Four members of the Canadian women's cricket team that won the inagural ICC Americas Championship on Wednesday are named in the Americas XI for Friday's closing exhibition match. The enterprising Trinidad and Tobago Under-17 side is the opposition.
Joanna White and Kim Coulter, who added 123 runs for Canada's third wicket in the pivotal win over Bermuda, are joined by skipper Ave Morgan and Maree Wilson. Four Bermudian, two Argentinian and two other Americas invitees complete the squad.
Trinidad & Tobago Under-19's won all three exhibition matches against Canada, Bermuda and Argentina. Amanda Samaroo complied a masterly innings of 128 runs on Wednesday, as T&T piled up 333 runs for 3 wickets in 40 overs. Whitney Cudjoe made 55 runs. Samaroo's knock included 14 boundaries and was made off just 125 balls.
Argentina showed great determination in batting out the full 40 overs in its first overseas trip. The side came close to breaking the century mark again, but did not quite make it, ending on 92 runs for 4 wickets. Thus, Trinidad & Tobago won by 333 runs.
The match is due to begin at 10.30 am at Maple Leaf Cricket Club, King City, Ontario. All are welcome and admission is free.
A second match between remaining members of the Argentina, Bermudian and Canadian squads is also scheduled. Tournament presentations are due to follow these matches.
Americas XI: Ave Mogan (captain), Joanna White, Kim Coulter, Maree Wilson (all Canada), Chevonne Furbert (vice-captain), Terry-Lynn Paynter, Reuna Richardson, Wendy Woodley (all Bermuda), Veronica Vasquez, Cecilia Birnie (both Argentina), Mawhish Khan and Santhiya Rajaram (ICC Americas invitees).