Trini girls set to defend title at Windies Women’s Tourney at Arnos Vale
Defending championswill face Guyana in their opening match of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Women’s League 50-over tournament in St Vincent. The Trinidadians will be looking to get off to a winning start when the two sides meet at the Sion Hill Playing Field on Thursday at 10 am (9 am Jamaica Time).
The champs have a number of international players in their line-up and will be looking to take back-to-back titles. This year Trinidad and Tobago will be without their inspirational captain. The experienced wicket-keeper, who is also the West Indies women’s team captain, is still recovering after a recent knee operation.
The captaincy is in the capable hands of off-spinning all-rounder, who is also among the leading bowlers in the region. Trinidad and Tobago have been drawn in Zone B alongside the Guyanese, Grenada and home side St Vincent and the Grenadines.
The other zone is made up of last year’s second-placed team Jamaica, Barbados, St Lucia and Dominica. The Jamaicans are the favoured team in this zone. They will have a tough test when they meet an experienced Barbados side in the opening match in Thuirsday. Jamaica have a new captain in Stafanie Taylor, the highly-rated right-handed opener. She is listed in the Top 10 of the International Cricket Council’s One-Day batting rankings and will be looking to dominate again at the regional level. Her Vice Captain is Shanel Daley, the Windies left-arm spinner.
Please see below full list of fixtures for the West Indies Cricket Board’ Women’s League 50-over tournament to be played in St Vincent. All matches start at 10 am.
Zone A: Jamaica, Barbados, St Lucia, Dominica
Zone B: Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada
Thursday, August 12
Jamaica v Barbados at Arnos Vale 1
St Lucia v Dominica at Stubbs
Trinidad and Tobago v Guyana at Sion Hill
St Vincent and Grenadines v Grenada at Arnos Vale 2
Friday, August 13
Jamaica v St Lucia at Sion Hill
Barbados v Dominica at Arnos Vale 2
Trinidad and Tobago v St Vincent and the Grenadines at Arnos Vale 1
Guyana v Grenada at Stubbs
Sunday, August 15
Dominica v Jamaica at Stubbs
St Lucia v Barbados at Arnos Vale 2
Grenada v Trinidad and Tobago at Sion Hill
Guyana v St Vincent and the Grenadines at Arnos Vale 1
Monday, August 16
Semi-final 1: 1st of Zone A v 2nd of Zone B at Arnos Vale 2
Semi-final 2: 1st of Zone B v 2nd of Zone A at Arnos Vale 1
Play-off 1: 3rd of Zone A v 4th of Zone B at Stubbs
Play-off 2: 4th of Zone A v 3rd of Zone B at Sion Hill
Wednesday, August 18
Final: Winners of semi-final 1 v Winners of semi-final 2 at Arnos Vale 1
3rd place play-off: Losers of semi-final v Losers of semi-final 2 at Stubbs
Winners of play-off 1 v Winners of play-off 2 at Arnos Vale 1
Losers of play-off 1 v Losers of play-off 2 at Sion Hill