The Leeward Islands Cricket Board panel of selectors following the 2018 Leeward Islands Under-19 cricket tournament, have selected a fourteen man squad to make a serious bid towards capturing the 2018 CWI Regional Under-19 Cricket Championships, scheduled to be held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines July 31 – August 30, 2018.
The squad is led by Zawandi White who finished with an aggregate of 148 runs and a highest score of 102 in the 2018 Leeward Islands Under-19 cricket tournament. His deputy is Elroy Francis Jr. who amassed a total of 202runs, with a highest score of 87 in the just concluded Leeward Islands Under-19 cricket tournament.
Other top batsmen from the 2018 Leeward Islands Under-19 Cricket Tournament selected are led by Mikyle Louis who amassed 237 runs with a highest score of 157, and received the Alford Corriette Batsman with the Most Runs award.
The other top batsmen selected are Uri Smith with an aggregate of 216 runs and a highest score of 98 not out, Demari Benta amassed 209 runs and a highest score of 96, Anderson Armadan amassed 196 runs with a highest score of 92, Joshua Grant amassed 137 runs with a highest score of 110 not out, and Paul Miller who scored 118 not out.
The bowling is led by Kian Pemberton who did play when the tournament was last held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 2016. In the just concluded Leeward Islands Under-19 cricket tournament, Pemberton finished the tournament with 12 wickets; his best bowling figures was 4 for 39.
In addition to capturing the Derick Parry MVP for Nevis Under-19 2018 Pemberton was awarded the Austin White Bowler with The Most Wickets, and the Lionel Baker Best Fast Bowler Awards, respectively.
Also making the trip is Jemuel Cabey who took 10 wickets in the sub-regional tournament, and his best bowling was 5 for 36, and Joshua Grant the recipient of the Auckland Hector Best Wicket-Keeper award.
The full squad is Zawandi White (Captain), Elroy Francis (Vice-Captain), Mickyel Louis, Anderson Armadan, Uri Smith, Paul Miller, Demari Benta, Antonio Fernandes, Joshua Grant, Jemuel Cabey, Kian Pemberton, Javia Spencer, Jelani Manners, Stevel Rodney, Manager Purnell Roxy Joseph, and Head Coach Terry Adams.