USA Complete WCWCQ Series 3-0

Fri, Jul 16, 2010 6:52 AM


USA Complete WCWCQ Series 3-0
In the final game of the three match series in the ICC Americas Region WCWCQ played at the Maple Leaf Cricket Club in King City, the USA ladies romped to a comfortable seven wicket victory to complete a clean sweep in the series.

With a modest total of 87 runs for victory, Doris Francis, with a belligerent 24 in 29 balls, and Candacy Atkins, with 32 not out, saw the visitor's home with 21.3 overs to spare.

Earlier Canada won the toss and elected to bat, but soon found themselves in trouble at 11 for 2 in the eighth over of the day, and the talented teen, Mikaela Turik, back in the pavilion without scoring.

Canada's only resistance to the relentless pressure placed on them by the USA bowling and fielding was Sheryl Tittlemier (26), as the USA tightened the screws and Canada lost the last six wickets for 23 runs.

Rohini Prabhune was the seventh bowler used by the United States, and she claimed 3 wickets for 14 runs to win the player of the match award.

Canada coach George Codrington, and former National player said, "the team will look back on the tournament as a learning experience and will make the necessary steps to see the game increase in popularity among females in the country".

The USA will however turn their attention to the T20 on Saturday at the same venue before putting a strategic plan in place for the WCWC Global Qualifier next year.

Match Summary:

Canada (86) - 10 in 33 overs; S. Tittlemier (26), M. Patel (12); R. Prabhune 3-3, G. Chadderton- Richards 2-4
USA (87) - 3 in 29.3 overs; C. Atkins (32) not out; D. Francis (24)
USA won by 7 wickets
Player of the match: Rohini Prabhune (USA)

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