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More Dollars for women cricketers

More Dollars for women cricketers

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The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Women’s Cricket Association and Omroy T Mayers, Managing Director of Finishing and Furnishing, have extended their partnership.

Following the company’s sponsorship of the team’s uniform to the West Indies Tournament in St Lucia last month, Mayers has added a stipend package.{{more}}

This was presented last week Thursday at a ceremony at the Youth Affairs Department.

The incentive scheme saw him rewarding players $2 for each run over 20, and $20 for each wicket. In addition, each player was given $100.

And, like any partnership, the local women’s association made its input matching Mayers’ contribution.

Medium pacer Sheree-Ann John had the biggest pay packet, as she was the leading wicket-taker with eight scalps and had useful scores with the bat.

Mayers in presenting the incentives, urged the women to continue their steady rise on the regional cricket circuit, as they are giving the Vincentian public more to shout about than their male counterparts.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines regained the league title, dethroning Trinidad and Tobago, but failed to do the double. Barbados won the knock-out version.

St. Vincent and the Grenadines first won the Senior Women’s title in 2004, and have been triumphant at the Under-23 level for three consecutive years, before losing their hold last year.

With more incentives expected, the seniors vow to reverse the fortunes on their new-found nemesis, Barbados.

The Vincentians lost to the Barbadians in their first match of the league, and were also beaten by them in the Knock-out Finals.

The 2007 tournament is set for Barbados.

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