T&T defeat Guyana by 5 wickets

-Barbados, Jamaica secure first round wins

Shemaine Campbelle smashes a six in Guyana’s losing cause. (Orlando Charles photo)

Guyana were condemned to a five wicket defeat at the hands of Trinidad and Tobago while Barbados and Jamaica registered victories over Leeward Islands and Windward Islands respectively in the opening round of the Cricket West Indies Colonial Medical Insurance Women’s T20 Blaze at the National Stadium, Providence yesterday.

In the second match of the day, Guyana won the toss and elected to bat first, posting a fighting 157-4 in their allotted overs. However, a horrendous bowling display by the hosts allowed Trinidad to reach 161-5 in 18.4 overs.

Once again, Guyana was fetched on the back of Shemaine Campbelle who smashed an unbeaten 54-ball 77. The West Indies batter smashed six fours and three sixes including a 24-run final over from Karishma Ramharack after being dropped on 39 on a marvelous attempted relay catch on the boundary between Britney Cooper and Shania Abdool, as well as on 42 at point…..

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