Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting the Invitational Regional 19 and Under tournament from July 9-14 which will feature two teams from the twin island republic. The T&T Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA) will field a national Under-19 squad led by Reniece Boyce and a Development Team captained by Alyso Mano.
They will come up against an expanded field of competitors which includes Barbados, Guyana, St Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The tournament is geared towards the continuous development of women’s cricket in the region and to give regional exposure to upcoming youth players to ensure the respective regional territories have a good pool of players to choose from.
According to the TTWCA “the tournament provides territorial organisations with an opportunity to showcase their outstanding players, expose them to competition, and ultimately provide a cadre of players, capable of being considered for West Indies representation.”
Some of the T&T Under-19 players had some good performances in the TTWCA Senior Zonal competition which was won by East Zone.
Kamara Ragoobar, who is in the Under-19 side, grabbed three for 22 for the North/Central/South combined team in the first game when East pulled off a tense one-wicket win at Honeymoon Park, El Dorado last Friday. Karishma Ramdeo, Rosemary Samaroo and Karishma Ramharack were also among the wickets.
Ramdeo and Samaroo, both playing for the combined team, grabbed two for four and two for 31 respectively in game two on Saturday as East made 190 for nine off 50 overs. Ramharack grabbed two for 21 for East as they restricted the combined team to 115 for eight to win by 75 runs.