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Bajan lasses foiled by rain

Elvis Howard at Kensington Oval

Bajan lasses foiled by rain

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At Kensington Oval Rain spoiled Barbados’ chances after the hosts had put themselves in an excellent position to achieve a win in the opening round of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Women’s 50-overs Championship yesterday.
Playing at Kensington Oval, Barbados were set a mere 98 for victory from 50 overs by St Vincent & the Grenadines. However, persistent rain throughout the lunch interval and into evening prevented the Bajan ladies from making a reply.
The close of play had been rescheduled to 6:05 p.m. due to rain also, but eventually the match was abandoned at 4:52 p.m.
After they were invited to bat, St Vincent & the Grenadines were bundled out for 97 in 43.3 overs, as only three bastmen reached double-figures.
The damage was done by the spin trio of Danielle Small (three for six), leg-spinners Kelia Elliott (three for 22) and Shaquana Quintyne (two for 16). 
Juliana Nero and Samantha Lynch put on 35 for the first wicket before Lynch fell in the 11th over. She was very well taken by Quintyne at gully off fast-bowler Shakera Selman. 
Nero made 28 from 58 balls with two fours, until she was lbw sweeping at Quintyne’s third delivery.
Next ball, rain forced the players off the field with St Vincent & the Grenadines on 45 for three after 16.4 overs.
The proceedings were halted for 80 minutes.
On resumption, they lost wickets steadily and were pinned down by some very accurate bowling.
Elliott and Quintyne shared 20 overs on the trot between them for only 38 runs. The batting power play between overs 29 and 33 produced only eight runs for two wickets.
Both Sheree Ann John and Myschia George were bowled by Elliott who sent down several googlies, while Clea Hoyte was lbw pushing slightly forward to Elliott.
West Indies player Cordel Jack had a torrid time at the crease in making 20, which included two dropped chances and one miss-stumping. She faced 52 balls, with two boundaries but went lbw swinging to leg off Quintyne.
Off-spinner Small mopped up the tail, claiming the last three wickets in 4.3 overs. Melissa Billingy was caught at mid-off by Shamilia Connell who had earlier had dropped both catches off Jack.
Terisha Lavia and Roshelle John were dismissed within two deliveries of each other. Lavia was bowled and John leg before wicket, playing across the line like a number of her teammates.
Barbados and St Vincent & the Grenadines each received one point from the match.
Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago staved off the Jamaican attack to record one of two wins in the opening round.
Knocks of 60 by Shanel Daley and 45 from Stafanie Taylor helped get Jamaica close but they only made it to 159-7, three runs shy of the target.
St Lucia had a massive 195-run victory over Dominica who only managed 68 in 28 overs.
The tournament continues today.