Kimani leads Windwards to another big win

By Terry Finisterre, Sports Correspondent

Kimani Melius

Fourteen-year-old Kimani Melius was the star of the show as the young Windward Islands earned another big win in the West Indies Cricket Board Under-17 Tournament.

Winning by over 100 runs again, the Windwards beat Guyana at Louis D’Or.

The Windwards batted first, and Kimani, opening the batting, scored 76 from 122 balls, leading his team to a total of 237/8. The Babonneau Secondary schoolboy smashed five fours and three sixes, giving the islanders a second consecutive big score.

Kimani and opening partner Johann Jeremiah gave the Windwards a start of 84 runs. Fellow Saint Lucians Johnel Eugene and Nick Elibox were not big contributors with the bat this time around, after both having gone past 20 against Barbados.

But the bowling of Lee Louisy consolidated the win for the Windwards. He grabbed 4-26 from 7.1 overs, whilst fellow spinner Narun Singh snared 3-21 from seven overs, as Guyana were bowled out for 134 in 38.1 overs to give the Windwards a win by 103 runs.

At the same time, last-man-in Sanjay Williams kept his nerve to secure a one-wicket victory for Jamaica over hosts Trinidad & Tobago at Shaw Park in the Tobago capital which also fortified their position in the top echelons of the tournament table.

At Canaan, Barbados beat the Leeward Islands by nine wickets in a low-scoring encounter.

The players took a break from play Thursday before the action resumes on Friday, when Jamaica face Leewards at Louis D’Or, Windwards tackle T&T at Canaan and Barbados meet Guyana at Shaw Park.

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8 comments

  1. Congratulations Kimani. Hoping to hear many more big things from you

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  2. Resensha Cetoute

    Congratulations! May god bless you,

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  3. This youth got the "IT" factor. Way to go Kimani. Keep focused. And remember we expect great things from you. The country is looking for a feel good story as we haven't had one of late. Bafoons in parliament, spendthrift government, gunslingers everywhere, debt to the yeng yeng and high unemployment.

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  4. Congratulations young man, and keep up the hard work.

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  5. Fly this youth otta here now!! Send him to greener pastures where he can be nutured to become the best. We do not have a history of nuturing such talent at such an age. He may be better off in England or Austrailia, and would come occasionally to represent us. Just 14, am very impressed by this youth. We need to in vest in such people and not in offices for the PM.

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  6. congrats kimani.. proud of you

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  7. Well done Kimani, stay strong

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