Saint Lucia – Champs of Windward Islands Women Super 50 Cup

Team Saint Lucía celebrates victory
Team Saint Lucía celebrates victory

TEAM Saint Lucia is the winner of the 2024 Windward Islands Women Super 50 Cup Championships. They beat Grenada in the finals.

Summarized scores were as follows:

Saint Lucia Women 129 all out – 32.3 overs

Grenada Women 108 all out – 29.3 overs

Result: SLU Women won by 21 runs.

Malika Edward was the top performer for Team Saint Lucia in the finals played at La Sagesse, Grenada, on Wednesday.

In this low-scoring encounter, Edward provided the spark that energized Team Saint Lucia to victory with a splendid all-round performance with bat and ball.

Batting first, Saint Lucia posted 129 all out with Edward top scoring with 50 off 66 balls, with 6×4; the only player to reach double figures.

Skipper Afy Fletcher was Grenada’s leading wicket taker, claiming 6 for 25 (10 overs) to give the visitors lots to ponder upon in this gripping challenge. Britney Pascal with 3 for 22 (8) and Rackel Williams 1 for 17 (4.3) were also among the wickets.

At the mid-way stage, Saint Lucia had to dig deep to put up a determined fight that catapulted the ‘Spice Islanders’ into a tailspin.

Grenada responded with a paltry reply of 108 all out that involved Rachael Francis 28 (60) 1×4, and Cassie Williams 14 (28) 1×4.

Edward was again in the reckoning as she bagged 3 for 12 (4), while Nerissa Crafton chipped in with 2 for 15 (4), and Selena Ross, Qiana Joseph, and captain Zadia James took one wicket each.

Team Saint Lucia played unbeaten in the tournament, having won their home games in the preliminary round matches at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground [DSCG], before traveling to Grenada for the finals.

Meanwhile, the semi-finals of the Windwards Women’s T20 Championship was played yesterday. Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines won their opening matches.

In semifinal #1, Saint Lucia took on Dominica for a place in the finals. The Dominicans are yet to get a win under their belt and will be aiming to finally change their luck, while Team 758 are planning to finish the tournament undefeated.

Semifinal #2, will see a tussle between Grenada and Saint Vincent & the Grenadines (SVG) to qualify for the finals.

Grenada, will be looking to rebound from the loss in their last game, while the Vincentians aim to continue their winning ways after registering their first victory.

The finals are due to be played tomorrow (February 18).

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