Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines – In the Winlott Inc WICB U15 Super 50 tournament, where young talent collided with cricketing skill, the final day promised some exciting matches. However, an unfortunate twist of fate occurred as the rain-plagued day forced the abandonment of both the 3rd place playoff between St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines and the Finals featuring Dominica and Grenada. This left everyone—fans and players alike—craving a proper conclusion to the tournament. Yet, shining through the rain-soaked uncertainty, Dominica emerged as the ultimate champion. Their steady performance throughout the competition proved decisive, earning them the well-deserved title. Let’s dive into the stories behind these rain-interrupted battles and celebrate Dominica’s undeniable triumph in this youthful cricketing spectacle.
Grenada vs Dominica – The Final
The Finals clash between Dominica and Grenada, marked by the anticipation of a thrilling encounter, was marred by rain, resulting in a no-result. Dominica won the toss and chose to bowl, hoping to capitalize on favourable conditions. Nevertheless, the weather intervened, and Dominica was declared the tournament winner due to having accumulated the most points leading into the finals.
Grenada, batting first, managed to score 84/3 in 25.1 overs before the rain disrupted play. Khavaugh Bartholomew played a crucial innings, scoring 38 runs, while Aiden Burton and Nian Davis took a wicket each for Dominica. The match had promised a competitive finish, but the elements had other plans, leaving the teams and spectators wanting for a decisive conclusion.
In the end, despite the unfortunate weather interruptions, Dominica’s consistent performance throughout the tournament earned them the championship title in the Winlott Inc WICB U15 Super 50. The team’s resilience, skill, and teamwork were evident, making them deserving victors despite the unsatisfying end to the final match.
St Lucia vs St Vincent and the Grenadines – 3rd Place Playoff:
The 3rd place playoff between St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines in the Winlott Inc WICB U15 Super 50 ended in disappointment as persistent rain prevented any play. St Vincent won the toss and opted to bowl, a decision rendered inconsequential by the weather. However, St Lucia claimed 3rd place due to having more points going into the match.
St Lucia managed to post a total of 117/9 in their innings, which spanned 22 overs. Aiden Scholar’s notable innings of 36 not out provided a silver lining for the team. Zack Thomas was the standout bowler for St Vincent, taking 3 wickets for 11 runs in his three overs. Despite the lack of a conclusive result, the match showcased the players’ determination and skills, contributing to an eventful tournament.
Our Greatest Gratitude
As we end another important tournament for the development of our future leaders of the sport, the Windward Islands Cricket Board would like to express our utmost gratitude to all those who made this competition possible. We sincerely thank Winlott Inc for their continued support as our title sponsor, who has in a huge way, made it possible to continue having the WICB U15 tournament. From the talented and devoted players, the teams’ management, scorers, match officials, broadcasters, commentators, parents and guardians, supporters and anyone else who would have contributed to making this tournament a success – we say THANK YOU!!.
We look forward to bringing you more enjoyable and exciting cricket in the months to come 😊