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King, Morgan shine in Technocrats win
Stacy-Ann King scored a half century and Jodian Morgan claimed five wickets to steer Technocrats to a 39-run victory over Hibiscus Ladies in one of three Premiership Division matches played in the T&T Women’s Cricket Association League two weekends ago.
In the other matches, Moosai Sports defeated Players Sports Club by eight wickets and Preysal Phoenix won by 105 runs over Cricket Lovers in a reduced overs match.
At Macaulay Park in Caldras, California, Technocrats batted first and scored 205 for nine in their allotted 50 overs.
King was the best among the batsmen hitting 68 runs with her teammates Janelle Samuel and Oire Trotman, adding 28 and 21, respectively. Bowlers Allison Collins (2/25), Alice Collins (2/35) and Caniesha Isaac (2/54) took two wickets each in their attempt to restrict Technocrats.
In reply, Collins (Allison) led Hibiscus Ladies valiantly with an unbeaten 56 but her team was bowled out for 166 in 45.4 overs.
Morgan was responsible for picking up most of Hibiscus’ wickets, taking five for a mere 19 runs while her fellow bowler Stephanie Ragoonath nabbed 2/31 in the victory.
At Naparima College in San Fernando, Kamara Ragoobar was the mastermind behind Moosai Sports’ eight-wicket win, securing 6/11 in a lopsided affair.
Batting first, the Players Sports Club team was bowled out for 73 in just 20.4 overs with Shania Abdool topscoring with 25. In reply, Moosai lost two wickets in getting to 74 in 22 overs.
The other match between Phoenix and Cricket Lovers in D’Abadie was reduced to 40 overs. Merissa Aguilleira and Shenelle Lord flourished with the bat, producing 45 and 42, respectively to see Pheonix to 210-8. In reply, Cricket Lovers reached 105-8 in 24 overs.
In the Championship Division, Mafeking Sports defeated Waterloo Allstars by seven wickets and the University of the West Indes (UWI) was declared the winner over Preysal Achievers on a technicality as Achievers played an undeclared player.
Players Sports Club 73 all out (20.4 overs) (Shania Abdool 25, Monica Rajoo 13; Kamara Ragoobar 6/11, Karishma Ramharack 2/13) vs Moosai 74/2 (22 overs) (Amanda Samaroo 41, Stacey Bholah 16 not out; Nadia Mohammed 1/16, Shanmatie Nowrang 1/19). Moosai Sports won by eight wickets.
Technocrats 205/9 (50) (Stacy-Ann King 68, Janelle Samuel 28, Oire Trotman 21; Allison Collins 2/25, Alice Collins 2/35, Caniesha Isaac 2/54) vs Hibiscus Ladies 166 all out (45.4) (Allison Collins 56 not out, Rachel Vincent 28, Shanice Pascall 28; Jodian Morgan 5/19, Stephanie Ragoonath 2/31). Technocrats won by 39 runs.
Phoenix Ladies 210-8 (40 overs) (Merissa Aguilleira 45, Shenelle Lord 42 Renelle Dookie 28; Pauline Dufeal 3-37, Selene O’Neil 3-43) vs Cricket lovers 105-8 (24 overs) (Mary Mungal 28, Selene O’Neil 27 Sarah Charles 19; Renelle Dookie 2-25, Shenelle Lord 2-26). Preysal Phoenix won by 105 runs.
Waterloo Allstars 28 all out ( 11 overs) (Chantal Emmanuel 2/0, Maria La Foucade 1/6, Anaiya Roberts 1/6) vs Mafekings Sports 30/3 ( 5.5 overs) (Maria La Foucade 7 no; Jael Lawrence 2/3, Karen Baliraj 1/10). Mafeking Sports won by seven wickets