Round 4:WICB Women’s Super 50: Jamaica exit as Barbados march into the final!!

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It was the top of the table clash between the Windward Islands and Barbados in a match reduced to 27 overs because of persistent rain. The Bajans won the toss and send the Windwards in to bat first.

Shamilia Connell, Deandra Dottin and Shakera Selman wrecked havoc on the Windwards batters accounting for 8 wickets between them. The massacre started in the second over when Connell has Swayline Williams caught for a duck. Stacy-Ann Adams was the next to go for 3 via Selman. Windwards 9/2 in the 5th over, it then became 9/3 in the next over when Connell bowled Cordel Jack for 5 and 9/4 when she had Juliana Nero caught for 0. Captain Afy Fletcher became Selman’s second wicket for 1 and Akeria Peters was Connell’s 3rd. Windward Islands reeling at 15/6 in the 10th over. But a fightback ensued by Quiana Joseph and Nerissa Crafton who scored 25 and 26 respectively taking the score to 73 before Crafton lost her wicket to Dottin. Joseph fell to Shanna Thompson and the end was near for the Windwards as they were all out for 83 from 24.3 overs.

Shamilia Connell ended with figures of 6-1-15-4, Shakera Selman had 6-2-8-2 and Deandra Dottin 4-0-16-2.

Barbados had an easy time chasing the runs however they lost 4 wickets on the way. Hayley Matthews paved the way with a solid start for the Bajans, they reached 37 before Matthews lost her wicket in the 7th over for 24, her opposing number Afy Fletcher accounting for this wicket. Kycia Knight and her twin Kyshona continued, with the total on 57, Kycia fell to Swayline Williams for 13. Dottin was the next to fall for 7 to Fletcher and Charlene Taitt 2 also to Fletcher. Kyshona stayed until the end ensuring that her team got to their target of 84 comfortably. She finished on 28 not out.

Once again Afy Fletcher was the best bowler for the Windward Islands taking 3/19 from 4.5 overs. Swayline Williams had 3-0-15-1.

Shamilia Connell of Barbados was Player of the Match. Barbados’s victory earned them a spot in the final.

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Hot on the heels of the Bajans victory were defending champions Trinidad and Tobago, who are looking to secure a spot in the final on Sunday. The Divas had to get through Jamaica, the team they defeated in last year’s final. The Jamaicans are yet to win a match in this year’s tournament, the only points they have are via a no result in the first round when the match was abandoned due to a wet outfield.

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Jamaica won the toss and sent T&T in to bat first, hoping they could unsettle the Trinis in a match reduced to 24 overs because of rain. Reniece Boyce finally rewarded the selectors for her inclusion. She and Felicia Walters posted 45 before Boyce was the first to go for 31, when she was caught by Stafanie Taylor off Vanessa Watts. Walters departed 10 runs later for 13 when she was run out by Shanel Daley. T&T then had 2 of their most experienced players at the wicket, looking formidable against the Jamaicans. Cooper smacked 2 fours on her way to 19 before Daley accounted for her wicket and King departed for 6. T&T 79/4 in the 20th over. Captain Aguilleira and Lee Ann Kirby were next in but Kirby was run out by Stafanie for 1, then Agulleira fell for 17. T&T 102/6 then became 102/7 in the 23rd over when Anisa Mohammed was run out for 0. T&T ending their 24 overs on 111/8, Rachel Vincent, back in the squad and lower down the order and Karishma Ramharack were the not out batters on 8 and 6 respectively.

Shanel Daley was the pick of the Jamaican bowlers taking 3/15 from 4 overs, followed by Captain Stafanie Taylor 2/31 from 4 overs with 1 maiden.

Jamaica thought it might have been small runs but they had another thing coming. In one of the closest games of the tournament so far, Jamaica got off to a less than ideal start. Losing opener Jodian Morgan for 4 with the score on 8. But Shanel Daley returned with the bat to partner with Rashada Williams to carry the total to 41 before Daley was bowled by Felicia Walters for 17. Williams fell 5 runs later for 15, run out by Rachel Vincent. Stafanie Taylor’s poor batting form in this tournament continued as she was bowled for 3 by Ramharack. Jamaica now 49/4 in the 14th over. Chedean Nation and Chinelle Henry then steadied the Jamaica innings, blasting the T&T bowlers without mercy. They partnered for 31 runs before Shenelle Lord snapped up Nation’s wicket for 16 in the 19th over. Vanessa Watts was bowled by Lee Ann Kirby for 1. Karishma Ramharack then spun some magic in the 21st over when she accounted for Henry for 18 and Karla Cohen for 3. Tameka Sanford was the only tailender who provided some resistance, finishing the match on 15 not out. The last 2 batters Keneshia Ferron and Neisha-Ann Waisome both fell without scoring. Jamaica all out for 103 in 22.4 overs, losing by 8 runs.

Jamaica are out of the running for this year’s tournament and will definitely need to assess what went wrong this year.

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Karishma Ramharack finished with 3/10 from 5 overs with Caneisha Isaac, Kirby, Mohammed, Walters and Lord taking 1 wicket each. Ramharack was player of the match.

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The bottom of the table clash between Guyana and the Leeward Islands was also reduced to 24 overs per side because of rain. The game itself was probably shorter than the rain break the teams had. Guyana won the toss and sent the Leewards in to bat first. Shawnisha Hector was the only Leewards batter to reach double figures, scoring 12 which included 2 fours. The rest of the team had scores that looked like a product barcode, 2 3 0 4 0 0 1 5 2 1. The Leeward Islands posted 41 all out in 17.4 overs.

Subrina Monroe was the best Guyanese bowler, taking 3/10 from 4 over, followed by Akaze Thompson with 3/14 from 4.4 overs and Tremayne Smartt with 2/8 from 6 overs.

June Ogle opened the batting for Guyana scoring 14 of the required 42 runs for victory, finishing the game not out. Shamaine Campbelle and Lashuna Toussaint scored 7 runs a piece, Katana Mentore fell for a duck and Mandy Mangru was not out with Ogle on 3. Guyana finishing on 43/3 in 15.2 overs.

Hector, Liburd and Jackson finished with 1 wicket each, bowling for the Leewards.

So it makes for a rather interesting final round robin stage, as Trinidad & Tobago and the Windward Islands are both tied for points and will be looking to securing victories on Friday to secure a spot in the final to face Barbados.

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