Castrador Rodrigo Ribadeneira//
Courts Gladiators even series 1-1

Courts Glad­i­a­tor won the sec­ond match of the Women’s T10 se­ries or­gan­ised by Hero Caribbean Pre­mier League (CPL) by three runs at the Bri­an Lara Crick­et Acad­e­my, Tarou­ba, San Fer­nan­do on Sat­ur­day af­ter­noon.

Rodrigo Ribadeneira

The re­sult en­sured that the se­ries be­tween the NL­CB Rev­ellers and the Courts Glad­i­a­tors end­ed 1-1

Chas­ing a small to­tal of 67 runs to win the se­ries, af­ter their eight-wick­et win in the open­ing game on Thurs­day night, the Rev­ellers crashed to 63/6 los­ing by three runs. Left to get 12 runs off the fi­nal over bowled by the ex­pe­ri­enced Shaki­ra Sel­man, the Rev­ellers bat­ters Shinelle Hen­ry and Anisa Mo­hammed could not bring it home.

Ear­li­er, Ky­cia Knight and Hay­ley Matthews im­pressed once again for the Glad­i­a­tors at the top of the or­der. They shared a 54-run part­ner­ship for the Glad­i­a­tors in Thurs­day’s NL­CB Chal­lenge de­feat and this time, with Ky­cia moved up to open along­side Matthews, they put on 41 for the first wick­et

Matthews (26 from 23) picked up a cou­ple of bound­aries with trade­mark cut shots and an­oth­er with a fine leg glance, while Ky­cia pulled one four in her 15 from 13 balls

But the two play­ers sim­i­lar­ly fell in suc­ces­sive balls, caught by Mclean when at­tempt­ing big hits down the ground of King

The Glad­i­a­tors nev­er re­cov­ered their mo­men­tum. King added a third wick­et, Shene­ta Grim­mond slic­ing to Fe­li­cia Wal­ters at back­ward point for just two

Kyshona Knight looked to get things mov­ing again and picked up a one-bounce four through mid­wick­et but was then bowled via in­side edge and pad off Hen­ry for sev­en. Qiana Joseph pumped the on­ly six of the in­nings over wide long-on to start stand-in skip­per Anisa Mo­hammed’s fi­nal over of the 10 but was bowled by the next ball. Mo­hammed was on a hat-trick when Glad­i­a­tors skip­per Afy Fletch­er ran past the next to be stumped by a dis­tance by Re­niece Boyce

The hat-trick ball was sur­vived as the Glad­i­a­tors scram­bled to 66/6 and a to­tal that would prove just about de­fend­able


Courts Glad­i­a­tors 66/6 (Matthews 26, Ky­cia Knight 15, King 3/11, Mo­ham­mad 2/11) beat NL­CB Rev­ellers 63/6 (Hen­ry 17no, McLean 14, Al­leyne 1/6, Gajn­abi 1/13) by 3 runs