Guyanese Campbelle, Fraser impress in WI Women intra-squad match
Shemaine Campbelle, Stafanie Taylor and Afy Fletcher showed their experience and skill with some excellent batting as the West Indies Women held their second intra-squad match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Team One, captained by Hayley Matthews, posted 167-9 from their 50 overs with Taylor playing a patient knock of 42 from 78 deliveries, which included four boundaries. Fletcher, well-known for her leg-spin, took a liking to the death over bowling, she smashed five fours on her way to 40 not out.
Guyanese Cherry-Ann Fraser, the right-arm medium pacer bowling from the Sir Andy Roberts, was the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 2-20 from five overs, while Steffi Soogrim with the left-arm spin had the batters in a web once again, as she picked up 2-22 to follow up her three wickets in the first match. Fast bowler Shamilia Connell was again in top form and finished with 2-30 from eight overs.
In the second innings, Guyanese Campbelle made 50, which included two fours and a six. She shared a 56-run partnership with Anisa Mohammed to rescue Team Two, led by Deandra Dottin, from 70-6 before Mohammed retired hurt on 26. They eventually ended on 154-8 from their 50 over.
Campbelle had a late charge at the target, hitting a lofty blow to cow-corner for a six, but it just was not enough to take her team over the line.
Fast bowler Shakera Selman and off-spinner Stafanie Taylor combined for the one-two punch of seam and spin to scalp two wickets a piece. Selman finished with 2-13 from eight overs, while Taylor had 2-26 from eight overs.
The West Indies women’s squad is presently in Antigua for a training camp under the guidance of Head Coach Courtney Walsh. The 24 players will play one more match before the training camp wraps up on February 3. (CWI)