St Vincent beat Jamaica by 31 runs to reach Women's League final

Kingstown, St Vincent: St Vincent and the Grenadines defeated Jamaica by 31 runs to reach the final of the West Indies Cricket Board's Women's 50-Over League at Arnos Vale Playing Field 2, on Monday. The home side made just 128 off their 50 overs but bounced back to bowl out the highly-fancied Jamaicans for just 97. The star player for the home side was Sheree-Ann John, who made a brave 24 not out and then took two wickets with her medium-pace, to take the Player-of-the-Match award.

She picked up the key wicket of Stafanie Taylor, the world-rated Jamaica captain, who was caught behind for 14 as the visitors slipped to 52-6 at one stage. Left-hander Shanel Daley tried to repair the damage by spanking 36 but she got little support. The next best score was 21 from Karla Cohen at the bottom of the order. The Vincentians will now await the winner of the other semi-final between Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago to see who they will face in Wednesday’s final at 10 am (9 am Jamaica Time).