United Survivors confirmed their dominance on female cricket in SVG when they romped to their 13th consecutive title, winning the 2020 Women’s Super 40 tournament, which ended last Saturday.
United Survivors restricted J.G. and Sons Tigress — who went into the match as league leaders on a better net run rate — to 127 for 9 when their innings closed at 32.5 of their allotted 36 overs, to which the match was reduced due to a late start at the Arnos Vale One playing field.
Edelyn Turtin 35 and Isha Williams 23 were the principal scorers for J.G. and Sons Tigress.
Jannillea Glasgow 3 for 26, Cordel Jack 2 for 14 and Shevorne Clarke 2 for 16 returned fine figures for the United Survivors bowling unit.
United Survivors then used their heavily experienced top order batting to overhaul the target in 32.1 overs. Windward Islands and SVG Senior female cricket coach Samantha Lynch carried her bat for 50 not out while Windward Islands senior player Kimone Homer 39, shared a 77 runs 3rd wicket partnership to shepherd United Survivors to yet another national title.
Roshelle John 2 for 24 was the most successful bowler for J.G. and Sons Tigress.
Long standing coach of United Survivors, Wendell Glasgow, speaking after the match, cited consistency as one of the reasons for his team’s success.
He, however, expressed concern about the low levels of emerging young female cricketers to carry on the mantle.
Glasgow went on to opine that the standard of SVG’s female cricket has fallen off over the last five to 10 years.
Taking the third spot in the 2020 Women’s Super 40 competition was Radcliffe Girls, who handed Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Girls a 61 runs defeat at the Sion Hill playing Field.
Julianna Nero, 56, and 31 by Tracy Byron pushed Radcliffe Girls to 196 for 9 in their reduced allotment of 35 overs.
There were 2 wickets apiece for Shonell Lewis, Delita Bentick and Veron Gordon during the Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Girls bowling stint.
In reply, the Jules Anthony MSDA Northern Girls however fell short on 135 all out from 27 overs.
Sue-Ann Matthews 32 was their leading scorer. Tomesha Brackin took 2 for 33 for the 3rd placed Radcliffe Girls.
United Survivors ended on 12 points, J.G. and Sons Tigress 8 points, Radcliffe Girls 4 point and Julius Anthony MSDA Northern Girls without a point.