main focus by the management and players, as revealed by the team’s captain Lindon James, as he spoke with SEARCHLIGHT last Tuesday at the E.T. Joshua Airport.

“…Before we left here, we said we wanted to do the double this year, as we were champions of the Twenty/20 and just missed out on the two-day competition last year,” James revealed.

Opining that his team played some good cricket at times, James, however, thought it was the team spirit which distinguished them from the other three island teams.

“We played very well; We played as a team, as a unit and had good team spirit… The senior players and even the junior players all stepped up to the task and we were backed up by the management and the coach as well,” James noted.

Chiming in and also lauding the team was manager Elvis Browne, who fingered pre-tournament preparations which carried St Vincent and the Grenadines over the line in both competitions.

“We trained for about three months for the tournament and we did not only do the physical training, we also looked at the mental aspects as well and that brought us home … The guys were mentally and physically prepared,” Browne said.

Browne said he believes that after winning the Twenty/20 competition, the players carried over that momentum into the two-day competition.

A former national player and a current selector, Browne hailed the success of the team as an indicator that things are being done right with the development of young cricketers here in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

At the 2013 tournament in Grenada, which ended last Monday, St Vincent and the Grenadines retained the Twenty/20 competition and scooped the longer version for the fourth time in five years.(RT)