Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : October 12th 2016 Contents FALMOUTH---Deandra Dottin underlined
her importance to West Indies Women s
cricket with another solid all round per-
formance, as they defeated England Women
by 38 runs in the second One-Day Interna-
tional of the five-match series at the
Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium here yes-
Dottin took 4-19 as England Women crumbled
to 110 in 41.5 overs in chasing 148 runs, to leave
the series tied at 1-1.
Dottin was ably assisted by leg-spinner Amy
Fletcher, who stifled the England middle order
with returns of 3-19 from her ten overs.
England lost the early wicket of Lauren Win-
field (2), who was trapped lbw by Erva Giddings
with the score on 12. It got worse when her open-
ing partner Tamsin Beaumont (19) was bowled
by the local captain Stafanie Taylor to leave Eng-
land 33-2. And when Georgia Elwiss (16) was
also bowled by off-spinner Anisa Mohammed at
56-3, the West Indies were in the game.
However, Heather Knight and Natalie Sciver
brought their team back with a purposeful part-
nership, adding 37 for the fourth wicket before
Fletcher struck, grabbing her three wickets with
the addition of just 15 runs to destablise the mid-
First she had Knight (26) caught by Giddings
and then removed both Sciver (27) and Danielle
Wyatt (7) as England plunged to 108 for 6.
Thereafter it was the Dottin show as she dis-
missed the last four wickets for just two runs.
Both Amy Jones (1) and Katherine Brunt (1)
were trapped lbw, then she bowled Laura Marsh
for a duck and the innings ended when she had
Sophie Ecclestone caught by Campbelle.
The West Indies total was built around a hard
fought half century from their captain Taylor,
who made 56.
The West Indies lost Hayley Mathews (16) at
24 and were in a spot of trouble when Shantaqua
Quintyre (15) fell with the score at 35.
But Taylor and Dottin batted sensibly on the
slow wicket to add 47 for the third wicket. Dottin
was forced to curb her natural big hitting ap-
proach in a more sedate innings that saw her fac-
ing 46 balls to score 21. She struck just one
boundary and her dismissal at 82-3 saw another
two quick wickets falling.
But Taylor shouldered the batting, leading
from the front in her 86-ball knock that con-
tained four boundaries. She lost Campbelle (1)
and Britney Cooper (0) as the West Indies looked
vulnerable at 90-5.
However, she found an able partner in Stacy-
Ann King (14), with whom she shared another
34-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
Fletcher s 14 at the tail end also made a difference
to the eventual total before she was run out off
the last ball.---CMC
West Indies 148 (Taylor 56, Hartley 4-31) beat England 110
(Dottin 4-19) by 38 runs
tobagotoday.co.tt OCTOBER 12 - 18, 2016
The comeback of Tiger Woods is going to have to wait
at least two more months.
Three days before Woods planned to end his longest break
from golf at the Safeway Open, he abruptly withdrew on
Monday and said his game was not ready to take on PGA Tour
"My health is good, and I feel strong.But my game is vul-
nerable and not where it needs to be," Woods said on his web-
site. And so the waiting continues.
Woods first announced on September 7 that he planned to
play three times by the end of the year, starting with the Safe-
way Open at Silverado Resort in Napa, California. Then, he
officially committed to the tournament last Friday.
The buzz was building for his return, with word leaking that
he would be paired with Phil Mickelson and defending Silver-
ado champion Emiliano Grillo. Instead, Woods withdrew
from the Safeway Open and the Turkish Airlines Open on No-
vember 3 after what he described as "a lot of soul searching."
He said he plans to play at his Hero World Challenge on De-
cember 1 in the Bahamas.
"When I announced last week I was going to Safeway, I had
every intention of playing, or I wouldn t have committed,"
He was at the Ryder Cup two weeks ago as an assistant cap-
tain and said the experience "inspired me even more to play."
Woods said he practiced the last several days in California.
"But after a lot of hours, I knew I wasn t ready to compete
against the best golfers in the world," he said.
"I would like to apologise and send my regrets to Safeway,
the Turkish Airlines Open, the fans in California and Turkey
and those that had hoped to watch me compete on TV. This
isn t what I wanted to happen, but I will continue to strive to
be able to play tournament golf. I m close, and I won t stop
until I get there."
Woods last played on August 23, 2015, at the Wyndham
Championship. Two shots out of the lead going into the final
round, he closed with a 70 and tied for 10th. A month later, he
announced he had another operation on his back. Then,
Woods had a third back surgery in October.
ABU DHABI---Manager of the West In-
dies team on tour of the United Arab
Emirates, Joel Garner, has strongly re-
jected as "misleading" claims of disor-
ganisation in the regional side from
veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.
Garner released a statement last Monday
saying the team management is "disap-
pointed but not surprised" by Bravo s com-
ments during an interview on i95.5 FM in
T&T. The charges and counter charges be-
tween Bravo and Garner came on the heels of
ordinary performances by West Indies which
have resulted in them losing all five limited
overs matches played so far against Pakistan.
"The management of the West Indies team
in Dubai is disappointed but not surprised by
the comments made in the press by Dwayne
Bravo," the statement said.
"Mr Bravo, with prior permission, by the
former head coach, turned up on the day be-
fore the first Twenty20 match.
"His suggestion of disorganisation in the
team s plans and preparation is therefore false
Apart from suffering a whitewash in the
three-match T20 series, West Indies also lost
the three One Day Internationals.
"I was there in Dubai and basically players
were lost, the management team looked lost...
we were looking like school kids again," Bravo
"The team meetings had no sort of positive
input or anything like that. It was like we were
But Garner, the former West Indies pacer,
said the team was "well prepared" to play
Pakistan. He said part of the preparation in-
cluded a session on September 10 and 11 in
Barbados for physical screening and fitness
assessments. Garner also pointed to a seven-
day build-up to the first T20 match against
Pakistan which included a warm-up match.
"This team was well prepared to engage
Pakistan considering the conditions and the
adjustments that were necessary to bring
meaningful benefits to this team.
"Whilst change is difficult to manage, none
of the players were neglected by the coaching
and support staff in the execution of their du-
ties," said Garner.
"The team s preparation consisted of accli-
matisation, recovery sessions, strength and
conditioning, nets and skill sets, management
planning meeting which were supported by
video footage of the opposition, bullet point
reminders and input from our experienced
coaching staff and inclusive of the T20 and
ODI captains and the players."
Bravo also pointed out that the West Indies
Cricket Board s (WICB) decision to sack head
coach Phil Simmons on the day of the squad s
departure for Dubai had left the Caribbean
side demoralised. Garner did not respond to
Fans celebrate the fall of another English wicket dur-
ing the Second One-day International at the Trelawny
Multiplex in Jamaica yesterday.
PHOTO COURTESY WICB
A spectator blows a conch shell in support of the West Indies Women's team.
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