Record setting Windies player receives local honours

Minister of Sports Honourable Glenn Phillip presents award to Deandra Dottin

St. Kitts, May 13, 2010 (SKNIS) – On Monday (May 10), the Ministry of Sports formally recognized the outstanding achievement of West Indies female cricket player Deandra Dottin, who set a world record in St. Kitts during the ICC World T20 (Twenty20) 2010 Tournament.

Dottin scored an amazing century for West Indies Women against South Africa Women in the opening match of the ICC World T20 Tournament on May 5. Playing at Warner Park in St Kitts, the 18-year-old right-hander from Barbados, hit nine sixes and seven fours in a record-breaking 112 not out off just 45 balls: the fastest century recorded to date.

“It’s a tremendous feat,” Minister of Sports Honourable Glenn Phillip remarked, as he presented the outstanding female cricketer with a commemorative award. He graciously congratulated Ms. Dottin and wished her and the team well for the remainder of the tournament, which resumes with semifinal matches on May 13 and 14 in St. Lucia.

Minister Phillip then presented Ms. Dottin with local artwork, depicting the Berkeley Memorial – a monument which features a clock and drinking fountain erected in 1883. This special piece was donated by Maurice Widdowson, the proprietor of Island Hopper, a local mini department store.

Ms. Dottin, overwhelmed, thanked the Minister of Sports for the wonderful tokens and applauded the fans in St. Kitts and Nevis for supporting the tournament and rallying behind the female West Indies Team.

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