Regional Women’s Tournamnet 2016…..Guyana eye final after whipping Leewards

Guyana Women vaulted to the top of the standings after they brushed aside Leeward Islands by nine wickets, in another rain-hit day of the Regional Women’s Championship here Wednesday.

In a low-scoring contest at Everest – the only game possible in the fourth round – the Leewards were dismissed for 43 off 15 overs and the hosts cruised to their target off 10 overs, to complete and uncomplicated win.

Sent in, the Leewards never came to grips with the Guyana attack and struggled from the outset. Amanda Edwards, batting at number nine, was the only batsman in double figures with 13.

Spinner Plaffiana Millington finished with three wickets for five runs while Akaze Thompson supported with two for seven.

In reply, Guyana lost opener Melanie Henry for two with the score on nine in the fourth over but West Indies player Shemaine Campbell stroked an unbeaten 17 in a 34-run, unbroken second wicket stand with opener Latoya Smith, 15 not out, to get their side home.

The victory lifted Guyana to 11 points, one clear of Trinidad and Tobago, ahead of Friday’s final round of the competition.

Barbados have nine points, Windward Islands have eight points while Jamaica and the Leewards both have six.

Rain, which has wrecked the three previous rounds, allowed no play at Enterprise where Barbados Women were set to take on the Windwards and at Enmore, where T&T were scheduled to battle Jamaica.

Each team were awarded two points for the no-result.

The top placed team and the second placed finisher will clash in Sunday’s final.

(Taken from windiescricket.com)