A superb maiden List A hundred from Kyshona Knight and a brilliant spell of bowling from Qiana Joseph were the standout performances in the third round of matches in the CG United Women’s Super50 Cup on Friday in St Kitts. Left-hander Knight made 144 and set up defending champions Barbados for a commanding 205-run win against Jamaica Women to remain the only undefeated team. Left-arm spinner Joseph took a career-best 6-20 from her 10 overs, but failed to inspire Windward Islands Women and Trinidad & Tobago Women beat them by two wickets.
Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Kyshona Knight led the Barbados batting allowing them to post a mammoth 318-8 from their 50 overs at Conaree. This after the defending champs lost the early wicket, of her twin sister Kycia Knight for four. Skipper Hayley Matthews joined Kyshona and the pair looked set to get the score rolling from early, as Matthews dominated with several boundaries. Matthews and Kyshona posted 77 runs for the second wicket when Matthews fell for 31.
The Barbados middle order stepped up as Aaliyah Alleyne and Kyshona added 86 runs together for the third wicket when Alleyne fell for 18. Trishan Holder took a while to get going but provided the support for Kyshona to continue her run-scoring as they added 85 more runs with Kyshona to tick the Barbados scoreboard over 300. Holder fell for 36. Kyshona eventually fell with the score on 268. Alisa Scantlebury added a quick 27 off 23 balls sharing in a 34-run partnership with Shakera Selman as Barbados finished on a high.
Neisha-Ann Waisome was the pick of the Jamaican bowlers as she picked up 10-0-65-3, followed by Nicole Campbell with 10-0-39-2.
The Jamaica batting innings never got going as they faced the uphill run-chase. Chedean Nation topscored with made 32 and 27 from Natasha McLean shared in a 46-run stand with a valiant 21 from Jody-Ann Brown as the resistors of the Jamaican innings. Stafanie Taylor was unable to bat. Keila Elliott continued her fine form with the ball as she finished with figures of 5.4-0-19-4, followed by Shamilia Connell and Aaliyah Williams who picked up two wickets each.
Joseph continues amazing bowling but Red Force Divas pull off narrow win
Karishma Ramharack took off 3-24 followed by Shalini Samaroo with 2-24. Ramharack then returned to take the Red Force Divas to victory by finishing on 22 not out, after Reniece Boyce got their innings going with 53 from 47 deliveries and 24 from Samaroo. and 29 from Joseph at St. Paul’s Ground.
Karishma Ramharack took of 3-24 followed by Shalini Samaroo with 2-24. Ramharack then returned to take the Red Force Divas to victory by finishing on 22 not out, after Reniece Boyce got their innings going with 53 from 47 deliveries and 24 from Samaroo.
Joseph had the Red Force Divas in a panic as she continued her amazing run with the ball. She finished with figures of 10-3-20-6, taking her to the top of the most wickets list at the end of three rounds, with 15 wickets at an average of just 3.5 runs per wicket.
Guyana win nailbiter to deny Leeward Islands their first ever victory
Shabika Gajnabi held her nerves bowling the final over to deny the Leeward Islands their first ever victory in the history of the CG United Women’s Super50 Cup, to give Guyana a one-run victory.
Batting first, Guyana were in all sorts of trouble with the score on 53-6 but a 68-run partnership between Shabika Gajnabi and Kaysia Schultz saved their innings at Warner Park. Gajnabi top-scored with 49 and Schultz 25, as Guyana closed their innings on 167-9 from their 50 overs. Tonya Martin who destroyed the Guyanese top order finished career best figures of 10-1-36-4.
A career best 74 from Amanda Edwards was not enough to secure the Leewards first ever victory as Gajnabi picked up with the ball where she left off with the bat. Supporting with the ball was Sheneta Grimmond who bagged 10-3-26-3, to add to Gajnabi’s 8-0-31-2 and Plaffianna Millington’s 10-1-26-2. Needing five runs in three balls, the Leewards were stifled for runs by Gajnabi’s accurate bowling and good fielding from her teammates.
The tournament resumes on Monday 15 May with Round 4. Barbados face vs the Windward Islands at St. Paul’s, Trinidad & Tobago Red Force Divas vs the Leeward Islands at Conroe Sports Ground and Jamaica meet Guyana at Warner Park.