December 11, 2009
Jack shines through

Cordel Jack did not feature among the top awardees in local competitions when the trophies were dished out last Friday night at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association Annual Presentation and Awards Ceremony at the Methodist Church Hall in Kingstown.{{more}}

However, she left the venue with the title of Female Cricketer of the Year.

Hers was on the basis of her performance for the West Indies. Jack, a right handed batsman and an off spinner, helped the West Indies defeat world champions England in St. Kitts last month. In the opening one day fixture she powered the regional side with 81 not out. Jack said winning against the best side in the game was a special moment she would always cherish.

Other notable performances with both bat and ball pushed her as one of the West Indies stand out players in the One day and 20/20 internationals.

Jack, the St. Vincent and the Grenadines captain, also during the year was part of the West Indies team to the World Women’s T/20 in Australia and a tour to South Africa which directly preceded the meetings with England.

Jack, in gaining the award, overshadowed Clea Hoyte, who played for North Leeward, who had the highest individual score and had the most runs, 103 and 119, respectively.

Rochelle John of JG Tigress and Terisha Lavia of Garifuna Stars were joint top wicket takers with 11scalps. John also had the best bowling figures, 6 for 15, and Samantha Lynch of league winners, United Survivors, was the Best All Rounder with 113 runs, to go along with her nine wickets at the cost of 68 runs.

Sheree- Ann John of J G Tigress, who finished second in both competitions, scored the most runs in the Knock Out, 85, and finished with an average of 85. She also had the highest individual score of 79 not out. The most wickets in the elimination format went to Camille Garrick and Maria Abbott, both of United Survivors, who both picked up five wickets. Abbott, though, returned the best bowling figures, 4 for 7. (RT)