ABSCA selects women’s national team for regional tourney

03/11/2009 11:36

The Antigua and Barbuda Softball Cricket Association (ABSCA) has selected a 15-member women’s national team as they prepare for the Caribbean Regional Women Windball Tournament to be held in Constantine Park, Tunapuna, Trinidad from 20-22 March. 

Some of the country’s top women players are included in the line-up as they work toward their departure to Trinidad which is slated for 19 March.

Included in the team are Old Road’s Daphne Morris (Captain) and Nolia Hodge Elvin (Vice Captain) of Heritage Sports Targets.

The other members includes Sharon Francis, Gaynell O’Garro, Christine Mills and Sacha Michael of Quality Boat Works Enforcers, Esther Armstrong and Brontie Isaac of Heritage Sports Targets along with Troylene Payne, Joycelyn Benjamin and Shantell Edwards of Brysons Shipping & Insurance Bullets.

Rounding off the selections is Monique Titus of Antigua Sail Female Flyers, Trisha Batchelor of Old Road along with Jahiene Jeffery and Pendah Thomas of FDICIC Strictly Business. Notably absent from the team is Cheryl Williams of Bullets who will miss the tour due to work commitments.

A three-member management team to include coach Arthur Crogman, team manager Veronique Benta and tour manager Leroy John-Baptiste will also travel with the team.

Speaking to the Antigua SUN, Crogman said that preparations have been coming smoothly and that he expects a total team effort once in Trinidad.

“Preparations have been coming smoothly and we have had one practice match so far and that went well also. The girls are highly motivated and looking towards the tour and although we will be without one of our top players who could not make it due to work commitments I am still looking for a team effort in Trinidad,” Crogman said.

The team is schedule to depart Antigua on 19 March and return on 23 March.  It is the first time that Antigua and Barbuda will be taking part in the Caribbean Regional Women Windball Tournament.

Neto Baptiste