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Starblazers take Courts Grand Slam

Leann Kirby played a brilliant all round game to give her team Sasha Cosmetics Northern Starblazers the inaugural Courts Womens T20 Grand Slam title.  
Playing against the Tecu Southern Titans at the Brian Lara Stadium in Tarouba, the Northerns held sway and walked away with a pretty comfortable seven-wicket victory much to the adoration of the 1500 or so fans that showed for the game.
Kirby, led from the front and the first thing she did well on the night was to win the toss. Knowing that the dew later on will play a factor in the Southern spinners gripping the ball, she decided to bowl first.
She then opened the bowling and had Titans in early strife by sending back the dangerous Shennele Lord for 22. She would come back later in the innings to take another wicket and end with the remarkable figures of 2/14 from her allotted four overs. National captain Merissa Agueilliera with 13 and Britney Cooper 20 showed some resistance but the Northerns were always in control. Afy Fletcher the Windward Islands captain grabbed 3/12. Also among wickets was Rhonda Samaroo with three wickets for 11 runs.
When Starblazers started their innings, they found the slow Brian Lara track difficult to negotiate and got to only 19 runs from the six-over powerplay, while also losing two wickets. Titans looked in total control until Kirby stepped in. Initially he was intent on seeing a few balls before attacking and was able to add 20 runs with Amanda Samroo. The latter left her for 20 and at 38/3, the writing was on the wall, However, Kirby who would go on to win the ‘player of the tournament’ award took matters into her own hands and the runs started to flow. Fletcher followed suit and soon the match was a no-contest. Kirby slammed two fours to end the match on 50 not out. Fletcher at the other end was 15 not out.
Winner- Sasha Cosmetics Northern Starblazers
Mosts Runs: Lee Ann Kirby (111)
Most Wickets: Shenelle Lord (10)
Player of the final: Lee Ann  Kirby
Player of the Tournament: Lee Ann Kirby
The four above received gift packages from Courts.
All players of the games received Samsung Tablets from Courts.
The player of the series receive a 55 inch TV from Courts.
Starblazers vs Titans
Titans inns
S Lord  c Polluckinsigh b Kirbi*22
S Abdool      b Fletcher*11
B Cooper    b R Samaroo*20
S Bissoon    lbw Fletcher*3
M Aguilliera    c Ramharack b R Samaroo*13
C Henry       b R Samaroo*11
A Peters      c Pierrera b Fletcher*0
G Seetahal    c Nation b Kirby*8
R Dookie      not out*4
C Emmanuel    not out*2
Extras  2b, 2lb, 3w, 2nb*9
Total for 8 wkts*103
Fall of wkts: 32, 37, 41, 68, 82, 84, 89, 96.
Bowling: L Kirby 4-0-14-2, C Nation 4-0-31-0, A Fletcher 4-0-12-3, K Ramharack 4-0-31-0, R Samaroo 4-0-11-3.
Starblazers inns
A Samaroo  c & b Lord*20
R Vincent    lbw Peters*3
C Nation     st Peters b Lord*0
L Kirby    not out*50
A Fletcher    not out*15
Total for 3 wkts (17)*106
Fall of wkts: 13, 18, 38.
Bowling: S Bissoon 3-0-20-0, A Peters 3-1-4-1, S Lord 4-0-22-2, G Seetahal 3-0-22-0, B Cooper 1-0-14-0, K Dalgir 3-0-19-0.

Result: Starblazers won by 7 wkts.

Prize Giving and medals at the Courts Women's Grand Slam T20 Tournament Finals

تم نشره بواسطة ‏‎Courts Trinidad & Tobago‎‏ في 19 مايو، 2017

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