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Underdogs Clash for Spot in Finals

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The two teams which started off the Courts Women’s T20 Grand Slam Franchise Tournament as underdogs, will meet in the playoff eliminator tonight from 7pm at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba, for a chance in the final.

LCB Contractors Central Sharks, who finished second on the points table, will meet Trident Sports Phoenix who finished third. The both teams played each other on Wednesday night, with the Sharks getting the better of Phoenix by seven wickets. Both teams got off to rough starts in the tournament, losing their first two matches. Sharks’ first match vs TECU Southern Titans was called off due to a wet outfield, and they proceeded to lose their next two matches. They rebounded however and won all three of their second round matches. Similarly, Phoenix lost their first two matches but rebounded to win their next three before going down to the Sharks on Wednesday night.

Over at the National Cricket Center (NCC), Couva, TECU Southern Titans defeated the defending champions, UDECOTT North Starblazers by 77 runs to knock them out of the competition, as they remained on 4 points and thus at the bottom of the four-team table.

At BLCA, Phoenix were inserted by Sharks skipper, Anisa Mohammed and went about building a decent total of 142 at the end of their 20 overs, despite a superb spell of bowling from Samantha Bissoon who picked up all four of the wickets to fall in the innings. However, steady, pivotal contributions from skipper Stacy Ann King (34), Rosalie Dolabaille (28) and Bajan, Kycia Knight (27) were enough to get them to what seemed like a defendable total.

In reply, Sharks started slowly, as openers Felicia Walters and Canadian Achini Perera struggled to get the ball away, but their patience paid off and despite losing Perera for 8 off 13 balls and Bissoon shortly after for 5, WI wicket-keeper batswoman, Shemaine Campbell paired up with Walters to provide the stability the Sharks desperately needed.

Walters top scored with 71, and was run out only in the final over while Campbell was 47 n.o when the winning run was struck by Akaze Thompson, with a ball to spare. The win put the Sharks on 7 points while Phoenix stayed on 6 from their three wins.

At NCC, Titans skipper, Britney Cooper smashed an unbeaten 92 to send the defending champions, Starblazers packing and out of the competition. Starblazers were the only team in a must win situation at the start of the 6th and final round and Titans ensured that their hopes of reaching the playoffs for a shot at defending their title would be no more.

Thanks to Cooper, Titans amassed a massive total of 191 for 5 at the end of their 20 overs. Cooper’s 92 came off of 59 balls, which was way out of the reach of the Lee-ann Kirby led Starblazers. Kirby herself would lead from the front, top scoring with a valiant 34, but she found no support and her side was eventually bowled out for 114 in 15.1 overs.

SCORECARDS:

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournament Tecu Southern Titans v Udecott North Starblazers

Wednesday, July 25 2018 (19:00) at Ncc

Tecu Southern Titans Won By 77 runs

Udecott North Starblazers won toss and decided to field

 

Tecu Southern Titans

Udecott North Starblazers

191 for 5 (20.0 overs)

114 all out (15.1 overs)

1 Hour, 34 Minutes.

1 Hour, 19 Minutes.

 

Tecu Southern Titans

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Shenelle Lord

lbw

b L Kirby

5

4

2

1

0

2

125.00

Divya Saxena

run out (S O’neil)

18

11

21

3

0

3

163.64

Britney Cooper*+

not out

92

59

91

13

1

21

155.93

Sheneta Grimmond

b L Kirby

4

5

4

1

0

4

80.00

Deandra Dottin

lbw

b N Mclean

25

20

30

3

0

8

125.00

Shania Abdool

b K Alexander

19

16

29

2

0

7

118.75

Shakera Selman

not out

8

5

7

1

0

0

160.00

Renelle Dookie

Patrina Walcott

Kajol Dalgir

Rosemary Samaroo

Extras

2b 2lb 16w 0nb 0pen

20

Provisional Score For Innings

191

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

191

for 5

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Leeann Kirby

4.0

0

24

2

1 (1)

0 (0)

11

12.50

6.00

2

0

Kirbyina Alexander

3.0

0

39

1

4 (5)

0 (0)

7

22.00

13.00

6

1

Jodian Morgan

3.0

0

34

0

1 (2)

0 (0)

7

0.00

11.33

7

0

Amanda Samaroo

3.4

0

40

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

4

0.00

10.91

4

0

Shabika Gajnabi

4.0

0

29

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

8

0.00

7.25

2

0

Natasha Mclean

2.2

0

21

1

2 (6)

0 (0)

8

16.00

9.00

3

0

    

Udecott North Starblazers

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Rachel Vincent

b S Selman

15

16

24

2

0

8

93.75

Shabika Gajnabi

b D Dottin

0

2

3

0

0

2

0.00

Amanda Samaroo

b D Dottin

15

12

17

2

0

5

125.00

Jerveena Pollucksingh+

lbw

b P Walcott

6

16

26

0

0

10

37.50

Leeann Kirby*

c D Dottin

b R Samaroo

34

20

32

4

0

3

170.00

Natasha Mclean

c S Abdool

b S Grimmond

19

10

24

1

1

1

190.00

Kirbyina Alexander

b R Samaroo

0

2

2

0

0

2

0.00

Selene O’neil

b R Samaroo

7

6

8

1

0

3

116.67

Jodian Morgan

c D Dottin

b S Grimmond

2

4

7

0

0

2

50.00

Felina Jack

run out (D Saxena)

1

1

5

0

0

0

100.00

Anna Marie Perera

not out

1

2

4

0

0

1

50.00

Extras

2b 3lb 9w 0nb 0pen

14

Provisional Score For Innings

114

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

114

all out

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Deandra Dottin

3.0

0

16

2

2 (4)

0 (0)

13

10.00

5.33

2

0

Shakera Selman

3.0

0

25

1

1 (1)

0 (0)

5

19.00

8.33

3

0

Renelle Dookie

4.0

0

42

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

2

0.00

10.50

3

1

Patrina Walcott

2.0

0

14

1

3 (3)

0 (0)

6

15.00

7.00

1

0

Rosemary Samaroo

2.1

0

9

3

0 (0)

0 (0)

8

4.33

4.15

1

0

Sheneta Grimmond

1.0

0

3

2

0 (0)

0 (0)

3

3.00

3.00

0

0

 

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournamnet 2018 Trident Sports Phoenix v LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Wednesday, July 25 2018 (18:43) at Brian Lara Cricket Academy

LCB Contractors Central Sharks Won By 7 wickets

LCB Contractors Central Sharks won toss and decided to field

 

Trident Sports Phoenix

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

142 for 6 (20.0 overs)

143 for 3 (19.5 overs)

1 Hour, 27 Minutes.

1 Hour, 30 Minutes.

 

Trident Sports Phoenix

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

R Boyce+

lbw

b S Bissoon

18

25

26

3

0

16

72.00

K Knight

c L Ramdeen

b S Bissoon

27

25

25

2

1

11

108.00

R Dolabaille

run out (G Seetahal)

28

22

52

2

0

6

127.27

S King*

c F Walters

b S Bissoon

34

23

33

5

0

7

147.83

T Smartt

c G Seetahal

b S Bissoon

9

6

5

1

0

2

150.00

K Ramharack

not out

16

14

17

1

0

5

114.29

S Connell

run out (C Henry)

7

5

8

0

0

0

140.00

A Collins

not out

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

A Gomez

S Ragoonath

T Marquis

Extras

0b 1lb 2w 0nb 0pen

3

Provisional Score For Innings

142

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

142

for 6

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

A Mohammed

4.0

0

30

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

10

0.00

7.50

4

0

F Walters

4.0

0

27

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

8

0.00

6.75

2

0

K Ragoobar

4.0

0

28

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

9

0.00

7.00

2

1

L Ramdeen

3.0

0

31

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

4

0.00

10.33

4

0

S Bissoon

4.0

0

19

4

1 (1)

0 (0)

13

6.25

4.75

1

0

A Perera

1.0

0

6

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

3

0.00

6.00

1

0

 

 

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

F Walters

run out (S King)

71

66

86

11

0

30

107.58

A Perera

c S Connell

b S Ragoonath

8

13

17

1

0

9

61.54

S Bissoon

b A Collins

5

5

12

1

0

3

100.00

S Campbelle+

not out

47

33

58

5

0

6

142.42

A Thompson

not out

2

2

3

0

0

0

100.00

C Henry

A Mohammed*

K Ragoobar

L Ramdeen

G Seetahal

S John

Extras

0b 1lb 9w 0nb 0pen

10

Provisional Score For Innings

143

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

143

for 3

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

S Ragoonath

4.0

0

23

1

2 (2)

0 (0)

11

26.00

5.75

2

0

A Collins

4.0

0

21

1

2 (3)

0 (0)

16

26.00

5.25

3

0

T Smartt

1.0

0

3

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

4

0.00

3.00

0

0

S King

4.0

0

43

0

1 (2)

0 (0)

5

0.00

10.75

7

0

K Ramharack

4.0

0

25

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

7

0.00

6.25

2

0

S Connell

2.0

0

22

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

4

0.00

11.00

4

0

A Gomez

0.5

0

5

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

1

0.00

6.00

0

0

 



  

 


Titans Upset Phoenix, Sharks Shoot Starblazers Down

Titans Upset Phoenix, Sharks Shoot Starblazers Down 150 150 CWESN

Kycia Knight had a vital knock of 68 as Trident Sports Phoenix earned a six-wicket victory over TECU Southern Titans at the National Cricket Centre, Balmain, Couva on Tuesday night, as the Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournament continued.

In the other game on Tuesday night, LCB Contractors Central Sharks recorded a 20-run win over 2017 champs UDECOTT North Starblazers, at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba.

Last evening, in the final set of games in the preliminary round, Southern Titans faced North Starblazers at Couva and Phoenix met Central Sharks at Couva.

The top team overall will move automatically to Saturday’s final at Tarouba, and the second and third-placed teams will face each other in an eliminator tomorrow, also at Tarouba, for a spot in the title match.

After five matches, Phoenix have a total of six points, with Southern Titans and Central Sharks on five points apiece, and North Starblazers at the bottom of the standings with four points.

In Tuesday’s contest at Couva, Phoenix, chasing a victory target of 160, reached 162 runs for four wickets in 18.5 overs.

Knight, opening the batting, struck 11 fours in her 46-ball knock. The Barbadian, who was named Player of the Match, got good support from Reniece Boyce, who made a 33-ball 34 (three fours and a six) and Rosalie Dolabaille with 20 off 19 balls.

Another Bajan, Shakera Selman, took two wickets for 36 runs for Southern Titans.

The Southern Titans, who were sent in to bat, posted 159/4 with veteran Bajan and West Indies all-rounder Deandra Dottin slamming an unbeaten 70, which was decorated with seven fours and three sixes off 36 balls.

Captain Britney Cooper made 21 and Shenelle Lord chipped in with 20. Karishma Ramharack, skipper Stacy Ann King and Allison Collins took a wicket apiece for Phoenix.

At Tarouba, Central Sharks, who were offered first strike, scored 142/7 in their allotted 20 overs.

Samanta Bissoon had a top score of 65 (57 balls, 11 fours), with other useful knocks from Chinelle Henry (31 not out off 17 balls with four fours) and Akaze Thompson (25 from 31 balls with two fours). Lee Ann Kirby was the leading wicket-taker for North Starblazers with 2/15.

Bissoon, who copped the Player of the Match award, returned figures of 3/12, and veteran national and West Indies off-spinner Anisa Mohammed got 2/22 as North Starblazers were restricted to 122/8 in reply.

Shabika Gajnabi led the way for North Starblazers with 42 (43 balls, one four and three sixes), and Kirbyina Alexander chipped in with 35 (30 balls, four fours).

 

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournamnet 2018 Udecott North Starblazers v LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Tuesday, July 24 2018 (18:38) at Brian Lara Cricket Academy

LCB Contractors Central Sharks Won By 20 runs

Udecott North Starblazers won toss and decided to field

 

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Udecott North Starblazers

142 for 7 (20.0 overs)

122 for 8 (20.0 overs)

1 Hour, 31 Minutes.

1 Hour, 25 Minutes.

 

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

A Perera

run out (R Vincent)

0

2

1

0

0

2

0.00

F Walters

lbw

b K Alexander

0

3

6

0

0

3

0.00

S Bissoon

c K Alexander

b A Collins

65

57

76

11

0

30

114.04

S Campbelle+

lbw

b L Kirby

3

5

9

0

0

3

60.00

A Thompson

c J Morgan

b S Gajnabi

25

31

47

2

0

16

80.65

C Henry

not out

31

17

26

4

0

2

182.35

A Mohammed*

c and b

L Kirby

1

2

4

0

0

1

50.00

K Ragoobar

run out (S Gajnabi)

6

3

7

0

1

2

200.00

G Seetahal

not out

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

L Ramdeen

T Juman

Extras

2b 0lb 9w 0nb 0pen

11

Provisional Score For Innings

142

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

142

for 7

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

L Kirby

4.0

2

15

2

1 (1)

0 (0)

19

12.50

3.75

1

1

K Alexander

4.0

0

33

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

11

24.00

8.25

5

0

J Morgan

4.0

0

23

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

12

0.00

5.75

3

0

S O’neil

1.0

0

15

0

1 (5)

0 (0)

2

0.00

15.00

2

0

A Collins

2.0

0

9

1

1 (1)

0 (0)

5

13.00

4.50

0

0

H Shamsad

3.0

0

21

0

1 (2)

0 (0)

8

0.00

7.00

2

0

S Gajnabi

2.0

0

24

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

2

12.00

12.00

4

0

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

A Perera

1-0

0

A Perera (0) F Walters (0)

0.2

F Walters

2-0

0

F Walters (0) S Bissoon (0)

1.3

S Campbelle

3-7

7

S Campbelle (3) S Bissoon (4)

4.1

A Thompson

4-85

78

A Thompson (25) S Bissoon (42)

14.5

S Bissoon

5-117

32

S Bissoon (19) C Henry (13)

17.4

A Mohammed

6-121

4

A Mohammed (1) C Henry (3)

18.3

K Ragoobar

7-138

17

K Ragoobar (6) C Henry (11)

19.5

 

Udecott North Starblazers

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

R Vincent

st S Campbelle

b A Mohammed

12

12

8

2

0

7

100.00

S Gajnabi

run out (A Mohammed)

42

43

58

1

3

21

97.67

J Morgan

b A Mohammed

0

2

1

0

0

2

0.00

N Mc Lean+

run out (K Ragoobar)

6

9

7

1

0

7

66.67

K Alexander*

b S Bissoon

35

30

48

4

0

8

116.67

L Kirby

c A Mohammed

b S Bissoon

1

2

11

0

0

1

50.00

F Jack

c and b

S Bissoon

9

8

15

1

0

3

112.50

S O’neil

not out

7

11

15

0

0

5

63.64

AM Perera

lbw

b K Ragoobar

1

3

1

0

0

2

33.33

A Collins

not out

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.00

H Shamsad

Extras

4b 2lb 3w 0nb 0pen

9

Provisional Score For Innings

122

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

122

for 8

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

A Mohammed

4.0

0

22

2

0 (0)

0 (0)

13

12.00

5.50

3

0

F Walters

4.0

0

12

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

16

0.00

3.00

1

0

K Ragoobar

4.0

0

19

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

10

24.00

4.75

1

0

L Ramdeen

3.0

0

26

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

8

0.00

8.67

2

2

G Seetahal

2.0

0

25

0

1 (2)

0 (0)

1

0.00

12.50

2

1

S Bissoon

3.0

0

12

3

1 (1)

0 (0)

8

6.33

4.00

0

0

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

R Vincent

1-14

14

R Vincent (12) S Gajnabi (2)

2.4

J Morgan

2-14

0

J Morgan (0) S Gajnabi (0)

2.6

N Mc Lean

3-23

9

N Mc Lean (6) S Gajnabi (3)

5.2

S Gajnabi

4-88

65

S Gajnabi (37) K Alexander (22)

14.2

K Alexander

5-102

14

K Alexander (13) L Kirby (1)

16.1

L Kirby

6-103

1

L Kirby (0) F Jack (1)

16.3

F Jack

7-117

14

F Jack (8) S O’neil (3)

18.6

D Joseph

8-122

5

D Joseph (1) S O’neil (4)

19.6

 

Match Report

 

Man of the Match:

Samanta Bissoon

 

 

 

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournament Tecu Southern Titans v Trident Sports Phoenix

Tuesday, July 24 2018 (19:00) at Ncc

Trident Sports Phoenix Won By 6 wickets

Trident Sports Phoenix won toss and decided to field

 

Tecu Southern Titans

Trident Sports Phoenix

159 for 4 (20.0 overs)

162 for 4 (18.5 overs)

1 Hour, 29 Minutes.

1 Hour, 36 Minutes.

 

Tecu Southern Titans

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Shenelle Lord

c K Knight

b A Collins

20

19

17

2

1

11

105.26

Divya Saxena

b K Ramharack

19

31

57

1

0

18

61.29

Britney Cooper*+

run out (S Ragoonath)

21

15

18

2

1

6

140.00

Shania Abdool

lbw

b S King

0

3

5

0

0

3

0.00

Deandra Dottin

not out

70

36

47

7

3

8

194.44

Shakera Selman

not out

14

17

31

1

0

8

82.35

Renelle Dookie

Kajol Dalgir

Patrina Walcott

Rosemary Samaroo

Steffi Soogrim

Extras

0b 0lb 14w 1nb 0pen

15

Provisional Score For Innings

159

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

159

for 4

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Shamilla Connell

4.0

0

43

0

2 (3)

1 (1)

10

0.00

10.75

4

2

Stephanie Ragoonath

4.0

0

25

0

5 (5)

0 (0)

13

0.00

6.25

2

0

Allison Collins

4.0

0

37

1

1 (5)

0 (0)

8

25.00

9.25

3

1

Stacy Ann King

4.0

0

34

1

1 (1)

0 (0)

9

25.00

8.50

3

1

Karishma Ramharack

4.0

0

20

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

13

24.00

5.00

1

1

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

Shenelle Lord

1-27

27

Shenelle Lord (20) Divya Saxena (6)

4.4

Britney Cooper

2-59

32

Britney Cooper (21) Divya Saxena (4)

8.3

Shania Abdool

3-61

2

Shania Abdool (0) Divya Saxena (2)

9.3

Divya Saxena

4-80

19

Divya Saxena (7) Deandra Dottin (11)

12.6

 

Trident Sports Phoenix

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Reniece Boyce

run out (K Dalgir)

34

33

46

3

1

17

103.03

Kycia Knight+

b S Selman

68

46

86

11

0

15

147.83

Rosalie Dolabaille

c D Dottin

b S Selman

20

18

26

0

0

5

111.11

Stacy Ann King*

not out

13

12

22

1

0

5

108.33

Shamilla Connell

run out (S Selman)

10

3

6

2

0

0

333.33

Tremayne Smartt

not out

4

1

2

1

0

0

400.00

Stephanie Ragoonath

Karishma Ramharack

Trisha Marquis

Alysha Gomez

Allison Collins

Extras

1b 5lb 7w 0nb 0pen

13

Provisional Score For Innings

162

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

162

for 4

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Deandra Dottin

3.5

0

43

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

8

0.00

11.22

8

0

Shakera Selman

4.0

0

36

2

1 (1)

0 (0)

11

12.50

9.00

5

1

Rosemary Samaroo

4.0

0

31

0

4 (4)

0 (0)

7

0.00

7.75

2

0

Renelle Dookie

2.0

0

12

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

5

0.00

6.00

1

0

Patrina Walcott

1.0

0

2

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

5

0.00

2.00

0

0

Kajol Dalgir

1.0

0

8

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

2

0.00

8.00

1

0

Steffi Soogrim

3.0

0

24

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

4

0.00

8.00

1

0

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

Reniece Boyce

1-85

85

Reniece Boyce (34) Kycia Knight (46)

9.4

Rosalie Dolabaille

2-126

41

Rosalie Dolabaille (20) Kycia Knight (17)

15.2

Kycia Knight

3-144

18

Kycia Knight (5) Stacy Ann King (10)

17.3

Shamilla Connell

4-155

11

Shamilla Connell (10) Stacy Ann King (1)

18.1

 

Match Report

 

Man of the Match:

Kycia Knight

 

 

 

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Trident Sports Phoenix continued to pick up their pace on Sunday, getting the better of defending champions, UDECOTT North Starblazers with a convincing 6-wicket win at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba. While over at the National Cricket Center, LCB Central Sharks upset table topper, TECU Titans by 8 wickets.

Opting to field first, Phoenix restricted Starblazers to a paltry 104 at the end of their 20 overs, with leading run scorer, Rachel Vincent scoring 35 from 29 balls and Kirbyina Alexander contributing an unbeaten 34. Alice Collins 2/17 and Stephanie Ragoonath 1/14 were the pick of the Phoenix bowlers.

In reply, Phoenix stumbled a bit, losing 4 wickets to get to their target, but a steady half century from Kycia Knight saw them home with 4.5 overs to spare. Knight was not out on 55 will Rosalie Dollabaile was also not out on 19.

At NCC, the Sharks recorded their first win of the tournament thanks to a tight spin attack that restricted the Titans to just 136 at the end of their 20 overs before Felica Walters and Shemaine Campbell made light work of that total.

The Titans opted to take first strike and were superbly led by skipper Britney Cooper who played a controlled knock of 74 that came off of 50 overs. But she found herself without much support outside of of a quick fire 30 from WI all-rounder, Deandra Dottin. It got them to 136, but the Sharks bowlers were  the stars of that innings, with Skipper Anisa Mohammed opting to bowl 16 overs of spin on a slow turning.

In reply, the Titans would have quickly regretted dropping their leading spin bowler, Rosemary Samaroo and were forced to bowl largely medium pace with Dottin and Shakera Selman being their opening pair. Dottin picked up one wicket for 29 runs in 3.3 overs while Selman finished without a scalp to her name. It would be one of oonly 2 wickets had in the innings as Felicia Walters (60 n.o) and Shemaine Campbell (48 n.o) made very light work of the small total to help their team to their first win in the tournament.

 

Summarized score cards:

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournament LCB Contractors Central Sharks v Tecu Southern Titans

Sunday, July 22 2018 (19:00) at Ncc

LCB Contractors Central Sharks Won By 8 wickets

Tecu Southern Titans won toss and decided to bat

 

Tecu Southern Titans

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

136 for 6 (20.0 overs)

137 for 2 (18.3 overs)

1 Hour, 21 Minutes.

1 Hour, 26 Minutes.

 

Tecu Southern Titans

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Sheneta Grimmond

b F Walters

1

3

3

0

0

2

33.33

Shania Abdool

lbw

b L Ramdeen

9

17

23

0

1

13

52.94

Britney Cooper*

c F Walters

b S Bissoon

74

50

72

8

3

21

148.00

Shenelle Lord+

lbw

b K Ragoobar

0

6

5

0

0

6

0.00

Deandra Dottin

c A Thompson

b K Ragoobar

30

20

28

4

1

8

150.00

Renelle Dookie

c C Henry

b L Ramdeen

6

13

13

0

0

8

46.15

Shakera Selman

not out

10

6

9

2

0

2

166.67

Patrina Walcott

not out

2

5

4

0

0

3

40.00

Miryam Khokhar

Steffi Soogrim

Sylvia Bolah

Extras

0b 0lb 4w 0nb 0pen

4

Provisional Score For Innings

136

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

136

for 6

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Anisa Mohammed

4.0

1

22

0

2 (2)

0 (0)

16

0.00

5.50

0

2

Felicia Walters

4.0

0

27

1

1 (1)

0 (0)

13

25.00

6.75

5

0

Leandra Ramdeen

4.0

1

25

2

1 (1)

0 (0)

13

12.50

6.25

1

2

Kamara Ragoobar

4.0

0

18

2

0 (0)

0 (0)

14

12.00

4.50

2

0

Samantha Bissoon

3.0

0

32

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

5

18.00

10.67

4

1

Chinelle Henry

1.0

0

12

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

2

0.00

12.00

2

0

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

Sheneta Grimmond

1-2

2

Sheneta Grimmond (1) Shania Abdool (0)

1.1

Shania Abdool

2-28

26

Shania Abdool (9) Britney Cooper (15)

6.1

Shenelle Lord

3-31

3

Shenelle Lord (0) Britney Cooper (3)

7.4

Deandra Dottin

4-99

68

Deandra Dottin (30) Britney Cooper (37)

14.2

Renelle Dookie

5-124

25

Renelle Dookie (6) Britney Cooper (19)

17.6

Britney Cooper

6-129

5

Britney Cooper (0) Shakera Selman (5)

18.4

 

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Achini Perera

c S Lord

b D Dottin

1

2

2

0

0

1

50.00

Felicia Walters

not out

60

61

86

7

0

29

98.36

Samantha Bissoon

run out (R Dookie)

15

17

26

2

0

10

88.24

Shemaine Campbelle+

not out

48

32

57

7

0

10

150.00

Anisa Mohammed*

Chinelle Henry

Kamara Ragoobar

Akaze Thompson

Anjani Goordeen

Talia Baksh

Leandra Ramdeen

Extras

5b 0lb 7w 1nb 0pen

13

Provisional Score For Innings

137

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

137

for 2

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Deandra Dottin

3.3

0

29

1

3 (4)

1 (1)

11

25.00

8.29

3

0

Shakera Selman

4.0

1

18

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

15

0.00

4.50

2

0

Shania Abdool

4.0

0

31

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

9

0.00

7.75

4

0

Steffi Soogrim

2.0

0

18

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

4

0.00

9.00

2

0

Patrina Walcott

1.0

0

9

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

1

0.00

9.00

1

0

Sheneta Grimmond

3.0

0

19

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

9

0.00

6.33

3

0

Renelle Dookie

1.0

0

8

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

1

0.00

8.00

1

0

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

Achini Perera

1-2

2

Achini Perera (1) Felicia Walters (1)

0.3

Samantha Bissoon

2-27

25

Samantha Bissoon (15) Felicia Walters (6)

5.4

 

Match Report

 

Man of the Match:

Felicia Walters

 

 

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournamnet 2018 Udecott North Starblazers v Trident Sports Phoenix

Sunday, July 22 2018 (18:54) at Brian Lara Cricket Academy

Trident Sports Phoenix Won By 6 wickets

Trident Sports Phoenix won toss and decided to field

 

Udecott North Starblazers

Trident Sports Phoenix

104 for 7 (20.0 overs)

106 for 4 (15.1 overs)

1 Hour, 27 Minutes.

1 Hour, 11 Minutes.

 

Udecott North Starblazers

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Rachael Vincent

c S King

b A Collins

35

29

46

5

0

10

120.69

Amanda Samaroo

b S Ragoonath

2

6

7

0

0

5

33.33

Lee Ann Kirby*

c R Dolabaille

b A Collins

4

9

11

0

0

6

44.44

Jodian Morgan

b S King

15

29

39

0

1

20

51.72

Natasha Mc Lean+

c K Knight

b K Ramharack

0

6

3

0

0

6

0.00

Shabika Gajnabi

b S Connell

7

16

24

0

0

10

43.75

Kirbyina Alexander

not out

34

23

25

5

0

8

147.83

Falina Jack

run out (T Smartt)

3

2

5

0

0

0

150.00

Djenaba Joseph

not out

0

0

5

0

0

0

0.00

Alice Collins

Hiba Shamsad

Extras

0b 0lb 4w 0nb 0pen

4

Provisional Score For Innings

104

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

104

for 7

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Shamilia Connell

4.0

0

24

1

2 (2)

0 (0)

12

26.00

6.00

3

0

Stephanie Ragoonath

4.0

0

14

1

1 (1)

0 (0)

13

25.00

3.50

0

0

Allison Collins

4.0

1

17

2

0 (0)

0 (0)

14

12.00

4.25

2

0

Karishma Ramharack

4.0

1

22

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

15

24.00

5.50

2

1

Stacy Ann King

4.0

1

27

1

1 (1)

0 (0)

11

25.00

6.75

3

0

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

Amanda Samaroo

1-8

8

A Samaroo (2) R Vincent (6)

1.5

Lee Ann Kirby

2-25

17

L Kirby (4) R Vincent (13)

4.4

Rahael Vincent

3-55

30

R Vincent (16) J Morgan (13)

10.5

Natasha Mc Lean

4-55

0

N Mc Lean (0) J Morgan (0)

11.6

Jodian Morgan

5-60

5

J Morgan (2) S Gajnabi (3)

14.3

Shabika Gajnabi

6-74

14

S Gajnabi (4) K Alexander (8)

17.6

Falina Jack

7-91

17

F Jack (3) K Alexander (13)

18.6

 

Trident Sports Phoenix

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Reneice Boyce+

lbw

b K Alexander

4

6

14

0

0

3

66.67

Kycia Knight

not out

55

45

71

8

0

18

122.22

Alysha Gomez

b K Alexander

0

4

2

0

0

4

0.00

Mariana Martinez

run out (F Jack)

0

4

6

0

0

4

0.00

Stacy Ann King*

b H Shamsad

13

15

15

2

0

9

86.67

Rosalie Dolabaille

not out

19

18

28

2

0

7

105.56

Shamilia Connell

Karishma Ramharack

Allison Collins

Tremaine Smartt

Stephanie Ragoonath

Extras

0b 1lb 13w 1nb 0pen

15

Provisional Score For Innings

106

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

106

for 4

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Natasha Mc Lean

2.0

0

18

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

6

0.00

9.00

3

0

Kirbyina Alexander

4.0

1

16

2

0 (0)

0 (0)

14

12.00

4.00

1

0

Jodian Morgan

3.0

0

16

0

0 (0)

1 (1)

10

0.00

5.33

2

0

Alice Collins

1.0

0

10

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

2

0.00

10.00

2

0

Hiba Shamsad

2.0

0

14

1

4 (5)

0 (0)

6

16.00

7.00

1

0

Djenaba Joseph

1.0

0

16

0

2 (7)

0 (0)

1

0.00

16.00

1

0

Lee Ann Kirby

2.0

0

11

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

5

0.00

5.50

1

0

Shabika Gajnabi

0.1

0

4

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

0

0.00

24.00

1

0

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

R Boyce

1-24

24

R Boyce (4) K Knight (19)

3.1

A Gomez

2-24

0

A Gomez (0) K Knight (0)

3.5

M Martinez

3-32

8

M Martinez (0) K Knight (8)

5.4

S King

4-57

25

S King (13) K Knight (11)

9.3

 

Match Report

 

Man of the Match:

Kycia Knight

 

 

 

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UDECOTT North Starblazers’ unbeaten run came to an end following a two- wicket defeat at the hands of TECU Titans as the 2018 Courts Women’s T20 Grand Slam tournament continued on Saturday at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Tarouba.

It means that the Titans now sit on top of the table, courtesy an extra point they received following their washed out match against LCB Central Sharks in the first round of the competition. Starblazers are not far behind on 4 points however. Meanwhile and the National Cricket Centre, Couva, Trident Sports Phoenix were able to record their first victory against LCB Central Sharks who are yet to win a match in the competition.

At the BLCA, Starblazers were sent in to bat first and were dismissed for 126 in 19.3 overs thanks to a destructive spell by WI all-rounder Deandra Dottin who picked up four wickets for 23 runs, while her WI teammate, Shakera Selman grabbed 2/22. Rachel Vincent continued her fine form, getting 72 out of that total, smashing 10 fours and three sixes off just 51 deliveries. Natasha McLean contributed 23 off 26 balls while the Titans did not help themselves with 16 extras.

In reply, steady contributions from Sheneta Grimmond (24), Britney Cooper (21), Shania Abdool and Selman (16 n.o) easily saw the Titans home in 19 overs. Dottin was named Player of the match.

At NCC, some pretty ordinary bowling from the LCB Central Sharks saw Phoenix record a massive 10-wicket victory against them. Opting to bat first, LCB got to 132  thanks to Shemaine Campbell (38), Felicia Walters (25) and Akaze Thompson (26 n.o). However, their bowling let them down and consistent loose balls allowed Phoenix openers, Reniece Boyce and Kycia Knight, both of whom were struggling previously in the tournament, to ease home to victory without breaking a sweat.

Boyce (73 off 58 balls) and Knight (52 off 47 balls) brought the game home for Phoenix with 2.5 overs to spare.

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournament LCB Contractors Central Sharks v Trident Sports Phoenix

Saturday, July 21 2018 (19:00) at Ncc

Trident Sports Phoenix Won By 10 wickets

Trident Sports Phoenix won toss and decided to field

 

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Trident Sports Phoenix

131 for 3 (20.0 overs)

135 for 0 (17.1 overs)

1 Hour, 22 Minutes.

1 Hour, 11 Minutes.

 

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Felicia Walters

c T Smartt

b K Ramharack

25

34

52

2

0

17

73.53

Achini Perera

run out

22

33

34

3

0

21

66.67

Shemaine Campbelle+

c A Gomez

b S King

38

26

36

4

1

9

146.15

Akaze Thompson

not out

26

19

30

3

0

5

136.84

Chinelle Henry

not out

4

8

10

0

0

5

50.00

Anisa Mohammed*

Gaitri Seetahal

Leandra Ramdeen

Samantha Bissoon

Reanna Farrow

Alison Stocks

Extras

3b 5lb 8w 0nb 0pen

16

Provisional Score For Innings

131

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

131

for 3

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Shamilla Connell

2.0

0

21

0

1 (5)

0 (0)

6

0.00

10.50

3

0

Stephanie Ragoonath

4.0

0

21

0

2 (2)

0 (0)

13

0.00

5.25

2

0

Allison Collins

4.0

0

11

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

15

0.00

2.75

0

0

Tremayne Smartt

2.0

0

15

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

4

0.00

7.50

2

0

Karishma Ramharack

4.0

0

26

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

9

24.00

6.50

3

0

Stacy Ann King

4.0

0

29

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

10

24.00

7.25

2

1

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

Achini Perera

1-49

49

Achini Perera (22) Felicia Walters (15)

8.6

Felicia Walters

2-73

24

Felicia Walters (10) Shemaine Campbelle (13)

12.6

Shemaine Campbelle

3-114

41

Shemaine Campbelle (25) Akaze Thompson (14)

17.4

 

Trident Sports Phoenix

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Reniece Boyce

not out

73

58

71

13

0

25

125.86

Kycia Knight+

not out

52

47

71

5

0

13

110.64

Stacy Ann King*

Tremayne Smartt

Karishma Ramharack

Shamilla Connell

Rosalie Dolabaille

Alysha Gomez

Stephanie Ragoonath

Mariana Martinez

Allison Collins

Extras

0b 0lb 8w 2nb 0pen

10

Provisional Score For Innings

135

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

135

for 0

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Samantha Bissoon

3.1

0

19

0

3 (3)

0 (0)

10

0.00

6.00

2

0

Chinelle Henry

2.0

0

23

0

0 (0)

2 (2)

4

0.00

11.50

4

0

Achini Perera

1.0

0

18

0

3 (3)

0 (0)

1

0.00

18.00

3

0

Anisa Mohammed

2.0

0

17

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

5

0.00

8.50

3

0

Leandra Ramdeen

3.0

0

19

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

8

0.00

6.33

3

0

Gaitri Seetahal

3.0

0

22

0

2 (2)

0 (0)

2

0.00

7.33

1

0

Felicia Walters

3.0

0

17

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

7

0.00

5.67

2

0

 

Match Report

 

Man of the Match:

Reniece Boyce

 

 

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournament LCB Contractors Central Sharks v Trident Sports Phoenix

Saturday, July 21 2018 (19:00) at Ncc

Trident Sports Phoenix Won By 10 wickets

Trident Sports Phoenix won toss and decided to field

 

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Trident Sports Phoenix

131 for 3 (20.0 overs)

135 for 0 (17.1 overs)

1 Hour, 22 Minutes.

1 Hour, 11 Minutes.

 

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Felicia Walters

c T Smartt

b K Ramharack

25

34

52

2

0

17

73.53

Achini Perera

run out

22

33

34

3

0

21

66.67

Shemaine Campbelle+

c A Gomez

b S King

38

26

36

4

1

9

146.15

Akaze Thompson

not out

26

19

30

3

0

5

136.84

Chinelle Henry

not out

4

8

10

0

0

5

50.00

Anisa Mohammed*

Gaitri Seetahal

Leandra Ramdeen

Samantha Bissoon

Reanna Farrow

Alison Stocks

Extras

3b 5lb 8w 0nb 0pen

16

Provisional Score For Innings

131

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

131

for 3

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Shamilla Connell

2.0

0

21

0

1 (5)

0 (0)

6

0.00

10.50

3

0

Stephanie Ragoonath

4.0

0

21

0

2 (2)

0 (0)

13

0.00

5.25

2

0

Allison Collins

4.0

0

11

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

15

0.00

2.75

0

0

Tremayne Smartt

2.0

0

15

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

4

0.00

7.50

2

0

Karishma Ramharack

4.0

0

26

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

9

24.00

6.50

3

0

Stacy Ann King

4.0

0

29

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

10

24.00

7.25

2

1

 

Batsman

Fall of Wicket

Partnership

Batsmen

Over

Achini Perera

1-49

49

Achini Perera (22) Felicia Walters (15)

8.6

Felicia Walters

2-73

24

Felicia Walters (10) Shemaine Campbelle (13)

12.6

Shemaine Campbelle

3-114

41

Shemaine Campbelle (25) Akaze Thompson (14)

17.4

 

Trident Sports Phoenix

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Reniece Boyce

not out

73

58

71

13

0

25

125.86

Kycia Knight+

not out

52

47

71

5

0

13

110.64

Stacy Ann King*

Tremayne Smartt

Karishma Ramharack

Shamilla Connell

Rosalie Dolabaille

Alysha Gomez

Stephanie Ragoonath

Mariana Martinez

Allison Collins

Extras

0b 0lb 8w 2nb 0pen

10

Provisional Score For Innings

135

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

135

for 0

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Samantha Bissoon

3.1

0

19

0

3 (3)

0 (0)

10

0.00

6.00

2

0

Chinelle Henry

2.0

0

23

0

0 (0)

2 (2)

4

0.00

11.50

4

0

Achini Perera

1.0

0

18

0

3 (3)

0 (0)

1

0.00

18.00

3

0

Anisa Mohammed

2.0

0

17

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

5

0.00

8.50

3

0

Leandra Ramdeen

3.0

0

19

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

8

0.00

6.33

3

0

Gaitri Seetahal

3.0

0

22

0

2 (2)

0 (0)

2

0.00

7.33

1

0

Felicia Walters

3.0

0

17

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

7

0.00

5.67

2

0

 

Match Report

 

Man of the Match:

Reniece Boyce

 

 


 

 

Starblazers Stay On Course for Title Defense

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Natasha McLean’s unbeaten 72 helped UDECOTT North Starblazers to their second consecutive victory in as many days, keeping them on course for a possible successful title defense.

Natasha McLean drives one past Gaitri Seetahal

Coming up against LCB Sharks at the National Cricket Center, Couva, last night, Starblazers were sent in to bat and got off to a flyer immediately. The opening pair of skipper Lee-Ann Kirby and Rachel Vincent took advantage of some loose balls by the Sharks to catapult their score to well over 10 runs an over by the 4th over. The sharks pulled things back a bit by the 10th, after removing Kirby in the 6th over for 15 and Jodian Morgan before she could face a ball, but Vincent was soon joined by McLean and the two helped to take their team’s total to 155 at the end of their 20 overs. The score is the highest of the tournament thus far after they successfully chased 153 set by Trident Sports Phoenix the night before.

McLean’s unbeaten 72 came off of 47 balls, while Vincent contributed 42 off 41 balls.

In reply, Sharks lost three early wickets with Felicia Walters (5), Kamara Ragoobar (2) and Shari John (0), all falling inside the powerplay. It gave their middle order a bit too much work to do and they eventually lost by 21 runs despite fighting innings from WI wicket-keeper bat Shemaine Campbell and Jamaican, Chinelle Henry  who both contributed 43 runs each. Jodian Morgan and Alice Collins were the pick of the Starblazers bowling, grabbing 2 wickets a piece.

LCB Sharks ICC Americas player Achini Perera

In the other match played last night, TECU Titans recorded their first win of the tournament, beating Trident Sports Phoenix by 60 runs. Their first match against LCB Sharks was called off due to a wet outfield.

Titans skipper, Britney Cooper led from the front, smashing 76 off 43 balls before she was bowled by Stephanie Ragoonath. WI all-rounder, Deandra Dottin chipped in with a quickfire 27 from 13 balls. Karishma Ramharack was the pick of the Trident Sports Phoenix bowlers, grabbing 3/28 off 3.3 overs.

In reply, Trident Sports never looked to be in it at any point, losing wickets at regular intervals, thanks to tight bowling from Rosemary Samaroo who grabbed three wickets for just 5 runs in her four overs. Reniece Boyce scored a patient 27 off 27 deliveries for Trident Sports Phoenix bu she received no support form the other end and her side was eventually bowled out for 89 runs in 18.4 overs, to hand TECU Titans victory by a 60 run margin.

SCORECARDS:

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournament Trident Sports Phoenix v Tecu Southern Titans

Thursday, July 19 2018 (19:00) at Blca

Tecu Southern Titans Won By 60 runs

Trident Sports Phoenix won toss and decided to field

 

Tecu Southern Titans

Trident Sports Phoenix

149 all out (19.3 overs)

89 all out (18.4 overs)

1 Hour, 26 Minutes.

1 Hour, 26 Minutes.

 

Tecu Southern Titans

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Sheneta Grimmond

b S Connell

8

5

1

2

0

3

160.00

Divya Saxena

lbw

b K Ramharack

7

6

16

1

0

3

116.67

Britney Cooper*

b S Ragoonath

76

43

59

8

3

14

176.74

Deandra Dottin

b K Ramharack

27

13

15

2

2

4

207.69

Shania Abdool

c S King

b S Nowrang

17

28

42

1

0

15

60.71

Shenelle Lord+

lbw

b S King

3

2

6

0

0

1

150.00

Nidia Andrews

run out (K Ramharack)

3

6

9

0

0

3

50.00

Shakera Selman

b K Ramharack

3

7

11

0

0

4

42.86

Patrina Walcott

run out (S Connell)

2

4

4

0

0

2

50.00

Rosemary Samaroo

b S King

0

1

0

0

0

1

0.00

Steffi Soogrim

not out

1

2

3

0

0

1

50.00

Extras

0b 1lb 1w 0nb 0pen

2

Provisional Score For Innings

149

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

149

all out

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Shamilla Connell

4.0

0

30

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

11

24.00

7.50

5

0

Stephanie Ragoonath

4.0

0

25

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

10

24.00

6.25

1

1

Karishma Ramharack

3.3

0

28

3

0 (0)

0 (0)

11

7.00

8.00

2

2

Stacy Ann King

4.0

0

27

2

0 (0)

0 (0)

10

12.00

6.75

3

0

Tremayne Smartt

1.0

0

18

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

2

0.00

18.00

1

2

Shanmatee Nowrang

3.0

0

20

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

7

18.00

6.67

2

0

 

Trident Sports Phoenix

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

Kycia Knight+

c N Andrews

b D Dottin

0

8

13

0

0

8

0.00

Rosalie Dolabaille

run out (D Dottin)

13

14

27

3

0

10

92.86

Tremayne Smartt

b P Walcott

9

16

26

1

0

10

56.25

Stacy Ann King*

run out

2

2

10

0

0

0

100.00

Reniece Boyce

b S Grimmond

27

27

48

3

0

10

100.00

Shamilla Connell

c R Samaroo

b S Abdool

2

4

7

0

0

2

50.00

Karishma Ramharack

c S Lord

b P Walcott

1

6

8

0

0

5

16.67

Jesse Ferdinand

c D Saxena

b R Samaroo

1

5

5

0

0

4

20.00

Janelle Ruiz

c S Soogrim

b R Samaroo

7

19

12

1

0

16

36.84

Stephanie Ragoonath

c and b

R Samaroo

1

5

5

0

0

4

20.00

Shanmatee Nowrang

not out

2

6

4

0

0

4

33.33

Extras

0b 1lb 23w 0nb 0pen

24

Provisional Score For Innings

89

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

89

all out

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

Deandra Dottin

2.0

0

10

1

6 (10)

0 (0)

12

18.00

5.00

0

0

Shakera Selman

2.0

0

10

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

8

0.00

5.00

2

0

Shania Abdool

3.0

0

19

1

3 (8)

0 (0)

10

21.00

6.33

1

0

Patrina Walcott

3.0

0

12

2

1 (1)

0 (0)

10

9.50

4.00

1

0

Sheneta Grimmond

2.4

0

14

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

9

16.00

5.25

2

0

Rosemary Samaroo

4.0

0

5

3

0 (0)

0 (0)

19

8.00

1.25

0

0

Steffi Soogrim

2.0

0

18

0

3 (4)

0 (0)

5

0.00

9.00

2

0

 

Match Report

 

Man of the Match:

Britney Cooper

 

 

Courts T20 Grand Slam Tournamnet 2018 LCB Contractors Central Sharks v Udecott North Starblazers

Thursday, July 19 2018 (18:44) at NCC

Udecott North Starblazers Won By 21 runs

LCB Contractors Central Sharks won toss and decided to field

 

Udecott North Starblazers

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

155 for 6 (20.0 overs)

134 for 7 (20.0 overs)

1 Hour, 20 Minutes.

1 Hour, 25 Minutes.

 

Udecott North Starblazers

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

L Kirby*

c S Bissoon

b A Mohammed

15

12

23

1

0

5

125.00

R Vincent

c A Perera

b K Ragoobar

42

41

54

4

1

19

102.44

J Morgan

run out (F Walters)

0

0

2

0

0

0

0.00

N Mc Lean+

not out

72

47

54

5

4

14

153.19

S Gajnabi

c S Bissoon

b L Ramdeen

5

5

8

0

0

1

100.00

S O’neil

c K Ragoobar

b L Ramdeen

0

2

2

0

0

2

0.00

K Alexander

st S Campbelle

b K Ragoobar

13

11

10

1

0

3

118.18

F Jack

not out

3

3

3

0

0

1

100.00

A Samaroo

A Collins

S Bolah

Extras

0b 1lb 4w 0nb 0pen

5

Provisional Score For Innings

155

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

155

for 6

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

S Bissoon

2.0

0

26

0

2 (2)

0 (0)

3

0.00

13.00

2

1

C Henry

2.0

0

13

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

7

0.00

6.50

2

0

K Ragoobar

4.0

0

29

2

0 (0)

0 (0)

7

12.00

7.25

3

0

A Mohammed

4.0

0

20

1

0 (0)

0 (0)

14

24.00

5.00

2

0

L Ramdeen

4.0

0

18

2

0 (0)

0 (0)

8

12.00

4.50

0

0

A Thompson

1.0

0

18

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

1

0.00

18.00

2

1

G Seetahal

1.0

0

13

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

3

0.00

13.00

0

2

A Perera

2.0

0

17

0

1 (1)

0 (0)

2

0.00

8.50

0

1

 

LCB Contractors Central Sharks

Batsman

Runs

Balls

Mins

4s

6s

Dots

S/r

F Walters

c and b

S Gajnabi

5

10

10

1

0

8

50.00

K Ragoobar

st N Mc Lean

b K Alexander

2

6

15

0

0

4

33.33

S John

run out (S O’neil)

0

4

8

0

0

4

0.00

S Campbelle+

st N Mc Lean

b A Collins

43

33

44

6

0

14

130.30

A Thompson

c A Samaroo

b A Collins

21

27

33

2

0

12

77.78

C Henry

not out

43

26

32

3

2

7

165.38

S Bissoon

b J Morgan

0

4

3

0

0

4

0.00

A Mohammed*

lbw

b J Morgan

2

3

6

0

0

2

66.67

G Seetahal

not out

3

7

15

0

0

4

42.86

L Ramdeen

A Perera

Extras

0b 3lb 12w 0nb 0pen

15

Provisional Score For Innings

134

Penalties awarded following Innings

0

Total

134

for 7

 

Bowler

O

M

R

W

Wd

Nb

Dots

S/r

Econ

4s

6s

S Gajnabi

3.0

0

12

1

4 (5)

0 (0)

12

22.00

4.00

0

0

K Alexander

4.0

0

24

1

4 (5)

0 (0)

14

28.00

6.00

2

0

L Kirby

4.0

0

44

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

6

0.00

11.00

6

1

A Collins

4.0

0

23

2

1 (1)

0 (0)

11

12.50

5.75

2

0

J Morgan

4.0

0

19

2

1 (1)

0 (0)

14

12.50

4.75

1

1

A Samaroo

1.0

0

9

0

0 (0)

0 (0)

2

0.00

9.00

1

0

    

Match Report

 

Man of the Match:

Natasha Mc Lean

 

 

 

  

 

Barbados trounce Guyana, Jamaica lose to T&T

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T&T cruised past hosts, Jamaica last night in the Cricket West Indies T20 Blaze at Sabina Park, to set up a must win final match for Jamaica today. It means that the hosts must beat Barbados to win the title in a head to head. Having lost to T&T, Jamaica are second on the points table with nine points, while Barbados sit atop the points table with 12 points as they remain unbeaten.

However, if two teams are to be tied on points, as will be the case if Jamaica beats Barbados today, Jamaica will win based on a head to head as outlined by the playing conditions of the tournament. If Barbados win however, they win by having the most points at the end of the competition.

Last night at Sabina Park, Jamaican captain, Stafanie Taylor won the toss and sent T&T in to bat, but it proved to be disastrous for her side. T&T lost the in-form Britney Cooper, who was pulled out of the match at the last minute after pulling a groin muscle during the warm-up. But it was Jamaica who suffered the bigger loss when Taylor picked up an injury while fielding a ball in the 4th over. It meant that the hosts were without their leading bowler and batswoman early on.

T&T did not seem phased by the loss of Cooper though, and batted in high contrast to their previous outings, showing greater aggression throughout their innings. Lee-Ann Kirby was given the task of opening the batting with Reniece Boyce – T&T’s fourth change to their opening pair in as many matches. Boyce and Kirby got T&T off to a flyer, taking eight runs off the first over bowled by Karla Cohen and 10 off the second by Chinelle Henry. Boyce was trapped LBW for 11 in the third over and Kirby caught caught at mid-off two overs later for 16, leaving T&T at 40/2 in 4.5 overs.

Stacy-Ann King and Rachel Vincent then paired up to take T&T to their highest total of the tournament thus far of 135 for the loss of five wickets. Vincent contributed a quick fire 35 off 30 balls that included three fours and a six, while King top scored with 39.

In reply, Jamaica struggled from the get go without their skipper, with stand-in opener, Rashada Williams contributing a slow 31 off 49 balls before she was run out. Henry, who had her first batting outing for the tournament was the second highest scorer, getting to 24. But they never got anywhere near the target and eventually succumbed to T&T to lose by 43 runs and severely dent their run rate ahead of their final match against Barbados today. Anisa Mohammed was the pick of the T&T bowlers, grabbing three for 17 in her four overs.

T&T meet Windward Islands tomorrow from 6:30 pm, Jamaica time, at Sabina Park. They have no chance of defending their title, having already lost two matches, but will hope to record a victory none-the-less to at least finish third. If Jamaica losses while they win, they will finish second having beaten Jamaica.

In other matches played last night, Windward Islands recorded their second win of the tournament, getting the better of Leeward Islands by 62 runs. LI won the toss and opted to field first and WI wasted no time in piling on the runs. Openers Juliana Nero and Rachel Cyrus had 44 and 30 respectively to take WI to 143 for six at the end of their 20 overs. In reply, LI only managed 81/8 in their 20 overs.

Barbados beat Guyana by 27 runs in the second match played last night. Batting first, Barbados got to 134, thanks to an aggressive knock by Hayley Matthews who raced to 61 off 36 balls before she was out caught. Despite leaving her team on a solid foundation of 99/2 in 11.2 overs however, the remaining batters struggled and contributed just 35 more runs in the remaining 52 balls.

Guyana lost their skipper, Shemaine Campbell, early. Campbelle has led her team with the bat each time they won, but she only managed 11. Akaze Thompson (47) and Shabika Gajnabi combined in an attempt to steady the innings and see their team home, but tight bowling from Barbados prevented it. Both were not out at the end of Guyana’s 20 overs in which they lost three wickets. Guyana face Leeward Islands tomorrow from 9:30 am.

Barbados Cruise Past T&T

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Trinidad and Tobago Red Force Divas’ batting woes continued, as they slumped to their second consecutive loss in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Twenty20 (T20) Blaze tournament, at Sabina Park Jamaica yesterday.

The defending champions were in a must win encounter against Barbados to keep their hopes of defending their title alive, but it was not to be and the T&T team struggled with both bat and the ball in the third round of matches played. They only managed 92 for 5 in their 20 overs, which Barbados knocked off easily in 15.4 overs.

T&T skipper, Merissa Aguilleira proposed that her team, though well prepared for the tournament, have not been able to find the necessary aggression for the T20 format. “Apparently our aggression went to sleep, and we have so much patience and I think leading into the 50 overs that will be good for us, but it’s definitely not for T20. Hard luck, we were prepared, but we just couldn’t execute.”

She commended Cooper for her knock and said her team would still stay focused and hope to finish in the top three. “Britney came in in the middle and did really well, she batted well, ran well between the wickets and I think that’s exactly what we needed, some kind of aggression,” she said. “At the end of the day we want to make sure we stay close to the top of the table, we know first and second place are definitely gone, but after all, according to how the other games play off, we have a chance of staying in the top three.”

Barbados won the toss and opted to bowl first. The decision seemed to pay off, with T&T losing three quick wickets inside the first half of the innings. Shania Abdool was the first to go, caught off the bowling of Shanika Bruce for 4. Reniece Boyce followed an over later, caught and bowled by Shamilia Connell for 10 and Stacy-Ann King was the third wicket to fall early, getting caught lbw to Deandra Dottin for 2.

Cooper showed her experience though and kept the runs flowing while steadying the T&T innings and getting them to a respectable total of 92 for five at the end of their 20 overs. Her innings of 47 included five fours and came off 46 balls. She eventually fell to Connell in the penultimate over.

In reply, Barbados made very light work of the small total, racing to their target in 15.4 overs. The Bajan opening pair of Hayley Matthews and Danie Small made their intentions clear from ball one, with Matthews in particular being very aggressive. She cleared the ropes twice in the first two overs, dispatching Lee-Ann Kirby’s second ball of the innings for six, and then following it up with a four the very next ball.

Kirby’s first over would go for 15 and Aguilliera no doubt hoped that veteran WI off-spinner, Anisa Mohammed would clean up, but Mohammed soon found herself under attack as well. Mohammed’s first over went for 13, with Matthews clearing the straight back boundary while also getting a four in that over.

Matthews was eventually caught off the bowling of Shenelle Lord for 39 (23 balls), but Barbados were already more than half way home at that point. Dottin joined Small in the middle and the two kept the score ticking over effortlessly as none of the T&T bowlers beside Lord seems to have a response for their aggression. Lord was the pick of the T&T bowlers, grabbing three wickets; Matthews (39), Dottin (14) and Kycia Knight (2). She finished with figures of three for 17 off her four overs.

Speaking after the match, Barbados captain, Shakera Selman commended her team for their ability to execute in every match thus far, but acknowledged that they would not be relaxing anytime soon with Guyana and Jamaica still to come.

“I think we should be a lot more confident now, but we can’t be complacent. Guyana also defeated Trinidad easily and we know what to expect when we face Guyana. We have to play every game hard and hopefully we can improve as the tournament goes on,” said Selman.

Asked what has been the difference for Barbados this year, given that their team is largely unchanged, she said the team work and WI player contributions have been the highlight of their tournament thus far.

“This year we are really trying to work as a team and we are really asking the WI players to put their hands up. This year we are missing Kyshona (Knight) so we know someone has to double up for her. I think Hayley really put her hand up today and really put Trinidad on the back foot.”

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Also in action yesterday, Jamaica brushed Leeward Islands aside to record their 3rd straight victory in the tournament and putting them on course for the title. The Leewards were bundled out for 68 in 20 overs with Eldora Sylvester top-scoring with 13. Vanessa Watts claimed 5/9 and Chadean Nation had 3/15.

Nation returned with the bat to score an unbeaten 28, with Jamaica and WI captain Stafanie Taylor hitting 19 as Jamaica responded with 70/3 in 12 overs.

 

In reply, Juliana Nero and Stacy-Ann Adams gave Windwards just the impetus they needed to start. In high contrast to past innings, both were very attacking and kept within range of the run rate at every point. Nero lost her opening Partner in Rachel Cyrus early, caught by wicket-keeper Campbell off the bowling of Erva Giddings, but Nero and Adams combined to give their side hope.

Nero was eventually run out for 34 with the score on 40, but Adams kept going and contributed 23 before she was bowled by Akaze Thompson. Edelyn Thurtin provided a quickfire 21 off 10 deliveries to reduce the deficit for Windwards and despite losing Quiana Joseph and Nerissa Crafton in quick succession, Carena Noel and Aria Fortune held on to bring it home with 3 balls to spare.

 

Scores: Trinidad and Tobago 92/4 (20 overs) (Britney Cooper 46; Shamilia Connell 2-17) lost to Barbados 93/4 (15.4 overs) (Hayley Matthews 39, Hayley Matthews 22; Shenelle Lord 3-17)

Leeward Islands 68/10 (20 overs) (Eldora Sylvester 10; Vanessa Watts 5-9) lost to Jamaica 70/3 (12 overs) Chedean Nation 28, Stafanie Taylor 19)

Guyana 121/5 (20 overs) (Shemaine Campbell 61, Akaze Thompson 20; Pearl Ettienne 2-19) lost to Windward Islands 122/8 (19.3 overs) (Juliana Nero 34, Stacy-Ann Adams 23, Edelyn Thurtin 21; Tremaine Smartt 2-26)

T&T Look to recover, Barbados confident

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Trinidad and Tobago has put their 7-wicket defeat at the hands of Guyana behind them. This according to T&T skipper, Merissa Aguilleira. T&T were upset by Guyana on Tuesday, in the second round of competition in the Cricket West Indies T20 Blaze, currently being held in Jamaica. While acknowledging that her team has put itself a bit on the back foot, the West Indies wicket-keeper batswoman explained that it’s an all too familiar position that her side has gotten themselves out of before.

“After losing against Guyana yesterday, we know the position we have put ourselves in so we have no choice but to make sure and win the rest of our matches,” said Aguilleira. “For the past couple of years we have been putting ourselves in this position and sometimes it just brings out the best in us and hopefully it works just as it has in years gone by.”

Understanding that her team must now win all their remaining matches if they have any hope of defending their title, she says the goal now is to stay focused, but also enjoy their cricket. The team she says, has already regrouped, acknowledged their mistakes and is looking forward to moving on positively.

“Yes, it was really disappointing for us, but the mood in the camp is great, we came together, we sat down, we had some fun, we relaxed, we put it behind us and now it’s all about moving forward. There was nothing really to go back to the drawing board about, but just minor mistakes we made at certain points and we will be looking forward to defending our title.”

T&T won’t be in for a smooth ride though, as the Bajans, who they face from 10:30 am today, have stayed on top of their opponents in the first two rounds. While they stumbled a bit against the Windward Islands in their first match, being bowled out for 101, but returning to win by 18 runs, they dominated the Leeward Islands in a brief but exciting 10-wicket win on Tuesday.

Barbados packs an arsenal of five West Indies players, including the world no. 1 T20 all-rounder, Hayley Matthews, hard hitting, Deandra Dottin and WI opening bowlers Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell. Speaking ahead of the match, Matthews explained that while Barbados has what it takes to overcome T&T, they also know it won’t be easy.

“We know Trinidad will be our hardest match up so far, but we also know that we have a very strong team and we are capable of beating any team in the competition,” said Matthews. “Obviously in the last two years they’ve dominated the tournament so we know that if we can get over T&T it would be a major step for us towards winning the title.”

The 20-year old said her team is confident they can win, especially coming off two wins and commended her side for the team effort they have exhibited thus far in the competition and hopes they can carry it into their remaining matches.

Also in action today are Jamaica vs Leeward Islands from 3:30 pm and Guyana vs Windward Islands. Both the Leewards and Windwards are without wins in the competition so far, while Guyana lost to Jamaica in their opening match and the hosts remain unbeaten.

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Giddings Wrecks T&T

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Guyana upset defending champions T&T yesterday with a convincing seven-wicket win in the second round of the CWI Women’s T20 Blaze, at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

T&T were forced to make changes to their batting line-up, due to an injury to WI batswoman, Reniece Boyce. It meant that Felicia Walters and Rachel Vincent would face the swinging new ball pair of Erva Giddings and Subrina Munroe, who wreaked havoc on the T&T top order.

In the first round, T&T opened with Boyce and newbie, Shania Abdool.

Giddings removed Vincent and Britney Cooper in successive balls in the third over; the first edging to Millington in slips and the latter, who replaced Vincent, having her off-stump uprooted immediately after. Eight balls later Walters would edge one down the leg off Munroe and Guyana wicket-keeper and captain, Shemaine Campbell made a diving catch to her left to hold on to it.

T&T were gifted their first run in the 4th over by Munroe, who bowled her single wide ball of her 4 over spell which went for 11 runs and produced two wickets. The onslaught continued and with the score on four in the fifth over, T&T skipper, Merissa Aguilleira would also have her off-stump removed by Giddings.

King, who stared in the last match for T&T, looked to rebuild with Abdool, but it would not be her day either and she managed 5 before popping an easy return catch to Plaffiana Millington.

Abdool proved to be the saving grace of the T&T batting, her patience and confident strokeplay rewarding her with a top score of 31, as she saw T&T to a below-par total of 64 at the end of their 20 overs. Giddings was the best bowler for Guyana, grabbing 3-6, while Millington and Thompson picked up two a piece.

In reply, Guyana wasted no time in getting to their target as opener, Sheneta Grimmond, seemed to be in a rush. She found the boundary in the very first over bowled by veteran WI off-spinner, Anisa Mohammed and raced to 17 before she was caught off the bowling of Lee-Ann Kirby at mid-off. Her Partner, Melanie Henry was bowled by Kirby 2 overs later and Shabika Gajnabi followed in the next over without troubling the scorers.

Campbell was not perturbed though and she led her team home effortlessly in an unbeaten innings of 44 that included four fours and two sixes.

Speaking after the match, Campbell credited her team for their performance, “I think the girls played well, we executed well in our bowling department. Everyone recognizes Guyana has a strong bowling line up and we showed that today,” she said. On her batting, the WI wicket-keeper bat said she understood the responsibility she had as the captain and simply went out to deliver.  “As one of the most senior players in the team and the captain, I realized that I needed to go in there and bring the game home for my team, so I did that.”

For T&T, Aguilleira acknowledged that her team’s batting was their downfall and noted that they had work to do ahead of their next match against Barbados tomorrow. “Definitely in the batting department we fell short, we didn’t really apply ourselves as we were supposed to. Losing quick wickets early in the innings was something we didn’t expect and we didn’t really recuperate from there.” She commended Abdool for her bating however, explaining that it was exactly what was needed from the other players as well.  “Credit to Shania Abdool, young player who came in and really settled herself and carried through the innings and showed us what we were supposed to do.”

T&T face Barbados tomorrow and will need to win if they hope to keep their chances of defending their title alive.

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SCORES:

T&T 64/8 (20 overs) Shania Abdool 31 n.o; Erva Giddings 6-3, Akaze Thompson 2-7, Plaffiana Millington 2-14 lost to Guyana 70/3 (14.4 overs) Shemaine Campbell 44 n.o; Lee-Ann Kirby 2-12

When Sport Becomes Too Complex for Women

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In February, the President of Cricket West Indies, Dave Cameron, said that; “Firstly, we only have female PE teachers, which is a problem. Most of them don’t know cricket. The game of cricket is very complicated. They don’t know the history and neither are they interested. That becomes an issue. When we went to school, most of our PE teachers, if not all, were male. So they coach cricket, football, track and field, and we’re not getting that any more.”

He followed it up with this: “The issue is we need more men if we are going to grow the game of cricket specifically for the male side because boys learn from men, which is a specific issue.”

Last week a young U19 cricketer, when asked in an interview: “Do you think it’s difficult being a woman in this sport?”, responded by saying: “Yes, I think it’s difficult, because we women get injured pretty easily and it’s very hard to maintain a healthy diet.”

Before all of that, a friend of mine, having heard me speak about the self esteem and body issue challenges young girls deal with in sport, on numerous occasions, finally googled it and discovered that it was an actual problem. As a female athlete herself, she never knew it was a ‘real’ thing, much like Kwanieze John, who couldn’t relate to such a thing, until she started coaching young  girls. Yet, this is a well documented challenge for girls and women in sport.

Recently, I was observing a T&T U20 national women’s football team training, when a parent, standing on the sideline asked me: “How do you think you can get the ‘girl’ out of them (the players) so that they can play better?”

In a world where women are fighting for equal pay and equal rights and National Sporting Organizations (NSO) such as Cricket Australia, understand the simple but huge significance of having their women’s team be named the Australian Women’s Cricket team, and their men the Australian Men’s Cricket team, so that the men are not synonymous with the sport, while the women are ‘othered’, these things make me realize that we have a very long way to go in the Caribbean where gender equality in sport is concerned.

Had the leaders of say England or Australian cricket made the statement Cameron did, just a few months before hosting an ICC Women’s World Cup in their country, the public at large would be calling for their head. In the Caribbean, we saw this as an issue of how qualified PE teachers in Jamaica and the Caribbean, by extension are.

Far from that, it is an issue of how we devalue women in sport and cannot even begin to understand how the statement plays into gender stereotypes and perceptions that contribute significantly to the stagnation of the development of women’s sport.

The fact that the president of the CWI could not only make such a statement, but that the general public did not address it as the issue it is, says quite a lot.

When I listened to a young girl list a challenge of being a woman in sport as ‘women getting injured easily’, it saddened me. Women do not in fact get injured easily when compared to their male counterparts. This is not a thing. When however, girls and women are not provided with the same resources as boys and men and are forced to prepare and play competitive cricket at a high level in a very short space of time due to limited funding, they get injured easily. Because they do not have the resources boys and men are afforded to manage their bodies, they do not have the time, they are asked to play two T20 matches in a single day and on back to back days and play an entire tournament in a week.  In such a situation, any athlete, male or female, will be at an increased risk for injury.

Unfortunately, she probably heard some uninformed person spew this garbage and repeated it herself, because such is often the case when it comes to women in sport.

Without affording women opportunities and resources to improve themselves, many continue to believe the archaic perceptions which point to women not being able to be as competitive in sport as men.

Yet, we see, in other places, that when afforded these resources and opportunities, the performances of female athletes actually skyrockets and they break previously known barriers and perceptions.

How do we address these things? How do we get people to stop buying into the idea that women are not interested in sport (never mind the fact that we don’t market sport to women, don’t encourage girls to play sport at a young age and don’t have ample professional opportunities for women to make sport their career)? How do we get the President of the CWI to understand that a woman’s brain is not incapable of understanding the ‘complex’ nature of cricket (forget Stafanie Taylor’s exploits, because clearly she does not understand the complexity of cricket given her substantial achievements in the sport)?

How do we do this? We need to begin the process of highlighting the issues that people do not even know or understand to be issues. We need to neutralize sport so that it is not a male thing that some girls just ‘happen to be good at’. We need to do more for our girls and women in sport in the Caribbean and it needs to be done at all levels.

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Karyn Forbes

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T&T Senior National footballer, Karyn Forbes inspires as she talks about the importance of discipline, giving back to her community in Tobago and showing the love, in this interview with CWESN.

 

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Mind Games – Exercise Psychology for Physical Recovery

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By Kamasha Robertson

Kamasha is a Sports and Exercise Psychology Consultant (Kamasha Robertson & Associates). At present she is a Sport Psychology Officer at the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SPORTT) she is also a long time High Performance Badminton Player and Pan American Certified Umpire in her sport.

Sport and Exercise Psychology is a sub-discipline within the discipline of kinesiology or the study of physical activity, with a focus on the study of a wide range of physical activities including competitive sport, recreational sport, physical activity, leisure pursuits, physical education, and exercise and fitness activities (Feltz & Kontos, 2002). All these fancy definitions, but really can the application of this science truly benefit us in a world full of busy schedules, illness and sundry delectable food options? Truth is, the idea of putting the concepts of Exercise Psychology into real use into our everyday routines is something that I have personally witnessed transform lives in a positive manner.

About twenty years ago one of my brothers who was quite an avid sportsman, woke up one morning with a limp, as simple as that. From then on his life had been completely transformed as he was diagnosed with having a “Shrinking Cerebellum” that caused his body to lose all of its coordinative abilities. My family watched in horror as this once active child and skilled athlete struggled to grasp simple objects and even found difficulty in speaking fluidly. Within a year after his illness struck, though frustrated and angry, Keesh had decided that through his passion for sports, he desperately craved being active once more.

Back then he said he had no knowledge of an ‘exercise programme’ and simply began attempting one hundred pushups in sets of ten. Keesh explained that he kept pushing himself and telling himself that he could do more each day, he then added sit ups and eventually began lifting some weights. He had enjoyed the adrenalin rush that he was experiencing and was thirsty for more. Though he continues in his struggle, he says: “Everybody’s struggle is different, it may be harder or easier than mine nevertheless it is a struggle, still don’t give up!!!” He has significantly reaped the benefits of incorporating an exercise regime into his daily routine.

Keesh’s tenacity and determination strongly reflect an exercise psychology theory called Self Determination Theory (SDT). SDT represents a broad framework for the study of human motivation and personality. SDT articulates a meta-theory for framing motivational studies, a formal theory that defines intrinsic and varied extrinsic sources of motivation, and a description of the respective roles of intrinsic and types of extrinsic motivation in cognitive and social development and in individual differences (Deci & Ryan, 1985).

The most basic principles that are derived from SDT are ‘Intrinsic’ and ‘Extrinsic’ Motivation. ‘Intrinsic Motivation’ pertains to engagement in an activity because of the inherent pleasures and satisfactions it provides, to the participant, physical activities are enjoyable in their own right and require no exogenous rewards or incentives to be performed (Ryan & Deci, 2000a). On the other hand, one is considered to be ‘Extrinsically Motivated’ if activities are performed in order to obtain some separable outcome, whether it be a tangible reward, an avoidance of a punishment, or the attainment of recognition, or approval.

The story presented is a wonderful example of using that ‘Intrinsic Motivation’, igniting that fire inside of you and using it to fuel your way throughout life’s complicated labyrinth of obstacles, trials, and even joys to find contentment and to triumph. This form of motivation and its concept is particularly interesting as it is seen as a key reason for individual successes in the realm of physical activity and sport. Deci and Ryan (1985) further elaborate that intrinsically motivated individuals have a proneness to be actively moving, manipulating, exploring, and challenging oneself and this conveys multiple adaptive advantages to a growing organism.

A tendency as such is associated with increasing competence within the physical world, the individual’s capacity to cope with its demands. Intrinsically motivated activities are often characterized as fun and enjoyable, however, some argue that only activities that satisfy certain basic psychological needs will be experienced as interests. It is important to consider that within intrinsic motivation there exists a relation between individuals and activities and thus the Cognitive evaluation theory within this would require that one understands how the characteristics of an activity are experienced and engaged by the individual and how the experiences are affected by situational contextual factors and supports.

If we were to compare extrinsic motivation to the former, we will see that it possesses unique characteristics, according to Deci and Ryan (2006) extrinsically motivated people maintain their exercise not because the activities are inherently interesting or enjoyable to them, but because they have something to gain in it. As human beings we generally want to improve their health, or their looks, or because they want to stay in shape to perform other activities (e.g. Trinbagonian carnival culture), including sports.

The fact remains that most physical activities require a combination of both types of motivation, even the most enjoyable sport activities require periods of extrinsically motivated practice and drill to develop specific skills. This leads us to say that extrinsic motivation is still extremely important to the sphere of physical activities, although studies show that exercise tends to be more extrinsically motivated than sport (Frederick & Ryan, 1995; Ryan & Deci, 2006).

So perhaps you ought to begin thinking and reflecting on all those ‘New Year’ resolutions you so eagerly made in anticipation of improving your health in 2014. Real questions are how and when do you get started and more importantly maintain a regime that will have long lasting benefits to your wellbeing? Keesh’s personal credo is one of constant internal drive and motivation, he states that if he rises in the morning and finds himself moving sluggishly, he makes a promise to himself that he must improve on some aspect of his daily routine. Perhaps it is motivation such as this that can contribute to significant advancements in both one’s mental and physical health. So when you are through with your introspection you should be able to answer these questions, are you motivated to make changes, and if so, which theory are you representative of an intrinsic or extrinsic?! Whatever discovery you make, I do hope it is enough to inspire you to ditch the “I wish I could” mentality and breed the start of a “I’m glad I did” philosophy! 

WI Off-Spinner, Anisa Mohammed Gives Back

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WI Women off-spinner, Anisa Mohammed, gives back to her community over the Christmas period. The Trinidadian shared a bit about her challenges growing up, the support she received from her community and how it has impacted her life as a role model and international cricketer.

West Indies vs Sri Lanka – 1st ODI

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WI Women vs Sri Lanka – 2nd ODI

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Raj: Don’t compare us to male cricketers

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India women’s captain Mithali Raj has made it clear that female cricketers should hold their own and not be compared to their male counterparts.

On the eve of the Women’s World Cup, Raj, who was attending the opening dinner and media roundtable event, was asked who her favourite men’s cricketer was between India and Pakistan, and had a snappy response.

“Do you ask the same question to a male cricketer? Do you ask them who their favourite female cricketer is?” she said to the journalist in question. “I have always been asked who’s your favourite cricketer but you should ask them who their favourite female cricketer is.”

Though Raj plays for what is the most popular and well-supported cricketing nation in the world, she was equally quick to point out that the Indian women do not receive the same amount of publicity as their superstar men.

“There’s a lot of difference because we are not a regular on television. Now the BCCI has made an effort that the last two home series have been televised and social media has improved a lot of it but there is a still a lot of catch-up to do in terms of recognition,” she said.

Despite that, she conceded to needing to lean on the expertise of the men’s game, especially in the coaching department. Earlier this year, Tushar Arothe replaced Purnima Rau as the Indian women’s coach and Raj admitted the team has benefitted under his guidance.

“Men’s cricket sets the bar. We are always trying to reach where they set the standard. All of us follow men’s cricket because we want at some point that women’s cricket would be up there,” she said. “All of us at some point have been coached by a male cricketer. I strongly believe that they get a lot of intensity into the training sessions. They are very hard taskmasters.

“I believe that if you are representing your country, your country should get the best of the best. It’s nothing to do with women coaches [who] don’t have the ability, they do. but if you really want to push the team to the highest level, you need to have somebody who is a tough taskmaster so that the girls really put in the intensity in their training sessions and they carry that into the main tournaments.”

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent