Guyana suffers third defeat
Stabroek News
August 28, 2002

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A solid unbeaten half-century from Brenda Solozano and fine piece of spin bowling from Stephanie Powers aided Trinidad and Tobago to a 46-run victory over Guyana, when play in the West Indies Women's Limited Overs Cricket competition continued yesterday at the Police Sports Club ground.

Batting first, Trinidad posted 210 runs from their allotted 50 overs with Solozano top scoring with 79 and Envis Williams contributing 30.

Needing 211 runs for what would have been a remarkable victory, Guyana were skittled out for 164 off 42.2 overs, after looking set for victory with the score at 132 when the fourth wicket fell.

Solozano's 79 included three boundaries. She batted for 180 minutes and faced 144 deliveries. The other batswomen to reach double figures were Jade Chadee (15), Shane DeSilva (14) and the team's wicket keeper/captain Stephanie Powers (11).

Bowling for Guyana, fast bowler Michelle Fitzalbert bowled Nita Naipaulsingh (00) and Powers, and had Shelly Felix lbw without scoring, while Indomatie Goordial bowled Erica George (08) and had Envis williams magnificently caught by Tracy Glasgow at short extra cover.

Guyana started their reply on a positive note, but with the score at 24, Faye Franklin (10) was given out, caught behind by Powers off the bowling of E. Williams. She however stood her ground, indicating to the umpire that she did not play the ball, but the umpire was unmoved.

Goordial was joined by Candacy Adkins and the two added 24 for the second wicket before Goordial was run out for six. She lasted 55 minutes and faced 48 balls. She was dropped by Shane DeSilva at cover with the score at 35 after 12 overs.

Adkins and Glasgow came together and added 19 for the third wicket, but after facing 47 balls in 38 minutes, she was bowled by Felicia Cummings for a well made 27.

Anabelle Lewis then joined Glasgow and the runs started to flow. The two added 65 runs from 11.5 overs before Powers gave up her wicket keeping job to Naipaulsingh and came into the attack.

In her first over, Glasgow was run out for a well made 29. She lasted 71 minutes and faced 55 deliveries.

With Glasgow's dismissal, the other six wickets fell for 34, with Powers picking up 3-11 from 4.2 overs. She had the wickets of Darlene Gale, bowled for one, Deowantie Persaud lbw for three and Fitzalbert, bowled for eight.

Lewis went on to make 26 before she was run out. Abenia Parker was also run out. She made one.

The two teams will meet again on Friday when the knock-out phase of the competition commences. The match is slated for the DCC ground, Queenstown.

On that day also, Jamaica will face Dominica at the Everest ground and Grenada tackles at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines at the Police ground.

The winner of the Guyana versus Trinidad match, will meet the winner of the Jamaica/Dominica game on Saturday at DCC.

Today however, St. Vincent opposes St. Lucia in a 7th round fixture at the DCC ground, while Grenada tackles Trinidad at Everest and Dominica takes on Jamaica at Eve Leary.