The WINLOTT Windward Island Under-15 2022 Cricket tournament has ended with St Lucia dominating and winning the 50-over competition.
Theo Edward scored his fourth century in as many matches to lead St Lucia to the title in the 2022 WINLOTT WICB U15 Cricket Tournament.
The final was played between host St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.
The hosts were put in to bat – and Theo Edward took full advantage racing to 104 comprising 15 fours and 4 sixes in 78 balls.
Tyler Venner contributed 70 and Aaron St Clair 38 in St. Lucia’s score of 270 in 50 overs, their lowest total in the tournament.
St Vincent’s reply was promising until St Lucia’s leading wicket-taker Leon Alexander checked the momentum taking 4 for 39 in 10 overs.
St Vincent folded to the St Lucia attack for 110 from 28.1 overs.
Jawayne Adams (24) and Jorden Charles (22) offered minimal resistance to Leon Alexander who had another impressive outing with the ball with 4-39.
Sheldon Willie took 2-3 while Edward chipped on with 1-1 from the 2.1 overs he bowled.
For St Lucia, it was just rewarding for hard work, especially in the batting department which had been of some concern.
For Theo Edward the tournament’s leading scorer – it was historic. He scored 198 against Dominica, 101 against Grenada and 137 against St Vincent and in the final – he 104 against St. Vincent – a record-breaking total of 540 runs in 4 matches! Imagine, he’d set himself a modest total at the start of the tournament.
St Lucia dominated with the ball no team got to 50 overs. Leon Alexander was the leading wicket-taker – with a total of 17 wickets.
The victories – St Lucia -won by 298 runs against Dominica; by 403 runs against Grenada; by 201 runs against St. Vincent and in the final by 160 runs against St Vincent.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports which was instrumental in the team preparation was pleased with their investment in the Under-15 team.