CALIFORNIA, Trinidad (CMC) – Title-holders Jamaica crushed North Windwards to post their first win while hosts Trinidad and Tobago carved out a steady victory over Guyana, in the third round of the Regional Women’s Super50 Cricket here yesterday.
At Gilbert Park, the Jamaicans pulled off a resounding 116-run win while at Macaulay Park, the Trinidadians eased to a six-wicket verdict, to record their second win of the tournament.
Jamaica would have been the more relieved with their result, however, after losing their opener to Barbados last Thursday and then suffering a no-result against South Windwards two days later.
Sent in, Jamaica tallied 148 all out off their 47 overs with Chedean Nation and Vanessa Watts top-scoring with 28 and Chinelle Henry getting 20.
They had a shaky start when they lost West Indies players Natasha McLean for ten and Stafanie Taylor for three, to slip to 31 for two in the tenth over.
However, Nation and Watts pulled the innings around in a 47-run third-wicket stand which came from 67 deliveries. Neither batter managed a boundary.
Chinelle Henry, batting at number five, then arrived to play a busy knock of 20 off 26 balls with three fours. Seamer Krisani Irish was the best bowler with four for 30 while Qiana Joseph (2-18) and Swayline William (2-23) picked up two wickets apiece.
In reply, North Windwards slid to 32 all out off 16.5 overs with off-spinner Vanessa Watts wrecking the innings with four for 10 and Taylor taking three for four with her off-breaks.
Not a single batsman reached double figures with Irish’s five being the top score.
T&T, meanwhile, racked up a crucial second win to follow up their eight-wicket victory over South Windwards last week.
Winning the toss and opting to field, they reduced Guyana to 101 for eight off their 50 overs and then easily overhauled their target off 30 overs.
Opener Amanda Samaroo top-scored with 32 from off 75 deliveries with two fours, adding 31 for the second wicket with Shenelle Lord who made ten.Off-spinner Plaffiana Millington was the best bowler with two for 41.
Earlier, Guyana made heavy weather of their innings and never really got going, despite Shemaine Campbelle’s top score of 25 and Melanie Henry’s 21.
Henry and Lashuna Toussaint (7) put on 28 for the first wicket but the partnership consumed 67 balls and set the momentum for the innings.
Off-spinner Karishma Ramharack (2-14) and slow medium Felicia Walters (2-22) were the wicket-takers.
Barbados Innings: 212/8 (50 Over). Kyshona Knight 42, Kycia Knight 36, Shakera Selman 25*, Shaquana Quintyne 25; Cordel Jack 10-0-35-2, Stacy Ann Adams 8-0-39-2, Shavorne Clarke 9-0-47-2, Afy Fletcher 10-0-24-1.
South Windward Islands Innings: 110/9 (50 Overs). Cordel Jack 29, Afy Fletcher 15, Juliana Nero 13, Anisha Thomas 7; Shakera Selman 8-2-14-3, Keila Elliot 10-1-27-2, Shamelia Connell 10-5-15-1, Shaquana Quintyne 10-2-18-1.
Jamaica Innings: 148 All Out (47 Overs). Chedean Nation 28, Vanessa Watts 28, Chinelle Henry 20, Natasha McLean+ 10; Krisani Irish 10-1-30-4, Qiana Joseph 8-1-18-2, Swayline William 10-2-23-2, Nicole St Prix 7-1-25-1.
North Windward Islands Innings: 32 All Out (16.5 Overs). Krisani Irish 5, Gem Eloi 4, Yasmine St Ange* 2, Ashlene Edward+ 2; Vanessa Watts 7-0-10-4, Stafanie Taylor 3.5-0-4-3, Karla Cohen 5-0-14-2, Natasha McLean 1-0-4-0.
Guyana Innings: 101/8 (50 Overs). Shemaine Campbelle 25, Melanie Henry+ 21, Tremayne Smartt* 7, Kavita Yadram 7; Karishma Ramharack 10-3-14-2, Felicia Walters 10-1-22-2, Stacy-Ann King 4-2-6-1, Anisa Mohammed 10-0-24-1.
T&T Red Force Divas Innings: 107/4 (30 Overs). Amanda Samaroo 32, Stacy-Ann King 16*, Merissa Aguilleira*+ 14, Shenelle Lord 10; Plaffiana Millington 10-2-41-2, Erva Giddings 5-0-15-1, Subrina Munroe 8-0-19-0, Tremayne Smartt 5-0-18-0.