The Nevis contingent of the first ever Leeward Islands female Cricket team, returned home sometime after 10 pm on Wednesday night from Guyana.

The young ladies all spoke to being very nervous playing against the more seasoned regional campaigners, but noted that it was a learning experience.

They are confident that come next year, when the tournament is held in St. Vincent in April, they will be a lot more competitive.

Saneldo Willet; Rozel Liburd and Melissa Clarke, played in all of the matches that their team played (as some were rained out).

Kerisha Powell played in two matches and the baby of the team, 13 year old Kimberly Dookhan played in the last encounter which was rained out just before she was about to get her first bowl at that level.

They all indicated that they were a bit overawed by the situation and did not perform to their true potential.

Saneldo Willet opined that Tremaine Smart was the quickest bowler that she faced in the tournament, while she was really impressed with the batting of Shemaine Campbell and Stefanie Taylor.

She also stated that one shocking moment was when her captain Shawnisha Hector bowled a really quick bouncer that cut Juliana Nero over the eye and forced her to retire.

All in all, the young ladies are indicating that they are ready to get back into intense training and practice, immediately after the Culturama season and they would all like to be part of a female Cricket competition, even if it is of the tape ball version.

The Leewards remained in the cellar position in both the 50 overs and T-20 competitions that concluded earlier this week in Guyana.

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