Shemaine Altia Campbelle, born on October 14, 1992, is a remarkable cricketer hailing from Guyana, known for her versatile skills as an all-rounder and an occasional wicket-keeper. She has made significant contributions both on the international stage, representing the West Indies, and in domestic cricket, where she plays for Guyana and Guyana Amazon Warriors.
One of Campbelle’s most notable achievements is being the first and only woman cricketer to score a century in an ODI while batting at number 7 or lower. She also holds the record for the highest score by a batswoman in a Women’s ODI innings when batting in the 7th position or lower, an impressive 105 not out.
What sets Campbelle apart is not only her batting prowess but also her leadership qualities. At just 19 years and 338 days old, she became the youngest captain to play in a WT20I match, demonstrating her maturity and cricketing acumen from a young age.
Campbelle’s journey in international cricket has been highlighted by her contribution to the West Indies’ victorious ICC Women’s World T20 campaign in 2016. Her performances earned her recognition, and in October 2018, Cricket West Indies (CWI) awarded her a women’s contract for the 2018–19 season, solidifying her status as a key player in the team.
Her international journey continued as she was named in the West Indies’ squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament. Campbelle’s consistency and commitment to the sport led to her inclusion in the squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia, where she reached a milestone by playing her 100th WT20I match during the opening game against Thailand.
In May 2021, Shemaine Campbelle’s dedication was further recognized when she was awarded a central contract from Cricket West Indies, a testament to her continuous growth and contribution to women’s cricket.
Campbelle’s journey in international cricket continues to evolve as she was named in the West Indies team for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier tournament in Zimbabwe. Her presence in the team is anticipated to be a valuable asset as they aim for success in the prestigious tournament.
Looking ahead, Shemaine Altia Campbelle remains a crucial figure in women’s cricket, and her inclusion in the West Indies team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand reaffirms her status as a key player, ready to make a significant impact on the global stage once again.