Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – April 29, 2017 –Unbeaten Barbados and defending champions Trinidad and Tobago will clash in the 2017 WICB Regional Super 50 Women’s Cricket tournament Finals, at the Arnos Vale sports complex in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, on Sunday 30th April.
Barbados vs. Leeward Islands
Barbados who had booked their spot in the Finals since Wednesday, continued on their winning streak with an easy 8 wickets win over the Leeward Islands. The Leeward Islands’ miserable tournament ended as they could only manage 65 all out in 27.2 overs. Only Saneldo Willett got into double figures with 13. Hayley Matthews bagged 6 for 16 from 7.2 overs while Shamilia Connell moved to twelve wickets in the tournament, taking 2 for 12 in 8 overs. It was the Hayley Matthews show, as she struck six boundaries and a six in her 31 balls 43, to smashed her team to 71 for two in 10.3. Deandra Dottin also added 15 not out to take Barbados to their fifth straight victory.
Trinidad & Tobago vs. Windward Islands
At the Arnos Vale sports complex, defending champions Trinidad and Tobago had the better of host Windward Islands, with an eight-wicket victory. The Windward Islanders squandered a good start, being placed at 92 for 4 in 34th over, to be dismissed for 121 in 47.2 overs. Julianna Nero 25 and Roylin Cooper 20 were their principal scorers. Lee Ann Kirby 3 for 17 from 10 overs, Karishma Ramharack 2 for 17 in 10 overs and Kamara Ragoobar 2 for 20 from 7.2 overs restricted the Windward Islands scoring. In reply, an unbeaten 98 runs 3rd wicket partnership between Stacy Ann King with a polished 58 not out and Felicia Walters 40 not out, guided the defending champions to Sunday’s Finals. Quiana Joseph took both wickets to fall, taking 2 for 30 bowling for the Windward Islands.
Guyana vs. Jamaica
The last preliminary game played at Park Hill playing field saw a big 112 runs victory for Jamaica over Guyana. Powered by the tournament’s highest individual score to date, 89 by West Indies skipper, Stafanie Taylor, Jamaica amassed 188 all out in 50 overs. Tameka Sanford also contributed an important 31, as the both shared a 7th wicket partnership that rescued the Jamaicans, who were reeling at 66 for 6 in the 24th over. Subrina Monroe bowled impressively taking 6 for 24 in 8 overs while Tremayne Smartt and Akaze Thompson picked up 2 for 27 and 2 for 45 respectively. The Jamaicans were also on the point in the field, as they strangled the scoring of the Guyanese who were dismissed for 76. In 30.3 overs. Chedean Nation picked up 4 for 20 and Chinelle Henry 2 for 17.
The stage is now set for the big Finals that will start at 9:30am at the Arnos Vale Sports complex, bringing together Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago.