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Women’s T20 cricket gathers pace in Bermuda

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Bermuda Triangle Gems won one of four matches at Georgia Women's T20 tournament (Picture provided by the Bermuda Cricket Board)

The first Bermuda T20 women’s cricket league will start on June 10.

Five clubs – Warwick Workmen's, St George’s, Cleveland County, Western Stars and St David’s – are the confirmed participants with the Bemuda Cricket Board expected to announce the venues for the matches in the coming days.

The announcement follows hot on the heels of the Bermuda Triangle Gems heading to the United States to compete in the Georgia Women Cricket Association’s tenth annual T20 tournament last week.

Seven women travelled, all members of Warwick Workmen's Club, from the island for the tournament, where they were joined by five guest players. The team played four matches, winning one and losing three, with their victory coming by five wickets against Belizean Royal Strikers on Sunday. Ashley Borges top scored in that match with 61 off 43 deliveries.

Bermuda Triangle Gems won the True Sportsmanship and Team Spirit award at the Georgia Women's T20 tournament (Picture supplied by the Bermuda Cricket Board)

Kellie Smith, the BCB chairperson of the development programme for youth, women and girls, spoke of how the women were so eager to be part of the action in Atlanta that they paid for themselves, with the BCB assisting only with the kit and the entry fee.

“This is just one of the tournaments that we have been invited to,” Smith said.

“The ladies really wanted to participate and because it was short notice, they paid for airfares and accommodation. The BCB provided playing kit and the tournament fee. They thoroughly enjoyed the tournament and they met great people,’’ she said.

Chantal Oosthuizen, the captain of the Bermuda Triangle Gems, said it was a wonderful tournament with some members of the team playing cricket with a hard ball for the first time.

“It was a great experience,”Oosthuizen said.

“We had three teams in total and we each played four matches, two on each day. From Bermuda we had seven people and we had five from the US on our team. This was the first time playing together as a team and the first time playing a match with a hard ball for some of the ladies.

“It was a great experience for us to play in a well-organised tournament. We will definitely be back next year and improve on our performance..

Bermuda Triangle Gems won the True Sportsman and Team Spirit award at the tournament.

Smith is also looking forward to Bermuda’s new league to play with the format expected to be a round of matches before a knockout phase but that could change depending on the input of players.

“We will play one round then we will have a knockout competition and see how it goes. We will get feedback from the players if they wish to continue with another round then we take it from there, we will see what happens,’’ she said.

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Published May 31, 2023 at 5:16 pm (Updated May 31, 2023 at 5:16 pm)

Women’s T20 cricket gathers pace in Bermuda

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