Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 27th 2015 Contents After finishing
runners-up on sev-
eral occasions to
Spice Girls and then
Moosai Sports over
its existence, Preysal
Cricket Club won the
Trinidad and Tobago
ship 2015 title in a
most emphatic man-
Captain Shenelle Lord led the team formed in 2003
to its first league title by winning all ten matches and
amassing maximum 30 points.
Until 2015, the premiership championship was the
only title that the club had not added to its trophies
cupboard. The club has had successes in all the other
TTWCA competitions---Sixes, 30 Overs Knock-out
An all-round strategic team effort of bowling, fielding
and batting was at the core of the team s success. On
five occasions they dismissed their opponents for less
than 100. Additionally, they were dismissed only once
in ten innings which was in their last match.
The batting was led by West Indian players Britney
Cooper, and Merissa Aguilleira, Felicia Jamie Walters
and Reneice Boyce. Britney Cooper amassed a total
of 434 runs at a staggering average of 108.5.
She shared in an unbroken second wicket partnership
of 303 with Felicia Walters (104 not out), unbeaten
on 191 in their 9th round match. Merissa Aguilleira,
heads off to Sri Lanka at the helm of the West Indies
team brimming with confidence having scored 344
runs, including three scores over 50 at an average of
Felicia Walters also amassed 296 runs at an average
of 42.28 forming a solid opening partnership with
Aguilleira. National Under 19 player, Reneice Boyce
did herself no disfavour scoring 131 runs at an average
of 32.75 in her five visits to the crease.
The downside of the top four batting dominance
was the limited opportunity the other players had in
the middle. This might be a challenge in the remaining
competitions as Aguilleira and Cooper take up inter-
A combination of medium pace and spin was at
the heart of the bowling attack. Stephanie Ramcharan,
17 wickets at an average of 8.23 and Samantha Bissoon,
17 wickets at an average of 10.29, formed a formidable
new ball attack and were consistently responsible for
putting their opponents on their back-foot with regular
early wickets. They were supported by Shernella
Townsend 8 wickets at an average of 13.
National Under 19 player off-spinner Leandra
Ramdeen was the leading wicket taker with 24 wickets
at an average of 7.83. She was consistently among the
wickets and had the only five-wicket haul of five for
13 in the first round. Felicia Walters emphasised her
importance as an all-round player taking 12 wickets
at an average of 13.50. She also grabbed the only hat-
trick in the league in the seventh round.
Overall, Lord s captaincy was seemingly easy with
the performances of the leading batters and bowlers
which was complemented by the effort of Tramaine
Edwards, Sarha Amerkersingh, Khadisha Rahim and
Coaches Eldon Ramadin and John Trumpet played
their part by offering technical support. Equally impor-
tant was the role of manageress Joanne Townsend and
scorer Chandra Ramdeen.
Despite a team drawn from players from different
geographical spaces, the general support from family
and friends was always strong, positive and unwavering.
Overwhelmingly the players and supporters put the
team first before any personal narrow-minded egotistic
objectives. An example of this was consistently shown
by Sarha Amerkersingh who was prepared to carry
drinks on most occasions without complaints, as the
team was seen as most important.
As the 2 West Indian players who were the leading
run getters leave for international duty, the team will
be challenged to continue its winning ways in the 30
Overs Knock-Out and T20 competitions for which
they are the respective defending champions. The elu-
sive league win can serve as a major motivator to
defending their two titles and doing the clean sweep.
On the other hand it can distract them to releasing
their grips on the titles to any of their competitive
arch rivals. In due course their performances will be
their final determinants.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, April 27, 2015
Preysal Phoenix Women finally triumphs
Phoenix Women Cricketers pose for this Sportification photo from left to right
(back row), Britney Cooper, Joanne Townsend (manageress) Reneice Boyce,
Eldon Ramadin (coach), Sarha Ramkersingh, Kadisha Rahim, Stephanie
Ramcharan, Tramaine Edwards, Shenelle Lord (captain), Chandra Ramdeen
(scorer), Merissa Aguilleira. Front row L-R Shernella Townsend, Melanie Henry,
Leandra Ramdeen, Samantha Bissoon, Felicia Walters.
Wickets Average B/B
NO Highest Runs Av.
434 108.5 1
344 49.14 3
296 42.28 1
131 32.75 -
BATTING AVERAGES (TOP 4)
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