Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – April 5, 2017 – The SVG National Women’s team and Grenada shared the honors when the Southern Windward Islands women completed a series of matches last weekend with a view of players earning selection to the Windward Islands Women’s team for the 2017 West Indies Women’s Cricket tournament.

On Friday March 31st, the first of the two 50 overs matches, Grenada had the better of the Vincentian ladies, defeating them by two wickets. SVG Women batted first and totalled 236 for 5 in their 50 overs allotment. Cordel Jack continued her century scoring this year, with a knock of 126, which included eighteen fours and two sixes. Stacy-Ann Adams also scored 49. They both shared a 3rd wicket partnership of 170.  Akeira Peters was Grenada Women best bowler taking 2 for 40.  Grenada Women then took 44.3 overs to reach their winning target,  238 for 8, with Anisha Thomas and Afy Fletcher scoring 67 and 57 respectively, in a 117 runs 2nd wicket stand. Cordel Jack returned with the ball to take 3 for 43 while Shenezia Daniel took 3 for 48.

The Vincy ladies bounced back in the second 50 overs games on Saturday 1st April, to win by eight wickets. Grenada this time around stumbled up to 146 all out in 35.5 overs. Carena Noel 32, Akeira Peters 23 and Holly Charles 21 were their principal scorers. A combination of good bowling from Cordel Jack 4 for 16, Stacy-Ann Adams 2 for 21 and Jennisha Hackshaw 2 for 25 did the damage for SVG Women. Cordel Jack led then the way once again for SVG women, with an unbeaten 56 while Juliana Nero added 30 as they reached 148 for 2 in 32 overs.

In the lone T20 encounter on Sunday 2nd April. Grenada defeated SVG, who rested couple of the senior players including Cordel Jack to provide young players with the opportunity.

In the SVGCA Inc. National Lotteries 50 overs National Cricket competition last weekend, Victors Two and French Verandah SVG Community College had comfortable wins on Sunday 2nd April.

Victors Two recorded a 106 runs win over Triumph United at the Sion Hill playing field. Victors Two totalled 186 all out in 41.3 overs, as they recovered for 71 of 7 at one point. Lionel Cumberbatch led the fight back with 52, while Shamic Roberts 25 and Gerald Gould 21 assisted the cause. Konaka Smith 3 for 46 and Ahmed Baptiste 2 for 40 were Triumph’s best bowlers. In reply, Triumph United could only manage 80 with Rohan Ash getting 24. Adinol Richards bagged 6 for 42 while a hattrick by Leon Quashie earned him figures of 3 for 3, as they made light work of Triumph United’s batting.

At Arnos Vale Two, French Verandah SVG Community College had a ten wickets win over Prime Consulting Marriaqua. Marriaqua won the toss and batted, crash from 54 without loss, to be dismissed for 93. Kimon John 26 and Jamali wales 22 were Marriaqua’s top scorers. Ronaldo Franklyn 4 for 13 and Jerremy Haywood 4 for 27 did the damage for the College unit. The French Verandah SVG Community College then took 14.3 overs to get to 94 without loss. Kody Horne stroked 42 not out and Jahiel Walters was unbeaten on 28.

No games will be played in the National tournaments this weekend as the SVG Cricket Association Inc. will host the ninth round PCL Digicel SportsMax Regional 4-Day game between the Windward Islands Volcanoes and Jamaica Scorpions at the Arnos Vale Playing field from April 7th and 10th.

Prepared by,
Roxell John

Written by Kishore Shallow

President of the SVGCA Inc. since 2014. Professionally, an IT / Business Consultant, with extensive experience in Information Systems. Academic background includes MBA (Specialization in Finance), BSc (Hons) Applied Business Computing, and currently a DBA Candidate (with focus on Financial Management). Learn more about Kishore on LinkedIn.