Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – April 22, 2017 – Barbados and the Windward Islands notched up their second consecutive win, while defending champions Trinidad and Tobago joined the winners row, when the second round of matches in the Cricket West Indies Regional Women’s Super 50 tournament were played on Saturday, April 22, 2017.
Barbados Vs Jamaica
Barbados romped to a seven wicket win over Jamaica at the Arnos Vale playing field. The Barbadian bowling unit continued to be outstanding, as they strangled the Jamaicans who were dismissed for 87 in 34.1 overs. Only Chedean Nation 17 and Rashada Williams 14 showed any resistance with the bat, as Deandra Dottin 4 for 24 from 7 overs, Shakera Selman 2 for 17 from 10 overs and Keila Elliot 2 for 9 from 2.1 overs, proved almost unplayable for most parts.
In reply, Barbados took 23.3 overs and lost three wickets in getting to their winning score of 89. Barbados’ reply was powered by an unbothered 73 ball 56 not out from West Indies star Hayley Matthew. Matthew’ unbeaten half century was decorated with ten boundaries.
Windward Islands Vs Leeward Islands
The host Windward Islands amassed the highest total of the tournament so far, 179 all out in 41.1 overs, which propelled them to a 75 runs win over the Leeward Islands at the Park Hill playing field. The Windward Islands total hinged around Cordel Jack’s 37, skipper Afy Fletcher 29 and a mammoth 48 extras. Shawnisha Hector 3 for 29, Rozel Liburd 3 for 39 and Amanda Edwards 2 for 24 all got amongst the wickets for the Leeward Islands.
The Leeward Islands were in early trouble, with two wickets down for a solitary run, and then 29 for 5, from which they never recovered, as they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals. They were finally dismissed for 104 in 36.2 overs. Amanda Edwards scored 21. An impressive spell of 4 for 35 from Quiana Joseph and 3 for 23 by Afy Fletcher, did the damage for the Windward Islands.
Trinidad and Tobago Vs Guyana
At the Sion Hill playing field, status quo was restored as the defending champions Trinidad and Tobago got back to familiar ground, in recording a six wicket win over Guyana. Guyana has a disastrous start when they were reduced to 15 for 4 after 11 overs, as Caneisha Isaac ripped through the Guyanese top order, ending with the sterling figures of 4 for 22 from 8 over.
Lashuna Toussaint 16, Tremayne Smartt 15 and Subrina Monroe 14, attempted to take their team’s total to some respectability, however Anisa Mohammed 3 for 15 from 9 overs and Karishma Ramharack 2 for 4 from 4.4 overs, gave excellent support to Isaac in Trinidad and Tobago’s bowling effort.
The defending champions had an early scare and were at one point 13 for 2 in the seventh over, in pursuit of their target, before captain Merissa Aguilleira steadied the ship and steered it home with an unbeaten 30. Felicia Walters and Stacy Ann King also added 15 not out and 18 respectively, as Trinidad and Tobago got up to 84 for 4 in 29.3 overs. Subrina Monroe 2 for 17 and Erva Giddings 2 for 25 were Guyana’s best bowlers.
The tournament will reach its mid point on Monday 24th April when Barbados takes on Guyana at the Park Hill playing field, the Windward Islands clash with Jaimaica at the Sion Hill playing field and Trinidad and Tobago square off with the Leeward Islands at the Arnos Vale Sports Conplex.
Stats for the tournament is available at the link above Women Super 50.