CALIFORNIA, Trinidad, CMC – Title-holders Jamaica crushed North Windwards to post their first win while hosts Trinidad and Tobago carved out a steady victory over Guyana, in the third round of the Regional Women’s Super50 here yesterday.
At Gilbert Park, the Jamaicans pulled off a resounding 116-run win while at Macaulay Park, the Trinidadians eased to a six-wicket verdict, to record their second win of the tournament.
Jamaica would have been the more relieved with their result, however, after losing their opener to Barbados last Thursday and then suffering a no-result against South Windwards two days later.
Sent in, Jamaica tallied 148 all out off their 47 overs with Chedean Nation and Vanessa Watts top-scoring with 28 and Chinelle Henry getting 20.
They had a shaky start when they lost West Indies players Natasha McLean for ten and Stafanie Taylor for three, to slip to 31 for two in the tenth over.
However, Nation and Watts pulled the innings around in a 47-run third-wicket stand which came from 67 deliveries. Neither batsman managed a boundary.
Chinelle Henry, batting at number five, then arrived to play a busy knock of 20 off 26 balls with three fours.
Seamer Krisani Irish was the best bowler with four for 30 while Qiana Joseph (2-18) and Swayline William (2-23) picked up two wickets apiece.
In reply, North Windwards slid to 32 all out off 16.5 overs with off-spinner Vanessa Watts wrecking the innings with four for 10 and Taylor takin three for four with her off-breaks.
Not a single batsman reached double figures with Irish’s five being the top score.
T&T, meanwhile, racked up a crucial second win to follow up their eight-wicket victory over South Windwards last week.
Winning the toss and opting to field, they reduced Guyana to 101 for eight off their 50 overs and then easily overhauled their target off 30 overs.
Opener Amanda Samaroo top-scored with 32 from off 75 deliveries with two fours, adding 31 for the second wicket with Shenelle Lord who made ten.
Off-spinner Plaffiana Millington was the best bowler with two for 41.
Earlier, Guyana made heavy weather of their innings and never really got going, despite Shemaine Campbelle’s top score of 25 and Melanie Henry’s 21.
Henry and Lashuna Toussaint (7) put on 28 for the first wicket but the partnership consumed 67 balls and set the momentum for the innings.
Off-spinner Karishma Ramharack (2-14) and slow medium Felicia Walters (2-22) finished with two wickets apiece.