Batswoman Leeann Kirby made a huge impact for Moosai Ladies as the league champion advanced to the semifinal round of the T&T Women Cricket Association’s Twenty20 (T20) competition. Today, the knockout champion will take on Technocrats in the first match of a double-header at the Honeymoon Park, Tunapuna from 10 am. The other semifinal will be between Phoenix Women and Spice Girls at 2 pm. Kirby influenced the results in each of her team’s four preliminary matches, to top group one. In the opening match, Kirby hit an unbeaten 32 no and combined with Chantal Emmanuel (21 no), to guide Moosai to a ten-wicket win over Achievers Women. She followed up in the second match with 48 runs as Moosai completed a 121-run victory over Cricket lovers. Kirby, later in both games three and four, put on a batting display, notching an unbeaten century (74), to help Moosai beat San Rafael Ladies by 65 runs and 47 not out in Moosai’s nine-wicket win over Spice Girls.
Today, Moosai will look to Kirby to get by Technocrats, which is in search of its second title for the season. Technocrats struggled throughout the league competition but bounced back to cop the sixes title and with the leadership of allrounder Deandra Dottin will seek to cause a major upset. The winner of that match-up will take on the winner between Phoenix Women and Spice Girls. Phoenix topped group two with wins over Hibiscus Ladies (ten wickets), Maad Rangers (ten wickets) and Technocrats (five wickets). The Phoenix unit will be led by batswomen Amanda Samaroo and Britney Cooper and bowler Felicia Walters.
Achievers Women 67/8 (20 overs) (Crystal Annamally 13, Leandra Ramdeen 11; Chadean Nation 2/10) vs Moosai Ladies 68 without loss (8.2 overs) (Leeann Kirby 32 no, Chantal Emmanuel 21 no). Moosai won by 10 wickets.
Moosai Ladies 170/3 (20 overs) (Leeann Kirby 48, Chadean Nation 47 no, Shari John 22 no) vs Cricket Lovers 49 all out (11.2 overs) (Kirbyina Alexander 3/15, Kamara Ragoobar 2/6, Chadean Nation 2/12). Moosai won by 121 runs.
Moosai Ladies 141/2 (15 overs) (Leeann Kirby 74 no) vs San Rafael Ladies 76/6 (15 overs) (Brenda Solozano 25; Chantal Emmanuel 2/12). Moosai won by 65 runs.
Spice Girls 120/9 (20 overs) (Karen Toussaint 54, Alice Collins 18, Mckeila John 14; Kirbyina Alexander 3/20) vs Moosai Ladies 121/1 (14 overs) (Leeann Kirby 47 no, Chadean Nation 33). Moosai won by 9 wickets.
Spice Girls 109/6 (20 overs) (Annmarie McEwen 28, Karen Toussaint 38, Allison Collins 20; Crystal Anamally 2/17) vs Achievers Women 92/8 (20 overs) (Rosemary Samaroo 17 no, Loretta Eligon 13; Kelly Clarke 2/9, Alice Collins 2/17). Spice Girls won by 17 runs.
Achievers Women 122/8 (20 overs) (Crystal Anamally 29, Alyssa Mano 19, Rosemary Samaroo 19, Karishma Ramdeo 16; Carissa McKnight 2/15, Pauline Dufeal 2/17) vs Cricket Lovers 99 all out (18.5 overs) (Mary Mungal 26, Selene O’Neal 17 no; Leandra Ramdeen 2/11, Loretta Eligon 2/11). Achievers won by 23 runs.
San Rafael Ladies 72/6 (15 overs) (Brenda Solozano 21, Khadijah 14 no; Leandra Ramdeen 3/9) vs Achievers Women 73/5 (13.2 overs) (Alyssa Mano 16, Nandy Nathoo 2/8). Achievers won by 5 wickets.
Hibiscus Ladies 40 all out (15 overs) (Felicia Walters 2/6, Gaitri Seetahal 2/3) vs Phoenix Women 41 without loss (5 overs) (Amanda Samaroo 27 no, Britney Cooper 10 no). Phoenix won by 10 wickets.
MAAAD Rangers 65/5 (20overs) (Anisa Mohammed 15, Alisa Mohammed 11; Gaitri Seetahal 2/18) vs Phoenix Women 67 without loss (8.4 overs) (Amanda Samaroo 21 no, Britney Cooper 35 no). Phoenix won by 10 wickets.
MAAAD Rangers 80/6 (20 overs) (Alisa Mohammed 24, Anisa Mohammed 19; Stacy Ann King 2/8, Alexei Ali 2/16) vs Technocrats 81 without loss (Deandra Dottin 52 no, Janelle Samuel 16 no). Technocrats won by 10 wickets.
Technocrats 215/5 (20 overs) (Deandra Dottin 116, Stacy Ann King 54; Leah Mitchell 2/41, J Telesford 2/41) vs Hibiscus Ladies 77 all out (13.1 overs) (Deandra Dottin 2/9, Sharon Wharton 2/15, Alexei Ali 2/21). Technocrats won by 138 runs.
Technocrats 140/8 (20 overs) (S Campbell 75 no, Deandra Dottin 20; Shenelle Lord 2/22, Felicia Walters 2/25, Samantha Bissoon 2/26) vs Phoenix Women 141/5 (19.1overs) (Amanda Samaroo 83; Deandra Dottin 2/30). Phoenix won by 5 wickets.
Today (At Honeymoon Park)
Moosai Ladies vs Technocrats, 10 am.
Phoenix Women vs Spice Girls, 2 pm.
Tomorrow (National Cricket Centre)
3rd and 4th place: Loser semifinal 1 vs Loser semifinal 2, 10 am.
Final: Winner semifinal 1 vs Winner semifinal 2, 2 pm.