Match Preview – 1st Match: La Soufriere Hikers vs Fort Charlotte Strikers

May 14, 2021

VPLT10 3.0 bowls of with the defending champion taking on last place of season 2. A lot more attention will be on the boys representing La Soufriere, in the wake of the recent volcanic eruption of the aforementioned volcano. Fort Charlotte Strikers have been without a doubt, the poorest of the teams across editions combined. They have been bolstered by the addition of Miles Bascombe and have acquired a decent outfit – could their fortunes change this time around?


In The Spotlight

Fort Charlotte Strikers nemesis have been terrible starts in the powerplay. In order to turn their fortunes around, you reckon that’s the first thing they need to correct in order to be on their way to glory. They have a competent bowling line up, acquiring the guile of the Geron Wyllie with his leg break.

Hikers had a poor start to their 2nd edition but finished it with a blaze of glory, smoking everyone in their path. They as always, will be every reliant on the batting trio of Browne, Douglas and captain Maloney. Their bowling strength are their spinners, and they still have a quality spin bowling attack.


Form Guide

Fort Charlotte Strikers: L W W
La Soufriere Hikers: W W W



The weather is set to be partly cloudy to sunny for most of the day, with very little chance of rain playing any part in the match.


Pitch Conditions

The pitch was relaid in January and no cricket has been played on it since, therefore, no one knows what to expect. The surface is now composed largely of clay – it’s left to be seen whether the fast bowlers or spinners will be the beneficiary of it.


Probable XI

Fort Charlotte Strikers: Miles Bascombe, Gidron Pope, Leshawn Lewis, Kirton Lavia, Sealroy Williams, Ray Jordan, Cosmus Hackshaw, Rasheed Fredericks, Chelson Stowe, Shaquille Browne, Geron Wyllie

La Soufriere Hikers: Desron Maloney, Silvan Browne, Dillon Douglas, Othneil Lewis, Jeremy Haywood, Anson Latchman, Atticus Browne, Javid Harry, Romario Bibby, O’Jay Matthews, Kemron Strough