The West Indies trio of Erva Giddings, Sheneta Grimmond and Shabika Gajnabi, together with national off-spinner Plaffina Millington, where the outstanding players as defending champions Rose Hall Town (RHT) Metro easily retained their status as holders of the BCB/Nand Persaud 30 overs’ female title.
Rose Hall Town Metro, the only female club team in Guyana, easily defeated a combined New Amsterdam/Canje team and a West Coast Berbice team to remain unbeaten in tournaments since their founding in 2008.
The BCB/Nand Persaud & Co. Ltd 30 overs tournament is the first of three scheduled tournaments to be organised by the BCB for female players in the Ancient County.
Playing at the Cotton Tree Ground, WCB on Thursday, West Berbice won the toss and elected to bat first. The match having been reduced to 25 overs due to early morning rain, West Berbice were bundled out for 68 runs scored in 24.3 overs, as Giddings continued her purple patch to claim 4 wickets for 10 runs from five very impressive overs.
Gajnabi took 2 for 10 in three overs, Plaffina Millington claimed 3 for 15, and Grimmond had 1 for 14 as the other successful bowlers for RHT Metro. Only Devona Frank and Katana Mentore, with 12 and 30 not out respectively, reached double figures for WCB.
In reply, RHT Metro posted 70 runs for the loss of 3 wickets, with Grimmond being unbeaten on 32, while the batters dismissed were Marian Samaroo (08), Kimmone Thomas (19), and Gajnabi (04).
WCB play New Amsterdam/Canje on Monday to determine the runners-up position.
BCB President Hilbert Foster, in congratulating the Shemaine Campbelle-led Rose Hall Town Metro team on retaining their title, also praised the attitude of the youthful West Berbice team.
He pledged that as long as he remains at the helm of the BCB, female cricket and cricketers would not be neglected.
He also expressed gratitude to the Management and Staff of Nand Persaud & Co. Ltd for their continued support of Berbice Cricket.