Under 13 Team to leave for St Kitts on Wednesday

first_img Share 35 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! NewsSports Under 13 Team to leave for St Kitts on Wednesday by: – August 23, 2011 Manager of the Under 13 Team, Fernix ThomasA fourteen-man squad will leave for St Kitts on Wednesday to represent Dominica in the 2011 St Kitts Under 13 Invitational Cricket Festival, which will be held from August 24th to 30th.The unit is being captained by Brian Joseph and includes six surviving players from last year’s squad.Manager of the team, former Windward Islands fast bowler, Fernix Thomas is confident that the team will represent the island well, following weeks of intensive training, which included a few trial matches at the Windsor Park Stadium.“We are very confident that we can capture the championship this year. We’ve worked hard despite the little hiccups that we’ve had in the weather but I think with the program that we have with the Youth Division; it has helped us very well. We’ve been able to select a very balanced team including players from the National Youth Team and the Gary Sobers School Team, and so we are very confident that we can do well and should do well in St Kitts.Thomas is hopeful that with suitable training, these young players can grow into becoming professional international cricketers in the not-too-distant future.“Continuity is something that we expect but we know that we have some difficulty as they move from one category to the next. We are hoping that when we are finished with these players that the Cricket Association can continue with them and with the talent that we have, we should reap some great rewards from the group that we have at the moment”, said Thomas.The team is being coached by Thomas Kentish, who also expects a good performance from the players.The full squad includes Brian Joseph, Shervon Dorsette, Terrel Toussaint, Kassim Peltier, Lestus Lewis, Dion Burton, Leic Charles, Gamaliel Ophar, Josh Toussaint, Tahj Tavernier, Maldini Royer, Leslie Lewis, Ajaya Royer and Paulson JosephParticipating teams will come from the islands of Antigua, Anguilla, Barbados, Bermuda, St Kitts and Nevis and there is also a Nevis Development Team.Dominica is expected to play five games at the festival.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more