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Women’s T20 Cricket: SLNCA Named All Star Team

Image: (L-R) Nerissa Crafton, Qiana Joseph, Yasmine St. Ange, Roylin Cooper and Marlene Preville. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

FOLLOWING the completion of the Saint Lucia National Cricket Association (SLNCA) Alicia John Women’s T20 tournament on Saturday 24th August 2019 at the Mindoo Phillip Park in which South Castries won by 4 wickets over Gros Islet, the SLNCA has named a twelve member All Star team.

According to SLNCA Operations Manager, Brian Calixte, the team was selected purely on the players’ statistics in the just completed tournament. Nerissa Crafton will lead the team.

Image: (L-R) Nerissa Crafton, Qiana Joseph, Yasmine St. Ange, Roylin Cooper and  Marlene Preville. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Nerissa Crafton, Qiana Joseph, Yasmine St. Ange, Roylin Cooper and Marlene Preville. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

Calixte said, “It is in the best interest of women’s cricket in having the All Star team and the Development team. The two teams will be playing a series of matches once a venue is available. The whole idea is to have the women match ready so whenever they are called for national duties, and that includes the Windward tournament, they will be able to go and give a good and much improved performance on the square”.

The twelve players called up to the All-Star team are as follows.

Opening batters: Roylin Cooper (105 runs), Nerissa Crafton (86), Malika Edward (82).

Middle order batters: Qiana Joseph (186 runs), Joann Alphonse (50 runs), Allyah Alfred (45 runs).

All-rounder: Marlene Preville (60 runs, 8 wickets).

Wicket Keeper: Melika Destang.

Fast bowlers: Yasmine St Ange (10 wickets), Rena Eugene (7 wickets).

Spinners: Julia Simon (9 wickets), Teeadie Crawford (9 wickets).

Scores in the final: Gros Islet 87 for 9 in 17.4 overs. Malika Edward 16, Heidi Sandiford 11. Bowling for South Castries, Teeadie Crawford 3 for 21, PhillipaEudovic 2 for 6, and a wicket each for Ashlene Edward and Amia Polius.

In reply, South Castries scored 88 for 6 in 14.3 overs. Nerissa Crafton 44.

Bowling for Gros Islet Heidi Sandiford 3 for 11 and a wicket each for Joyan Preville, Qiana Joseph and Malika Edward.

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