Poor batting effort leaves Windies Women with heavy loss

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – West Indies Women produced a miserable batting effort to collapse to a heavy 112-run defeat to England Women in the third One-Day International of the five-match series at Sabina Park here yesterday.

Chasing 221 for victory in the first of the ICC Women’s Championship matches, only opener Shaquana Quintyne (21) and all-rounder Deandra Dottin (20) made it past 20 and they were just two of three in double figures, as the hosts crashed to 108 all out off 35.4 overs.

There were 35 for one in the 13th over but dramatically lost their last nine wickets for 73 runs with seamers Jenny Gunn (2-8) and Laura Marsh (2-31), along with left-arm spinner Alex Hartley (2-25) all taking two wickets each.

Lauren Winfield played each ball on its merit during her topscore of 79 which came off 111 balls.
Lauren Winfield played each ball on its merit during her topscore of 79 which came off 111 balls.

The defeat left West Indies 2-1 down in the series following last week’s games at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium but more significantly, saw them unable to pick up the precious ICC Championship points which go towards qualification for next year’s Cricket World Cup in England. Opting to bat first, the visitors were lifted to 220 all out off 49.5 overs by half-centuries from opener Lauren Winfield and Natalie Sciver.

The right-handed Winfield stroked 79 off 111 balls with four fours while Sciver, another right-hander, gathered 58 off 72 deliveries with three fours and a six.

England were 24 for two in the eighth over when Winfield led the recovery, adding 48 for the third wicket with captain Heather Knight (22) and a further 95 for the fourth with Sciver.

The in-form pair of leg-spinner Afy Fletcher (2-32) and seamer Dottin (2-45) picked up two wickets apiece.

West Indies Women then lost Hayley Matthews cheaply for five with the score on 15 in the seventh over before Quintyne and captain Stafanie Taylor put on 20 for the second wicket.

Natalie Sciver, who made 58 when England batted,   sends down a delivery under the eye of umpire Nigel Duguid during the third One-day International between West Indies Women and England Women yesterday at Sabina Park. Photo by WICB Media/Athelstan Bellamy
Natalie Sciver, who made 58 when England batted, sends down a delivery under the eye of umpire Nigel Duguid during the third One-day International between West Indies Women and England Women yesterday at Sabina Park.
Photo by WICB Media/Athelstan Bellamy

The enterprising Taylor had scored nine runs when she was bowled by Gunn in the 13th over and when Quintyne followed after facing  54 balls and hitting one four, the hosts were stumbling at 47 for three in the 17th over.

In the very next over, Merissa Aguilleira was run out without scoring with just one run added and wickets tumbled to leave the Windies Women on 69 for six.

A 25-run, seventh wicket stand between Shemaine Campbelle (18) and Stacy-Ann King (8) – the best of the innings – only served to delay the inevitable and once they were separated, England Women easily cleaned up the tail.

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