Saint Lucia whipped Dominica in the opening match of their women’s cricket series in Picard, Portsmouth, on Saturday.
The stars were a teenager, a veteran with overseas experience, and the youthful but experienced captain.
Quiana Joseph, a talented all-rounder just into her mid teens, and a student at the Gros Islet Secondary School, led Saint Lucia’s batting with 94 runs. The left-hander led Saint Lucia to a total of 292/5 in 50 overs.
Supporting Quiana was Swayline William, who has played the past two season for Tri State Lynx in New York City. The 2015 Most Valuable Player in the NYC leaghue, Swayline hit 66, whilst another teenager, Nerissa Crafton, got 33.
Roylin Cooper added 23, Malika Edward 10, whilst captain Yasmine St Ange and vice-captain Ashlene Edward were three and nought not out, respectively.
Dominica were flummoxed in reply, scoring just 89, with a top score of 35 by Anika Andrew. Saint Lucia also bowled 27 wides. St Ange, who is 23, and has played for the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) Blackbirds in the Barbados league, picked up 2/8.
Crafton added 2/6, Paulina Francis 2/14, whilst Malika Edward, Cooper, and Qiana took one wicket apiece.
Saint Lucia won by a massive 203 runs to take the lead in the three-match series. The Saint Lucian lasses also placed themselves in pole position to secure spots in the Northern Windward Islands team for the West Indies women’s tournament next month.