Barbados crush Singapore 69-34 to open world cup campaign

By July 12, 2019

Goal shooter Shonica Wharton scored 27 goals from 29 attempts as Barbados crushed Singapore 69-34 in their opening match of the INF Vitality Netball World Cup that got underway in England on Friday.

Sheniqua Thomas also scored nine goals from 12 attempts as the Gems completely dominated the match. They outscored Singapore 17-6, 16-8, 14-10 and 22-10 in each of the four quarters despite Charmaine Soh’s 21 goals from 31 attempts.

In the other matches played on Friday morning, 2015 runners up New Zealand led by Maria Folau’s 39 goals from 43 attempts thrashed Malawi 64-45.

Meanwhile, Caitlyn Thwaites scored 25 from 26 attempts and Gretel Tippet 18 from 19 as defending champions Australia demolished Northern Ireland 88-24.

Zimbabwe clobbered Sri Lanka 79-49 on the back of 59 goals from 62 attempts from Joyce Takaidza.

Tharjini Sivalingam scored 44 from 45 for Sri Lanka.

Caribbean champions Jamaica will open their account against Fiji at 11 am (midday ECT) while Trinidad and Tobago take on South Africa at 11:25 am (12:25 ECT).

England play Uganda at 1:00 pm (2:00 pm ECT).

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