GCB continues preparation for TTCB female U-19 tourney
Kaieteur News article.
Georgetown, Guyana - The Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) yesterday continued preparations for the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) female Under-19 tournament which is set to commence shortly in the Twin Island Republic.
The round-robin tournament is expected to feature other Caribbean territories and will be played on a 20-over basis. Players from Essequibo, Berbice and Demerara were taken through the technical, physical, mental and tactical aspects of the game at the Everest Cricket Club which was followed by a T20 trial match.
The final squad of fourteen will be selected today after two more trial games which are slated for the said venue. In an invited comment Territorial Development Officer of the GCB Colin Stuart said he is impressed with the commitment shown by the players.
“The bowling department looks fine, but there is still some work to be done in the batting area”, he stated.
“The players are aware of what is required of them and a lot of emphasis will be placed on their mental aspect”, Stuart said.
Coach Clive Grimmond informed that he is satisfied with the preparation so far, adding that his players are capable of holding their own in any given situation.
In the match played, Plaffina Millington XI overcame Latoya Smith XI by 20 runs. Batting first, Smith XI managed 86-9 off their 20 overs. Smith led with 27 while Erica Batson and Lashana Toussiant chipped in with 18 and 17 respectively.
Offspinner Mandy Mangru was the pick of the bowlers with 3-15 while Steffi Rodney claimed 2-16 and Shabika Gajnabi 2-17. Millington XI replied with 87-8 in 19.4 overs. Nyokabie Thorman slammed 27 (3×4), Nagma Boodhoo 18 and Amanda Persaud 15. Tinisha Cort captured 2-20 and Sheneta Grimmond 2-25.
The teams for today’s trial games:
Smith’s XI – Latoya Smith (captain), Christine Quntine, Russhane Liynett, Kavita Ramsammy, Nyokibie Thorman, Priya Kishun, Sheneta Grimmond, Steffie Rodney, Odessa Caesar, Tinisha Cort, Yogeta Balkishun and Lashana Toussiant.
Millington’s XI – Plaffina Millington (captain), Shawana Vanderstoop, Aleema Arokium, Erica Batson, Cynthia Rampersaud, Nagma Boodhoo, Mandy Mangru, Shirely Boyce, Shabika Gajnabie, Amanda Persaud, Krystal Lee and Natasha Elcock.