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Members of Bermuda women’s team in hospital with food poisoning

Down with sickness: some Triangle Strikers players are in hospital after returning from the United States (Photograph supplied)

There was a sad postscript to the Triangle Strikers participation in the Georgia Women Cricket Association’s 11th annual T20 tournament with at least two players admitted to hospital with food poisoning

The captain of the women’s select team, Chantal Oosthuizen, and vice-captain Alex Lymbery are both in hospital on island after suffering with food poisoning upon their return.

The team from Bermuda won one match at the three-day event, played at the Earl O’Neal Sports Complex in Conyers, a half-hour outside Atlanta.

Bermuda beat Atlanta Super Lions by 68 runs in a match in which Katherine Bean-Rosario led the scoring with 34 off 20 balls before Oosthuizen picked up three wickets for six runs.

Bean-Rosario was the best batter for the Strikers, scoring 49 runs off 33 balls in the defeat against Florida Panthers. She also scored 28 against UWI Women’s Cricket Club, the eventual winners of the tournament.

Ten players from the island, including three under-19s, travelled to the competition, as did official Linnell Williams, who was part of the tournament as a match referee.

Williams, who made history last year when she became the first female match referee at Cup Match, shared her thoughts on the event.

“In my role as match referee, I was honoured to contribute to the smooth running of the tournament despite thunderstorms and transportation challenges,’’ Williams said.

“It was heartening to witness experienced players mentoring younger participants, fostering growth and camaraderie within the cricket community.

“Looking ahead, the prospect of next year's tournament appears even more promising. I commend the umpires for their outstanding performance throughout the three-day event, managing back-to-back matches seamlessly without any complaints.

“Overall, the 11th Georgia Women's Cricket T20 Tournament was a testament to the thriving enthusiasm and unity within women's cricket, promising an exciting future for the sport.”

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Published May 29, 2024 at 7:58 am (Updated May 29, 2024 at 7:58 am)

Members of Bermuda women’s team in hospital with food poisoning

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