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UK's Shrewsbury House School Begins Cricket Tour of Saint Lucia
The visiting Shrewsbury House School out of the United Kingdom began their cricket tour of Saint Lucia with matches at two venues yesterday.

At the Gros Islet Playing Field, John Eugene’s Academy easily defeated the English Under-13s by 77 runs.

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Babonneau are Confirmed as Under-19 Cricket Champions

Babonneau are the 2015 SLNCA Inter District U19 cricket champions. It was sweet revenge for Babonneau as they were beaten by Gros Islet in the preliminary round.

Batting first Babonneau posted 228 with Captain Jonnel Eugene making the top score of 60. He was supported by Kevin Arnold with 53. Needing 229 to retain the championship, Gros Islet lost wickets steadily and were eventually dismissed for 208. Romario Simmons remained undefeated on 60 for Gros Islet.

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 More success for St. Lucian Players in Regional Junior Tennis
On Day 3 of the Barbados ITF Tennis Tournament St Lucia's representatives continues to shine:-

Meggan William defeated Shereese Henry of Antigua in a keenly contested match 5:4, 5:4 with tie breakers at 7:1, 7:1 to move her to the main draw standing at No. 4 where she will face the winner of the match between Barbados' Tangia Riley-Corington vs. Šț. Vincent's Anastasia White.

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Team Saint Lucia is off to St Kitts Nevis for the CARIFTA Games this Easter Weekend
The St. Lucia Athletics Association is pleased to announce its 8 member delegation to the  CARIFTA Games in St Kitts & Nevis from April 3 - 6, 2015.

Under the guidance of Denise Herman and Liaxna Montalvo Martinez as coaches and Cornelius Breen as Manager, the team departs for St. Kitts on Tuesday March 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm via Martinique where they will be spending two nights.

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On Wednesday 25th March 2015 the Beausejour Indoor Practice Facility came alive with volleyball action from the Ministry of Youth Development & Sports 2015 Inter-Schools’ Male & Female Volleyball Championships. The male & female 3rd place playoffs followed by the male & female finals signaled the end of the schools’ tournaments. A late start meant that the games went on beyond the expected end time; however, each team came with their ‘game face’ and the determination to win alongside the excitement of their cheering supporters.

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Massy United Insurance Under-19 Schools Cricket Tournament Continues

The three remaining matches of the quarter-final stage of the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports Massy United Insurance Under-19 Schools Cricket Tournament continued on Thursday. Victories were recorded for Sir Arthur Lewis over Vide Bouteille Secondary,  Gros Islet Secondary over Corinth Secondary and Ciceron Secondary over Clendon Mason Memorial.

At the Gros Islet Playing Field,  Gros Islet Secondary led by a maiden century from Marlon Bernard, completed a massive 216 run victory over Corinth Secondary. Gros Islet Secondary School batting first, made a respectful 292 for 5 in their allotted 36 overs, with Marlon Bernard  stroking a well played 107 which included 15 fours. Other useful contributions came from, Melvin Doxilly with 52, female player Qiana Joseph with 31 not out and Christopher Koulen 18. For Corinth Secondary, the leading wicket taker was Daniel Biscette with 2 for 18 in 2 overs.

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Inter-district Under-19 Cricket Supremacy to be Decided this Weekend
Gros Islet and Babonneau will battle for championship honors when SLNCA U19 inter district cricket final is held this coming Saturday.

The 50 overs a side final will be played at the Gros Islet Playing Field and bowls off from 10am. Defending champions - Gros Islet have played unbeaten so far. They will be depending heavily on national youth players Kimani Melius, Dane Edward, Simeon Gerson and captain Vernilius Gabriel.

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Ottis Gibson named by England Cricket as their bowling coach for the tour of the West Indies
Former West Indies player and former West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as England's fast-bowling coach for the forthcoming West Indies tour with the chance to push his credentials for the job full time ahead of the Ashes series against Australia this summer.

Gibson fulfilled the role for nearly three years from 2007 before he was appointed as coach of West Indies. He left that job last August by mutual consent after guiding West Indies to a World Twenty20 crown in Sri Lanka but otherwise finding an overwhelming job to regenerate West Indies cricket a growing source of frustration.

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Saint Lucia High Jumper Jeannelle Scheper is Honoured by the US TF Coaches Association

Spring is in the air, and collegians in several parts of the United States took advantage of the warmer weather to kick off their outdoor track and field seasons. Saint Lucia’s Jeannelle Scheper, representing the University of South Carolina, was among that number, and she is in for some early recognition.

On Tuesday the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its first group of eight National Athletes of the Week, men and women from across four divisions, including the NJCAA.

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Colin Graves expects England to beat 'mediocre' West Indies

There will be "some enquiries" if England do not beat a "mediocre" West Indies in their upcoming Test series, says incoming England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chairman Colin Graves.

The three-Test series in the Caribbean begins on 13 April in Antigua.Graves starts his new role on 15 May.

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Sir Viv Richard Backs West indies to Spring a Cricket World Cup Upset Against New Zealand
Former West Indies captain Sir Viv Richards believes West Indies can upset co-hosts New Zealand when they meet tonight in the quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Sir Viv says it is his belief that form goes out of the window at this juncture and luck plays a crucial part. You can come to the quarter-finals with a hundred-percent win record but one bad day is enough to knock you out of the tournament.

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Phil Simmons is Set to Take Over as Coach of the West Indies

Phil Simmons is expected to sign a contract to take over as West Indies coach in the coming days, bringing an end to a successful eight-year term with Ireland.

The 51-year-old from Trinidad informed the Ireland squad that he has been offered the job in the dressing-room at the Adelaide Oval following the defeat to Pakistan on Sunday that ended Ireland’s World Cup participation.

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Group Petitions for an Investigation into the Management of Track and Field in Saint Lucia

According to a group of concerned individuals which includes former national athletes, Olympians, current coaches, parents of athletes and several other sports stakeholder there is something rotten in the management of the sport of athletics in St. Lucia.

For decades, athletics’ enthusiasts and corporate sponsors alike have vented, but for this year 2015, the issue has reached such unethical levels that it has caused a major stir, amidst the hype of the upcoming annual Inter-secondary School Championships and Carifta games.

This situation is so grave that one of the most populated and most vibrant athletic clubs in St. Lucia has even refused to participate in the sport of athletics in 2015 due to alleged acts discrimination by the Executive of the St. Lucia Athletics Association (SLAA).

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The Saint Lucia Athletics Association Names Squad for CARIFTA 2015 in St Kitts-Nevis
The Saint Lucia Athletics Association has named an eight-member team to represent the nation at the CARIFTA Games in Basseterre, St Kitts-Nevis, over the Easter weekend, 2-6 April.

Left off the team are the Juvenile Female Athlete Of The Year for 2014, sprinter Julien Alfred, one of just three athletes to meet the Association's A standard. Julien is just 14 this year, as is Desray Desir, who also made a B standard in the 100m under-18 girls.

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Gros Islet Football League Promotional Competition Continues
The Gros Islet Football League Promotional Competition continued on Monday 16th March at the Corinth Playing Field with one game featuring Seaview vs Young Bird Strikers.  

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The Windwards Volcanoes and Barbado Pride End in a Stalemate

Barbados Pride and Windward Islands Volcanoes drew their ninth and penultimate round WICB PCL first-class four-day match at Kensington Oval today.

Chasing 232 to win in a minimum 31 overs, the Windwards ended on 101 for six off 45 overs.

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Windward Islands Lotteries Steps Up to Sponsor Sub-Regional Cricket
Windward Islands Lotteries Inc., which operates lottery services in the Windward Islands, and the Windward Islands Board, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, to sponsor the 2015 under fifteen and under nineteen cricket competitions, the first of which will be the .WINLOTT Inc Windward Islands Under 15 tournament to be played in St. Lucia from April  1st - 8th 2015.

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Saint Lucia Netball Names a 15-Member Sqaud for the Caribbean Under-16 Tournamet
Here are the list of St Lucia’s U16 national players (15 woman squad).  Please be mindful that we still have to select the final 12 ladies.

The list is in order of Name, Age, School, Clubs/Teams (not all are playing in clubs) and their positions

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Massy United Insurance Schools Under 19 Cricket Tournament Continues
The Ministry of Youth Development and Sports Massy United Insurance Under 19 Schools Cricket Tournament continued on Thursday with victories for Ciceron Secondary over CARE and Micoud Secondary over Anse Ger Secondary.

At the Gros Islet Playing Field, Ciceron Secondary crushed CARE by 10 wickets in a one - sided match. CARE batting first, was bowled out for 46 in 11.3 overs with Emerson Charles 10, the only batsman to reach double figures. Doing the damage with the ball for Ciceron Secondary were, Kywan John 5 for 19 in 5 overs, Gervawni Clement 2 for 15 in 5 overs and Denfar Edward 1 for 0 in 0.3 overs.
Set 47 for victory, Ciceron Secondary made light work of their task finishing on 47 without loss in only 6.1 overs, with openers Jonathan Samuel and Denfar Edward finishing on 24 and 6 respectively.

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Chris Gayle is good to go, but the weather could knock West Indies out of the Cricket World Cup
Following earlier reports that West Indies opener Chris Gayle may miss the crucial Cricket World Cup match against UAE there is word that the hard hitting Jamaican is back on track to play. New Zealand News outlet stuff.co.nz reported on Thursday…

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