Nevis to participate in Leeward Islands cricket tournament

By: Curtis Morton

Coach of the Nevis under 15 cricket team, Gerard ‘Trini’ Charles stated on Tuesday that the Nevis under 15 team will be competing in the upcoming Leeward Islands under 15 tournament.

Charles was speaking as he watched the young cricketers in practice at the ET Willett Park.

Under 15 players at practice
Under 15 players at practice

He noted that he has a squad of 23 players to work with but that the squad will be reduced to 14 by this coming Thursday.

“Our preparations have not been the best because the tournament was pushed back and this is the first full session that I am having with the squad,” he said.

He however pointed out that the players selected were chosen from those who excelled during the primary schools cricket tournament and also from the grass roots program.
Charles also stated that he has seen a lot of potential during the practice sessions.

“We have a couple of guys here who are bowling pretty quickly for their age and we have a few promising spin bowlers as well”.

“In terms of our batting, some of these guys play really positively and I expect them to do well,” he said.

Charles is receiving assistance in coaching the team from former West Indies all rounder and now Coach, Deryck Parry.

According to Charles, Nevis will play two matches at the ET Willett Park this coming weekend: One on Saturday 23rd and the other on Sunday 24th May.

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