Jamaica win Regional Women's T20
St George's, Grenada - Jamaica subdued Barbados by six wickets at the national stadium Thursday to retain their title as champions of women’s T20 cricket in the Caribbean.
An all-round effort from Stafanie Taylor and a top score of 44 from Natasha Mclean guided the Jamaicans to victory as they finished the tournament undefeated.
Winning the T20 tournament also meant Jamaica had made a clean sweep of regional women’s cricket titles this year after capturing the Super 50 staged earlier.
The Bajans run rate was heavily restricted after they won the toss and decided to take first knock.
Kycia Knight spearheaded the fight to restore credibility to their innings with a top score of 25 and receiving some support from Shaquana Quintyne 20, Charlene Taitt who was run out for 16 and Kyshonna Knight 15.
Vanessa Watts led the Jamaican bowling with 2 for 17 in four overs while Karla Cohen, Shanel Daley, chedean Nation and Stafanie Taylor took a wicket each.
A powerful 79 run opening partnership between Taylor and Mclean set the stage for the Jamaican victory.
Mclean cracked four fours to reach her 44 from 45 balls while Taylor, who was lbw for 32, had earlier picked up a wicket for 18 runs in her four overs.
The main wicket taker for Barbados was Shakera Selman with two for 18 as Jamaica romped to victory at 106 for 4 in 16.5 overs.
Pamela Lavine c T Sanford b K Cohen 4
Kycia Knight+ c C Henry b V Watts 25
Kyshonna Knight b C Nation 15
Shaquana Quintyne LBW V Watts 20
Deandra Dottin c C Henry b S Taylor 8
Danielle Small c T Sanford b S Daley 6
Charlene Taitt run out (S Daley) 16
Hayley Matthews not out 2
Total: 105/7 (20 Overs)
Did not Bat: Shakera Selman*, Shanna Thompson, Shamilia Connell
Extras: (4LB, 4WD, 1NB) 9
Fall of Wickets: 1-20, 2-39, 3-69, 4-71, 5-78, 6-91, 7-105
Jamaica Bowling: Vanessa Watts 4-0-17-2, Karla Cohen 4-0-33-1, Shanel Daley 4-0-9-1, Chedean Nation 4-0-24-1, Stafanie Taylor 4-0-18-1
Stafanie Taylor* LBW S Selman 32
Natasha Mc Lean c Kycia Knight b S Selman 44
Jodi Ann Morgan run out (H Matthews) 1
Shanel Daley not out 14
Chinelle Henry run out (S Selman) 5
Chedean Nation not out 2
Total: 106/4 (16.5 Overs)
Did not Bat: Tameka Sanford+, Karla Cohen, Vanessa Watts, Roshana Outar, Alecia Bookal
Extras: (2Lb, 5WD, 1NB) 8
Fall of Wickets: 1-79, 2-81, 3-85, 4-101
Barbados Bowling: Shanna Thompson 2-0-24-0, Deandra Dottin 2-0-22-0, Shakera Selman 4-0-18-2, Pamela Lavine 1-0-9-0, Shaquana Quintyne 4-0-16-0, Charlene Taitt 1-0-6-0, Hayley Matthews 2-0-7-0, Danielle Small 0.5-0-2-0
Result: Jamaica won by 6 wickets
Player of the Match: Stafanie Taylor
Umpires: A Sanowar & F Maurice
Match Referee: S Allen
Scorers: Paulette Bolah & Uel Roberts-Johnson