Phoenix Women take TTWCA opening day tourney
Phoenix Women opened the 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Women's Cricket Association (TTWCA) women's cricket season with a bang, beating defending champions Technocrats to take the NLCB-sponsored opening day Six-a-Side tournament on Sunday.
At Eddie Hart Ground in Tacarigua, Phoenix Women posted 42 without loss batting first in the final, while Technocrats in response reached 37 for two.
Felicia Walters and Shenelle Lord were the opening bats for Phoenix, scoring 24 not out and 18 not out respectively.
Gaitri Seetahal (22 not out) was the top-scorer in Technocrats' reply, while Britney Cooper and Shenelle Lord shared the two wickets.
Technocrats reached the final after whipping Spice Girls by 48 runs. They had posted 94 without loss with Stacy Ann King (48 not out), and Seetahal (33 not out).
Phoenix had a tougher time advancing, but edged defending League and knockout champs Moosai Ladies by two runs. The Phoenix Women restricted Moosai Ladies to 42 for three after posting 44 for the same number of wickets.
In the end King ruled the batting with a total of 135 runs in her five innings, and was out only once. Her 48 was the tournament high score, and her average was 135.00.
Walters was the next best bat and most impressive of the bowlers, her four wickets in five outings coming at an average of 9.75. She conceded just 39 runs, and had the best bowling figures of two for four in a match.
Phoenix Women 42/0 (Felicia Walters 24 n.o., Shenelle Lord 18 n.o.) vs Technocrats 37/2 (Gaitri Seetahal 22 n.o.; Britney Cooper 1/13, Shenelle Lord 1/12)
Technocrats 90/0 (Stacy-Ann King 48 n.o., Gaitri Seetahal 33 n.o.) vs Spice Girls 46/2 (Karent Toussaint 26, Mikela John 10 n.o.)
Phoenix Women 44/3 (Loretta Eligon 16 n.o., Britney Cooper 13 n.o., Felicia Walters 12: Kirbyina Alexander 1/13, Leeann Kirby 1/13) vs Moosai Ladies 42/3 (Kirbyina Alexander 18 n.o., Amanda Samaroo 11, Chantal Emmanuel 10 n.o.)