SEA Games: First time’s the charm for PH women’s cricket team in silver finish
MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines notched a silver medal in cricket courtesy of the women’s team in the 32nd Southeast Asian Games at AZ Group Cricket Oval: Hun Sen Boulevard.
The women’s cricket team placed second in the women’s 6 A Side category after succumbing to Indonesia with a score of 78/1-25/5 in the final.
The Indonesians emerged victorious by converting 53 runs.
April Rose Saquilon led the cricket team in runs with 11 to her name in a losing effort.
Helping Saquilon in the field were Alex Bobbi Smith, Jennifer Alumbro, Jhon Kate Andreano, Josie Arimas, Riza Penalba, Romela Osabel and Simranjeet Sirah.
Catherine Bagaoisan, Joelle Galapin, Johannah McCall, Jonna Eguid, Lolita Olaguier, Ma. Luz Mandia and Shanilyn Asis comprised the country’s bench pieces.
It is the first time for the Philippines to compete in the event for the SEA Games.
“Getting a medal in their first appearance is a big achievement. I can see a much-better performance in future events,” said Philippine Cricket Association’s chief executive officer, Faisal Khan.
Myanmar completed the podium with a 24/0-23/3 victory over home bet Cambodia for the battle for third.
Theint Theint Soe led Myanmar to the bronze after converting 10 runs.