Indomatie Goordial

Full name: Indomatie Goordial (now Indomatie Goordial-John)
Born: 09 Aug 1985, Unity Village, East Coast Demerara, Guyana
Batting: Right hand batsman
Fielding: Right-arm off-spinner
Teams: Guyana F (Var: 2001-2005); West Indies (TestF, 2in: 2004); West Indies (ODIf, LO: 2003-2005); USA F (Var: 2010)
Clubs: Unity Sports Club (E.C. Demerara), Eastern Warriors (Buxton, E.C. Demerara), Malteenoes (Georgetown), Lynx (USA)
School: Gibson Primary School, Bygeval Secondary School, Cyril Potter College  

Born to parents who were not into sports, Indomatie Goordial is the eldest of three children, and the only member of her family interested in sports. As a little 12-year-old, she started playing tape-ball and softball cricket with the boys at the Bygeval Secondary School and soon started playing for the Eastern Warriors, which practiced in Buxton. The team soon moved to Malteenoes in Georgetown, where the facilities and coaching were better.

In 1999 Indomatie joined Unity Sports Club, in her native village and two years later she made her debut for the Guyana female team, in the 2001 regional female tournament in St Vincent, when Guyana re-entered regional women’s cricket for the first time in 20 years. Though she had to miss school to go to St Vincent, she still passed 8 CXC subjects and topped her region.

A correct right-handed batsman, Indomatie started the 2001 regional tournament in St Vincent as a medium pacer but switched to off spin on the advice of more experienced players. By 2002 she was in the West Indies Female Under-23 team, as captain, but a finger injury prevented her from becoming the first Guyanese to play for the West Indies female team. (Her team-mate, medium pacer Candacy Atkins got that honour.)

Indomatie made her international debut in 2003, aged 18, as West Indies travelled to Holland to make a successful bid to qualify for the 2005 World Cup. In 2004, she toured India and Pakistan, and her 4 for 10 against Pakistan earned her a place in the West Indies World Cup squad for South Africa. She and fellow Guyanese Candacy Atkins represented the West Indies in a Women's Test match, against Pakistan, in Karachi.

In September 2003, Indomatie planned to attend the Cyril Potter College of Education to become a fully qualified math teacher.

Sometime after representing the West Indies in the Women's World Cup in South Africa in 2005, Indomatie emigrated. In 2008 she was in Bermuda, where she earned her Level 1 coaching accreditation, in 2009. In 2009 she appeared in New York and immediately created a tremendous impression on the field, with both bat and ball. She had to wait two years before representing the USA, however, to comply with an ICC eligibility rule.

By 2010 Indomatie was making a significant impact on the development of women's cricket in the USA. Representing the USA, as a player and coach, she helped the USA national women to reach the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in Bangladesh, in November 2011.

In 2011 she was a member of the Tri-State Lynx Women’s Cricket team, scoring almost 200 runs in two matches, including a spectacular 96 against the New Jersey Phoenix, and grabbing many wickets with her off-spinners.

Batting and Fielding
Team Format M I NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 SR Ct St
West Indies F TestF 1 2 0 8 5 4.00 0 0 10.66 0 0
West Indies F ODIf 10 6 2 40 15 10.00 0 0 - 2 0
Team Format Balls Mdns Runs Wkts BB Ave 4wI 5wI 10wM SRate Econ
West Indies F TestF 108 4 55 0 0-3 - - - - - 3.05
West Indies F ODIf 421 11 199 12 4-17 15.58 1 0 - 35.08 2.83