Jamaica thump St Lucia, Barbados win
St George's, Grenada - The third round of matches in the Regional Women's Twenty20 entailed four matches across two venues on the island of Grenada.
Here are the details Post Round III:
AT PROGRESS PARK - St Lucia v Jamaica
Stafanie Taylor struck 61 runs from just 46 balls as Jamaica destroyed St Lucia to book their spot in the semi-finals of the Regional Women's Twenty20 Tournament. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, the Jamaicans lost Natasha Mc Lean cheaply for 4.
But Taylor was joined by her West Indian teammate Shanel Daley and both batters set about laying down a solid score. They both took the attack to the St Lucian bowlers, ripping them apart. Taylor struck seven fours in her knock that lasted 59 minutes. At the other end, Daley was less aggressive but fed the strike over to her partner.
Daley struck two boundaries in her knock of 38 runs from 41 runs. In a match reduced to 15 overs a side, the Jamaicans had finished on a good score of 108/1, scoring at 7.2 runs an over. Their bowlers then took over the show.
The St Lucians tried to keep wickets in hand and though they succeeded to some degree, they weren't keeping up with the ever-increasing Required Run Rate. The Jamaican bowlers bowled tightly. Natasha Mc Lean finished with 2-9 while Peta Gaye Hanson had 1-17.
St Lucia had batted out their 15 overs, but had fallen woefully short off their victory target, getting to 59/4. They had lost by 49 runs.
Jamaica Innings: 108/1 (15 Overs)
Natasha Mc Lean 4, Stafanie Taylor 61, Shanel Daley 38
St Lucia Bowling: Chemika Abraham 3-0-21-1, Maria David 3-0-19-0, Teadie Crowford 3-0-11-0
St Lucia Innings: 59/4 (15 Overs)
Maria David 28, Paulina Francis 13, Chemika Abraham 5
Jamaica Bowling: Natasha Mc Lean 2-0-9-2, Peta Gaye Hanson 3-0-17-1, Vanessa Watts 3-1-8-0
Jamaica won by 49 runs (Toss: Jamaica)
AT TANTEEN - Barbados v Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
A quick, unbeaten 20 runs from Shaquana Quintyne sealed a nervy Round III win for Barbados over Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, booking their spot in the semi-finals of the Regional Women's Twenty20.
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines won the toss and elected to bat first but struggled to put an innings together. From 17/1, they lost wickets at regular intervals, eventually falling to 51/6. It took a 30-run partnership at the end between Sheree Ann John and Stacy Ann Adams to get SVG up to 81/6.
But the Bajans did themselves little favours in the last five overs as John ended on 15 and Adams on seven. It meant Barbados had contributed eight runs in extras to the partnership.
In their chase, Barbados also had a similar stumble. From 29/1, they fell to 50/6, meaning five wickets fell in the space of 21 runs. But Quintyne would rescue her team with a valiant knock of 20 from from just 25 balls. She ran hard for her runs, striking no boundaries.
She found a good partner in Kyann Maynard who patiently batted at the other end, striking nine runs from 21 balls. John picked up 3-13 and Adams had 2-20 but their effort wasn't enough to pull SVG from defeat. Barbados won by four wickets.
Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Innings: 81/6 (20 Overs)
Sheree Ann John 15*, Crystal John 10, Melisia Billingy 8
Barbados Bowling: Deandra Dottin 4-0-9-1, Danielle Small 2-0-6-1, Shamilia Connell 3-0-7-1
Barbados Innings: 82/6 (17.2 Overs)
Shaquana Quintyne 20*, Kyshona Knight 16, Hayley Matthews 12
SVG Bowling: Stacy Ann Adams 3.5-0-20-2, Sheree Ann John 4-0-13-3, Juliana Nero 0.2-0-1-0
Barbados won by 4 wickets (Toss: SVG)
AT PROGRESS PARK - Guyana v Grenada
Guyana made light work of Grenada, defeating the hosts by eight wickets to go through to the semi-finals of the Regional Women's Twenty20 Tournament. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Grenada were strangled down and afforded very few opportunities to score.
They were in early trouble at 15/1 and never really recovered throughout the innings. There were some small partnerships in between but the highest individual score of the innings came from Debbie Ann Lewis, who made 12. Aria Fortune and Rachel Cyrus both scored eight.
Phaffiana Millington had amazing figures for the Guyanese, taking three wickets for six runs from her four overs, including a maiden over. Erva Giddings and Joann Vansertima both had one wicket each.
Guyana made their chase quite easy with June Ogle leading the way with a patient 29 runs from 46 balls. She struck one four in her knock. She remained unbeaten even after Shamaine Campbelle hit a quick 16 runs from 23 balls.
Guyana went on to win by eight wickets.
Grenada Innings: 66/7 (20 Overs)
Debbie Ann Lewis 12, Aria Fortune 8, Rachel Cyrus 8
Guyana Bowling: Phaffiana Millington 4-1-6-3, Erva Giddings 4-0-13-1, Joann Vansertima 4-0-21-1
Guyana Innings: 67/2 (15.3 Overs)
June Ogle 29, Shamaine Campbelle 16, Katana Mentore 9
Grenada Bowling: Carena Noel 1-0-4-1, Shanthan Charles 0.3-0-1-0, Afy Fletcher 4-0-12-0
Guyana won by 8 wickets (Toss: Grenada)
AT TANTEEN - Dominica v Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago demolished Dominica by ten wickets to seal their semi-final spot in the Regional Women's Twenty20 Tournament. It was a dominant performance from the Trinis, stifling the Dominicans for 38 all out in 20 overs. It meant the Dominicans scored at 1.90 runs an over throughout their innings.
Kimara Sabaroche was the only batter that managed to get into double figures, getting to ten runs. Annica Andrew and Pearl Etienne both scored eight runs. Only two boundaries were scored in the innings. West Indies player, Stacy Ann King, led the destruction of Dominica with figures of 3-7, while Kamara Ragoobar and Kirbyina Alexander both had two wickets each.
T&T openers, Amanda Samaroo and Selene O'Neil made quick and light work of chasing 39 runs, getting to their target just before the Powerplay ended. Samroo struck one boundary in her knock of 13 runs from 19 balls, while O'Neil scored 18 runs from 17 balls and hit two fours.
Trinidad & Tobago won by ten wickets.
Dominica Innings: 38 All Out (20 Overs)
Kimara Sabaroche 10, Annica Andrew 8, Pearl Etienne 8
Trinidad & Tobago Bowling: Kamara Ragoobar 4-1-3-2, Stacy Ann King 4-1-7-3, Kirbyina Alexander 3-1-9-2
Trinidad & Tobago Innings: 39/0 (5.5 Overs)
Amanda Samaroo 13, Selene O'Neil 18
Dominica Bowling: Pearl Etienne 3-0-14-0, Krisani Irish 2.5-0-24-0
Trinidad & Tobago won by 10 wickets (Toss: T&T)