Grenada champ Windwards Under-19 cricket title
July 11, 2014

Grenada champ Windwards Under-19 cricket title

Grenada snatched the 2014 Windward Islands Under-19 two-day cricket tournament which concluded here in St Vincent and the Grenadines last Friday.{{more}}

The Grenadians, who were dethroned in 2013 by St Lucia, finished with 24 points, five more than the displaced St Lucia. Grenada, in their final match, last Thursday and Friday, got first innings points from Dominica at Arnos Vale Two.

The new champions had put themselves in a comfortable position on Thursday, when they dismissed Dominica for 94.

Josiah Hamilton – 33 and Leic Charles – 24 were the main scorers in Dominica’s total.

Bowling for Grenada, Deron Hypolite took 4 for 24 and Daniel Mc Donald, 3 for 22.

In response, Grenada posted 181. Craig Phillips – 35, Melvin Gordon – 34, Deron Hypolite – 21 and Daniel Mc Donald propped up their team’s innings, as Kharmal Hamilton snared 5 for 55 and Josiah Hilton – 4 for 68.

Dominica, however, left their best batting effort for last, as they produced the highest team total of the competition – 291 all out.

A belligerent knock of 163 not out by number seven batsman Kershaskie Jno Lewis, propped up the total.

Playing some audacious strokes, Jno Lewis smashed 14 fours and 8 sixes in his stay at the crease. He put on a tenth wicket partnership of 92 with Gilon Tyson, who contributed only six.

Playing second fiddle to Jno Lewis were Sherlon George – 40 and Leic Charles – 35.

Set a target of 204 to win, Grenada played cautiously, while eyeing the St Vincent and the Grenadines versus St Lucia contest, which seesawed at Arnos Vale One.

When play ended, Grenada was 186 for 7 and the title in grasp. Chard Charles – 51 not out and Roland Cato – 25, led Grenada’s second innings batting.

Bowling for Dominica, Gilon Tyson had 2 for 24 and Kharmal Hamilton – 2 for 49.

Meanwhile, Grenada’s Deron Hypolite got the award as the Most Valuable Player for his team, while Dominica’s Jno Lewis took the honours for the highest aggregate in the tournament.

Jno Lewis scored 232 runs at an average of 46.52, which also earned his team’s award of Most Valuable Player. (RT)