January 13, 2015
Ambris in Windwards team… Cottoy, Williams in CCC’s

After being initially left out by the Windwards selectors for the Nagico Super-50 competition, Vincentian middle order batsman Sunil Ambris has been summoned to the team.{{more}}

A right-handed batsman, who can also keep wicket, Ambris’ call-up was effected after Dominican Kavem Hodge opted to play for the Combined Campuses and Colleges.

Ambris, who had a stellar first class season in 2014, hitting a century on debut for the Windwards against Guyana, then ended with another versus Jamaica, but is yet to play in the regional one-day competition.

However, he has not brought over his form in the 2014-2015 Professional Caribbean League, where he scored a mere 110 runs from seven innings.

The 21-year-old Ambris has played for the West Indies Under-15, Under-19 and recently toured Sri Lanka with the West Indies A team.

Along with Ambris, St Lucian Taryck Gabriel has been called up to replace fellow St Lucian player Dalton Polius, who reports say suffered an injury during the training camp in Dominica.

The inclusion of Ambris in the Windwards team for the January 15 to 25 tournament, to be played in Trinidad and Tobago, brings the number of Vincentians selected to five.

Ambris joins his Guardian General Saints teammate Kenroy Peters and the Victors One pair of Alston Bobb and Miles Bascombe and LIME Radcliffe’s Delorn Johnson, who are part of the 15-member outfit.

The rest of the teams is Liam Sebastian (captain), Johnson Charles, Craig Emmanuel, Andre Fletcher, Keddy Lesporis, Mervin Matthew, Shane Shillingford and Devon Smith.

Meanwhile Vincentian Keron Cottoy, who was named in the Windwards reserve list, has been selected to play for the Combined Campuses and Colleges.

Like Cottoy, who plays for Victors One in local cricket competitions, Team Rivals’ Kesrick Williams makes the CCC’s final cut for the tournament.

And, all the Vincentians can come face to face with one another, as the Windwards and the CCC are drawn in the same group.

Both teams meet at the National Cricket Centre on January 17.

The Windwards, the 2013 winners, open their campaign against Guyana at the Queen’s Park Oval, in Port of Spain, January 15, with the CCC meeting Barbados Pride on that same day at the National Cricket Centre.

While the Windwards and the CCC battle in Zone A, host Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, the Leewards and West Indies Under-19 contest Zone B.(RT)