Ja Women beaten in Regional T20 final
Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) rebounded from a middle-order batting collapse before clinching an exciting two-wicket win over Jamaica to secure top honours in the Twenty20 phase of the Regional Women's Championship at Providence Stadium on Monday night.
T&T slumped to 38 for the loss of four wickets after their bowlers restricted Jamaica to 100 for seven in their 20 overs, but skipper Merissa Aguilleira, with a top score of 26, revived the innings enough for her side to scrape through to win with four balls to spare.
Aguilleira collected a four and a six in compiling her 28-ball innings, while Anisa Mohammed chipped in with 21 before she was run out.
Vanessa Watts (2-17) and Shanel Daley (2-13) grabbed two wickets each for the Jamaicans.
Jamaica plunged to 37 for the loss of five wickets after they won the toss and elected to bat.
However, their innings was rescued by middle-order batters Tameka Sanford and Chinelle Henry, who scored 33 and 35, respectively.
Mohammed, who was named Player of the Match, picked up two wickets for 15 runs and Shenelle Lord two for 23, to help to turn the tables on Jamaica, who finished in second position.
Barbados secured third position in the tournament after a convincing nine-wicket win over Windward Islands.
A powerful 81-run stand for the second wicket between opener Kycia Knight and Deandra Dottin ensured victory for the Bajans, after Windwards struggled to score and had to settle for fourth position in the tournament.
Pacer Shakera Selman removed Windwards openers Stacy Ann Adams for 11 and Glendeen Turtin for nine, early, after they won the toss and decided to bat. But Akeira Peters resisted with a top score of 39 while Afy Fletcher scored 25 as Windwards crawled to 98 for three in their 20 overs.
When Barbados lost opener Hayley Matthews with the score on 18, Knight and Dottin motored on, belting 46 and 25 as Barbados coasted for 99 for one in 10.5 overs.