Sports Page — Leeward Islands Masters cricket champions, Nevis, is set to leave the Charlestown pier at 2pm today, headed for St. Maarten.
The team is preparing to defend its championship trophy in the Leeward Islands masters’ tournament, which bowls off this weekend.
Chief organizer of the trip, Franklyn KUT Daniel revealed this week that all of the necessary arrangements for the trip have been made. This includes transportation via the MV Mark Twain and accommodation in St. Maarten.
The management team was named earlier this week.
Carl Tuckett is the captain, with Wendell MICEY Wallace as his deputy.
The manager is Oscar ASTRO Browne and the coach is Joel Simmonds.
The full squad reads:
Frank Monzac; Alexis FOX Tyson; Oneil Walters; Ellison Smithen; Carl Tuckett; Eustace Johnson; Colin Archibald; Merlin Liburd; Ardie Liburd; Curtis Morton; Patrick Newton; Ellison Smithen; Charles YELLOW Hendrickson; Sterling Marshall; Derrick Parry; Vellie Maynard; Junior DUNCAN Mills ; Eustace Johnson; Carl Tuckett; Teddy BLACKMAN Liburd and Wendell MICEY Wallace.
The team is set to arrive in St.Maarten at about 5pm along with the St.Kitts team members who will also journey on the same boat.
There will be an opening ceremony that same evening at 8pm and then both teams will prepare to face off in the first match of the tournament which will be played at the Caribe Lumber ball Park in St. Maarten.
That match is scheduled for Friday 22nd May at 10 am. Nevis will next face St.Thomas on Saturday and will be hoping to move into the semi finals and finals slated for Sunday 24th May.
The teams are zoned as follows:
Zone one: Nevis; St. Thomas; St. Kitts and St. Maarten
Zone two: Antigua; Anguilla and St.Croix.