GEORGETOWN, Guyana- The top three teams in women’s cricket in the Caribbean, opened their victory tally in Round One of Cricket West Indies T20 Blaze tournament. Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica defeated the Leeward Islands, Guyana and the Windward Islands respectively.
The first match of the day saw Barbados start on blistering form from Hayley Matthews who raced to 45 from 22 deliveries before falling in the sixth over. Deandra Dottin continued her explosive form, smashing an unbeaten 63 from 24 balls which included 10-fours and 3-sixes.
The second match saw Guyana post a competitive 157/4 thanks to 77 not out from Captain Shemaine Campbelle who turned up the heat in the last few over of her team’s innings. Campbelle struck 6-fours and 3-sixes in her stay at the crease.
In the final match of the day, Jodian Morgan and Natasha McLean ran riot on the Windward Islands bowlers. The pair posted an opening partnership of 123 runs for the first wicket when Mclean fell for 56. Morgan continued the freestyle batting, together with a 9-ball 19 run not out contribution from captain Stafanie Taylor, Morgan finished the innings on 72 not out as Jamaica posted 185/2 from their 20 overs.
Barbados won by 99 runs over Leeward Islands
LI 107/5 (20)
Bhaskar 40* Hector 18
Matthews 2/21 Small 1/20
BAR 206/6 (20)
Dottin 63 Matthews 45, Taitt 35*
Deandra Dottin was Player of the Match
TT won by 5 wickets vs Guyana
TT 161/5 (18.4)
King 59, Cooper 52*
Mangru 1-1-6, Schultz 1.4-1-14
GUY 157/4 (20)
Campbelle 77*, Grimmond 21, Smartt 21
Stacy Ann King was Player of the Match
Jamaica won by 62 runs vs Windward Islands
WWI 123/8 (20) Nero 60, Fletcher 35
Henry 4-2-20 Watts 4-1-14
JAM 185/2 (20)
Morgan 72* McLean 56 Taylor 19*
Jodian Morgan was Player of the Match