Devon Smith/WICB Media

Devon Smith/WICB Media

ST GEORGE’S, June 4, 2016 – A well-constructed century from Devon Smith led Grenada to an exciting draw and be declared joint champions with St Lucia of the 2016 Windward Islands Senior Cricket Tournament on Friday.

Resuming from his overnight score of 17 and his team on 27 without loss at Progress Park, St Andrew, Smith played a patient innings to score 105 off 233 balls which included 10 boundaries to get Grenada past St Lucia’s first innings score of 284 all out.

The left-handed opening batsman was well supported by his nephew Denis Smith (35), Rudolph Paul (35), Roland Cato (33) and Ryan John (32 not out) as Grenada reached 290 for nine when stumps were drawn on the final day.

There were two wickets each for Dornan Edward (2-22), Craig Emmanuel (2-23) and Larry Edward (2-45).

Earlier, half centuries from Edward (70) and Emmanuel (59) helped St Lucia recovered to a respectable score of 284FLOW Logo when they were struggling at 97 for four at one stage. Keddy Lesporis added 44 for the St Lucians in their innings.

But it was Sherman Lewis (4-92), Denis George (3-87) and Josh Thomas (2-54) who restricted the visitors.

The drawn match resulted in both teams sharing the title on 15 points with Dominica finishing on 13 and St Vincent and the Grenadines on 10.

The Dominica vs St Vincent and the Grenadines match at LaSagesse, St David was abandoned on the second and final day after heavy overnight and morning showers left the playing area saturated.

On a reduced day one, St Vincent and the Grenadines reached 157 for four with Sunil Ambris and Rodney Lawrence unbeaten on 63 and 18 respectively. There were also scores of 28 each for Miles Bascombe and Gidron Pope and Gilon Tyson (2-39) and Tyrone Theophile (1-26) as the successful bowlers for Dominica.

Points table at the conclusion of the Windward Islands Senior Tournament

Team Points Position
Grenada 15 1st
St Lucia 15 1st
Dominica 13 3rd
St Vincent & the Grenadines 10 4th

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