By: Curtis Morton
Former West Indies ‘allrounder’ and now regional Cricket Umpire, Carl Tuckett, indicated on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 that the Nevis Masters’ team is ready to defend the trophy that they won last year in St.Kitts.
Nevis totally dominated the tournament last year by winning all of their matches quite comprehensively.
The newly appointed Captain of the Nevis Masters’ Cricket team, was quick to point out that the squad which was released late Wednesday night has a few critical changes from last year’s winning team but noted that even though the replacements may not be as good, they are highly capable of making significant contributions.
He noted that missing from this year’s team are: Stuart Williams—off on West Indies duties; Keith Arthurton-nursing an injury; Tony Grant—unavailable.
He however noted that the bowling line up remains pretty much the same led in the pace department by Charles ‘Yellow Man’ Hendrickson and Gerard ‘Trini’ Charles with the spin bowling attack having the likes of Frank Monzac and Patrick Newton.
He also recalled that the team is set to meet the very competitive Anguilla team in the first match on Friday and noted that last year, they used spin bowlers in the first six overs.
‘If they try that this year, we will be ready for them,’ noted Tuckett.
The Nevis squad reads: Carl Tuckett-capt; Junior Mills; Wendell Wallace; Elroy David; Rudy Browne; Eustace; Charles Hendrickson; Sterling Marshall; Malcolm Ramsey; Merlin Liburd; Frank Monzac; Patrick Newton; Gerard Charles; Cordel Walters; Curtis Morton Sr; Brian Dyer; Bernard Thompson; Sydney Newton and Alexis Browne.
Tuckett also took time out to extend condolences to former Nevis opener Cordel Walters and family, as his Mom passed away on Wednesday night.
The Leeward Islands Masters’ Cricket tournament commences in Nevis this coming Friday June 6th to Sunday, June 8th.
Matches will be played at the ET Willet Park and the Cotton Ground Playing field.
Friday June 6th. St.Kitts takes on St.Croix at the ET Willet Park and host island and defending champions, Nevis takes on Anguilla at the Cotton Ground Playing Field. Both matches start at 9.30 a.m.
On that same day at 2.00 p.m. St.Kitts takes on St.Maarten at Cotton Ground and Antigua takes on St.Croix at the ET Willet Park.
Saturday June 7th at 9.30 am—Antigua takes on St.Kitts at Cotton Ground and Anguilla takes on St.Thomas at the ET Willet Park.
At 2.00 pm –Nevis engages St.Thomas at the ET Willet Park and St.Croix takes on St.Maarten at the Cotton ground Playing field.
That same day at 5.00 pm—St.Maarten lock horns with Antigua at the ET Willet Park
Then on Sunday June 8th—this is the big one baby!
At 9.30 am Semi finals at the Cotton Ground Playing field and the ET Willet Park
And at 2.00 pm it’s the big finals match up at the ET Willet Park!