T&T ends Windwards unbeaten streak to claim championship
CWI/TTWCA Female Regional U-19 T20…
– Guyana’s title dream shattered in 1st semi-final
The dominant Trinidad and Tobago Team completed a comfortable seven-wicket win against Windward Islands in the finale of the CWI/TTWCA Female Regional U-19 T20 tournament on Sunday last.
The T&T girls, who enjoyed home conditions, won the toss and elected to field first. Windward Islands reach 117-8 in 20 overs; and in reply, the home team cruised to victory, with Shania Abdool scoring a brisk half-century as T&T ended on 118-3 inside 15 overs.
Trinidad and Tobago v Guyana
Guyana’s Under-19 females had suffered a nine-run loss to Trinidad and Tobago in this T20 tournament. That match, played at Gilbert Park in Couva, was the first semifinal between first-placed T&T and fourth-placed Guyana. The hosts scored 126-5 in 20 overs, while Guyana replied with 117-6 when the quota of 20 overs expired.
The Trinidad and Tobago captain, Reanna Farrow, top-scored with 26, and the left-handed Shania Abdool scored 25. The top bowler for Guyana was Cherry Ann Fraser, who grabbed 2-26 in four overs.
In pursuit of T&T’s 127 for victory, Guyana fought hard but were restricted to 117-6 in 20 overs. Mandy Mangru continued her impressive play in the tournament when she scored a classy 43, while Casey Charles scored 24 and Fraser chipped in with a useful 18. Bowling for T&T, Anna Marie Pereira had 2-25 in her quota of four overs.
Guyana had, earlier on Saturday last, gotten past Jamaica by 10 wickets to reach the semis. Guyana girls won the toss against Jamaica and elected to field first. The Jamaicans were restricted to 92-8 in 20 overs, with Mandy Mangru once again being the star performer with 3-18 in four overs, while Cherry Ann Fraser had 2-18.
In reply, Guyana made light work of the target, as ‘player of the match’, Shabika Gajnabi, hit 57 from 33 balls, decorated with 9 boundaries and one six. Mangru remained unbeaten on 14 from 13 balls in the winning effort.