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July 30, 2004


SVG takes Under-23 cricket title

If there was any doubt, the Vincentian Under-23 women cricketers confirmed their superiority with retention of the West Indies Under-23 Cricket title last week Friday.
The awards ceremony came off in grand fashion at the Old Montrose Police Station following the final round of matches that day. {{more}}
In a decisive encounter at the Arnos Vale Playing Field, the Vincentians secured the championship with a four-wicket win over Trinidad and Tobago.
It was an all-round effort by the ladies, but Captain Geneille Greaves was perhaps the difference in the Vincentian squad. She hit an unbeaten 37, which piloted the team to victory. The homesters reached 94 for 6 off 34.1 overs, in reply to Trinidad and Tobago’s 93 all out made in 37.1 overs,
Greaves, batting at number four, shared a 32-run fourth wicket stand with Clea Hoyte, 18, which took the score to 67.
The Trindadians picked up two further wickets at 85 and 86, which gave them a chance of creating an upset. Tension mounted in the Vincentian dressing room and among some sections of a small gathering at the field.
The victory was delayed with the two quick wickets, but Greaves took matters in her hands with Kayan Charles at the other end.
Jade Chadee, 3 for 21, was the best bowler for the Trinidadians supported by Gaitri Seetahal, 2 for 9.
Morissa Aguillera, 22, and Sihle Wilson, 20, gave the Trinidadians a 54-run opening stand. There after wickets fell at intervals. Melissa Billingy, 3 for 19, was the leading bowler for the Vincentians. Cordel Jack, 2 for 16, and Jenifer Charles, 2 for 18, also contributed to T& T’s downfall.
It was an emphatic perrformance by the Vincentians. And they came in for rewards at the closing ceremony later that day.