Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – March 29, 2017 – Two National representatives team were selected over the weekend, as St. Vincent and the Grenadines prepare to participate in Windward Islands Southern Women’s Cricket series and the Windward Islands Under Fifteen Cricket tournament, both to be in Grenada.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Women’s team is being led by former West Indies batter, Juliana Nero and also include veteran alrounder Cordel Jack. Stacy-Ann Adams, who was selected to the West Indies training squad last year following an impressive season will be Nero’s deputy.
Nyasha Williams, Zavian Stephen, Glendeen Turtin, Kimone Homer, Jenna Frederick, Shenzia Daniel, Samantha Caine, and Gainy Marshall would once don the National colors, while Jennisha Hackshaw and Shema Wright have earned their first selection to the National female unit.
Four Reserves in Isha Williams, Allison Antonie, Sunella Pope and Kendicia Barker have also been named. The SVG National Women’s team will be coached by WICB Level Three accredited coach, Ms. Samantha Lynch, with Mrs. Gwenette Anthony as team manager.
The SVG Women’s team will travel to Grenada on Thursday 30th March before playing two 50 overs matches and a T20 game against the host on March 31st, April 1st and 2nd, respectively. The team will then return to St. Vincent on April 3rd. The series of games will be used to select the Windward Islands Women’s team, which will participate in the WICB Regional Female championship, to be hosted in St. Vincent from April 16 – May 1, 2017.
The SVG National Under fifteen team was also selected last weekend. Romel Currency, Chairman of Under 15 Selection Committee on behalf of the panel of selectors which also included Samuel Holder, Cleton Burnett, Jerome Samuel and Ian Allen has named Handel Roban as Captain with O’Jay Matthews acting as his assistant. Akeem Alexander, Soloman Bascombe, Coby Dabreo-Butler, Jarred Edwards, Dwayne Henry, Randy Joseph, Paulson Mack, Iruel Matthias, Irvin Warrican Jr., Azar Williams and Luke Wilson, the first place student for last Common Entrance Examination complete the thirteen man squad.
Reserves in the persons of Ranique Bowens, Newton Browne, Kirtney Franklyn, Kyron Lewis and Omarian Samuel have been named.
In keeping with the policy of the SVGCA there are at least four players in the thirteen member squad that are still eligible for reselection in 2018. The SVG National Under Fifteen team will travel to Grenada where the Windward Islands Under Fifteen tournament will be held between April 8th and 17th. Jerome Samuel is the team coach while Windward Islands Under 17 Manager, Samuel Holder carry out the managerial duties.
In related news, only two games will be played this coming weekend in the 2017 National Lotteries Authority sponsored SVG Cricket competitions. Both games will be in the 50 overs Sunday League. On Sunday April 2nd, Victors Two will square off against Triumph United at the Sion Hill playing field, while at Arnos Vale Two, French Verandah SVG Community College will come up against Prime Consulting Marriaqua.
The SVG Cricket Association Inc. is also making final preparations to host the ninth round WICB PCL Digicel SportsMax Regional 4-Day game between the Windward Islands Volcanoes and Jamaica Scorpions at the Arnos Vale Playing field between April 7th and 10th.
The SVG Cricket Association Inc. also expresses sincere condolences to national cricketer and umpire Shevorne Clarke on the passing of her mother.