District 1 STRIKERS will meet District 8 CHALLENGERS in the Grand Finals of the inaugural MINISTRY OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND SPORTS CPL/ST. LUCIA KINGS SCHOOLS UNDER 19 T-20 X-PLOSION.
District 1 STRIKERS reached the finals following a 73-run victory over District 4 CHARGERS on Wednesday, July 12 at the Gros Islet Playing Field. District 1 STRIKERS batting first, made 178 for 5 in their allotted 20 overs, with half-centuries from Jewelle Simon and Zhanni Joseph.
The two batsmen shared a wonderful 4th wicket partnership of 116, with Jewelle Simon making a well-played 70 not out with 7 fours and 1 six and Zhanni Joseph an attacking 63 with 5 fours and 5 sixes.
The wicket takers for District 4 CHARGERS were; Tori Hippolyte with 2 for 31 in 4 overs and 1 wicket each to Jerlani Joseph, Cansius Simon and Xhan Riviere.
In reply, District 4 CHARGERS were restricted to 105 all out in 14.4 overs, with Hansie Mason making 29 and Khan Elcock 26.
The wicket takers for District 1 STRIKERS were; Christian Peter with 4 for 32 in 4 overs, Amari Venner 3 for 21 in 4 overs, Zhanni Joseph 2 for 17 in 3 overs and 1 wicket to Jaedon Khodra.
RESULT: DISTRICT 1 STRIKERS DEFEATED DISTRICT 4 CHARGERS BY 73 RUNS.
The competition enters its final day of action on Thursday, July 13, with the TOURNAMENTS GRAND FINALS between District 8 CHALLENGERS and District 1 STRIKERS from 1:00 pm at the Gros Islet Playing Field.
Following the Finals, awards and prizes will be presented to outstanding performers in the tournament.
Not a ball was bowled on Tuesday, July 11, in Eliminator Two between District One Strikers and District Four Chargers in the first edition of the Caribbean Premier League / Saint Lucia Kings School’s Under 19 T20.
The match was called off as heavy rain accompanying a Tropical Wave drenched Saint Lucia. It is the first match of the nine-day tournament to have been washed out. Weather permitting and improved playing conditions, the two teams will meet on Wednesday, July 12 at the same venue.
Both sides will keep their fingers crossed, hoping for kinder weather as they look to win that encounter and a chance to play District Eight Challengers in the final on Thursday, July 13.