Gros Islet advances into semi-finals of 50 overs cricket tournament 

Gros Islet batting first after being inserted by Mabouya Valley made 254 for 8 in their allotted 34 overs, with Tyrel Chicot top scoring with a brilliant half-century.

Gros Islet advances into semi-finals of 50 overs cricket tournament 
Gros Islet advances into semi-finals of 50 overs cricket tournament 

Castries, Saint Lucia: Gros Islet advances into the semi-finals of the 2023 St. Lucia National Cricket Association 50 Overs Cricket Tournament after completing a comfortable 156-run victory over Mabouya Valley on Sunday, July 16, at the Gros Islet Playing Field in quarter-final action.

Gros Islet batting first after being inserted by Mabouya Valley made 254 for 8 in their allotted 34 overs, with Tyrel Chicot top scoring with a brilliant half-century.

Tyrel Chicot batted responsibly in making 74 with six fours and four sixes. Other useful contributions came from Khan Elcock with 49, Jard Goodman with 36, Kimani Melius with 17 and Rene Montoute with 15.

The wicket takers for Mabouya Valley were; Humanus Joseph with 3 for 30 in 4 overs, Theo Edward 3 for 48 in 9 overs and Brent Edward with 2 for 46 in 7 overs.

In reply, Mabouya Valley was bowled out for 98 in 18.5 overs, with Brent Edward making 29 and Chad Polius 12.

The wicket takers for Gros Islet were; Darvin Forde with 4 for 29 in 7 overs, Leon Alexander with 3 for 29 in 7 overs, Rene Montoute with 2 for 28 in 2.5 overs and one wicket to Kymani Sexius.

RESULT: GROS ISLET DEFEATED MABOUYA VALLEY BY 156 RUNS.

The Saturday morning Northern Cluster Grassroots Cricket Development Programme continued on July 1, 2023 with another training session at the Beausejour Indoor Facility.

The activities took the following format:

* Prayers/Welcome.

* Warm-up activities (catching games). Agility & Flexibility.

* Physical Conditioning (core workouts)

* Batting using the Bowling Machine.

* Target Bowling.

* Younger participants ages 11 years and under were engaged in the game sense of batting and bowling.

* Futsal Football for fitness and endurance.

The coaches who conducted the training session were Alton Crafton and Malika Edward, with assistance from Kimani Melius and Jard Goodman.