Saint Lucia U19 cricket team records most runs in 2023 Windwards Islands Tournament

The Team ended with the Most Wins in the Tournament, winning all four of their matches. Saint Lucia also captured the Most Wickets with 40 victims from 164.5 overs.

Saint Lucia U19 cricket team records most runs in 2023 Windwards Islands Tournament
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Castries, Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia National Under 19 cricket team recorded the most runs in the 2023 Windward Islands Tournament. In four matches, they amassed 837 runs at a Batting Strike Rate of 76.86 (per 100 balls) while facing 181.3 overs and losing 32 wickets.

They recorded their highest innings total of 240 for nine against Saint Vincent & The Grenadines in the preliminaries, surpassing their earlier 238 for six against Grenada, while their lowest total was 156 for seven against Dominica, who they defeated by three wickets on the opening day of the Tournament.

The Team ended with the Most Wins in the Tournament, winning all four of their matches. Saint Lucia also captured the Most Wickets with 40 victims from 164.5 overs.

The Largest Margin of Victory by Runs was executed by Saint Lucia over Saint Vincent & The Grenadines in the Grand Final. Batting first, the home team found themselves in dire straits at 87 for 5 in the 20th over before Bolton Sayers (71) continued his impressive batting in a 6th wicket stand with Royce Paul (28) that produced 60 runs.

Confronted with a challenging target of 204, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines crumbled under the pressure and never looked in contention. Inspired and economical spells by the six bowlers used helped disintegrate the batters for a meager 74 in 27.1 overs, thus ensuring Saint Lucia’s commanding 129-run victory.

At the conclusion of the 2023 Winlott Inc Windward Islands Under-19 50-Overs Cricket Tournament, Saint Lucia emerged as Champions. They defeated Saint Vincent and the Grenadines by 129 runs. Middle order batsman Bolton Sayers was The Most Valuable Player for Team Saint Lucia.

Sayers recorded The Most Runs in the tournament. He amassed 177 runs with a highest score of 71 against Saint Vincent & The Grenadines in the Grand Final. He complemented that knock with preliminary scores of 40 not out against Dominica, 45 not out against Grenada, and 21 against Saint Vincent, and finished with a Batting Average of 88.50 along with a Strike Rate of 54.80.

Sayers scored the only half century for Saint Lucia, 71 against Saint Vincent & The Grenadines in the final. He received The Most Balls by a Batter, 323. Sayers also faced 208 dot balls, The Most by a batter in the Tournament.