Dottin Barbados' Cricketer of the Year

Barbados Cricket Association article.

Bridgetown, Barbados - Experienced Republic Bank St. Catherine all-rounder Kenroy Williams and Deandra Dottin, the exciting Barbados and West Indies Women's player, won the top two individual awards at the Barbados Cricket Association's ceremony for the 2013 season at Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Friday night.

Williams, who has also represented Barbados, was named the Most Outstanding Cricketer, which earned him a Trophy and $2 500, while Dottin captured the prize for Most Outstanding Female Cricketer, which was worth a Trophy and $1 000.

The 29-year-old Williams was unquestionably the top all-rounder in the 2013 BCA LIME Elite division championship.

Despite not recording a century, he was the only batsman with over 600 runs, having made 608 including seven fifties at an average of 50.66. 

As an off-spinner, he took 34 wickets (ave: 20.35) to be the fifth highest wicket-taker.

Williams' highest score was 73 - made twice - against ESA Field Pickwick at Bayfield in the first series and Guardian General Barbados Youth at Lester Vaughan, Cane Garden in Round 4.

His best bowling figures were five for 51 against CGI Maple at Bayfield in the eighth round.

In the Sagicor General Twenty20 tournament, Williams made 207 runs at an average of 34.50.

He also represented Barbados in four matches in the regional Super50 championship.

Dottin enjoyed a fine 2013 season from the local to the international arena.

Representing Angela Harris Tridents in the BCA Iris Walker Twenty20 tournament, she scored 350 runs with two centuries and one fifty at the fantastic strike rate of 193.37 in four matches. Her highest score was an unbeaten 159.

In addition, she made 223 runs with one century in three matches in the 40-over competition.

Internationally, the 22-year-old Dottin had the honour of becoming the first West Indies Women’s cricketer to play 50 Twenty20 Internationals. She did so in a winning cause by eight wickets against South Africa at Beausejour in St. Lucia in January.

All-rounder Dottin marked the occasion by slamming an unbeaten 48 off 30 balls including three fours and three sixes.

“It felt special when I was batting out there. I was a little nervous but I quickly settled. It was a special occasion, with me becoming the first woman from West Indies to play their 50th match, and I was made to feel really good by my team-mates, the fans and the WICB,” she said.

Arguably, one of the most explosive hitters in Women’s cricket, Dottin also played a big role in the West Indies reaching the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup in India before losing to Australia. She scored 226 runs (ave: 32.28) including two half-centuries, with a wonderful strike rate of 126.96, along with taking nine wickets with her medium-pace – the most for West Indies – at an average of 12.66 and an economy rate of 4.75.

In the tri-nation series involving England and New Zealand in the Caribbean which West Indies won, Dottin made an unbeaten 46 in the final against England at Kensington Oval en route to an aggregate of 156 (ave: 39.00).

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Sat, 05/03/2014 - 17:13