Jamaica in semi-finals of Regional Women's T20
Jamaica’s women cricketers remained on course for the regional double after booking their spot in the semi-final of the Twenty20 Tournament in Grenada today.
Jamaica achieved their semi-final spot following a crushing 49-run victory over St Lucia in their third and final preliminary round match at Progress Park.
Batting first, Jamaica scored 108 for one in a match reduced to 15 overs because of rain.
Stefanie Taylor led Jamaica with a powerful half-century.
Taylor hammered seven boundaries in a 46 ball top score of 61 not out, while her West Indies teammate Shanel Daley hit two fours while adding 38 not out.
Needing a 109 to win, St Lucia were restricted to 59 for four from their 15 overs.
As a result of the victory, Jamaica finished Group ‘A’ of the preliminary round in second place with 10 points, five behind leaders Barbados.
Jamaica will now meet Group B winners Guyana in the second semifinal on Wednesday.
Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago will contest the first semi-final, also on Wednesday.
In the other Group B match today, Barbados thrashed St Vincent and the Grenadines by four wickets at the Tanteen playing field to keep their unbeaten record to win the group comfortably.
Over in Group A, Guyana beat Grenada by eight wickets at Progress Park to post their third straight win.
The Guyanese finished atop of the group with 15 points, five clear of Trinidad & Tobago.
The Trinidadians crushed Dominica by 10 wickets.
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