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T&T Red Steel continued to enjoy
bad luck on their final leg of the 2014
Limacol Caribbean Premier League T20
tournament, as rain prevented them
from hitting the nets at Warner Park
in St Kitts yesterday.
The team has suffered two losses since
arriving in St Kitts and they finished
third in the preliminary round of the
six-team standings after arriving in the
Island as the leaders. Red Steel went
under to Barbados Tridents and cellar
placed Antigua Hawksbills and now will
enter into a playoff against defending
champions Jamaica Tallawah s tomorrow.
If they win this clash, they move on to
battle Guyana Amazon Warriors in
another playoff and if successful, they
battle Barbados Tridents in the finals.
Manager of the team Colin Borde
speaking to T&T Guardian said: "I am
happy with the fact that the boys spirits
are still high. We were not able to go to
the ground to train today after the rain
but we did some work at the beach. We
had a good session in terms strength
and conditioning and the boys all enjoyed
the time nevertheless."
Borde said every match now was a
virtual final and the coach and man-
agement had spoken to the players and
they were assessing their performances
and looking to correct the errors.
"When we came here the top five
batsmen were all in good form. They
were getting runs and when it did not
happen here, the middle order failed to
deliver.," said Borde.
"Partnerships have been our problem
since arriving here and the guys have
deviated from the plan.
"The coach has been emphasising this
and the players are aware that in the
last two games, they moved away from
what was suppose to give them the suc-
cess and they need to return to the plan.
"We have beaten every team that
remains in this tournament and we think
we can still go all the way and lift this
"We did not reach the finals in the
way we wanted to but we are still in and
at this moment, all the teams are even.
We are in a situation where we need to
win every match from here onwards.
Every game is a final for us and this is
sure to spur the players on even further.
"We said before that we will be in St
Kitts until August 17 and we are sticking
to that original plan."The finals of the
CPL takes place on Saturday at Warner
The national women s cricket team will get a tough
test today when it tackles defending champions Jamaica
at Windsor Park in the semifinal of the West Indies Cricket
Board Regional Women s Super50 tournament in Domini-
ca.T&T, led by captain Anisa Mohammed has had a com-
fortable tournament so far qualifying for the semifinals as
the top team in group A. Mohammed is the replacement
captain for Merissa Aguilleira, who is still recovering from
In the opening round on Thursday T&T defeated Grenada
by six wickets.
On Saturday T&T was expected to get some stiff com-
petition from Barbados but unfortunately due to rain the
match was abandoned.
The T&T ladies were in action on Sunday spanking home
team Dominica by 299 runs.
Right-handed Britney Cooper was the star for T&T scor-
ing 155 before she was forced to retire hurt. Cooper s heroics
guided T&T to a massive 382/7. In reply Dominica was
bundled out for 83 handing T&T the win.
Jamaica also put in a clinical batting performance on
Sunday to get past St Vincent and the Grenadines by 146
runs. JodyAnn Morgan made an even 100, while West
Indies Women s standout Stafanie Taylor contributed 89.
St Vincent was dismissed for 143 in 45 overs.
It has not been all smooth sailing for Jamaica. In round
one the Jamaicans lost by three runs to Guyana in a reduced
In the other semifinal Guyana will play Barbados at
Botanical Gardens. Both matches bowl off at 9.30 am.
The Guyana national Under-19 cricket team is looking
to continue its youth cricket dominance today by sealing
a spot in the final of the West Indies Cricket Board Region-
al 50-over tournament in Guyana with a win. Guyana
plays Windward Islands in the penultimate round today.
The top two teams will advance to the final on Friday
at the Guyana National Stadium. Guyana has won all its
matches and top the standings with 24.2 points.
Guyana has dominated the regional youth cricket tour-
naments this year previously winning the Under-15 tour-
nament in Jamaica and the Under-19 three-day title also
held in Guyana. The only competition Guyana did not win
this year was the regional Under-17 tournament in Tobago
last month, finishing fourth. Barbados won the Under-17
T&T has had a rough time in Guyana. T&T has won
one and lost three of its four matches to date and currently
lie in fifth position ahead of Leeward Islands and ICC
Americas. Today T&T will face fourth placed Barbados at
the Everest Cricket Club. In the other match the Leewards
and ICC will clash both hoping for their first win. All
matches bowl off at 9.30 am.
T&T Olympian Cleopatra Borel, centre, receives a gold medal at the World Challenge Meet in Belemi, Brazil, where she won
the shot put event. Borel, continued her tremendous form following from her recent silver medal performance at the
Commonwealth Games. On Sunday, Borel threw 18.29m to ease to victory. Speaking after the victory Borel expressed what
she described a difficult experience leading up to last weekend's event. "This was after the worst travel experience of my life,
arriving at the hotel at 11 pm and the meet started at 9.30 am, I'm so happy to have pulled that off."
Guyana looking to keep
up youth dominance
T&T faces Jamaica
in WICB Women's
FIXTURES & STANDINGS
TODAY'S SEMIFINAL FIXTURES
T&T vs Jamaica at Windsor Park
Guyana vs Barbados at Botanical Gardens
FINAL GROUP STANDINGS
T&T Red Steel hits
the beach in St Kitts
MW LDN/RPts RR
1Tridents . . . .9 .6. .3.0 .0.12+0.675
2Warriors . . .9 .6. .3.0 .0.12+0.414
3RedSteel. . .9 .6. .3.0 .0.12+0.317
4 Tallawahs . .9 .6 . .3 .0 .0 .12 +0.071
5Zouks. . . . . . .9.2. .7.0.0. .4-0.790
6 Hawksbills .9 . .1 .8 .0 .0 . .2 -0.820
In-form opener Lendl Simmons narrowly missed out on three figures as Guyana
Amazon Warriors completed the highest ever run chase in the Caribbean Premier
League, to beat St Lucia Zouks by eight wickets on Sunday at Warner Park, St Kitts.
Simmons run out for 97 of 60 balls.
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