T&T hoping to take back what’s theirs

T&T hoping to take back what’s theirs

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West Indies skipper, Merissa Aguilleira will lead T&T as they try to regain their position as regional champs in the WICB Women’s Regional Tournament from August 8-18, in Jamaica.

Jamaica ended T&T’s two-year reign last year, with a 30-run victory in the final of the competition.

The hosts, will hope to regain their title in front of their home crowd in the round robin competition, which will feature 8 teams including; Jamaica, T&T, Barbados, Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Guyana

Speaking before T&T left for Jamaica, Aguilleira said the team’s preparations have gone extremely well and they are confident about bringing home the title.

“I think we are pretty confident about everything. As a team we played a lot of cricket and we are excited and looking forward to continuing our progress,” she said.

As for T&T’s batting, which failed them last year, the wicket-keeper said it was an area the team has been focusing on.

“We have been doing a lot of batting and have really concentrated on that particular area. We have seen an improvement and all we can do is hope everything comes together as planned.”

T&T’s batting will be strengthened by the addition of former Barbados and WI player, Deandra Dottin. Aguilleira explained however, T&T will not be depending on Deandra’s batting alone, and solid performances by the entire team are needed if they are to win the tournament.

The competition will see a change in format this year, with the usual 50-over competition being replaced with a T20 version.

The change was made as part of the WI women’s preparations for the T20 World Cup, which takes place in September. The WI will then leave for England in early September where they will play 5 T20s.

Fixtures:

August 8

Trinidad & Tobago (T&T) vs St. Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) at Kensington Park, 10 a.m.

Jamaica vs St. Lucia at Kensington Park, 2 p.m.

Guyana vs Grenada at Chedwin Park, 10 a.m.

Barbados vs Dominica at Chedwin Park, 2 p.m.

August 9

Barbados vs Jamaica at Kensington Park, 10 a.m.

Guyana vs T&T at Kensington Park, 2 p.m.

SVG vs Grenada at Chedwin Park, 10 a.m.

Dominica vs St. Lucia at Chedwin Park, 2 p.m.

August 11

St. Lucia vs Grenada at Kensington Park, 10 a.m.

SVG vs Dominica at Kensington Park, 2 p.m.

T&T vs Barbados at Chedwin Park, 10 a.m.

Jamaica vs Guyana at Chedwin Park, 2 p.m.

August 12

St. Lucia vs SVG at Kensington Park, 10 a.m.

Grenada vs Dominica at Kensington Park, 2 p.m.

Guyana vs Barbados at Chedwin Park, 10 a.m.

T&T vs Jamaica at Chedwin Park, 2 p.m.

August 14

St. Lucia vs T&T at Kensington Park, 10 a.m.

SVG vs Jamaica at Kensington Park, 2 p.m.

Grenada vs Barbados at Chedwin Park, 10 a.m.

Dominica vs Guyana at Chedwin Park, 2 p.m.

August 15

Grenada vs T&T at Kensington Park, 10 a.m.

SVG vs Guyana at Kensington Park, 2 p.m.

Dominica vs Jamaica at Chedwin Park, 10 a.m.

Barbados vs St. Lucia at Chedwin Park, 2 p.m.

August 17

Dominica vs T&T at Kensington Park, 10 a.m.

Barbados vs SVG at Kensington Park, 2 p.m.

Guyana vs St. Lucia at Chedwin Park, 10 a.m.

Jamaica vs Grenada at Chedwin Park, 2 p.m.

FINALS

August 18

3rd vs 4th at Sabina Park, 10 a.m.

1st vs 2nd at Sabina Park, 2 p.m.

7th vs 8th at Kensington Park, 10 a.m.

5th vs 6th at Kensington Park, 2 p.m.