Tributes continue to pour in for Jamaica and West Indies cricketer Vivalyn Latty-Scott.
Latty-Scott was an outstanding West Indies allrounder and pioneer for women’s cricket in the Caribbean.
She was a member of the first West Indies team to play a women’s Test match in 1976 against Australia and also served as an inspirational leader in the game in Jamaica.
After retirement she was as a coach at all levels and also an umpire.
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During her career as an off-spinner and right-handed batter, Latty-Scott played 10 Test matches and six One-Day Internationals.
She was the first West Indian woman to take five wickets in a Test innings – 5 for 48 off 41 overs on debut against the Australians in Montego Bay.
Ann Browne-John, Cricket West Indies’ Lead Selector for women’s cricket, says she was always a fierce competitor and took her cricket very seriously.
She taught us how to put our all into the game and paved the way for what we see today.
She was an excellent cricketer. She was truly one of the stalwarts of women’s cricket in the Caribbean.”
Dorothy Hobson, who played alongside Latty-Scott for Jamaica and West Indies described her as a “dedicated and committed cricketer and lifelong fan of the game”.
Louise Browne, the first West Indies women’s Test captain hailed Latty-Scott as a “passionate player with amazing knowledge of the game”.
Stafanie Taylor, the current women’s captain says Latty-Scott set a trail in women’s cricket and she played a very important role in her development and inspired many young cricketers in Jamaica to play the game and to excel.
Current women’s head coach, Courtney Walsh also paid tribute.