Guyana whip Jamaica by six wickets
Stabroek News
August 24, 2002

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Guyana registered a comprehensive six-wicket victory over Jamaica when the two teams met in a fixture of the West Indies Women’s Limited Overs Cricket tournament at the LBI ground yesterday.

Chasing 104 runs for victory, the local ladies started slowly but eventually reached their target with 86 deliveries in hand.

Guyana’s opening pair of Indomatie Goordial (07) and Faye Franklin (18) were required to face a tricky five over period before lunch. They managed to do so scoring 15 runs between them.

Upon resumption, the two openers carried the score to 30 before Jamaica’s opening bowler Jacqueline Robinson claimed Goordial leg before wicket.

Franklin and Tracy Glasgow put together 22 for the second wicket before Franklin gave away her wicket caught at backward point by Jacqueline Staple off Vivalyn Latty-Scott as the Guyana 50 came up in 65 minutes off 16 overs.

Candacy Adkins (04) failed to reach double figures in her 25 minutes at the wicket. She faced 18 deliveries and then was LBW playing back to a ball from Kadita Kidd and was struck in front.

With the score 70-3, the level-headed Annabell Lewis joined Glasgow, and the two took the score to 99 before Robinson picked up Glasgow’s wicket, lbw for a well played 22 from 70 deliveries. She spent 99 minutes at the crease.

Abena Parker and Lewis saw the 100-run mark up and eventually took Guyana to victory. Lewis was left not out 13 and Parker on one.

Earlier, Jamaica who won the toss and elected to take first strike, found themselves in early trouble at the hands of Goordial, who picked up the wickets of Trisha Bromfield (02), via the lbw route and Robinson (06), caught wicket keeper Tracy Miller (2-24). She also took a fine return catch to dismiss Sandra Clarke for no score and end with 3-16 from her allotted 10 overs.

Guyana’s opening bowler Michelle Fitzalbert picked up Rita Scott’s wicket, caught by Darlene Gale for 14. Scott lasted 36 minutes and faced 38 deliveries.

Bowling right arm off-spin, Lewis, the 15-year-old Berbician, grabbed two wickets. She had Kerry-Ann Martin stumped Miller for three, and Latty-Scott, stumped by Adkins who was doing duty behind the stumps for an injured Miller. Her 10 overs cost her 18 runs.

Like Lewis, Abena Parker also picked up two wickets. She had Herma Nathan stumped by Adkins for nine and Paulette Rowe lbw for 17.