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Teen girl on YMPC team

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Teen girl on YMPC team

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Seventeen-year-old Shaquana Quintyne stepped into this country’s record books yesterday, becoming the first female to suit up with a men’s cricket team in the Barbados Cricket Association’s highest form of knockout cricket.
The West Indies Women all-rounder was chosen by local club YMPC to play against Banks yesterday in the Sagicor General Super Cup 50-over tournament.
And she wasn’t about to back down. “I know the guys would be coming hard at me, so I was prepared to push hard at them,” the Graydon Sealy Secondary School product said.
The weather had the last say, however, as Quintyne’s YMPC spent just a few minutes in the field without her getting a chance to show her worth with the ball after a huge downfall abruptly ended her debut at Beckles Road.
Here, Shaquana (right) and her mum Joyanne Quintyne share a congratulatory hug at their Market Hill, St George home yesterday.