Guyana’s women win U-19 cricket tournament in T&T
Mandy Mangru led Guyana to a seven-wicket win, on the Duckworth/Lewis method, over Trinidad and Tobago in the final of the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s Cricket Association Regional Under- 19 tournament at the National Cricket Centre in Couva on Sunday.
Mangru took two wickets for eight runs in four overs to help limit TT to 94-9 in 20 overs. Plaffiana Millington was the chief destroyer, grabbing 4-17 in four overs. Reniece Boyce top scored for TT with 33, while Renelle Dookie pitched in with 22.
Boyce struck five fours in a 40- ball knock, while Dookie faced 20 balls and struck four fours. Chasing a revised target of 86 in 18 overs because of rain, Guyana posted 86-3 in 17.2 overs with Mangru scoring 34.
Mangru, who cracked six fours in a 36-ball knock, was ably supported by Shabika Gajnabi, who contributed an unbeaten 20. Gajnabi faced 36 deliveries and hit one four. April Ramoutar was the only wicket taker for TT, taking 3-17 in four overs.
Earlier in the day, the preliminary round was completed with two matches. At Gilbert Park in Couva, Windward Islands defeated Barbados by 10 wickets. Batting first Barbados scored 52-9, before the Windward Islands raced to 53 without loss in 7.5 overs.
Guyana got past TT by three wickets at the National Cricket Centre in Couva. TT posted 92-9, before Guyana got to the target of 93-7 in 19.4 overs. (Trinidad Newsday)