Candacy Atkins

Full name: Candacy Atkins
Born: 13 Feb 1984, New Amsterdam, Berbice, Guyana
Batting: Right hand batsman
Fielding: Right-arm medium
Teams: Guyana F (Var: 2001-2005), West Indies F (TestF: 2004); West Indies F (ODIf: 2003-2004); Americas F (Var: 2009); USA F (Var: 2009-2012)
Club: -

Candacy Atkins, from New Amsterdam in Berbice, was introduced to cricket at age 13 by a cousin, and never looked back.

Her natural all-round ability, as a right-hand batter and medium pacer, earned her a place in the Guyana team in the first-ever West Indies women’s championship in 2001. Good performances in regional competition allowed her to become the first Guyanese female to play for the West Indies female team, when she made her debut for West Indies against Sri Lanka in March 2003, in Trinidad.

Candacy travelled with West Indies to Holland to make a successful bid to qualify for the 2005 World Cup. In 2004, she toured India and Pakistan, where she played 5 ODIs. She also played in the one-off Women's Test match, against Pakistan, in Karachi, along with fellow Guyanese Indomatie Goordial.

In 2006 Candacy migrated to the United States, thinking her cricketing days were over. Soon after that, however, the United States women’s cricket team began taking shape and Candacy was invited to join the team. She accepted readily and was vice-captain of the USA team in the first ever ICC-Americas Women’s competition, in Florida in 2009. The team, consisting mostly of players past their prime, did not perform well.

Thanks to intensive preparation of the team by (Guyanese) Coach Linden Fraser, Candacy and her teammates trounced Canada 3-0 in their own backyard a few years later, to reach the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Bangladesh, in November 2011.

In 2011 Candacy was captain of the Tr-Star Lynx team. She worked as a parking agent in Connecticut and was also studying to become a nurse.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SRate Ct St
West Indies F TestF 1 2 1 7 6 7.00 0 0 30.43 1 0
West Indies F ODIf 11 8 2 62 19 10.33 0 0 - 0 0
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
West Indies F TestF 150 7 56 1 1-49 56.00 - 0 0 150.00 2.24
West Indies F ODIf 292 0 171 4 2-30 42.75 0 0 - 73.00 3.51