Trio Shows Experience as Women’s Camp Hits High Gear

Shemaine Campbelle, Stafanie Taylor, and Afy Fletcher showed their experience and skill with some excellent batting as the West Indies women held their second intra-squad match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Friday.

Team One captained by Hayley Matthews posted 167-9 from their 50 overs with Taylor playing a patient knock of 42 from 78 deliveries which included four boundaries. Fletcher, well-known for her leg-spin, took a liking to the death over bowling, she smashed five fours on her way to 40 not out.

Cherry-Ann Fraser the right-arm medium pacer bowling from the Sir Andy Roberts was the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 2-20 from five overs, while Steffi Soogrim with the left-arm spin had the batters in a web once again, as she picked up 2-22 to follow up her three wickets in the first match. Fast bowler Shamilia Connell was again in top form and finished with 2-30 from eight overs.

In the second innings, Campbelle made 50 which included 2-four and a six. She shared a 56-run partnership with Anisa Mohammed to rescue Team Two, led by Deandra Dottin, from 70-6 before Mohammed retired hurt on 26. They eventually ended on 154/8 from their 50 over.
Campbell had a late charge at the target, hitting a lofty blow to cow-corner for a six but it just was not enough to take her team over the line.

Fast bowler Shakera Selman and off-spinner Stafanie Taylor combined for the one-two punch of seam and spin to scalp two wickets a piece. Selman finished with 2-13 from eight overs while Taylor had 2-26 from eight overs.

The West Indies women’s squad is presently in Antigua for a training camp under the guidance of Head Coach Courtney Walsh. The 24 players will play one more match before the training camp wraps up on February 3.

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