WI Women sets sights on England

first_imgCHENNAI, India (CMC):All-rounder Hayley Matthews has described West Indies Women’s win over Bangladesh on Sunday as ‘important’ as the team prepares for crucial matches in the Women’s T20 World Cup under way in India.Matthews played a key role in their second victory in the tournament, a 49-run triumph over Bangladesh Women at the Chidambaram Stadium, following an opening win over Pakistan.West Indies Women take on top rated England in their next game in Dharamsala on Thursday, before playing India.”I think that it was important for the team especially knowing we have to hard games coming up versus England and India to secure a (spot in the) second round in the tournament,” said Matthews in an interview with WICB media.”It would definitely be a challenge, different conditions and so on. Obviously, England are one of the better teams in the tournament so we are just looking to hopefully get a win against them, which would really give the girls a lot of confidence by going on to the India game.”Matthews hit the top score of 41 as West Indies posted a competitive 148 for four from their allocation of 20 overs, after choosing to bat against Bangladesh.FOURFOURSThe 18-year-old faced 42 balls and struck four fours while teaming up with her skipper, Stafanie Taylor, to compile 67 off 70 balls for the first wicket.Taylor also returned with her off spin to grab two for 16.”I was not in too much forming coming over here and I didn’t really get a good spell in a warm-up game. So I was pretty happy to get some runs today and also to get the team off to a good start with Stafanie,” said Matthews.”I have been doing a lot of work on my bowling recently, so I am glad to see some progress in that area … not only with the bat.”The result meant that the Caribbean side is now perched at the top of the Group B standings with four points and a healthy net run-rate of 1.325.”It’s really good to start the tournament off with two wins especially after losing the series to South Africa,” she said.”So we are just really looking to continue that form.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Minor Board AGM took place on Thursday night in the Clubhouse. The following Executive was elected: Chair – Vacant (Paul Hannigan acting); Vice Chair – Cathal Greene; Secretary – Gerard McGinley; Asst. Secretary – Tom Ferrie; Registrar – Anne Forde; PRO – Paul McGovern; Team managers were also elected on the night with only one position to be filled, that of U16 Div. 2 manager. All interested parties should contact Gerard McGinley 086-1585185 asap.The Minor Board Presentation is set for Sunday, January 12th in the Mt. Errigal Hotel from 3pm – 6pm. Tickets will be on sale shortly.The club will act as hosts to this year’s County Convention this Sunday, Dec. 15th. Anyone available to help out on the day is asked to contact Charlie McAteer on 087-2668633. The Senior Board AGM will take place on Sunday, January 5th in the Clubhouse at 2pm. Nomination forms will be out shortly.Girls U10 training is in the Convent Gym on Wednesday’s between 6pm and 7pm followed by U12’s from 7pm to 8pm, cost is €2. U14 Girls training is over for 2013 and will return in mid-January.The Friday Hurling Academy has moved indoors to Game On every Friday between 6:30pm and 8pm, cost is €3.There were 4 winners in this week’s Lotto Draw that matched 3 numbers and win €25 each. Sharon Ferguson, The Grange; Gerard Devine, Harmony Hill; Brian & Emer McGeehin, Tullygay and Pauric Halvey, Meadow Hill. Next week’s jackpot is €1,025. We extend our sympathies to the Mailey family, Glencar. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST COUNTY CONVENTION was last modified: December 10th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S HOST COUNTY CONVENTIONlast_img read more