West Indies women struggle against England

By June 07, 2019

A valiant effort of 42 not out from Chedean Nation, could not save the West Indies Women from suffering one of the heaviest defeats in their young history, losing the first match of the Royal London One Day International Series to England Women by 208 runs at Grace Road in Leicester. 

The West Indies would finish on 110 all out in 36 overs after England won the toss and elected to bat.

It was a decision that paid dividends for Heather Knight’s Women.

Amy Jones and captain Heather Knight put on a battle for Player of the Match as they belted the West Indies Women’s bowlers around the Leicestershire Cricket Club.

Jones fell for 91 and Knight for 94 as England finished their 50 overs on 318/9.

Despite Hayley Matthews returning career-best ODI figures of 4/57, West Indies Women’s Head Coach, Henderson Springer called the performance “a lack of discipline and inaccurate according to the plans…” Henderson is looking forward to a change in attitude and focus heading into the second match on June 13 in Worcester.

Coming out to bat with the pressure of a 300 plus score was always going to be trouble and Katherine Brunt’s mean bowling at the top of the order did not make things any easier.

Brunt would end with figures of two for six off five overs of superb swing bowling, while 3-30 from 10 and 3-30 from nine from Sophie Ecclestone and Laura Marsh ensured the West Indies would never get going.

There was also a wicket apiece for Natalie Sciver and Kate Cross. Cross would end with figures of 1-12 from five overs while Sciver had 1-0 from her only six deliveries.

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