Saint Lucia beat Dominica fairly easily once again in their Northern Windward Islands women’s cricket series, in preparation for the West Indies Women’s Tournament next month.
Playing at Portsmouth, after being demolished by over 200 runs in the previous fixture, home team Dominica won the toss and elected to bat. They made 107 all out, with extras contributing 44, and batsmen Stacey Adrien, Kaymiah Jones and Bianyka Abraham combining for less than 40.
Bowling for Saint Lucia, Swayline William took three for 18, captain Yasmine St Ange two for 17, and there was a wicket apiece for Gemma Bridgette and Nicole St Prix.
Dominica looked far sharper in the field than they had in their opening match, capturing the wickets of openers Nerissa Crafton and Ashlene Edward with the score on 34.
Swayline William went for five, Qiana Joseph for eight, both having had half centuries in the opening match, leaving Saint Lucia 54/4. Paulina Francis was also dismissed for seven.
But an inspired, unbeaten knock of 23 from Roylin Cooper, and a captain’s innings of 17 from St Ange, led the team to a comfortable victory. Saint Lucia made 109/6, winning by four wickets.