Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – United Survivors confirmed their dominance on female cricket in SVG when they romped to their 13th consecutive title as the 2020 Women’s Super 40 tournament came to an end on Saturday, July 18th.
United Survivors restricted J.G Tigress and Sons; who when into the match as league leaders on a better net run rate, to 127 for 9 when their innings closed at 32.5 of their allotted 36 overs, to which the match was reduced due to a late start at the Arnos Vale One playing field. Edelyn Turtin 35 and Isha Williams 23 were the principal scorers for J.G Tigress and sons.
Jannillea Glasgow 3 for 26, Cordel Jack 2 for 14 and Shevorne Clarke 2 for 16 returned fine figures for the United Survivors bowling unit. United Survivors then used their heavily experienced top order batting to overhaul the target in 32.1 overs, when they reached 128 for 5. Windward Islands and SVG Senior female cricket coach Samantha Lynch carried her bat for 50 not out while Windward Islands senior player Kimone Homer 39, shared a 77 runs 3rd wicket partnership to shepherd United Survivors to yet another national title.
Roshelle John 2 for 24 was the most successful bowler for J.G Tigress and Sons.
Speaking to us after the match on Saturday, long-standing coach of the United Survivors outfit, Wendell Glasgow, indicated that consistency as one of the reasons for his team’s success, but is concerned with the low levels of emerging young female cricketers to carry on the mantle.
Taking the third spot in the 2020 Women’s Super 40 competition was Radcliffe Girls, who handed Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Girls a 61 runs defeat at the Sion Hill playing field. Julianna Nero’s 56 and 31 by Tracy Byron pushed Radcliffe Girls to 196 for 9 in their reduced allotment of 35 overs. There were two wickets apiece for Shonell Lewis, Delita Bentick and Veron Gordon during the Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Girls bowling stint.
In reply the Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Girls however fell short on 135 all out from 27 overs. Sue-Ann Matthews 32 was their leading scorer. Tomesha Bracking took 2 for 33 for the 3rd placed Radcliffe Girls. United Survivors ended on 12 points, J.G Tigress and Sons 8 points, Radcliffe Girls 4 point and Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Girls without a point.
National Lotteries Authority First Division
Arnos Vale One: In the NLA First Division championship, defending champions Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Stars, Police One, and Keegan’s Bequia XI moved on to the semi-finals stage with wins on the Sunday, July 19th.
Defending champions CJ Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Stars edged Smashers by one wicket in a nail bitter at the main Arnos Vale Playing Field. Smashers who were inserted got up to 141 all out in 31.2 overs. Ronald Scott 56 and Deptor Culzac 32 led the batting for Smashers. Shanghi John did most of the damage with the ball for the defending champions grabbing 6 for 25, while Ronique Laborde picked up 3 for 31. CJ Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Stars was comfortably placed at 90 for 3 before losing 5 wickets for 31 runs, before eventually getting over the line, 142 for 9 in 40.1 overs. Akeel Mason top scored with 35. Darren Russell took 4 for 29 while Kesworth Lewis took 3 for 31 in a losing effort for Smashers.
Arnos Vale Two: Keegan’s Bequia XI stopped the French Verndah SVGCC by 49 runs. The big hitting of Keegan’s Bequia XI was halted at 130 all out batting first from 29.1 overs. Orlando Lavia made 31 and Loraine Ollivierre added 28. Roxell John 3 for 16, Jerdon Jacobs 3 for 36 and Tilron Harry 3 for 38 picked up wickets for the College unit, who fell into tremendous difficulty during their batting innings at 52 for 6, from which they never recovered, dismissed for 81 in 20 .5 overs. Jenry Ollivierre grabbed 5 for 11 and Orlando Lavia 4 for 26 to secure the win for the gents from the island of clouds.
Sion Hill: Police One had the better of Pollard Investments North Windward Combine by 26 runs. Police one totaled 215 all out in 45.5 overs. Gosnel Cupid’s 61 and 40 not out by Winston Samuel led the lawmen’s batting. Deswayne Williams 3 for 24 and Kerwin Williams 3 for 49 took wickets for Pollard Investments North Windward Combine, who fell short a 184 for 9 when their innings closed after 27.4 overs. Elmore Alexander 5 for 55 and Gerald Gould 3 for 61 did the damage for the lawmen.
The Forth quarter final between Vee Jay’s Roof Top & Bar North Windward and Corea’s Distribution Belfongo, will be played on July 26, 2020.
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