Grenada’s Afy Fletcher, best known for her leg spin bowling, showed her batting ability, stroking an attractive score of 40 in the West Indies Women’s Inter-squad second practice match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua.
Team One, captained by Hayley Matthews, posted 167-9 from their 50 overs with Stafanie Taylor playing a patient knock of 42 from 78 deliveries, which included four boundaries, and Fletcher took a liking to the death over bowling smashed five fours on her way to 40 not out.
Guyanese Cherry-Ann Fraser, the right-arm medium pacer bowler 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, Guyanese Shemaine Campbelle made 50, which included two fours 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.
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 completed their schedule on February 03.