Win puts Ja Women back in contention in Regional Super50 Tournament
COUVA, Trinidad (CMC):
Barbados have surpassed Trinidad and Tobago as leaders, ahead of tomorrow's fifth and final round of matches in the Regional Women's Super-50 Tournament under way in Couva, Trinidad.
Barbados demolished North Windwards by 181 runs at Macaulay Park to move to the top of the table, while Trinidad and Tobago relinquished their lead after losing to Jamaica by 19 runs at The National Cricket Centre in fourth-round action yesterday.
Meantime, at Gilbert Park, South Windward defeated Guyana by seven wickets to register their first win of the tournament.
At the National Cricket Centre, captain Stafanie Taylor smashed 67 and Chedean Nation slapped 58, powering Jamaica to 181 for four wickets from 50 overs after they were sent in. Nation then returned to grab two for 37 and Venessa Watts three for 24 to help bowl out the Trinidadians for 162 in 45.1 overs.
Kyshona Knight belted 65 and Malissa Howard 62, giving Barbados an enterprising start despite a five-wicket haul from Roylyn Cooper, who finished with five for 31. The Bajans crashed from a strong position of 166 for two as the last six wickets fell for just 11 runs, including three players departing while the score remained on 200.
North Windwards were completely brutalised on the chase as Shakera Selman and Shamilia Connell shared all 10 wickets to skittle them out for a paltry 20 in 12.1 overs. No player scored more than four runs for North Windwards, with extras being the highest total of six, as Selman and Connell finished with outstanding figures of six for 10 and four for eight, respectively.
The Regional Women's Super-50 Tournament enters round five tomorrow, with Guyana playing Jamaica, South Windwards meeting North Windwards, and host country Trinidad and Tobago facing Barbados.
The first and second finishers will meet in the finals on Sunday.