Barbados down Jamaica, SVG also win
St George's, Grenada - The first round of matches in the Regional Women's Twenty20 entailed four matches across two venues on the island of Grenada.
Here are the details Post Round I:
AT PROGRESS PARK - Barbados v Jamaica (9:30AM)
Barbados edged a low-scoring match against recently crown Regional Women's Super50 champions, Jamaica to kick off their Regional Twenty20 tournament campaign with a victory. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, opener, Kycia Knight was the lone highlight for the Bajans.
The Barbadians constantly lost wickets and were setback in their bid to set a competitive total. Kycia Knight was the only batter to get into double figures, scoring a patient 31 runs from 58 balls. And even she had to work hard, running all of her runs.
The highest other score of the innings was jointly shared by her sister, Kyshonna Knight and Pamela Levine, who both made eight. Chedean Nation grabbed 3-17 from her four overs as the Bajans were restricted to 70/9 from their 20 overs.
But the Jamaican batters would not do much better. They fell to 24/3 early on and failed to recover. Chinelle Henry top scored for the Regional Super50 champions with 21. She struck one four. Chedean Nation and Jodi Ann Morgan both made ten. Shanna Thompson, Deandra Dottin and Danielle Small all took two wickets as the Bajans restricted Jamaica to 65 all out in 19.5 overs. Barbados won by 15 runs.
Barbados Innings: 70/9 (20 Overs)
Kycia Knight 31, Kyshonna Knight 8, Pamela Levine 8
Jamaica Bowling: Chedean Nation 4-0-17-3, Stafanie Taylor 4-0-13-1, Karla Cohen 4-0-13-1
Jamaica Innings: 65 All Out (19.5 Overs)
Chinelle Henry 21, Chedean Nation 10, Jodi Ann 10
Barbados Bowling: Shanna Thompson 4-0-15-2, Deandra Dottin 4-0-11-2, Danielle Small 2.5-0-16-2
Barbados won by 15 runs (Toss: Barbados)
AT TANTEEN - St Vincent & the Grenadines v St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines dismissed St Lucia easily in Round I of the Regional Women's Twenty20. SVG won the toss and elected to field first, and heaped a lot of pressure on the St Lucian batters early on. At one point, the St Lucians were 20/3.
They never full recovered and it was left to Number 9 batter, Julia Simon, to hit 20 runs from 23 balls at the end to propel the scoring. She had two fours in her knock. Nerissa Crafton also chipped in with 19. But the St Lucians never fully recovered from their poor start.
Leading the destruction with the ball for SVG were Latoya Providence (3-18) and Sheree Ann John (3-15). St Lucia were restricted to 85/8 from their 20 overs. In response, SVG made light work of getting to their total, losing just the wicket of Latoya Providence for 18. But her fellow opening partner, captain Juliana Nero led the charge to victory.
Nero struck seven fours in her unbeaten knock of 56, batting some 45 balls. Terisha Lavia stayed with her skipper to the end, finishing on eight. Nicole St Prix had just the one wicket for the St Lucians, finishing with 1-15 from her four overs. SVG got to their target with over four overs to spare.
St Lucia Innings: 85/8 (20 Overs)
Julia Simon 20, Nerissa Crafton 19, Paulina Francis 14
St Vincent & the Grenadines Bowling: Latoya Providence 4-0-18-3, Sheree Ann John 4-0-15-3
St Vincent & the Grenadines Innings: 88/1 (15.4 Overs)
Juliana Nero 56*, Latoya Providence 18, Terisha Lavia 8*
St Lucia Bowling: Nicole St Prix 4-0-15-1, Teadie Crowford 4-0-16-0, Chemika Abraham 4-1-20-0
St Vincent & the Grenadines won by 9 wickets (Toss: St Vincent & the Grenadines)
AT TANTEEN - Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago
Guyana's bowlers kept things tight and offered few boundaries to the Trinidad & Tobago batters to open their Regional Women's Twenty20 campaign with a convincing 27-run win. After being sent in to bat, the Guyanese batters got off to a solid start, forming good partnerships.
Shemaine Campbell top scored with 37 while June Ogle made 29 and Tremayne Smartt chipped in with 25. Campbell's knock came in just 27 balls, and she struck five fours in her 36-minute stay at the crease. Ogle was the one though that gave the innings a good start at the top of the order, striking her 29 runs from 40 balls. At the end, Smartt finished off the innings on a high, smashing 25 runs from just 12 balls. She hit two fours and a six as Guyana ended on 127/4 from their 20 overs.
The Trinis' chase got off to a bad start as they were quickly reduced to 19/3 in less than four overs. Erva Giddings did most of the damage at the top of the order striking two huge blows. Shenelle Lord though fought back for T&T with a valiant 31 from 36 balls. He knock included four boundaries. Britney Cooper provided some stability in the middle-order getting to 21, but she couldn't carry on. The Trinis lost wickets regularly and were restricted to 100/9 from their 20 overs.
Guyana Innings: 127/4 (20 Overs)
Shemaine Campbell 37, June Ogle 29, Tremayne Smartt 25
Trinidad & Tobago Bowling: Kirbyina Alexander 4-0-30-2, Alisa Mohammed 3-1-22-1
Trinidad & Tobago Innings: 100/9 (20 Overs)
Shenelle Lord 31, Britney Cooper 21, Kirbyina Alexander 9
Guyana Bowling: Erva Giddings 4-0-22-4, Tremayne Smartt 4-1-12-2, Plaffiana Millington 3-0-16-1
Guyana won by 27 runs (Toss: Trinidad & Tobago)
AT PROGRESS PARK - Dominica v Grenada
Grenada put in a good allround performance to dominate Dominica in the first round of matches in the Regional Women's Twenty20. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the top three batters did most of the work for the hosts.
Opener, Anisha Thomas got the innings going with a patient 39 from 63 balls. She played the anchor role through the innings. In her knock, she struck two boundaries. But around her, fellow batters fired, like her opening partner, Rachel Cyrus. Cyrus hit 26 runs from 24 balls to get the innings going. Her knock included three fours and a six. Afy Fletcher also chipped in with 17.
The visitors were slow out the blocks in their chase, being reduced to 9/3 before the Powerplay ended. Annica Andrew propped up the innings with a patient 27 runs from 52 balls. But she soon had to retire hurt. Pearl Etienne and Rosilia Registe chipped in with 16 and 10 respectively but the Dominicans just couldn't get the ball away. They were well short at the end of 20 overs, finishing on 76/6, and losing by 40 runs.
Grenada Innings: 116/7 (20 Overs)
Anisha Thomas 39, Rachel Cyrus 26, Afy Fletcher 17
Dominica Bowling: Bian Abraham 3-0-14-3, Pearl Etienne 4-0-21-2, Annica Andrew 4-0-24-1
Dominica Innings: 76/6 (20 Overs)
Annica Andrew 27, Pearl Etienne 16, Rosilia Registe 10
Grenada Bowling: Rackel Williams 4-1-12-2, Aria Fortune 2-0-10-2, Debbie Ann Lewis 4-0-10-1
Grenada won by 40 runs (Toss: Grenada)
Points Standing Post Round I: