SVG women play for minor places in WICB tournament
August 12, 2014

SVG women play for minor places in WICB tournament

For another year, St Vincent and the Grenadines will have to play for the minor places in the West Indies Cricket Board’s super-50 cricket tournament, taking place in Dominica.{{more}}

Today, Tuesday, St Vincent and the Grenadines meet Dominica in the play-offs for the fifth to eighth places, along with Grenada versus St Lucia.

Meanwhile, Jamaica face Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana take on Barbados in the semi-finals.

The two winners and two losers in both the major and the minor play-offs meet on Wednesday, to determine from first to eighth place.

A former winner of the tournament, St Vincent and the Grenadines failed to make it to the semi-final stage, after suffering heavy losses to Guyana and Jamaica, last Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

On Saturday, the Vincentians lost to Guyana by 158 runs at Windsor Park.

Guyana scored 192 all out in 44.1 overs; Tremayne Smart stroked 59 and Shermaine Campbell 56.

Bowling for St Vincent and the Grenadines, Stacy Ann Adams had 4 for 29 and Shevorne Clarke – 2 for 34.

But St Vincent and the Grenadines’ response was abysmal and they were dismissed for 34 in 19.1 overs. Shevorne Clarke was the lone batsman to get into double figures, as she hit 14.

The Vincentians’ batting was undermined by Erva Giddings, who bagged 6 for 16 and Tremayne Smart 2 for 18.

And the misery continued for the Vincentians on Tuesday when they lost to Jamaica by 146 runs, as they returned to the Botanic Gardens venue.

Defending champions Jamaica posted an imposing 289 for 6 from their 50 overs.

Jodi-Ann Morgan led the way with an even 100, Stafanie Taylor 89 and Chedean Nation 41.

La Toya Providence was the pick of the St Vincent and the Grenadines bowlers, taking 3 for 44 and Japhina Joseph, on debut, chipped in 2 for 38.

St Vincent and the Grenadines were then dismissed for 143 in 45 overs.

Leading from the front, Juliana Nero struck 50, Stacy Ann Adams 30 and Hazel Ann Foster 27.

Bowling for Jamaica, Vanessa Watts grabbed 5 for 34 and Roshanna Outar 2 for 25.

Also, Jamaica’s wicketkeeper Tameka Sanford accounted for six dismissals – four stumpings and two catches.

St Vincent and the Grenadines had made a promising start to the tournament on Thursday, beating St Lucia by six wickets .

Playing at the Botanic Gardens, St Lucia were inserted by St Vincent and the Grenadines, and were dismissed for 58. Raylen Cooper top scored with 17.

Stacy Ann Adams took 4 for 17, La Toya Providence 3 for 10 and Vinisha King 2 for 7.

The Vincentians replied with 59 for 4, to win by six wickets. Samantha Lynch hit 35.

Adams was named player of the match.(RT)