Jamaica storm into final with big win in Regional Women's Super50
CALIFORNIA, Trinidad (CMC):
Jamaica qualified for tomorrow's final against Barbados, after defeating Guyana by 86 runs in the fifth and final round of the Regional Women's Super50 at Gilbert Park in California, Trinidad, here yesterday.
The Jamaicans were led by a brilliant all-round performance from Stafanie Taylor. The West Indies opening batter slammed a top score of 63 in her team's 210 for five. Taylor received solid support from Natasha McLean, who hammered 53, and Chinelle Henry, who hit an unbeaten 35.
The versatile Taylor then returned to claim two for 21, as her team restricted the Guyanese to 114 for nine off 33.3 overs.
JAMAICA 210 for five of 50 overs (Stafanie Taylor 63, Natasha McLean 53, Chinelle Henry 35 not out; Erva Giddings 2-57). GUYANA 114 for nine from 33.3 overs (Tremaine Smartt 33, Shemaine Campbell 27; Vanessa Watts 2-34, Stafanie Taylor 2-21, Roshana Outar 2-7).
The result was perfect for Jamaica, as Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago played to a tie in their match at the National Cricket Centre in Couva, Trinidad.
Barbados inched up to 18 points and topped the preliminaries, with Jamaica finishing second with 16 points, as Trinidad and Tobago slipped from second position as they finished on 14 points in third by virtue of the tied match against Barbados.
Scores: BARBADOS 204 for six from 50 overs (Hayley Matthews 90, Deandra Dottin 58; Kirbyina Alexander 2-25); TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 116 for seven from 20 overs (Stacy-Ann King 35, Britney Cooper 26;Deandra Dottin 2-25).
Meanwhile, South Windwards defeated North Windwards by six wickets, in a match of academic interest.
Victory lifted South Windwards to fourth position on 10 points, while Guyana remained on seven points to finish fifth, with North Windwards making up the rear on two points.
Scores: NORTH WINDWARDS 174 for seven from 50 overs (Yasmine St Ange 52 not out; Cordel Jack 2-22). SOUTH WINDWARDS 122 for four from 27.1 overs (Stacy-Ann Adams 39 not out, Cordel Jack 23 not out; Swayline William 1-18, Nerissa Crafton 1-10, Yasmine St Ange 1-22).