May 10, 2011, 2:51 PM
St Joseph have beaten Gambia Senior Secondary School by 1 run in 15 overs in a match meant to search for skills and talents for women cricket players.
The match played at the July 22nd Square in Banjul on Friday, gave the opportunity for former national team captain and local coach attached to women's cricket, Prince Johnson, to scout for players for the first-ever national team as well as to help build the foundation for the formation of national clubs for a national women's league.
Gambia Senior Secondary School won the toss and put St Joseph to bat.
St Joseph scored 23 runs for 9 wickets whilst Gambia Senior Secondary School scored 22 runs all out.
Suzan of St Joseph emerged best player after bating 15 runs and 3 wickets in one over. She was given D200 as the player of the match.
This is in line with the Gambia Cricket Association's plans, which focus at staging series of coaching clinics for girls, as part of efforts at laying a standard national female league and the first-ever national female cricket team.
The search test matches, according to Prince Johnson, will be held on a monthly basis targeting two schools at a time in Banjul and beyond.