ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Cricket West Indies (CWI) today paid tribute to Vivalyn Latty-Scott, the outstanding West Indies allrounder and pioneer for women’s cricket in the Caribbean, who sadly passed away on Saturday.
She was a member of the first West Indies team to play a women’s Test match in 1976 against Australia and also served as an inspirational leader in the game in Jamaica. After retirement, she was as a coach at all levels and also an umpire.
During her career as an off-spinner and right-handed batter, Latty-Scott played 10 Test matches and six One-Day Internationals.
She was the first West Indian woman to take five wickets in a Test inning – 5 for 48 off 41 overs on debut against the Australians in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Stafanie Taylor, the current women’s captain and most successful women’s player in West Indies history also paid tribute to Latty-Scott
I have known this amazing lady from when I went on my first tour with the Jamaica team and she was very helpful to me.
She set a trail in women’s cricket and she played a very important role in my development and inspired many young crickets in Jamaica to play the game and to excel. We all admired and respected her