By:Curtis Morton

History was created at the ET Willett Park on Saturday 25th June, when the first female hard ball encounter in the inaugural Leeward Islands female Cricket tournament, was played.

It was the Nevis female team, coming up against the St.Kitts female team.

Strategically, the match was scheduled to commence, immediately after the SKN Patriots game versus the Premier’s X1 and many of the spectators stayed on to witness the ladies in action.

The Nevis team batted first and chalked up an impregnable 176 for 6 from their 20 overs.

Mellissa Clarke, who opened the innings, top scored with 33; while Captain Senaldo Willett, the daughter of Elquemedo Willett, scored 28. There were amazingly, 63 extras given away by the St.Kitts team.

When the St.Kitts lasses batted, they started off strongly but then fine bowling by the slower bowlers in the veteran Myrthlyn Elliot and Rozel Liburd, restricted their scoring badly and they could only muster 117 for 4, when their 20 overs ran out. Nevis gave away some 34 extras.

Thelma Gumbs played impressively for her 34 not out and Jazzmine Clarke got 22.

Summarized scores: Nevis females: 176 for 6 in 20 overs:  Melissa Clarke 33; Senaldo Willet 28; Devonique Maynard 18; Rozel Liburd 11

63 extras

St.Kitts females: 117 for 4 in 20 overs: Thelma Gumbs 34*; Jazzmine Clarke 22; Kalze Hanley 13

34 extras

Latoya Bussue 1 for 17; Rozel Liburd 1 for 18 and Myrthlyn Elliot 1 for 21

Nevis won by 59 runs

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