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Blackbirds’ seven spread their wings

EZRA STUART, [email protected]

Blackbirds’ seven spread their wings

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SIGNIA UWI Blackbirds’ domination of local netball has expanded to the national squad with seven players from the double-crown queens being selected for the Barbados team which will clash with powerhouse Jamaica in a three-test series in Jamaica from May 19 to 22.

Barbados, who are ranked 12th in the world are in a bid to hold on to that ranking or improve on it before the July 1 cut-off period in order to make the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.

Following the battle with the Sunshine Girls, who are ranked at number four, the Bajan Gems are expected to take on Northern Ireland.

Top of the coop from the Blackbirds is tough midcourt player Teresa Howell, who will be making her senior team debut, along with Rashida Chase, who is currently vying to retain her Under-21 spot when that team head off to the World Juniors in Botswana in July. (EZS)

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