IT’S the battle of the Saints today when defending champions Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and Saint Lucia play each other at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground (DSCG) in a must win situation for Saint Lucia if it is to remain in contention for the championship race in the 50 over tournament.
In the second game, also today at the Gros Islet playing field, Grenada with two defeats to their name so far will take on the Commonwealth of Dominica who defeated Saint Lucia on the opening day.
The following results could have an effect on the outcome of the championship a win for Saint Lucia over SVG will see them tied on 4 points, if Saint Vincent and the Grenadines win they will retain the championship. For Dominica, if they defeat Grenada they too will end up with 4 points. Grenada is out of contention.
The championship rules determine that: The championship will be decided with the team with the most number of wins; if still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other teams who are equal on points and have the same number of wins; if still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points; if still equal, the team with the highest net run rate.
On Sunday 2nd February, at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, following their defeat by the Commonwealth of Dominica on the opening day (Saturday 1st), Saint Lucia defeated Grenada by 46 runs in their second match of the Windward Islands senior women’s 50 overs cricket tournament. Teenage and middle order batter Zaida James scored her maiden sub regional half century from 86 balls consisting of 7 exquisite boundries in her130 minutes at the crease.
Saint Lucia batting first scored 180 runs all out in 46.3 overs with James top scoring with 53, Aliyah Alfred 23, Malika Edward 13, Qiana Joseph 12 and SunelieDorius 11 being the main contributors with the bat. Extras 54, 4 byes, 2 leg byes; 42 wides and 6 no balls.
Fall of wickets: 1-28; 2-28; 3 -31; 4 – 65; 5 -116; 6 -119; 7-176; 8-178; 9-180, all out 180.
Bowling for Grenada, Rackel Williams 3 for 36; Lena Peters 3 for 20 and 1 wicket each for A. Fortune; T Dickson and S. Charles.
Requiring 181 for victory, Grenada was bowled out for 134 runs in 38.3 overs with Player of the Match YasmineSt.Ange picking up 5 for 30 from her allotted 10 overs; St.Ange was well supported by Aliyah Alfred with 2 for 27, Zadia James 1 for 4 and Nerissa Crafton 1 for 7.
For Grenada, their main contribution with the bat came from C. Noel 27; R Francis 22 and T Dickson 17. Extras 44: 2 leg byes and 42 wides.
Fall of wickets: 1-16; 2- 63; 3-73; 4-95; 5 -107; 6 -123; 7 -123; 8 -127; 9-130. All out 134.
In the second game played at the Gros Islet playing field (GIPL), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines defeated the Commonwealth of Dominica by 84 runs. Batting first, SVG posted 234 all out in 42.4 overs with Vinisha King top scoring with 61 which included six 4s and two 6s; Cordel Jack 35, Japhina Joseph 30, Edelyn Turtin 18, Kimone Homer 15 and Allison Antoine 15 not out. Extras 26: 24 wides and 2 no balls.
Bowling for Dominica, Annica Andrew 3 for 46, Pearl Ettiene 2 for 42, Adissa Burton 1 for 16, Debra Fredrick 1 for 16 and Krisani Irish 1 for 31.
Needing 235 for victory, the Dominicans lost wickets at regular intervals and were eventually bowled out for 150 runs in 35.0 overs with their main contributors with the bat being Pearl Ettiene 41, Krisani Irish 40 and Annica Andrew 18.
Bowling for SVG, Cordel Jack 3 for 37, Stacy Ann Adams 2 for 5, Jannillea Glasgow 1 for 21 and Isha Williams 1 for 24. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines defeated Grenada by 8 wickets.
On Saturday 1st, at the GIPF, batting first Grenada scored 114 all out in 26.5 overs with Theresa 25 and Carena Noel 22. Bowling for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Jannillea Glasgow bagged 5 for 18.
In reply Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 118 for the loss of 2 wickets in 24 overs. Cordel Jack 46 not out and Kimone Homer 29. Bowling for Grenada, Aria Fortune 1 for 16.
At The DSCG, Dominica defeated Saint Lucia by 18 runs.
Batting first, Dominica scored 171 all out in 47.2 overs with Gem Eloi 48, Annica Andrew 29, R.Registe 21 and Pearle Ettiene 11. Bowling for Saint Lucia, YasmineSt.Ange 4 for 24 and Aliyah Alfred 3 for 19, Zaida James 1 for 11, Nerissa Crafton 1 for 34 and Qiana Joseph 1 for 38. Extras: 50: 4 byes, 43 wides and 3 no balls.
Chasing 172 for victory, Saint Lucia folded for 153 in 47.2 overs. Malika Edward 19; Yasmine St. Ange 19; Merlene Preville 15, Ashlene Edward 13, Nerissa Crafton 13, S. Dorius 12. Bowling for Dominica K. Irish 3 for 18, A. Gasper 2 for 19, A. Andrew 1 for 24, J. Valmond 1 for 25, R. Sanford 1 for 26 and Pearle Ettiene 1 for 35. Extras: 41: 1 leg bye, 37 wides and 3 no balls.
The T20 tournament bowls of on Wednesday 5th at the DSCG from 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. The third place playoff and final will be played at the same venue on Thursday 6th.