“Guyana starts WICB Regional 50 over tournament on high note; dismisses Dominica for 59” By Rawle Nelson in Grenada
Guyana made light work of Dominica when action in the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Women’s Regional Super50 Tournament bowled off on Monday at four venues in Grenada.
Guyana playing Dominica at the Tanteen ground made light work of their opponent who seemed ill prepared and unprepared for the onslaught batting and bowling from the Guyanese.
Guyana made a well played 268 for the loss of only three wickets with 51 of those runs coming via extras. Led from the front by a well-played calculated unbeaten century, Captain of the Guyana’s team June Ogle scored the first century in the tournament. Facing 134 deliveries, Ogle smashed five fours. Her knock helped her to register this yeast’s first century.
However, she was well supported by Shemane Campbell who made a spanking 85 which was decorated by 11 fours coming from 108 deliveries. Like Ogle she did not score any sixes.
Ogle’s innings was well executed as she was seen giving advice while guiding her partners while at the crease and while Campbell was the aggressor of the two, she seem satisfied to play a supporting role.
The Dominica team will be angry at themselves as both Ogle and Campbell were each dropped twice early in their innings and this could have certainly been avoided had the Dominican players demonstrated more mature and athletic ability while fielding. The players that lost their wickets in Guyana’s innings were Latoya Smith for 11 and Melanie Henry for 15. The not out batswomen were Ogle with 104 and Katana Mentore on 2.
Dominica’s bowling was spearheaded by Pearl Etienne with one wicket for 39 runs from ten overs Debra Fredericks with one wicket from 9 overs for the loss of 39 runs and Anita Benjamin with one wicket from 10 overs for the loss of 51 runs. 48 of the extras were as a result of wides while there were one no ball, one bye and one leg bye totaling 51 extras.
Set 269 to win in perfect batting conditions and excellent weather, Dominica soon found the going very tough. Despite boosting two of their well-recognized players in Jem Eloi and former West Indies player Pearl Etienne, Dominica found the going too tough and after losing both Eloi and Etienne in quick succession the Dominica innings folded in just 28.1 overs all out for the tournament’s lowest total thus far of 59.
The Guyana’s destruction was led by Haseew Mohamed who took three wickets from 7.5 overs for the loss of only 4 runs of which five of her overs were maidens. While she was ably supported by Trenange Smart who bagged three wickets from 15 runs from seven overs of which two were maidens and Trishanne Cort turning in figures of two wickets for 22 runs from six overs of which one was a maiden. Three of the Dominican wickets were loss because of ill advised run outs.
The only Dominican batswomen to offer any form of resistance was Pearl Etienne with 15 from 24 delivers and Annicca Andrew supporting with 12 from 27 deliveries. Ogle was name Woman of the Match.
Guyana will face Jamaica in their next watch slated for Wednesday at Progress Park. Both teams will be looking for their second win after Jamaica made light work of St Lucia in their first round. The St Lucians were bowled out for 74 in 33.4 overs with Jamaica knocking off the runs in 16.4 overs for the loss of only one wicket.