SVG Under-23 Women cricketers unbeaten
July 23, 2004

SVG Under-23 Women cricketers unbeaten

St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Under-23 Women Cricketers will be looking to seal the West Indies Under-23 Cricket championship for the third consecutive year today, Friday, July 23. But they will have to beat Trinidad and Tobago. That match bowls off at the Arnos Vale Playing Field. {{more}}
The Vincies set themselves up for the title having played unbeaten so far. They made light work of Jamaica at the Stubbs Playing Field last Wednesday. The homesters reached 136 for 4 in the 40 over allotment, spurred by Cordel Jack, 40. She was supported by Captain Geneille Greaves, 25, and fellow opener Myscha George, 16. George and Jack featured in a 54-run opening partnership.
Jack again proved her all-round ability with 2 for 14 as Jamaica fell for 62 off 37.1 overs. Rochelle John, 2 for 3, Terisha Lavia, 2 for 6, and Melissa Billingy, 2 for 16, were also among the wickets.
The Vincentians began their quest for the title with wins over Grenada in the opening match last Saturday, and St. Lucia the following day.
Grenada was shot out for 38 off 23.5 overs. Terisha Lavia had an auspicious start to regional cricket with figures of 3 for 0 from four overs. She joined Cordel Jack in routing Grenada. Jack’s returns were 5 for 5 from 4 overs and five balls. The Vincentians reached 39 for 2 off 10.2 overs.
St. Lucia fell for 35 in 22.2 overs, wrecked by Melissa Billingy, 5 for 7 and Clea Hoyte, 2 for 13. The Vincentians reached 36 for 2 in 8.2 overs.
Tuesday’s games were abandoned because of rain, and that added to Trinidad and Tobago’s disappointment. Their match against Grenada on Tuesday was affected by rain. The T & T cricketers suffered another setback on Wednesday when their match against St. Lucia was called off owing to a soggy outfield.
Trinidad and Tobago scored 86 off 24.4 overs with opener Merisia Aguillera, 36, in their first match against Jamaica. Paulette Rowe, 3 for 17, was the pick of the Jamaican bowlers. They fell for 43 from 21.2 overs. Jade Chadee and Gaitri Seetahal both, 3 for 5, wrecked the Jamaicans.
Chadee was again in lethal fashion with figures of 4 for 12, in helping to dismiss Barbados for 52 off 31.2 overs. The Trinbagonians raced to their target hitting 53 for 2 off 18 overs. The T&T players had to settle for one point each in their fixtures against Grenada and St. Lucia.
Barbados reached 91 for 8, with Charlene Taitt, 23. Then they dismissed St. Lucia for 50 for 9 in 14.5 overs after one of the St. Lucians did not bat owing to injury. Barbados rebounded from their loss over Trinidad and Tobago with a victory over Grenada last Wednesday.
Barbados reached 111 for 7 in 25 overs, with Charlene Taitt, 24, leading the scoring. Rachel Cyrus, 4 for 28, was the chief wicket taker for Grenada.
They were 87 for 8 at the end of their 25 overs. Afy Fletcher top scored for Grenafa with 26 runs and Tashura Bourne, 3 for 12, was the main wicket taker for the Bajans.
Barbados and Jamaica meet at Stubbs and at Arnos Vale Two St. Lucia and Grenada meet.