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The St Lucia National Cricket Association continues with the preparation of its senior male team for the Win Lot 20/20 and Windwards Goodwill tournaments taking place in Grenada from December 5th to the 16th with a  2 day practice game overs the weekend at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.

The teams were again led by Garey Mathurin and Craig Emmanuel.    Craig Emmanuel's team batting first were dismissed for 345 in 69 overs with Taryck Gabriel stroking a fluent century before he was asked to retire. His knock of 112 not out  included six fours and eight sixes. Vidal Crandon was also among the runs  making 91 which included seven fours and eight sixes. Audy Alexander also chipped in with 29.  The wicket takers for Garey Mathurin's team were, Mathurin himself taking 2 for 65, Walter Emmanuel 2 for 66, Vince Smith 2 for 89 and one wicket each for Merlan Sammy and Mervin Wells.

In reply Mathurin's team were bowled out for 192 in 54 overs which the main contributors being, Vince Smith 40, Jason Simon 39, Alleyne Prospare 27, Merlan Sammy 26 and Kurt Edward 22. Bowling for Craig Emmanuel's team, Alvinus Simon 3 for 24, Darren Jn Pierre 2 for 27, Xavier Gabriel 2 for 28, Audy Alexander 2 for 58 and one wicket each to Kervin Augustin and Alleyne Prospare.  Batting a second time Garey Mathurin's team closed on 148 for 5 in 19.2 overs with Alex Antione smashing an enterprising 91 which included twelve fours and four sixes. Craig Emmanuel remained at the end finishing on 24 not out.  The wicket takers thus far were Pakus Alexander 2 for 20, Walter Emmanuel 2 for 43 and Mervin Wells 1 for 14.

Following the last practice game last Friday and Saturday, local selectors have name a squad of 15 players and two reserves to participate in the Windwards Senior Goodwill Tournament and Winlott T20 Tournament to be held in Grenada December 4th – 17th .

There are three new comers in fast bowler Kervin Augustin from Vieux Fort North, Jason Simon-wicket keeper batsman from Choiseul, and Vidal Crandon- wicket keeper batsman from Gros Islet. Returning to the team are Audy Alexander and Craig Emmanuel. Gaspard Prosper and Kurt Edward make up the reserves. The team will be captained by Garey Mathurin.

The full squad reads:

1.      Garey Mathurin
2.      Johnson Charles
3.      Keddy Lesporis
4.      Dalton Polius
5.      Craig Emmanuel
6.      Xavier Gabriel
7.      Taryck Gabriel
8.      Sergio Fedee
9.      Alex Antoine
10.    Kevin Augustin
11.    Vidal Crandon
12.    Audy Alexander
13.    Mervin Wells
14.    Jason Simon
15.    Dennis Louis
Reserves are Kurt Edward and Gaspard Prospere.
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