Taylor has eyes on a ton as Jamaica power ahead against St Lucia

Kingstown, St Vincent: Jamaica captain Stafanie Taylor continued her good form with her second consecutive half-century in the West Indies Cricket Board's Women's 50-Over League on Friday. The 19-year-old right-hander has so far reached 73 not out to pilot Jamaica to 167-3 in the 29th over against St Lucia at Victoria Park. She has a golden opportunity of getting a century as the match has been reduced to 37 overs per side after rain. Taylor, who is among the Top 10 batters in the International Cricket Council’s One-Day rankings, made a  match-winning 62 not out on Thursday against Barbados.

The Bajans are certainly having a much better day today. They hit a massive 283-7 off 50 overs against Dominica. Openers Charlene Taitt (63) and Kycia Knight (47) added 93 for the first wicket and after that veteran Pamela Lavine cracked 62 to bolster the score. The bowlers have continued the good work and Dominica are scrambling on 10-4 in the fourth over.

In the key match of the day, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago are locked in a keen battle. The home team made a good start posting 29-0 off the first eight overs in reply to 168 all out made by the defending champions.

In the day’s other match match Guyana captain Shemaine Campbell has showcased he allround ability. The teenager made a classy 64 not out in an unbrken second-wicket stand of 161 with June Ogle-Thomas (81 not out) to guide the side to 176-1 off their 50 overs. Campbell then returned with her leg-spin to take three wickets to reduce Grenada to 51-4 in the 23rd over.