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UWI Women’s Cricket Club on a winning streak

For Release Upon Receipt - February 7, 2020

St. Augustine

Members of The UWI Women’s Cricket Club pose for a photograph at The UWI Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground, UWI SPEC

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. February 6, 2020 – The University of the West Indies Women’s Cricket Club (The UWI WCC) is on a winning streak after securing their second victory in the Trinidad and Tobago’s Women’s Cricket Association (TTWCA) T20 Tournament. They prevailed over the Barrackpore United Women’s Sports Club on Wednesday night (February 5th, 2020) in Round 2 of the tournament at the Sir Frank Worrell Cricket Ground, UWI SPEC.

Having won the toss, skipper Nadra Dwarika-Baptiste inserted Barrackpore to bat. Vandana Bissoon anchored the innings for Barrackpore with a solid knock of 30 not out, which contained two boundaries, leading her team to 88 for the loss of 5 wickets. Hema Mahabir and Rachael-Ann Dookhoo were the most economical of the UWI bowlers, taking a wicket each for 12 runs and 15 runs respectively.

The UWI WCC which comprises student, staff and alumni players began their innings explosively with Latoya Garraway and Aaliyah Williams scoring 19 runs in the first 2 overs. The pair put on 47 runs together, but their partnership was broken by Barrackpore’s captain Shalini Samaroo, who took the only wicket for her team. Vice-captain Tammika Nanan-Ramsumair joined Williams at the crease and the two took the UWI Ladies to victory, achieving the target of 89 runs in 12.4 overs.

The 2019 TTWCA T20 Champions are seeking to replicate their stellar performance and capture the title for a second consecutive year. The talented UWI ladies made short work of The Moses Lendore Cricket Academy MLCA on 29th January, dismissing their opponents for 37 runs in under 10 overs and achieving the winning runs in 4.1 overs at the Exchange Recreation Ground, Couva.

The UWI WCC face Brickfield Warriors on the home base next Wednesday (12th February) at 6:15 pm in Round 3 of the TTWCA T20 Tournament.

Notes to Editor:

Members of The University of the West Indies Women’s Cricket Club

Team Captain:  Nadra Dwarika-Baptiste – UWI SPEC

The UWI Student Players

Cristal Bernard                          –      Faculty of Medical Sciences

Summer Nelson                         –      Faculty of Medical Sciences

Rachael-Ann Dookhoo                –       Faculty of Science and Technology

Mikhaila Johnson                       –       Faculty of Science and Technology

Emily Williams                          –       Faculty of Science and Technology

Latoya Garraway                       –       Faculty of Social Sciences

Hema Mahabir                          –       Faculty of Social Sciences

Ahkma Regis                             –       Faculty of Engineering

Catherina Subhasingh                –       Faculty of Food and Agriculture

Angelina Sookraj                       –       Faculty of Humanities and Education


About The UWI

For over 70 years The University of the West Indies (The UWI) has provided service and leadership to the Caribbean region and wider world. The UWI has evolved from a university college of London in Jamaica with 33 medical students in 1948 to an internationally respected, regional university with near 50,000 students and four campuses: Mona in Jamaica, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill in Barbados, and an Open Campus. As part of its robust globalization agenda, The UWI has established partnering centres with universities in North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa including the State University of New York (SUNY)-UWI Centre for Leadership and Sustainable Development; the Canada-Caribbean Studies Institute with Brock University; the Strategic Alliance for Hemispheric Development with Universidad de los Andes (UNIANDES); the UWI-China Institute of Information Technology, the University of Lagos (UNILAG)-UWI Institute of African and Diaspora Studies and the Institute for Global African Affairs with the University of Johannesburg (UJ). The UWI offers over 800 certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Food & Agriculture, Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Science & Technology, Social Sciences and Sport. 

As the region’s premier research academy, The UWI’s foremost objective is driving the growth and development of the regional economy. Times Higher Education ranked The UWI among the top 1,258 universities in world for 2019, and the 40 best universities in its Latin America Rankings for 2018. The UWI was the only Caribbean-based university to make the prestigious lists.  For more, visit


(Please note that the proper name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI)