Pompey fails to inspire women cricketers
August 31, 2002
Despite the presence of 400m Commonwealth Games gold medalist Aliann Pompey, Guyana's women's team crashed to defeat against Trinidad yesterday at the DCC ground, Queenstown as the first round of the West Indies Women's Cricket Federation's knockout tournament got underway.
Guyana won the toss and sent in Trinidad who rattled up 216 for 4 off 50 overs. Brenda Solozano topscored with 50 while Shane Da Silva scored 33 not out. Nita Naipaulsingh 28, Erica George 28, Nelly Williams 22 and Envis Williams 14 not out were the other main contributors.
In reply Guyana scored 180 for 9 off 50 overs with Candacy Adkins 54, Indomatie Goordial 21, Abina Parker 15 and Annabelle Lewis 14 the principal scorers.
Shelly Felix and Da Silva each captured two wickets for 33 runs.
At Eve Leary St Vincent scraped home against Grenada reaching 97-8 off 41.2 overs in reply to Grenada's 96 all out off 27.2 overs of which Lidia Edgar scored 34. Julianna Nero grabbed six Grenada wickets for 40 runs to send Grenada crashing to defeat.
But St Vincent made heavy weather of the small target with Beverly Glasgow 15 the top scorer.
Carolyn Alexander 3-16, Debbieann Lewis 2-19 and Edgar 2-26 were the wickettakers.
At Everest, Jamaica strolled past Dominica by seven wickets.
Batting first Dominica scored 94 all out off 39.1 overs with Mathurine Frank 15 the topscorer.
Trisha Bromfield grabbed 4-24 and Vivalyn Latty-Scott 4-13.
Jamaica reached 95 for 3 off 34.2 overs with Rita Scott 65 not out. Sharon Gregoire captured 2-18.
The semi-finals will be played today. AT DCC Jamaica will oppose Trinidad while St Vincent and St Lucia will clash at Eve Leary.