Dominica on course to win U-15 Windward Island Cricket Tournament

Leic Charles of Dominica (at the wicket) played a key role in four straight victories over Grenada. Photo by Robertson Joseph
Leic Charles of Dominica (at the wicket) played a key role in four straight victories over Grenada. Photo by Robertson S. Henry

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Daneal Dupigny and Leic Charles played key roles in leading Dominica to their fourth straight victory over defending champions Grenada by seven wickets on Sunday, virtually assuring them of winning the Windward Islands Under-15 Tournament.

Dupigny grabbed 4-31 from 10 overs and Terrel Toussaint supported with 2-38 from 10 overs, as the Grenadians, sent in to bat, were bowled out for 142 in 49.3 overs at the main Arnos Vale Playing Field.

Charles, one of the most prolific batsmen in the tournament, followed up with 49 not out, anchoring the Dominicans to victory with 56 balls remaining, moving them to a perfect eight points from four matches.

Dominica took early control of the match, grabbing early wickets to leave the Spice Islanders on 23 for three in the first 10 overs through the efforts of Dupigny.

Grenada captain Emmanuel Stuart repaired the early damage with sensible batting to hit the top score of 38 and Darren Nedd made 28.

Dominica proceeded to achieve their target in a confident manner, but lost Toussaint early for eight.

Leic then shared steady partnerships with Gamliel Ophar and Devante Williams to put Dominica firmly on course for victory.

Monday is a rest day in the tournament which resumes on Tuesday, when Dominica face SVG at Arnos Vale 2, and St. Lucia meet Grenada at the main Arnos Vale Playing Field.

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29 Comments

  1. Sports Guru
    April 9, 2013

    Congrats to the under-15 team on winning the tournament. To the coaching staff job well done for keeping the players together and focus. Being committed and having a passion for the game helps alot. To all the boys great job, especially PSS boys. Job well done. I am now calling on the Windward Island Cricket Association, the Dominica Cricket Association and the sports division to put a meaningful program in place to ensure that the talent display is not lost in the next 4 years. Lets develop our talent the way the Jamaicans and Trinidadian do it. Keep that team together, ensure that they attend all tournament that are held through out the region and beyond. Ensure when they pass under 15 that we ensure an under 17 team is establish then an under 19 and am sure we will see our playing dominating the westing under 19 and senior team in years to come. Its our time now. Also to the Windward and Dominica Cricket a Association, develop a regional under 17 tournament so that we keep our talent playing and developing. Invite team from the region, england, india it will not only help our cricket it will also help our tourism and even open doors for our young players. Cricket is now becoming a big money earning like the EPL NBA and NFL to name a few. IPL has shown us that even though you dont make the West Indies you can still make a living by playing cricket. GREAT JOB GUYS.

  2. parent
    April 9, 2013

    just want to congratulate the team. To my son Gamie congrats you tried your best thumbs up to you and the rest of the team.

  3. cricketer west coast
    April 9, 2013

    honor all of them happy for them

  4. cricketer west coast
    April 9, 2013

    congrats to all the boys weeping them hard.all of you deserves something for this hard work. Cricket Association take note.honor all of them

  5. dgs student
    April 9, 2013

    wow wow :-D congratulation fellahs our skool is in it Gamaliel Ophar

  6. Congrats
    April 9, 2013

    Lack of comments eh…..nothing to talk about eh…just a little win…..GOSH .. Dominicans…… if it was something negative it would be all over the media….see the team went.. nobody asked for money….I wonder how they went.
    BIG UP boys…I like it…work hard and success will surely come. Don’t let negative people bring you down…sports can do quite a lot for an individual….whether with character building, in health, career whatever…it works

  7. Anonymous
    April 9, 2013

    congratulation young guys

  8. Anonymous
    April 8, 2013

    what a performance winning the tournament very goods boys

  9. dgs teacher
    April 8, 2013

    proud of the boys ,especially our student Gamaliel Ophar he just love the game,thumps up to the coach and manager.congrats guys

  10. cricket fan
    April 8, 2013

    congrats to all the boys,you guys are our under15 ambassadors Leic ,Gamaliel Terrel,Maldini most of them were under13 boys representing Dominica .They should give them a motorcade from the airport to town.congrats Are they giving those youngsters a little change for going out there to represent us?

  11. dgs student
    April 8, 2013

    congrats Gamaliel Ophar and to all the boys keep it up

  12. Anonymous
    April 8, 2013

    well done boys keep it up Leic,Gamaliel ,toussaint,way to go and also to the bowlers way to go congrats

  13. Dgs student
    April 8, 2013

    congratulation to all especially Gamaliel Ophar he has a passion for cricket wow wow wow

  14. Zebe Amere
    April 8, 2013

    Well done young fellas.Don’t loose focus, go for the big victory.Make our country proud and off course make yourselves proud.You have our support.We’re proud of you guys.

  15. Cricket Pundit
    April 8, 2013

    Congrats fellahs! Way to go. Continue like this and you will surely make it to the West Indies side. Best of luck Dominica.

    • Anonymous
      April 9, 2013

      Congratulations!!! to all.Especially the DGS student Gamaliel Opha

  16. "O" STRESS"
    April 8, 2013

    Congratulations!!! to all. Dispite limited resources we are proving that the talent is there. Bring home the trophy guys, we are proud of you all.

  17. Anonymous
    April 8, 2013

    LEIC CHARLES your parents and family are bound to be proud.

    Those who know you are too! Keep it up youngster.

  18. Anonymous
    April 8, 2013

    Leic, Maldini and Devonte we support you OUR BOYS, PSS BOYS.

    Thank you for keeping up the name of your school and country.

    FORWARD ON.

    • MISSING ONE
      April 8, 2013

      You missed Lestus Lewis. Go PSS! I agree.
      Great work Fernix and the rest of the coaching staff. Hats off to you guys

  19. Watching
    April 8, 2013

    I think we should start to nurture our young talent.This an example of a youngstar having a bright future.We the communiuty should help to guide and contribute in whatever way to ensure that our talented youngstars stay true to form.We all know there are so many distractions and it can be real hard to maintain that focus which is required to succeed in this very tight competition,especially when you are from a small island like dominica .case and point Shane shillingford!we need to encourage and support our own,cause they are not easy to find .Big up what we have!

  20. GARVIN SEAMAN
    April 8, 2013

    well done fellars keep going bring home this trophy.

    • YOUR TURN WILL COME
      April 8, 2013

      Hey Garvin I know you love the sport. Just keep training and your turn MUST come. All the best

  21. Student
    April 8, 2013

    Good going guys. We may well have some more West indies cricketers there!!!Who knows.
    DA let us support our young people as they do well.

  22. Change the date
    April 8, 2013

    Congratulations to the young boys. Keep it up!

    • Anonymous
      April 8, 2013

      dno where is my comment?

  23. Anonymous
    April 8, 2013

    “leading Dominica to their fourth straight victory OVER defending champions Grenada” Is it that they defeated Grenada 4 times or they secured their 4th straight victory AFTER defeating defending champions Grenada? DNO your sports reporting can be so misleading at times… English is a …..

  24. concern citizen
    April 8, 2013

    well done young men. where are the comments people, guess this story is not political thats why.

  25. Twisted
    April 8, 2013

    Congratulations Guys, keep it up. Praying that you go on to WIN the tournament. Great batting Leic. On track for greater things coming…

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