Massy Trinidad All Stars went onstage at 2.30 yesterday morning before a sizeable Queen’s Park Savannah audience, seven hours into the programme.
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Moosai Ladies cruise into 30-over semis
The Moosai Ladies cruised into the semifinals of the T&T Women's Cricket Association (TTWCA) 30-over knockout competition with a 90-run win over Spice Girls on Sunday behind the all-round heroics of national player Amanda Samaroo.
On May 11, Moosai clinched the 40-over league competition title with a 31-run win over Phoenix. Samaroo was also one of the stars on that day, scoring 64. This time around, Samaroo struck 65 to lead Moosai to 183/2 batting first at Honeymoon Park, El Dorado. Two other national players, Kirbyina Alexander (48) and Leeann Kirby (32 not out), also made valuable contributions. Vanessa Watts was the lone wicket taker for Spice Girls, grabbing 2/32.
In reply, Samaroo's 2/22 helped Moosai limit Spice Girls to 93/9 off their 30 overs. Karishma Ramharack (3/10) and Kamara Ragoobar (2/20) were also among the wickets. Watts also fought hard with the bat, top-scoring with 21.
In other round two matches, Technocrats rolled over MAAAD Rangers by seven wickets and Hibiscus Ladies got past Phoenix Women because Phoenix fielded two unregistered players.
SCORES - Round Two
AT HONEYMOON PARK: Moosai Ladies 183/2 (Amanda Samaroo 65, Kirbyina Alexander 48, Leeann Kirby 32 n.o., Vanessa Watts 2/32) vs Spice Girls 93/9 (Vanessa Watts 21, Allison Collins 18, Karishma Ramharack 3/10, Kamara Ragoobar 2/20, Amanda Samaroo 2/22). Moosai won by 90 runs.
AT CARONI SAVANNAH: MAAAD Rangers 119/8 (Anisa Mohammed 59 n.o., Yasmine St. Ange 4/15, Gaitri Seetahal 2/20) vs Technocrats 121/3 (24.5 overs) (Oire Trotman 49, Marisa Wharton 16 n.o.). Technocrats won by 7 wickets.
AT ARANGUEZ: Hibiscus Ladies vs Phoenix Women. Hibiscus qualify - Phoenix played two unregistered players.
AT COUVA EAST SECONDARY: Phoenix Women 227/5 (Britney Cooper 91, Karishma Ramdeo 32, Samantha Bissoon 28, Sherissa Weekes 2/60) vs Achievers Women 18 (Shenelle Lord 5/10, Samantha Bissoon 4/7). Phoenix won by 209 runs.
AT PINTO RECREATION GROUND: Spice Girls 289/4 (Annmarie McEwen 75 n.o., Vanessa Watts 74, Tameka Sanford 71, Nakeni Thomas 2/57) vs San Rafael Ladies 35 (14.3 overs) (Christine Bhola 13, Stephanie Ramcharan 5/11). Spice Girls won by 254 runs.
AT HAPPY HILL RECREATION GROUND: MAAAD Rangers 297/3 (Alisa Mohammed 96, Anisa Mohammed 80 no, Melissa Sandy 55 n.o., Cindy Bridgelal 2/58) vs South West United 103 (22.3 overs) (Cindy Beharry 39, Sonia Phagoo Jules 15, Anisa Mohammed 4/16). MAAAD Rangers won by 194 runs.
Technocrats vs UWI - Technocrats won by default
Hibiscus Ladies vs Cricket Lovers - Washed out - Hibiscus qualify