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.