CASTRIES, SAINT LUCIA – The Saint Lucia National Cricket Association began preparation of the Senior National Selectees in readiness for the Senior Windward Islands Goodwill Cricket Tournament scheduled to take place in Grenada from May 27 to June 4.

Following intense physical conditioning on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 4 by trainer Cuthbert Modeste at the Mindoo Phillip Park, a trial/practice match over the weekend at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Ground.

The teams were led by West Indies opening batsman Johnson Charles and current national captain Craig Emmanuel.

Johnson’s team batting first made 278 for 9 in 67.2 overs, with Dornan Edward top scoring with 57, Kimani Melius 43, Captain Johnson Charles 34, Tonius Simon 24, Alvinus Simon 22, Garvin Serieux 21 not out, and Dwight Thomas 20.

For Emmanuel’s team, the leading wicket takers were Shervon Leo with 3 for 24 in 9 overs, and Johnnel Eugene 2 for 34 in 9.2 overs.

In response, Craig Emmanuel’s team made 328 for 8 in 89.2 overs, with Jamal James making 104, captain Craig Emmanuel 79, Audi Alexander 57, and Vidal Crandon 24.

For Johnson Charles’ team, Christian Ange finished with 2 for 53 in 17 overs and Alvinus Simon 2 for 54 in 19.2 overs.

Batting a second time, Johnson Charles’ team ended play on day 2, on 130 for 1 in 18 overs, with skipper Johnson Charles remaining on 92 not out and Dwight Thomas making 28.
Training continues on Tuesday, at the Mindoo Phillip Park with physical conditioning and nets sessions.