Arnos Vale, St. Vincent – April 24, 2017 – Consistent performances by Barbados, the Windward Islands and defending champions Trinidad and Tobago, makes for a mouth watering last two rounds of preliminary matches on Wednesday 26th and Friday 28th April, as the Cricket West Indies Regional Super 50 tournament continues in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
All three tournament leaders were in fine form on Monday, as they chalked up contrasting wins.
Trinidad and Tobago vs. Leeward Islands
At the Arnos Vale Sports Complex, defending champions Trinidad and Tobago were in no mood to waste time, as they wrapped up their game against the Leeward Islands by the designated lunch time break. The Leeward Islands struggled through their innings and were shot out for 76 in 28.3 overs. The chief destroyers of the Leeward Islands innings was Anisa Mohammed who took her tally of wickets on the tournament to 10, with figures of 4 for 18 from 8.3 overs. Karishma Ramharack and Caniesha Isaac also continued to impress with figures of 2 for 10 and 2 for 26 respectively. The Trinidadian made haste in achieving their victory target, as they rushed to 79 for 2 in just 10.4 overs, with contributions coming from Britney Cooper 27, Stacy Ann King 19 and Felicia Walters 18 not out.
Barbados vs Guyana
Barbados stayed unbeaten as they eye a place in the tournament’s final, when they made it three wins from as many matches, with a 42 runs win over Guyana at the Park Hill playing field. Barbados who were inserted made 145 all out in 44.3 overs. Deandra Dottin came good with the bat making a patient 47 off 85 balls, while Shakera Selma and Hayley Matthews add 30 and 20 respectively to the total. Tremayne Smartt had a good day with the ball for the Guyanese taking 3 for 15 from 10 overs, while Erva Giddings took 2 for 22 and Subrina Monroe picked up 2 for 36. Guyana in reply could only manage 104 all out in 39.4 overs. Shamaine Campbell’s 25 and Tremayne Smartt 16 were their principal scorers. Shamilia Connell 4 for 16 from 8 overs, Aaliyah Allene 3 for 13 from 7.4 overs and Keila Elliot 2 for 35 haulted the the progress of the ladies from the land of many rivers.
Jamaica vs. Windward Islands
The host Windward Islands continued their impressive run with their third consecutive win of the tournament, this time against the struggling Jamaicans, at the Sion Hill playing field. The ladies from reggae land were invited to bat first, but their batting once again failed, as they were dismissed for 84 in 35.2 overs. Captain of the Windward Islands, Afy Fletcher led the way with the outstanding figures of 7 for 13 in 9.2 overs, the tournament best returns to date. The target was small but the Jamaica did not give up hope, as the Windward Islands fell from 53 for 2 to 84 for 8, before they attained the winning run one ball later. Fletcher had a good alround performance as she scored 23, the same as Swayline Williams. Third change bowler of the day Chedean Nation 3 for 19 from 9 overs and Venessa Watts 2 for 25 from 10 overs, sent flutters through the Windwards Islands camp, as they threatened to pull a remarkable defense of their low score.
Wednesday‘ match ups will be decisive. The two unbeaten teams, Barbados and Windward Islands will go head to head at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex in what is expected to be a nail bitting encounter. Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago square off with Jamaica at Park Hill, as they both seek another win. Trinidad and Tobago will keep their chances alive for a Finals berth with a win. The third games scheduled for the 26th will bring together Guyana and Leeward Islands at Sion Hill playing field, as both teams look for their first victory of the tournament.