Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 12th 2013 Contents KINGSTON---West Indies Women s
captain Merissa Aguilleira says a
post-match assessment of their
defeat to New Zealand in the first
game of their three-match series
helped to trigger the regional side
into staging a come-from-behind
effort to claim the series.
West Indies lost the opening match
by one run on Sunday, but rebounded
to win the second by 89 runs and the
third by 95 runs to clinch the series
in style at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
The captain said winning the series
was wonderful as they maintained
their four-year unbeaten record on
"To win the series is an amazing
feeling as it is the first time that we
are doing so against New Zealand,
who are one of the top teams in
women s cricket," said the longstanding
wicket-keeper and captain.
"It was not easy, as after the first
game defeat, we had to look into our-
selves deeply and see what we were
doing wrong. But the girls responded
brilliantly in the second game, and
today again remained on the ball,
which allowed us to pull through."
Aguilleira made significant contri-
butions to the team s result in the
series at Sabina Park.
She was the third highest run-scorer
and also had five catches and a stump-
ing behind the stumps.
She said the team is looking forward
to the upcoming T20 Tri Series in
Barbados, which will also feature New
Zealand and England.
"We took care of business here in
Jamaica and now it s onto Barbados,"
said the Windies Women skipper.
"We expect the conditions there
will be similar to what we experienced
here at Sabina Park, so we believe we
do very well at Kensington Oval."
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of the West Indies
Cricket Board (WICB)
Dave Cameron says the
two-one, One Day
Series by the regional
women s team over
their counterparts from
New Zealand is a
and a true show of
"I want to congratu-
late captain, Merissa
Aguilleira and the West
Indies Women s team on
the magnificent per-
formances which saw
them clinch the series
against the New Zealand
Women," said Cameron.
"It was a joy to wit-
ness their efforts on the
field and the way in
which they rebounded
after losing the opening
West Indies lost the
opening match by one
run on Sunday but
responded with a huge
89-run victory on Tues-
On Thursday, they
took the series with
another big win by 95
runs at Sabina Park.
"What we saw
demonstrated here in
Jamaica was a truly bril-
liant and remarkable
display by the West
Indies," the WICB pres-
"After losing the first
match on Sunday, they
together and rebounded
Stafanie Taylor was
the leading performer
with both bat and ball
and was named Player
of the Series.
The world s leading
all-rounder scored 182
match-winning 135 not
out on Thursday.
She also bagged 11
in the final match.
"The matches were
played in the true spirit
of the game and both
teams should be proud
of their exploits," he said.
"We saw some fierce
battle on the field of play
but the players remained
Either Caribs Rugby Football Club
will win the coveted T&T Rugby
Football Union (TTRFU) Toyota
Championship Division title today
for the first time in two years, or GNC
Gatorade Harvard will defend its
The odds are stacked in favour of
current leader Caribs, which is set to
defend the Bruno Browne trophy-
come-league-fixture, the single most
anticipated match on the local rugby
calendar against Stag Trinidad North-
ern RFC at the Queen s Park Oval,
Tragarete Road, Woodbrook from 5
Harvard, which took a default win
over Rainbow in the first leg, will also
complete its league fixtures when it
takes the trip south, to Gasparillo, to
face the same team. Rainbow, however,
has not picked up a single point this
There are several scenarios which
may see either Caribs or Harvard take
the title. Caribs, which sits above Har-
vard by a point will win the title with
a bonus point regardless of the result
The title may also come down to
"goal difference," which is currently
in favour of Caribs. If Caribs wins,
but not by a bonus point, and Harvard
wins with a bonus point, the title will
be determined by goal difference.
However, if Caribs draws with North-
ern as was the result in the first leg
(15-15) and Harvard wins its match,
then Harvard will take the title.
Northern last won the Bruno
Browne in 2010, after defeating Caribs
15-13. A year later, in a scenario similar
to today s Caribs took the derby title
and captured the Toyota Champi-
onship on the final day of the season
with a 13-10 win, edging runner-up
Harvard by four points.
Caribs then defended the Bruno
Browne title last year, cruising to a
12-3 victory. However, its win could
not prevent Harvard from taking the
Championship Division title for the
first time in its history.
Today s match will not be an easy
test for Northern, which is already out
of the running for the league title and
is suffering with injuries to at least
two of its key players, national captain
and first centre Adam Frederick and
fellow national and former captain
Jonathan O Connor, who plays a scrum
half. The team will also miss touch
tackling Guayanese Dillon Downer,
who recently left the country.
Coach Brendan O Farrell s Caribs is
in better shape and has taken the
league by storm after losing its only
match of the season against Harvard
(18-16) at the beginning of August.
There isn t a significant injury to note,
giving Caribs the upper hand in a
Preceeding the Bruno Browne, both
Caribs and Northern will meet in the
Raffie Hosein Cup, which will see both
teams fielding their Under-19 squads.
The match will kick off from 3 pm.
Previously, the Raffie Hosein Cup was
also used as a Senior Division (second
tier) league fixture, but Northern is
without a Senior Division team this
Rugby champ to be decided today...
Caribs seek win at Bruno Browne
Zealand 2-1 in
the ODI series
at Sabina Park,
Aguillera: Post match
blues sparked series win
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