Guyana continue winning ways By Frederick Halley
Guyana Chronicle
August 25, 2002

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GUYANA continued their winning ways with their third consecutive victory in this year’s West Indies Women’s Federation round-robin cricket tournament with an efficient six-wicket win over Dominica at the Uitvlugt Community Development Centre ground yesterday, thereby enhancing their chances of finishing among the top placers.

Set 92 for victory, after the game was reduced to 35 overs because of rain, the locals achieved the target in 23.1 overs, losing four wickets in the process.

The not-out batters were Anabelle Lewis (five), who is still to be dismissed in four innings, and Tracey Glasgow (one).

The foundation for Guyana’s victory was laid by a solid opening stand of 72 by West Indies Under-23 player Indomatie Goordial and vice-captain Faye Franklyn.

Franklyn, in her best performance of the tournament to date, spanked two exquisite fours in a top score of 28 off 56 balls before she was bowled by off-spinner Alicia Titre in the 14th over.

Titre also sent back Candace Adkins and Goordial in quick succession for two and 20 respectively, the former bowled and the latter lbw, while skipper Abena Parker (two) was bowled behind her back by left-arm spinner Gregoire as Guyana slipped to 86 for four in the 21st over.

There were no further alarms as Lewis and Glasgow ensured victory.

Titre finished with three for 23 from seven overs and Gregoire one for 13 from six.

Earlier, fast bowler Michelle Fitzalbert, with a burst of three wickets for 22 runs in eight overs, had the visitors on the back foot at 51 for five when the rain intervened at 11:04 hrs after Guyana had won the toss and inserted them.

Number three batter Doris Francis, however, stood firm when the interruption came with a solid unbeaten 24 while Jen Dinnard was on three.

Seepage and soggy outfield caused a fairly long delay with play resuming at 14:00 hrs.

Francis and Dinnard extended their partnership to 33, the best of the innings before Lewis trapped the latter lbw for eight.

Francis’ fine innings ended when she was brilliantly taken at wide mid-on by Parker off Glasgow for a top score of 38 which included four fours off 76 balls.

Annette John, who later sent down 15 wides in her second over, was the other player to reach double figures with 11 while Heather Germain and June Jno Baptiste were the not-out batters when the reduced allotted 35 overs expired.

Apart from Fitzalbert, Glasgow took one for 13 from four overs and Lewis one for 19 from seven.

Guyana will oppose Grenada at the Blairmont Estate ground, West Bank, Demerara today while Dominica enjoy a bye.