Celebrity eleven beat Prime Minister’s eleven by 58 runs


ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada - A celebrity eleven, led by former West Indies cricketer Junior Murray, defeated a Prime Minister’s eleven by 58 runs in a friendly T20 fixture here over the weekend.

The celebrity eleven, which included former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh, posted a competitive 148 for 3 in their 20 overs at Progress Park in St. Andrews, Grenada’s eastern parish.

National player Akim Alexis led the way with an unbeaten 56, while the former Grenada, Windward Islands and West Indies player, Rawle Lewis, hit an attractive 45.

The Prime Minister’s X1 folded at 90 for 9 in 19.3 overs with the number eleven batsman Raphael Brathwaite unable to bat because of an injury.

Only the former Grenada and Windward’s Islands’ batsman Steven Mahon provided any resistance with a fluent 30.

Former Dominica and Windward Islands off spinner Thomas Kentish picked up two wickets while Walsh, Lewis and Murray grabbed a wicket each.

The match was part of celebrations marking Grenada’s 40th anniversary of independence.


Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:33