Samantha Wallace

UNDER PRESSURE: Samantha Wallace, the Trinidad & Tobago goal-shooter is challenged by Jamaican goal-defence Stacian Facey and goalkeeper Shamara Sterling, left. Jamaica won the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup preliminary round match 68-43 at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England, yesterday. 

Opening defeats to South Africa and Jamaica have left Trinidad and Tobago’s “Calypso Girls” needing to beat Fiji today to be among Group C’s top three teams who will advance to the top 12 playoffs of the Vitality Netball World Cup.

Trinidad and Tobago and Fiji meet from 12.25pm at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England. Both teams have lost to Jamaica and South Africa, with Fiji conceding 56 more goals over the two matches.

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Yesterday, the world’s second best team Jamaica picked up their second straight victory when winning the battle of the Caribbean nations 68-43 over T&T.

The Jamaicans have looked impressive in their first two matches, but will face a sterner test when they take on South Africa tomorrow, while both Fiji and T&T need to win today to keep their top 12 hopes alive.


For the fourth time in five matches, the West Indies “A” team’s top order batsmen went missing as the home team crashed to an eight-wicket defeat in the fifth and final One-Day match of their series against visiting India “A” at the Coolidge Cricket Ground, yesterday.

Tyriq Horsford secured Trinidad and Tobago’s lone podium success at the Pan American Under-20 Track and Field Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, when he bagged men’s javelin bronze at the National Stadium, on Saturday night.

The Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 girls football team will be looking to make the most of their upcoming three-match one-week tour of Panama which will see them undergo their first overseas training camp ahead of upcoming CONCACAF competitions.

Michelle-Lee Ahye finished seventh in the women’s 100 metres final at the Muller Anniversary Games IAAF Diamond league meet in London, England, yesterday. The Trinidad and Tobago sprinter got home in a season’s best 11.19 seconds.

Kwesi Atiba offered an interesting thesis last week as to why we are where we are in West Indies cricket and Trinidad and Tobago netball.