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Alicia John Women’s T20: South Castries Champions Again

Image: South Castries women celebrating their victory. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

THE ladies of South Castries successfully defended their Alicia John T20 title following a 4 wicket win at the Mindoo Phillip Park.

The win made it six consecutive titles for the South Castries team.

Image: South Castries women celebrating their victory. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
South Castries women celebrating their victory. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Sent in to bat Gros Islet was dismissed for 87 in 17. 4 overs thanks largely to extras which totalled a healthy 41 consisting of 35 wides.

At one point Gros Islet were 30 for the loss of two wickets in 6.2 overs, including that of West Indies ODI player Qiana Joseph caught by CleurieElibox off the bowling of PhillipaEudovic for 7.

National batter Malika Edward (16) caught Nerissa Crafton off the bowling of PhillipaEudovic, and former national player Heidi Sandiford (11) caught and bowled Teeadie Crawford; these were the only batters to reach double figures.

Other contributors with the bat were JoyanPreville 0, Qiana Joseph 7, Sean Felix 0, SuenelleDorius 3, Skyy Smith 1, Jewel Nelson not out 7, Selena Ross 1, and ViniahTheophane 0.

Fall of wickets: 1 for7 (JoyanPreville), 2 for 30 (Qiana Joseph), 3 for 36 (Mailika Edward), 4 for 36 (Sean Felix), 5 for 43 (SuenelleDorius), 6 for 59 (Skyy Smith), 7 for 78 (Heidi Sandiford), 8 for 87 (Selena Ross), and 9 for 87 (ViniahTheophane).

Bowling for the South Castries Lionesses, spinner Teeadie Crawford picked up 3 for 21, PhillipaEudovic 2 for 6, Ashlene Edward 1 for 15 and Amia Polius 1 for 10.

Despite the loss of national opening batter Ashlene Edward in the first over without scoring, South Castries were able to secure victory behind a mature and responsible captain’s inning of 46 from 31 deliveries by Windward Islands all-rounder Nerissa Crafton. Crafton’s innings included three 4s and three 6s.

She shared in two crucial partnerships with CastelleVitalis (5) and Cherry George (not out 7) as the Lionesses reached 88 for the loss of 6 wickets in 14.3 overs.

Other contributors with the bat: CleurieElibox 2, PhillipaEudovic 7, Princess Oliviere 0, Teaddie Crawford not out 1.

Image: Teeadie Crawford (South Castries) picked up 3 for 21; Captain Nerissa Crafton (South Castries) top scored with 44. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
Teeadie Crawford (South Castries) picked up 3 for 21; Captain Nerissa Crafton (South Castries) top scored with 44. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

There were 20 extras.

Fall of wickets: 1 for 5 (Ashlene Edward), 2 for 22 CleurieElibox), 3 for 36 (PhillipaEudovic), 4 for 36 (Princess Oliviere), 5 for 64 (CastelleVitalis), 6 for 85 (Nerissa Crafton).

Bowling for Gros Islet, Heidi Sandiford bagged 3 for 11, JoyanPreville 1 for 7, Qiana Joseph 1 for 15 and Malika Edward 1 for 22.

Nerissa Crafton was adjudged Player of the Final.

Tournament top performers with the bat: Qiana Joseph (Gros Islet) 5 matches 192 runs, highest score 118 not out; Roylyn Cooper (Choiseul) 5 matches 105 runs, highest score 105; Nerissa Crafton (South Castries) 5 matches 88 runs, highest score 46; Malika Edward (Gros Islet) 82 runs, highest score 39 and Swayline Williams (Gros Islet) 2 matches, batted 1 inning 65 runs, highest score 65 not out.

Bowling: Most wickets – Yasmine St Ange (Saint Lucia National Cricket Association/ Development Team, 3 matches, 11 overs for 49 runs, 10 wickets; Julia Simon (Choiseul) 12.4 overs for 79 runs, 9 wickets; Teeadie Crawford (South Castries) 7 matches, 18.4 overs, 84 runs, 9 wickets; Marlene Preville (Saint Lucia National Cricket Association/Development Team) 5 matches, 12.2 overs 76 runs, 9 wickets and PhillipaEudovic (South Castries) 7 matches, 15.5 overs, 56 runs, 8 wickets.

According to SLNCA Operations Manager, Brian Calixte, the Association is expected to release a squad for training later this week.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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