Castries, St. Lucia – The host team, St. Lucia finished the preliminary stage of the Winlott Windward Islands Boys U15 tournament with another dominant performance, this time against St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In the other clash of the third round, Dominica gained their first points over Grenada.

Daren Sammy Cricket Ground Captain Theo Edward scored his third consecutive century to help St. Lucia remain the only undefeated team of the tournament following a 201 runs victory over St Vincent and the Grenadines . St Vincent and the Grenadines won the toss and inserted St Lucia to bat. Captain Theo Edward together with vice captain Jonathan Daniel shared a 102 run partnership before Daniel was caught off the bowling of Jorden Charles for 33. Leon Alexander then shared in another 100 run partnership before the captain fell caught off the bowling of his opposite number Jorden Charles. Edward ended with another classy 137 featuring 16 fours and 6 sixes in his innings off 118 balls. Leon Alexander put on a healthy knock of 50. His second half century of the tournament to power St Lucia to a total of 310 for 9.

St Vincent and the Grenadines reply started poorly when by the fifth over they had already lost three batsmen for only 14 runs. Skipper Jorden Charles built a 58 run partnership with Damali Phillips to rebuild their innings, following which, the team folded. In the end, St Vincent and the Grenadines fell for 109 in 29.5 overs. Leon Alexander again was devastating with the his off spin bowling taking 5 for 17 in 7.5 overs. He was backed up by captain Edward who took 2 for 17 in 4 overs and pacer Denzie Jn Paul who took 2 for 19 in his 4 overs.

Gros Islet Dominica won their first match of the tournament at the expense of Grenada. Dominica won the toss and chose to bat. After the early dismissal of Aiden Burton for 11 in the 4th over, Captain Kenneth Valmond joined Earsinho Fontaine at the wicket. The two put on a partnership of 217 runs before the dismissal of Fontaine for 86. Captain Valmond ended with 100 off 94 balls, inclusive of 10 fours and 3 sixes. The Grenadians ended the innings on a high, dismissing the Dominicans for 286 in 46.2 overs.

In response, Grenada lost regular wickets with only Jordan John 10 and Tevin Gordon 10 reaching double figures, and an eventual total of 90 in 28.3 overs. Captain Kenneth Valmond was the leading wicket taker for his team with 4 for 11 in 10 overs and Lybird Darroux assisted with 2 for 21 in 7 overs. The result was a victory of 196 runs for Dominica.


There will be a replay of both matches in the final round of the tournament. For the championship, at Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, St. Lucia will take on St. Vincent and the Grenadines. In the other match for the 3rd place position, Dominica and Grenada will clash at Gros Islet.