T&T’s under-19 women’s cricketers completed back-to-back wins during the opening day of the Cricket West Indies and T&T Women’s Cricket Association’s regional under-19 T20 competition, yesterday.
The tournament is being played at several venues in central Trinidad and requires each of the six teams to play two matches daily.
In their first assignment at the National Cricket Centre (NCC) in Balmain, Couva T&T caused constant disruption during the Barbados innings after losing the toss and being asked to bowl. Steffie Soogrim forced an early breakthrough by claiming the wicket of the opener, Shai Carrington who was caught by Djenaba Joseph for just nine with the score on 21 into the fifth over.
From then on, the home team was able to pick up wickets regularly as only middle order batswoman Shaunte Carrington got 26 runs for the Bajans.
Alysha Gomez was T&T’s best bowler claiming four wickets for 12 runs from her four overs.
In their reply, the local girls lost Anjani Goordeen and Shania Abdool in back-to-back deliveries with only nine runs on the board but recovered through the efforts of Shunelle Sawh and captain, Reanna Farrow.
That pair stitched together a partnership of 84 runs from 11.4 overs. Sawh made 32 not out from 36 balls that included four boundaries while Farrow made an unbeaten 25 from 37 with just one boundary. T&T scored 90 for the loss of two wickets in 13.5 overs.
T&T also scored an 8-wicket win against Guyana in its second assignment, which was also played at NCC. This time the Farrow won the toss and decided to chase.
Once again the T&T bowlers went about the job with purpose and found regular success as apart from Guyanese wicketkeeper-batsman, Shakina Gajnabi made 52 runs from 48 balls, hitting four boundaries and one six. The next best scorer was Afruica Gentle’s 16, while for T&T Gomez claimed two wickets for 20 runs and Joseph took one for ten.
Opener Abdool (46) led from the front for T&T in their run chase, along with Goordeen who chipped in with seven before her dismissal with 33 runs on the board.
Sawh and Farrow again steered T&T home and both would remain unbeaten on 26 and 18 respectively as T&T comfortably reached 110 for two with Abdool being named player of the match.
Windward Islands vs Jamaica
WWI - 103 for 9 (20 Overs) Jephenia Joseph 34, Shawnisha Hector 18 (Michaela Boreland 3 for 19)
Jamaica - 66 for 9 (20 Overs) Xharia Jack 3 for 11, Jannillea Glasgow 2 for 10
Player of the Match - Jephenia Joseph
Guyana vs Canada
Guyana - 108 for 4 (20 Overs) Cherry Ann Fraser 37, Afruica Gentle 18 (Mahwish Khan 3 for 16)
Canada - 102 for 7 (20 Overs) Niryam Khokar 23 (Ashmini Munisar 2 for 13, Shabika Gajnabi 2 for 15)
Player of the Match - Cherry Ann Fraser
Jamaica vs Canada
Jamaica - 86 for 8 (20 Overs) Kate Wilmott 19 (Achini Perera 4 for 12
Canada - 87 for 3 (13.3 Overs) Sonali Vig 21 not out
Player of the Match - Achini Perera
Barbados vs Windwards
Barbados - 102 for 7 (20 Overs) Shai Carrington 29, Kaeria Holligan 23 (Aldith Gasper 2 for 8)
Windwards - 104 for 3 (20 Overs) Qiana Joseph 60 not out
Player of the Match - Qiana Joseph