The California Women’s Windball Cricket League opens its 2014 season with the traditional three-over round-robin competition at Macaulay Park, California, today, from 1 pm.
Defending round-robin champions, Tamana United, have sounded a warning to all rivals that they will be going all out to retain their crown and the $1,000 first prize.
A special prize will be awarded to the Best Uniformed Team. So far, eight teams, drawn from several communities throughout Trinidad, from as far apart as Princes Town and Sangre Grande, have registered for the various competitions. Barataria Ball Players are the defending league and knock-out champions
Wilton ‘Flex’ Griffith, founder and coordinator of the league, said the teams have been hard at practice over the past months. “We expect some great performances from the players who are all eager to show off their skills this year. This tournament has unearthed a lot of talent over the years and is a nursery for our young female cricketers from all over the country. In addition, there is a lot of spectator support from the central communities,” Griffith pointed out.
The league is celebrating its 28th anniversary this year.