Guyana, Grenada record crushing wins
Roseau, Dominica - There were crushing wins for Guyana and Dominica in Round 2 of the Group Stage in the Regional Women's Super50 Tournament today across four venues on the island of Dominica.
Guyana easily saw off St Vincent and the Grenadines while Dominica brushed aside Grenada. Jamaica had to come from behind to see off St Lucia while rain frustrated both T&T and Barbados at Grandbay.
GROUP B GUYANA v ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES AT WINDSOR PARK: Half-centuries from West Indies Women's cricketers, Tremayne Smartt and Shemaine Campbell helped Guyana defeat St Vincent & the Grenadines by 158 runs.
Though Guyana were struggling at 51/4 after 16.1 overs, both Smartt and Campbell met in a 104-run partnership that swung the match Guyana's way. Campbell hit 56 runs from 72 balls while Smartt struck 59 runs from 60 balls. Campbell's knock included four boundaries and two sixes while Smartt struck seven fours and a six.
The Vincentians lost captain and West Indies Women's cricketer, Juliana Nero for just three runs when Smartt her Leg Before. Things only got worst from there as St Vincent and the Grenadines were skittled out for just 34 runs in 19.1 overs. Erva Giddings finished with 6-16.
Guyana Innings: 192 All Out (44.1 Overs). Tremayne Smart 59, Shemaine Campbell 56, Erva Giddings 15, June Ogle 9; Stacy Adams 10-1-21-4, Shevorne Clarke 8.1-1-34-2, Latoya Providence 8-0-34-1, Samantha Lynch 6-1-14-0.
St Vincent & The Grenadines Innings: 34 All Out (19.1 Overs). Shevorne Clarke 14, Stacey Ann Adams 7, Julianna Nero 3, Samantha Lynch 2; Erva Giddings 9-1-16-6, Tremayne Smart 10-2-18-2, Phaffiana Millington 0.1-0-0-1.
GROUP A DOMINICA v GRENADA AT BOTANICAL GARDENS: Grenada limped to a crucial win over Dominica but the batting troubles of both teams continued today.
After being put in to bat first, Dominica collapsed to just 39 all out in 21.5 overs. No batter went into double figures with Kimara Sabaroche top scoring for Dominica with six runs while opener Annica Andrew scored four.
Afy Fletcher led the destruction for the Grenadians, taking 6-8 from just under five overs. In the chase, Krisani Irish made things difficult for the visitors, taking 4-19 early on to start a panic in the Grenadian batting line-up.
However, Afy Fletcher stood up with the bat as well, scoring 25 runs from 23 balls before being run out. The crucial knock took the visitors within touching distance of victory and they were able to wrap up a five-wicket win eventually.
Dominica Innings: 39 All Out (21.5 Overs). Kimara Sabaroche 6, Annica Andrew 4, Rosilia Registe 3, Talima Ismael 2; Afy Fletcher 4.5-0-8-6, Akeira Peters 5-1-8-2, Rackel Williams 4-1-7-2, Lena Peters 3-1-5-0.
Grenada Innings: 40/5 (12.1 Overs). Afy Fletcher 25, Anisha Thomas 4, Debbie-Ann Lewis 3, Afya Campbell 1; Krisani Irish 6-0-19-4, Pearl Ettienne 4-1-9-0, Annica Andrew 2.1-0-11-0.
GROUP A TRINIDAD & TOBAGO v BARBADOS AT GENEVA PLAYING FIELD: Rain disappointed and forced an abandonment of Group As top of the table clash with Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.
Both teams would have been eyeing to pull away from the other but all they were greeted with was a wet outfield at Geneva Playing Field. There wasn't rain on Saturday, however, persistent rainfall a day before left the outfield soggy and damp.
Though the sun was present for most of the day in Dominica, it could not dry up the damp spots at the Geneva Playing Field. A delayed start saw the umpires postponing an inspection until 1pm Eastern Caribbean Time, then thereafter postponing it again. Eventually, the match was abandoned.