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Like the under 13’s, the under 16’s made an excellent start to their Barbados campaign with a 74 run win over the Ellerton Junior under 16 team due to a brilliant knock of 72 by opener kevyn Arnold who was eventually dismissed in the 32nd over. The game was played at the Greens playing field in St George, Barbados.

Ellerton Juniors won the toss and invited John Eugene Cricket Academy to take first knock on a damp wicket and a very heavy outfield. The team posted a score of 189 for 9 after their allotted 35 overs. Kevyn Arnold batted brilliantly for 72 which included two sixes, four beautiful four’s and ten two’s thanks to a heavy outfield. Windward Islands under 15 Vice-captain, Johnnel Eugene, scored a stroke filled and classy 37 which comprised of two effortless sixes and three elegant fours.

In their turn at the wicket, Ellerton Juniors recovered well after the loss of Connel who was bowled by Kester Charlemagne for 1. Harris and Hoyte got together for a second wicket stand of 69, however after the loss of the second wicket at 72 they never recovered and were eventually bowled out for 115 in 32.5 overs.  Kester Charlemagne bowled 6 overs 2 wickets for 15 runs, Ali Scott bowled 6 overs 2 for 31, Johnnel Eugene bowled 7 overs 1 for 19 and leg spinner Stuart Colderon bowled 6.5 overs 3 for 18. Benroy Papin was wicket less but he went pass the outside edge on numerous occasions, on another day he could have easily picked up three or four wickets.

In speaking with the Head Coach, Mr. John Eugene after the game, he emphasized the main developmental objectives of the tour and that he was pleased with the level of skill application in all the core competencies which are being developed by the team. The core competencies include fostering teamwork, managing change, interpersonal effectiveness, oral and written communication, positively influencing others, initiative, decisiveness, personal credibility, self-confidence and adaptability.
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