King City (SW), August 20, 2007, Americas Women's Championship
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Bmda Wmn won by 143 runs


Wins for Canada and Trinidad

Canada and Trinidad & Tobago were the victors in the latest matches of the ICC Americas Women's Tournament

Canada's Shoba Singh made an unbeaten 35 to set up the win © ICC
Trinidad & Tobago Under-17 side pulled off a good 64-run win against Bermuda. T&T chose to bat and made a useful 173 all out. The opener Whitney Cudjoe made an excellent 47 from 64 balls. Important contributions also came from middle-order batters Alison Collins, with 22, and captain Jerveena Pollucksingh, who made 28.
Offspinner Brittney Marshall took 3 for 20 for Bermuda, including a stunning return catch to dismiss Pollucksingh. Linda Mienzer also bowled well for 2 for 33 off her 8 overs.
The Bermuda reply was highlighted by a lack of meaningful partnerships, with wickets falling at regular intervals, despite a brief threat when player-of-the-match Marshall struck a quick 25 off 31 balls with five powerful fours. Of the rest of the Bermudan batters, only skipper Chevonne Furbert reached double figures, making a late 15 in 18 balls with 2 fours.
The other highlight was three brilliant run-outs, all with direct hits; two by Amanda Samaroo and another by Melissa Sandy. In the end, Bermuda were all out for 109 in 33.1 overs, 64 runs short.
The T&T coach Brenda Solozano, was understandably pleased with the performance of her young team. "They were excellent today, achieving a good win against a good team, and we will continue to strive for excellence in the games ahead."
In the other game, Canada encountered little resistance from Argentina in their Americas Women's Championship match in Toronto, winning by a comfortable eight wickets and they will now play Bermuda on Wednesday to be crowned winners as T&T, despite being unbeaten, are ineligible for the title.
Allrounder Joanna White starred with both bat and ball, helping to bowl out Argentina for 108 in 34.1 overs, with 3 for 14. Then, with Canada's reply at a crossroad at 31 for 2, she struck a superb unbeaten 34 from only 33 balls to help steer Canada home in the 17th over. She and opener Shoba Singh (35*) shared an unbeaten 81-run stand.
A young and inexperienced Argentina can be proud of another spirited performance. At one point they were well placed at 82 for 3 after 24 overs, with fine contributions coming from Marcela Rojas, with 27, and Veronica Vasquez, with 18. However, White and Helene Gaffney (2 for 18) helped to dismiss the last seven Argentine wickets for 26 - and 108 was never going to be enough.
Tournament organisers have brought Thursday's fixtures forward to Wednesday, because thunderstorms have been predicted for Thursday and Friday.

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