CRICKET: Women Rising Stars U19 Championship to kick off in Trinidad on July 4

The Women's Rising Stars Under 19 Cricket Championship will be kicked off in Trinidad with six rounds of 30-over matches from July 4 to July 15, 2023. 

CRICKET: Women Rising Stars U19 Championship to kick off in Trinidad on July 4
CRICKET: Women Rising Stars U19 Championship to kick off in Trinidad on July 4

CRICKET: The Women’s Rising Stars Under 19 Cricket Championship will be kicked off in Trinidad with six rounds of 30-over matches from July 4 to July 15, 2023. 

West Indies Under-19 all-rounder Jannellia Glasgow will lead the Windwards Female U19 Team in the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Rising Stars U19 Tournament scheduled from July 4 to July 15, 2023, in Trinidad and Tobago.

Glasgow, a right-arm fast bowler and left-handed middle-order batter, is one of three players in the squad who represented the West Indies U19 Team at the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa (January 2023). The others are the Dominican pair of wicket-keeper/batter Earnisha Fontaine and leg spinner Abini St. Jean.

Rising star Zaida James will be on International duty with the West Indies Women’s Senior Team but is expected to join the Windwards squad at the completion of the ODI series against Ireland in Saint Lucia.

The 30 overs per side tournament will see the Windwards oppose Guyana on Tuesday, July 4, at Gilbert Park Cricket Ground beginning at 10 am.

The full squad reads:

1. Jannellia Glasgow (Captain)

2. Earnisha Fontaine (Vice-Captain)

3. Destiny Edward

4. Namiah Marcellin

5. Selena Ross

6. Niesha Cherry

7. Nesha Alexander

8. Abini St Jean

9. Amiah Gilbert

10. Britney Pascal

11. Dellisha Francois

12. Schey-Ann Gaynes

13. Denella Creese

14. Natalia Phillip

Team Management Unit

• Cleton Burnett – Coach

• Kimara Hurtault – Manager

NB – Zaida James is expected to join the squad after her stint with the West Indies Women’s Senior Team. The National U19 Female cricket team of Jamaica departed to Trinidad today for the 2023 CWI Rising Stars U19 Female tournament. First match begins on July 4. 

The Leeward Islands U19 women’s cricket team on the way to Trinidad for the CWI U19 women’s cricket tournament 2023.

A strong Guyana Girls under-19 team left for Trinidad and Tobago today for the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Rising Stars Women’s Under-19 tournament. The opening round of the tournament bowls off on July 4 with Guyana squaring off against Windward Islands in the opening round at Gilbert Park.

The aforementioned match will be complemented by two more exciting games; Leeward Islands battling Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago battling Barbados, completing Round 1’s trio of matches.

Guyana is set to field a strong team, with five (5) national players from the Women’s senior team including Ashmini Munisar the skipper, Realanna Grimmond, Cyanna Retemiah, Tilleya Madramootoo and Nya Latchman, make up the core of Guyana’s team.

Grimmond and company played for Guyana during the recent CWI Women’s Senior 50-Overs and T20 tournaments and is expected to play a big role for their team. They will seek to lead the likes of young players such as Naomi Barkoye, Sarah Amin, Emlissa Whyte and other upcoming stars who will need the leadership and experience of their more senior teammates if Guyana will have any chance of winning this year’s tournament.

The Guyana team was encamped for little over a week at the GCB LBI Facility alongside Coach Tremayne Smartt and Manager Hema Singh, as part of the team’s gelling and training preparations ahead of the competition, which is expected to be of the highest level in women’s U19 cricket.