HARARE, Zimbabwe- West Indies Women earned their first points in their opening match of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier when they defeated Ireland Women by 6 wickets at the Old Hararians Ground.
Winning the toss and electing to bowl first, West Indies Women restricted Ireland Women to 159 all out in 43 overs, Gaby Lewis top-scored for the Irish with 36 followed by Eimear Richardson with 32. Anisa Mohammed was the pick of the West Indies bowlers, finishing with 3/40 followed by Stafanie Taylor with 2/15. West Indies Women achieved the 16-run target comfortably in 39.3 overs. Deandra Dottin led the batting innings with an unbeaten 73 followed by captain Stafanie Taylor with 41 not out.
Head Coach Courtney Walsh was pleased with the opening match saying, “It’s always important to win your first game in any tournament. That would give you confidence and give us the points we need to start with… especially to see what happened with the other teams in their first games, it was very good for us. A little bit sluggish at the start but they controlled it in the end.”
The West Indies Women play their second match of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2021 against Sri Lanka on November 27 at the Harare Sports Club. First ball is at 9:30am local time (3:30am Eastern Caribbean/2:30am Jamaica).
159 all out (43 overs)
Gaby Lewis 36 Anisa Mohammed 10-0-40-3
Eimear Richardson 32 Stafanie Taylor 3-0-15-2
West Indies Women
163/4 (39.3 overs)
Deandra Dottin 73 Eimear Richardson 10-1-33-2
Stafanie Taylor 41* Celeste Rack 10-0-40-1
Full interview with West Indies Women’s Head Coach Courtney Walsh here
Stafanie Taylor (captain)
Anisa Mohammed (vice-captain)
Cherry Ann Fraser
ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFER 2021 SCHEDULE
All matches start at 9:30am local time (3:30am Eastern Caribbean/2:30am Jamaica)
Group A: West Indies, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands
Group B: Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Zimbabwe, USA
ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFER 2021 – WEST INDIES WOMEN GROUP A FIXTURES.
November 23 – West Indies vs Ireland, Old Hararians
November 27 – West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Old Hararians
November 29 – West Indies vs Netherlands, Sunrise Cricket Club
ICC WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP QUALIFIER 2021 – SUPER6 FIXTURES
Super 6 Match 21 – Old Hararians
Super 6 Match 22 – Harare Sports Club
Super 6 Match 23 – Sunrise Cricket Club
Super 6 Match 24 – Old Hararians
Super 6 Match 25 -Harare Sports Club
Super 6 Match 26 – Sunrise Cricket Club
Super 6 Match 27 – Old Hararians
Super 6 Match 28 – Harare Sports Club
Super 6 Match 29 – Sunrise Cricket Club