match report
Leeward Islands upset defending champions Barbados in T20 Blaze opener

Leeward Islands upset defending champions Barbados in T20 Blaze opener

The Leeward Islands provided an opening round upset when they defeated defending champions Barbados in match 1 of the T20 Blaze at Warner Park in St. Kitts. This is their first ever win in the T20 Blaze.

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Batting first, the Leeward posted a defendable total of 139/7 from their 20 overs thanks a fiery 67 off 52 deliveries from Reniece Boyce. Boyce struck six fours and four sixes as the rest of the batter failed to follow her blistering knock. Barbados youngster NaiJanni Cumberbatch mowed through the Leewards batter, finishing with 4/9 from her four overs.

In their reply, a half-century from Kyshona Knight along with 37 from her twin and skipper Kycia and 23 from Aaliyah Alleyne were not enough to take Barbados to a win. Three ducks from Zaliya Campbell, Trishan Holder and NaiJanni Cumberbatch hindererd their team chase the target. 2/18 from Rozel Liburd and economical bowling from the Leewards bowlers restricted Barbados to 127/5 in their 20 overs.

Reniece Boyce

Trinidad and Tobago Red Force Divas carried over into the T20 Blaze their abysmal performance in the CG United Women’s Super50 Cup. They were bowled out for 66 in 18.3 overs by Guyana. Shunelle Sawh 15 and 14 from Steffie Soogrim were the top scorers for the Red Force Divas as Plaffiana Millington spun a web over the batters. Millington finished with figures of 4/5 in 3.3 overs. Guyana took 11 overs to reach their 67-run target to finish on 67/3. Shabika Gajnabi top-scored with 24 not out and captain Shemaine Campbelle made 19. Briana Harricharan had the best bowling figures for Red Force Divas of 1/6.

Plaffiana Millington

Newly crowned CG United Women’s Super50 Cup champions Jamaica opened their T20 Blaze campaign with a 7-wicket victory over the Windward Islands.

Qiana Joseph led the batting for the Windwards with 56 off 55 deliveries and 37 from the in-form Jannillea Glasgow as the Windwards posted 117/5 in their 20 overs. Bowling for Jamaica, Chedean Nation had the best figures of 3/19. Dropped catches and poor fielding costed the Windwards a fight to defend the low total. Rashada Williams 52 took the game away from the Windwards, along with 19 from Natasha McLean. Zaida James picked up 2/16 and Afy Fletcher 1/21.

Rashada Williams

Round 2 on Tuesday March 19 sees Windward Islands vs Barbados at 10am, Leeward Islands vs Trinidad and Tobago at 2:30pm and Jamaica vs Guyana at 7pm.

Fans can follow every game from their mobile devices, computers, or connected TVs, as every T20 Blaze match will be broadcasted on RUSH Sports in the Caribbean. Matches will also be streamed live with ball-by-ball commentary on the Windies Cricket YouTube channel and live ball-by-ball scoring on the live Match Centre.

CWI T20 Blaze (all matches played at Warner Park)

Round 1: Sunday 17 March

Leeward Islands vs Barbados – 10am- Leewards won by 12 runs

Trinidad & Tobago Divas vs Guyana – 2:30:pm- Guyana won by 7 wickets

Jamaica vs Windward Islands– 7pm- Jamaica won by 7 wickets

Round 2: Tuesday 19 March

Windward Islands vs Barbados – 10am

Leeward Islands vs Trinidad & Tobago Divas – 2:30pm

Jamaica vs Guyana – 7pm

Round 3: Thursday 21 March

Trinidad & Tobago Divas vs Windward Islands – 10am

Jamaica vs Barbados – 2:30pm

Guyana vs Leeward Islands – 7pm

Round 4: Saturday 23 March

Jamaica vs Trinidad & Tobago Divas – 10am

Guyana vs Barbados – 2:30pm

Leeward Islands vs Windward Islands – 7pm

Round 5: Monday 25 March

Windward Islands vs Guyana – 10am

Leeward Islands vs Jamaica – 2:30pm

Trinidad & Tobago Divas vs Barbados – 7pm