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LONDON---West Indies Women
captain Stafanie Taylor shone with
the ball but failed with the bat as
her Western Storm slipped to a
five-run defeat to Loughborough
Lightning in the inaugural English
Women Super League on Friday.
Bowling her off-spin, Taylor fin-
ished with two for 35 from her four
overs as Lightning, opting to bat
first, posted 158 for eight off their
20 overs at Haslegrave Ground.
Wicketkeeper Amy Jones top-
scored with 46 off 30 balls while
Australian Ellyse Perry chipped in
with 44 off 37 balls.
In reply, Storm were limited to
153 for five off their 20 overs, with
Taylor scoring nine from 12 balls
at the top of the order.
She was bowled by South African
leg-spinner Dane van Niekerk in
the fourth over as Storm slipped to
26 for two in the sixth but captain
Heather Knight, who top-scored
with 74 off 46 balls, put on 78 for
the third wicket with Fran Wilson
(21), to prop up the innings.
At Stanley Park in Blackpool,
both West Indies players Deandra
Dottin and Hayley Matthews failed
with the bat as their Lancashire
Thunder went down to Southern
Vipers by 11 runs.
Batting first, Vipers reached 132
for four off their 20 overs with New
Zealander Sara McGlashan top-
scoring with 54 off 50 balls.
Teenager Matthews, who opened
the bowling, took two for 16 in a
brilliant four-over spell while seam-
er Dottin finished with one for 21
from her four.
In reply, Thunder were held to
121 for seven with Matthews failing
to score at the top of the order and
Dottin perishing for five.
Emma Lambe top-scored with
34 of 35 deliveries. (CMC)
CASTRIES, St Lucia---Controver-
sial former West Indies Cricket
Board CEO, Dr Ernest Hilaire, says
he is shocked by the axing of Dar-
ren Sammy as Twenty20 captain
and has questioned the rationale
behind the decision.
St Lucian Hilaire, under whose
tenure Sammy was appointed cap-
tain in all three formats, told the St
Lucia Times he believed the 32-
year-old all-rounder still had a valu-
able contribution to make to the
regional side and raised the possi-
bility of "other factors" being at the
centre of the move by selectors.
"It is shocking," said Hilaire, who
quit the WICB four years ago.
"You would want to believe that
there would be a transitional period
before another captain is picked.
He added: "It is really a shock.
Sometimes you wonder whether at
the end of the day it is less about
performance and more about other
Though no announcement has
come from the WICB, Sammy took
to his Facebook page on Friday to
inform fans he had been axed as
captain of the T20 side and also
dropped from the squad.
In a sedate yet emotional video,
Sammy said he had been told by
new chairman of selectors, Courtney
Browne, that his performances had
not merited selection.
The move came just four months
after Sammy led West Indies to an
unprecedented second Twenty20
title when the regional side beat
England in a dramatic final in
Following the final, however,
Sammy was openly critical of the
WICB for what he termed as their
lack of support for the team during
Hilaire, who oversaw one of the
most turbulent periods in West
Indies cricket after he was appointed
in 2009, said Sammy s perform-
ances in the ongoing Caribbean Pre-
mier League had merited his re-
"If that is the basis for picking
players, then surely he can make
the team," Hilaire argued.
Sammy slammed 212 runs at an
average of 42 and a strike-rate of
168, as he helped propel St Lucia
Zouks into the CPL playoffs for the
He also took eight wickets at an
average of 23 and an economy rate
of seven runs.
Hilaire also underscored the value
of Sammy s leadership to the
regional side, noting that he had
proven himself as a leader of men,
in bringing the team together to
win two T20 World Cups.
The importance of leadership,
Hilaire argued, was often minimised
in team selection.
West Indies are expected to play
two T20 Internationals against India
at month-end in Florida, with a
squad expected to be announced
All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite,
the hero of the recent T20 World
Cup final, has been widely tipped
to lead the squad. (CMC)
KINGSTOWN, St Vincent---at Sion
Hill, Guyana were battling to
avoid an innings defeat after being
forced to follow on by Trinidad
and Tobago on the second day on
Resuming from their overnight
289 for nine, T&T were bowled
out for 296 and quickly bundled
out Guyana for a paltry 85, with
off-spinner Jonathan Bootan
claiming seven for 23.
Ronaldo Renee, who top-scored
with 20, put on 30 for the first
wicket with Joshua Persaid (17)
before ten wickets tumbled for 52
runs in a dramatic collapse.
In their second turn at the wick-
et, Guyana thrived as Bhaskar
Yadram carved out an unbeaten
67, to leave his side 109 runs away
from making T&T bat again.
Meanwhile, leaders Leeward
Islands were facing a daunting task
in order to win their final round
three-day game of the Regional
Under-19 Championship, after
another impressive batting show-
ing by Jamaica.
Set 316 for victory at Stubbs,
the Leewards finished the day on
seven without loss, still requiring
a further 309 for victory on Sat-
urday s final day.
For the second straight day,
however, Jamaica dominated pro-
ceedings, dismissing the Leewards
for 178 in their first innings after
they resumed on 138 for four.
Jaeel Clark top-scored with 37
after failing to add to his overnight
score as the Leewards lost their
last six wickets for just 40 runs.
Left-arm spinner Jeavor Royal,
who started the day with four
wickets, finished with five for 60
while off-spinner Michael Frew
picked up three for 73.
In their second turn at the
crease, Jamaica piled up 243 for
six before declaring for the second
time in two days, with Dominik
Samuels hitting an unbeaten 62
and Jordane Hill and Michael Frew
both getting 52.
Wandering at 63 for three, they
were lifted by a 46-run fourth
wicket stand between Samuels and
Hills, while Samuels and Hill added
83 for the fifth wicket.
Samuels has so far faced 173 balls
and struck two fours while Hill,
the opener, counted eight fours in
a knock which came from 88 deliv-
Frew s knock was an attacking
one, coming off 73 ball and includ-
ed two fours and three sixes.
At Arnos Vale, second placed
Barbados were put under pressure
after falling meekly in their first
innings and then watching as
Windward Islands produced a
strong second innings performance
to carve out a handy lead.
Resuming the day on 32 for two
in response to the Windwards first
innings of 198, Barbados folded
for a disappointing 152, with
Dominic Drakes top-scoring with
59 off 84 balls with four fours and
Tottering on 108 for eight,
Drakes arrived at number eight to
rally the innings in a 32-run, ninth
wicket stand with Jarion Hoyte (2).
Fast bowler Darron Nedd (3-19)
and left-arm spinner Rasheed
Fredericks (3-40) combined to
wreck the Barbados innings.
With a lead of 46 runs on first
innings, the Windwards were then
propelled by half-centuries from
Emmanuel Stewart (76 not out)
and Alick Athanaze (76) as they
reached 170 for three---an overall
lead of 216 runs.
They were stumbling at 17 for
two before the pair put on 143 for
the third wicket to prop up the
Stewart has so far faced 141
deliveries in 201 minutes and
struck five fours and two sixes
while Athanaze lasted ten fours
and two sixes of 93 balls.
DAY 2 SCORES:
At Stubbs: Leewards require a
further 308 runs for victory.
Jamaica 250 for eight decl. (Javelle
Glenn 110) & 243 for six decl.
(Dominik Samuels 62 not out,
Jordane Hill 52, Michael Frew 52)
Leeward Islands 178 (Jacob Pearles
37; Jeavor Royal 5-60) & seven
At Arnos Vale: Windwards lead by
Windward Islands 198 (Johnel
Eugene 73, Deon Burton 51;
Nicholas Kirton 3-42) & 170 for
three (Alick Athanaze 76,
Emmanuel Stewart 76 not out)
Barbados 152 (Dominic Drakes 59;
Darron Nedd 3-19, Rasheed
At Sion Hill: Guyana require a
further 109 runs to avoid an innings
Trinidad & Tobago 296 (Kirstan
Kallicharan 91, Joshua da Silva 60)
Guyana 85 (Jonathan Bootan 7-23)
& 102 for three (Bhaskar Yadram 67
not out). (CMC)
T&T eyes victory
...as Leewards struggle, Windwards thrive
Windies trio fail as
teams slide to defeat
West Indies Women skipper,
Former CEO Hilaire queries 'other
factors' behind Sammy axing
Members of the Trinidad and Tobago Under-15 cricket squad which returned home on Thursday after winning
the WICB regional championship in Grenada display their gold medals.
Standing from left to right. Dudnath Ramkeesoon (Operations Manager TTCB) Glen Dwarika (Coach)
Leonardo Julien (Capt.) Darren Samlal, Leon Basanno, Anthonio Gomez, Rivaldo Ramlogan, Jayden Seales ,
Aryan Sammy, Anthony Ramjit (Manager)
Front-row: Nicholas Ali, Aniel Rahul Pitieram, Chadeon Raymond, Sameer Ali, Tariq Mohammed, Andrea
Seeteram, Vanir Maharaj.
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