Gros Islet wins match against Central Castries in 50-over cricket tournament 

Gros Islet secured a two-wicket victory against Central Castries in the 50 Over Cricket Tournament on Sunday, July 9, 2023. 

Gros Islet wins match against Central Castries in 50-over cricket tournament 
Gros Islet wins match against Central Castries in 50-over cricket tournament 

Castries, Saint Lucia: Gros Islet secured a two-wicket victory against Central Castries in the 50 Over Cricket Tournament on Sunday, July 9, 2023. 

Big hundreds for KIMANI MELIUS and STEPHEN NAITRAM as The St. Lucia National Cricket Association 2023, 50 Over Cricket Tournament continued on Sunday, July 9, with Gros Islet recording a nail-biting 2 wicket victory in the final over with only 4 balls to spare against Central Castries at the Gros Islet Playing Field.

Central Castries batting first in a game reduced to 45 overs a side, led by a brilliant century by skipper; Stephen Naitram, made 321 for 5 in 35 overs at the cut-off time.

Stephen Naitram made 155 in 90 balls, inclusive of 6 fours and 17 sixes and Jamaal James 74 with 11 fours and 2 sixes. Amari Venner, 29, and Tyler Sookwa, 19 were the other batters to get to double figures.

Bowling for Gros Islet, captain; Kimani Melius 3 for 56 in 5 overs and 1 wicket each to right arm leg spinners Leon Alexander and Isaiah Jones.

In reply, Gros Islet, led by a magnificent century by skipper; Kimani Melius got to the target, finishing on 323 for 8 in 34.2 overs. Kimani Melius batted with great composure and command, making 178 in 103 balls. His chanceless inning included 25 fours and 9 sixes.

Kymani Sexius was explosive at the end of the innings, making an undefeated 41 in only 14 balls. Other useful scores came from Zidane Arthur with 30, Khan Elcock 27 and Jard Goodman 10.

The wicket takers for Central Castries were; Jamaal James with 3 for 39 in 4.2 overs, Tyler Sookwa 2 for 54 in 7 overs and 1 wicket each to Dillan John, Jaden Elibox and Tyler Venner.

RESULT: GROS ISLET DEFEATED CENTRAL CASTRIES BY 2 WICKETS.