Jamaica win cricket crown
WEST INDIES women’s cricket got a new beat at Kensington Oval yesterday as Jamaica’s reggae girls upstaged their Trinidad and Tobago’s soca counterparts.
The Jamaicans, guided by the all-round efforts of their West Indies’ duo Stafanie Taylor and Shanel Daley, dethroned the two-time defending champions to become new queens of Caribbean cricket when they won a low-scoring League final by 30 runs.
Defending their modest total of 136 in 48.1 overs, the Jamaicans bowled tidily and fielded superbly to account for four run outs.
As a result, Trinidad and Tobago were dismissed for a paltry 106 in 42.2 overs when topscorer Britney Cooper was last out for 43 off 105 balls following a last-wicket stand of 22 runs with Felicia Walters (11 not out). (EZS)
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