Barbadian Leniko Boucher wins tournament MVP & Top Batsman awards
Trini pair Bryan Boodram & Dejourn Charles win best bowler and allrounder titles
St John’s, Antigua – President of the West Indies Cricket Board Dr. Julian Hunte today formally congratulated the Barbados Under 15 team for winning the WICB Regional Under 15 title for 2012.
Speaking at the launch of the WICB Sandals Under 15 High Performance Camp in St Lucia this morning, Dr. Hunte said he was also immensely proud of the promise shown by the next generation of West Indies cricketers.
“I wish to congratulate the Barbados team for winning the WICB Regional Under 15 title this year,” Dr Hunte said.
Addressing the broader group of regional youth cricketers he charged: “I look forward to seeing you improve as young cricketers and eventually debuting for the West Indies in years to come.”
Barbados topped the recently concluded tournament which took place in St Kitts with a commanding 63.5 points. Second was Windward Islands with 57 points followed by Trinidad and Tobago on 48.5 points. Leeward Islands (38 points) took the fourth slot, 2011 champions Jamaica (15.5 points) came 5th and Guyana (13 points) ended in the cellar position.
The tournament’s Most Valuable Player was Barbadian batsman Leniko Boucher who stroked two of the tournament’s three centuries. Boucher also copped the Most Outstanding Batsman’s trophy with a total of 411 runs at an average of 68.5.
The diminutive batsman made an unbeaten 106 against the Windwards and followed up with another undefeated century (104*) versus Guyana.
The only other century of the tournament was made by Jamaica’s Michael Frew.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Bryan Boodram was the top bowler with 25 wickets including 5 for 16 against the Leewards. Boodram’s teammate Dejourn Charles copped the Most Outstanding All Rounder prize with 185 runs and 11 wickets.
The Leewards’ Jaeel Clarke was voted top wicketkeeper for his tournament high 15 dismissals which included 10 catches and 5 stumpings.
All six participating teams along with the St Lucia and Antigua and Barbuda national teams have gathered in Antigua and St Lucia for the two week WICB Sandals Under 15 High Performance Camp.
At the Antigua Camp, home side Antigua is joined by the Leeward Islands, Jamaica and Guyana teams. In St Lucia the home team will be going through their paces along with champions Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Windward Islands.