Stafanie Taylor

30 OFF 16 BALLS: Stafanie Taylor

West Indies Women’s skipper, Stafanie Taylor, struck a cameo but it went in vain as rain frustrated Adelaide Strikers’ hopes of a win by forcing a no result against Perth Scorchers here Sunday.

Sent in at Drummoyne Oval in a contest reduced to 10 overs because of rain, Strikers posted 70 for four with Taylor top-scoring 30 from 16 balls.

The talented right-hander struck four fours and a six and was the only batsman to pass 10 as seamer Taneale Peschel with two for five, helped restrict the scoring.

Asked to score a revised 52 from seven overs, Scorchers had reached 25 for one in the third over when rain returned to end the contest.

Taylor missed Adelaide’s opening game last weekend due to quarantine but returned for Saturday’s 58-run defeat to Sydney Thunder, making 18 and going wicket-less in three overs of off-spin which cost 30 runs.

Meanwhile, Taylor’s Windies teammate, Hayley Matthews, continued her weak start to the campaign when she was dismissed for just one as her Hobart Hurricanes went down by eight wickets to Melbourne Stars, also at Drummoyne Oval.

The right-hander was second out in the second over with just three runs on the board, lbw to seamer Natalie Sciver who claimed three for 21 as Hobart managed just 89 for nine from their allotted 19 overs.

Opener Elyse Villani then hit an unbeaten 51 from 32 deliveries to see her side safely to victory, with off-spinner

Matthews’s only

over costing 15 runs.

Matthews made a ‘duck’ in Hobart’s opening game last weekend.


Keshorn Walcott made a winning return to competition, yesterday, landing the spear 81.87 metres to secure the National Association of Athletics Administrations (NAAATT) Track and Field Series 6 men’s javelin title, at the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet, Tobago.

NABEEL MOHAMMED was crowned men’s A Division singles champion for the second year in succession when the curtain fell on the East Clubs Classified Tennis Tournament, yesterday, at Trinidad Country Club, Maraval.

The 22-year-old won the battle of the country’s top-two ranked players 6-3, 7-6 (8/6) over Akiel Duke for the spotlight title in the two-weekend tournament.

THE Trinidad and Tobago Cycling Federation’s (TTCF) two assessment events, to select national teams for upcoming competitions, has been postponed.

Originally scheduled to start on two consecutive Fridays (April 9 & 16), the event will now launch from April 16 with the second one pedalling off the following Friday (April 23) from 7 p.m. on both days at the same venue, the National Cycling Centre in Couva.

TOP Trinidad and Tobago swimmer Dylan Carter placed fourth in the Men’s 100m freestyle ‘A’ final of the TYR Pro Swim Series in Mission Viejo, California, USA, yesterday, his final event of the five-day meet.

Tyra Gittens notched the best score of her career for a runaway victory in the women’s heptathlon at the Texas A&M Team Invitational, in the United States, on Saturday.