Barbados’ women start with win
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago –– Captain Shaquana Quintyne hit a half-century and there were three wickets each for fast bowler Shakera Selman and medium-pacer Deandra Dottin as Barbados defeated defending champions Jamaica by 32 runs at Caldrac in the opening round of the WICB Women’s Super50 Championship yesterday.
Having won the toss, Barbados were under pressure on 22 for three after six overs before all-rounder Quintyne scored 60 off 107 balls with four boundaries to help pull her team around.
Player-of-the-Match Quintyne added 91 21.4 overs for the fourth wicket with fellow West Indies Women’s representative Kyshona Knight, who made 40 off 71 balls with two fours and one six in a total of 172 all out off 46 overs.
Natasha McLean took four for 18 off 6.4 overs and Chadean Nation, two for 31 off ten overs.
Jamaica were bowled out for 140 in 41.3 overs.
Captain and star batter Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 29 off 77 balls but could not find the boundary.
Dottin took three for 22 off six overs and fellow experienced international player Selman picked up three for 26 off nine overs.
In the other matches, Trinidad & Tobago beat Windward Islands South by eight wickets at Gilbert Park (Windward Islands South 89 all out (29.1 overs), Trinidad & Tobago 90-2 (26.5 overs) and Guyana beat Windward Islands North by five wickets at Couva (Windward Islands North 122-9 (50 overs), Guyana 125-5 (36.1 overs).
Off-spinner Karishma Ramharack was the Trinidad & Tobago bowling hero with eight for 23 off 6.4 overs.