Fletcher takes four wickets as Grenada bowl out St Vincent

Grenada bowlers and fielders had a superb fight back against St Vincent and the Grenadines to dismissed the home team for 126 off 48 overs on the opening day of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Women’s 50-Over League on Thursday. In the first half of their innings St Vincent’s openers Cordel Jack and Samantha Lynch played well and added 94 on a good batting surface at Arnos Vale Playing Field 2.

However off-spinner Afy Fletcher stepped in and took four wickets to trigger a massive collapse. The Grenada captain, who has also represented the West Indies at the international level, ended with 4-30 from her 10 overs as all ten wickets fell for just 32 runs. The topscorer for St Vincent was experienced opener and captain Jack, who made the day’s highest individual score of 60 from 88 balls, with five boundaries and three big sixes.

Next door at Arnos Vale Playing Field 1, Barbados were shot out for the day’s lowest score of 99 off 46 overs against Jamaica. Teenager Kyshonna Knight topscored with 25, but the Bajans suffered from four run outs as they lost their way. Opening bowler Karla Cohen was the best with 2-15 from her five overs to start the slide.

Dominica’s bowlers also made an impressive start as they dismissed St Lucia for 118 off 39.3 overs at Stubbs. The opening bowlers Shanita Graham (3-13) and Pearl Etienne (3-26) did the early damage and they were backed up by off-spinner Anika Benjamin, who had 3-21 from 10 overs. St Lucia’s best bat was Swayline Williams, who made 38.

In the other match at Victoria Park, defending champions Trinidad and Tobago made 152 off 46.5 overs. Left-hander Stacy-Ann King topscored with 37, while last year’s MVP Britney Cooper contributed 18. For Guyana the best bowlers were Sabrina Munroe (3-19) and Tremaine Smartt (3-20).