Guyana's captain Campbelle cops MVP at WICB Women's League

Kingstown, St Vincent: Shemaine Campbelle, the Guyana captain and allrounder, was named the Most Valuable Player after the conclusion of the West Indies Cricket Board's Women's 50-Over League on Thursday evening in St Vincent. The 17-year-old, right-handed batter, leg-break and googly bowler, who also keeps wicket; was presented with the coveted award at the closing ceremony at the residence of the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Overall, she ended the tournament with 166 runs at an average of 83. Her best score was a superb 100 not out made in the play-off match against St Lucia on Thursday. She also took eight wickets at an average of 10.75 per wicket in four matches.

The award for the Most Outstanding Batter went to veteran Barbadian Pamela Lavine, while the award for the most wickets was won by Pearl Etienne of Dominica. Lavine made the tournament’s highest score of 107 against Trinidad and Tobago to end with 176 runs at an average of 44 runs per innings.

Etienne, the medium-pacer, did an excellent job with the new ball and ended with 13 wickets at 9.4 runs per wicket. She had best bowling figures of 5-29. Jerveena Pollocksigh of Trinidad and Tobago won the award for the Best Wicket-keeper, while Tara Louis of St Louis was the fielder with the most catches.

Trinidad and Tobago played unbeaten and went on to win the title for the second consecutive year. They defeated St Vincent and the Grenadines in Wednesday’s final at the Arnos Vale Playing Field 1. Third place went to Jamaica who defeated Barbados in the play-off; Guyana beat St Lucia to be fifth; and Grenada beat Dominica to be seventh.