Kimani celebrates with a century

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Kimani celebrates with a century
Kimani Melius, Sandals Academy (Alton Crafton)
Kimani Melius, Sandals Academy (Alton Crafton)
Kimani Melius, Sandals Academy (Alton Crafton)

The Sandals Foundation Cricket Camp continued at Beausejour Cricket Ground on Friday, and 14-year-old Babonneau schoolboy Kimani Melius celebrated his call up to the West Indies Under-15 team with a century.

Earlier this week, Kimani was called up to join the West Indies age group selection, touring the United Kingdom from 19 August.

As part of the Sandals camp, in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Development and Sports, two 25-over matches were played at the Beausejour Stadium.

In the opening fixture, Kimani led one team, whilst Saint Lucia and Windwards Islands Under-15 opening partner Dhan-Raj Chaz Cepal led the other.

Batting first, Kimani’s team complied 154/3. Of that total, Kimani contributed an amazing 115, his ninth century. The young man from Boguis hit six fours and four sixes. Rene Montoute added 14, and Jelani Cupid 11. Chaz led the bowling, taking two wickets in three overs, albeit for 18 runs.

In reply, Chaz’s team only managed 96 in 24.2 overs. Stavone Gabriel made 22, Dominic Auguste 16 and Chaz 11. For Melius’ team the main wicket takers were Keygan Arnold 4-8 in 3.2 overs, Zidane Arthur 2-19 and Tristan Norbal 2-26.

In the second match, the teams were led by Rahym Joseph and Garvin Serieux. Joseph’s team made 141/9, Ackeem Auguste 34, Rahym Joseph 33, Jelani Cupid 20. Bowling for Serieux’s team, Udell Preville 3-10, Joshua Cepal 2-25.

In reply, Serieux’s team finished on 108/2 in 17 overs when bad light brought an end to the match. Lee Solomon led the scoring with 38, Hanif Antoine 23, Garvin Serieux 20 not out and Avalinus Callender 13 not out.

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