Moosai, Technocrats stay perfect in Women’s cricket

Trinidad Guardian article.

Port of Spain, Trinidad - Moosai and Technocrats both remained unbeaten in the T&T Women’s Cricket Association premiership (TTWCA) 40-over league, as both teams recorded victories last Sunday in round four.

At the El Dorado West Secondary Ground, defending champions Moosai got past Cricket Lovers by 25 runs in a 30-over contest. Batting first, Chadean Nation slammed an unbeaten 56 to lead Moosai to an impressive 166/4. 

Jodi Ann Morgan (24) and national player Kirbyina Alexander (24 not out) also made valuable contributions to the total. Amy Holder tried her best to contain the Moosai ladies, taking 3/41.

In reply, Jovanka Simon continued her excellent form with a knock of 71, but it was not enough as the Lovers could only get to 141/5. Kamara Ragoobar was the chief destroyer, snatching 3/13. Simon banged 94 and took 3/15 in round three to guide Cricket Lovers to a 144-run win over Maaad Rangers. 

At Macaulay Park, California, Technocrats came away with a 16-run win over Phoenix in a low-scoring match. Afy Fletcher struck 43 and Gaitri Seetahal pitched in with 33 as Technocrats were dismissed for 117 in 39.1 overs. National player Shenelle Lord was the pick of the bowlers, grabbing 3/14.

The pair of Fletcher (2/15) and Seetahal (2/19) was also effective with the ball, snatching two wickets apiece to help reduce Phoenix to 101 all out in 33.2 overs. 

Ranisha Boodoo was the chief wicket-taker taking 3/9, while Britney Cooper and Sharnella Townsend both made 19. In the championship (second) division, Hibiscus Ladies and San Rafael both won comfortably over UWI and Players Sports Club respectively.

Rosalie Dolabaille (45 not out) and Leah Collette (49) both showed form with the bat, taking Hibiscus to a competitive 162/8 in 37 overs. In reply, UWI had no answers against the Hibiscus bowling attack, as Rachel Dolabaille led the charge with four wickets for five runs to bundle UWI out for 41 in 19.4 overs.

Brenda Solozano was the star for San Rafael, taking 4/11 and scoring an unbeaten 17 to finish off a five-wicket win for her team. Monica Ragoo top scored with 29 to lead Players to 139/9 in 31 overs, while Sharika Sinanan also caused problems, taking 3/37. In San Rafeal’s run chase, Christine Bolah top scored with 18, while Solozano and Lucy Bolah (17) contributed, as San Rafael got to the target with more than seven overs to spare. Action will continue on March 9 with round five action.



Technocrats 117 (39.1 overs) (Gaitri Seetahal 33, Afy Fletcher 43, Shenelle Lord 3/14, Samantha Bissoon 2/14, Loretta Eligon 2/14) vs Phoenix Women 101 (33.2 overs) (Britney Cooper 19, Sharnella Townsend 19, Ranisha Boodoo 3/9, Afy Fletcher 2/15, Gaitri Seetahal 2/19, Sharon Wharton 2/37) Technocrats won by 16 runs

Moosai Sports 166/4 (30 overs) (Chadean Nation 56 no, Jodi Ann Morgan 24, Kirbyina Alexander 24 no, Leeann Kirby 18, Amy Holder 3/41) vs Cricket Lovers 141/5 (30 overs) (Jovanka Simon 71, Nicole George 23, Natalie Ninah 15, Kamara Ragoobar 3/13) Moosai won by 25 runs


Hibiscus Ladies 162/8 (37 overs) (Rosalie Dolabaille 45 no, Leah Collette 49, Leah Mitchell 13, Mala Ragbir 1/13) vs UWI 41 (19.4 overs) (Rachel Dolabaille 4/5, Ameera Burgess 3/8, Leah Collette 2/15) Hibiscus won by 121 runs

Players Sports Club 139/9 (31 overs) (Monica Ragoo 29, Nadia Mohammed 20, Sherine Ramkissoon 15, Brenda Solozano 4/11, Sharika Sinanan 3/37) vs San Rafael Ladies 140/5 (23.1 overs) (Christine Bolah 18, Brenda Solozano 17 no, Lucy Bolah 17, Monica Rajoo 2/20, Shania Abdool 2/45) San Rafael won by 5 wickets

First Published In The Trinidad Guardian.

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 19:28