Taylor hits 62 not out as Jamaica beat Barbados by eight wickets

Jamaica recorded the first victory of the West Indies Cricket Board’s Women’s 50-Over League when they trounced Barbados by eight wickets on Thursday. The Jamaicans, who are joint favourites for the title along with Trinidad and Tobago, strolled to 100-2 off 29 overs after dismissing the Bajans for 99 off 46 overs.

It was an easier than expected result for Jamaica as their opponents failed to perform on a good pitch at the Arnos Vale Playing Field 1. The early damage was done by Jamaica’s fast bowler Karla Cohen, who took 2-15, while there were four run outs as the Bajans lost their way.

In the feature match of the day, defending champions Trinidad and Tobago were proving to be too strong for Guyana, who struggled to 83-9 off 33 overs in reply to 154. Over at Arnos Vale Playing Field 2, Grenada were in big trouble on 67-6 off 32 overs in reply to 126 made by home side St Vincent and the Grenadines. At Stubbs, Dominica found themselves in a similar predicament – tottering on 67-6 off 28 overs trying to reach a target of 119 set by St Lucia.