Aaliyah Alleyne slams 74 as Selman's XI win first one-day trial by five wickets
Barbados Cricket Association article.
Bridgetown, Barbados - On a bright and gloriously sunny Sunday, the stylish Aaliyah A Alleyne hit an attacking half-century to steer Shakira Selman's X1 to a five-wicket win over Kycia Knight's X1 in the first BCA Women's one-day trial match and not even the smoke coming across the Bridgefield ground could stop her.
Selman's X1 chased down a competitive target of 235 to triumph in 36 overs, due mainly to an entertaining knock of 74 off 60 balls which included 11 fours and the lone six of the match by Alleyne, who played shots all around the ground, running smoothly and tirelessly between the wickets as she pushed her partners to the limit and delighted the small crowd on hand.
Kyshona Knight opened the batting with Danielle Small but she was brilliantly caught just behind square by substitute Pamela Lavine off Shanna Thompson for nine with the score on 22.
Small was then joined by Reschelle Griffith and they took the score to 61 in the 13th over before Small with a knock of 25 off 33 balls striking four boundaries, was caught behind by Kycia Knight off Hayley Matthews.
In came Alleyne and she and Griffith in a partnership of 87 quickly took the score to 148 in the 24th over, but, in attempting another big shot, Griffith became pace bowler Shamilia Connell’s first of three victims as she was bowled for 43 off 52 balls including three fours.
Alleyne was then joined by the ever-improving Sherika Lopez and together they posted a 51–run partnership, taking the score to 199-4 in the 31st over, but Alleyne who was batting really well, had a slight mishap with her eyes, that resulted in a three-minute delay. It caused her to lose her momentum before she was caught at the wicket off Connell.
This then brought captain Selman to the crease. Lopez made a run-a-ball 31 which included three fours before giving a sharp catch to mid-off in a delighted Matthews.
Selman made 20 not out.
Kycia Knight's X1, batting with one player short, scored 234 in 41.5 overs after being 87 for four in the 16th over.
Charlene Taitt was the bright spark with 46 off 64 balls including six fours.
There were a whopping 68 extras including 55 wides. Other notable contributions came from Connell (36), Savyair Byron-Toney (27) and Kycia Knight (26).
Shanica Bruce was the pick of the bowlers with four for 34 off 6.5 overs.