The Grenada national women cricketers emerged champions of the just concluded three-match cricket series against St Vincent and the Grenadines played at Progress Park over the weekend.
The local team captained by West Indies player Afy Fletcher won two of the three matches while SVG won the other.
In game one played on Friday, the local ladies were forced to dig dip into their reserves to overhaul a 236 run target set by the visitors.
The Vincentians’ 236 run total was built around a defiant 126 run knock from veteran player Cordel Jack, and 49 from Stacy Ann Adams. Grenada in pursuit got to the target for the loss of eight wickets in the forty-fifth over.
Leading the charge for Grenada was Anisha Thomas 67, Afy Fletcher 50 and former West Indies player Debbi-Ann Lewis 27 not out.
St Vincent and the Grenadines bounced back in game two on Saturday beating Grenada by eight wickets to set up an exciting T 20 final on Sunday.
Scores in game two; Grenada sent in to bat after losing the toss were bowled out for 146 with Corena Noel 32 Akera Peters 23, Rackel Cyrus 16 among the leading scorers.
St Vincent replied with 148 for 2 in 32 overs.
Cordel Jack 56 not out and Juliana Nero 30 ensured an easy victory for the visitors.
In the deciding T 20 game on Sunday, St Vincent were bowled out for 77 with only two batters getting into double figures, Nyasha Homer 16 and Shenezia Daniel 11.
Bowling for Grenada, Aria Fortune 3 wickets for 13 runs and Rackel Williams 3 for 12 from 3 overs did the damage.
The Southern Windward Championship title previously held by St Vincent and the Grenadines is now in the hand of Grenada.
The Southern Series, one of two series of matches organized by the Windward Island Cricket Board is geared towards selecting the best Windward Island women’s team to represent the region in the upcoming regional women’s tournament to be held in St Vincent later this year. The Northern Series involving Dominica and St Lucia is due to take place in St Lucia.