PH women’s cricket team clinches silver

THE Philippine women’s cricket team secured a silver medal in the 6-a-side event at the 32nd Southeast Asian Games held at the AZ Group Cricket Oval on May 10, 2023.

Despite a tough start with a loss to Indonesia, 25-78, the team managed to make a comeback by defeating Cambodia, 54-42, and securing a spot in the finals.

The women’s 6-a-team is comprised of 15 talented players, namely Jennifer Alumbro, Jhon Andreano, Josie Arimas, Shanilyn Asis, Catherine Bagaoisan, Jona Eguid, Joelle Galapin, Mar Mandia, Johannah McCall, Lolita Olagiure, Romela Osabel, Riza Penalba, April Saquilon, Simran Sirah, and Alex Smith.

Meanwhile, the Philippine women’s T10 team is set to compete for a gold medal on the final day of the SEA Games on May 16 against an opponent yet to be determined.

“The T10 event is not finished yet, but the Philippine women’s team has already secured a guaranteed silver medal in that event as well,” said Faisal Khan, the Philippine Cricket Association chief executive officer.

Cricket made its debut in the 2017 SEA Games and has made a successful comeback this year.

“Getting a medal in their first appearance is a big achievement. I can see a much-better performance in future events,” added Khan. (PR)