Bajans win but miss place in final
KINGSTON – Barbados defeated St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)?by five wickets in their seventh and final preliminary match yesterday but failed to secure a place in the final of the inaugural Regional Women’s Twenty20 Cricket Tournament.
Hosts Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago finished with the same number of points – 30 – as Barbados but will now meet in today’s final at Sabina Park by virtue of having a better net run rate than the Bajan girls.
The Trinidadians ended with a superior net run rate of +3.34; The Jamaicans finished with a net run rate of +2.59, edging out Barbados, whose final net run rate was +2.14.
Guyana finished fourth with 20 points, ahead of SVG on 15, Grenada with 10, St. Lucia on five and winless Dominica without a point.
Teenager Shaquana Quintyne put in a tidy all-round performance, taking three wickets for eight runs as Barbados dismissed the Vincentians for 71 in 18.3 overs in their match at Kensington Park.
The Barbadians started the chase briskly, knowing full well they had to score quickly to enhance their chances of reaching the final ahead of Jamaica.
But they lost the wickets of Kycia Knight, Pamela Lavine and Kyshonna Knight cheaply inside the first five overs, stumbling to 26 for three.
Quintyne hit the top score of 17 but Barbados needed 16.1 overs to make 72 for five to achieve victory. The other double digit contributors were Kycia Knight (15), captain Shakera Selman (14 not out) and Anika White (13).
Apart from the final, Sabina Park will host the consolation final between Barbados and Guyana for third and fourth places in the morning.
About a kilometre or two away, Kensington Park will stage the minor play-off between St Lucia and Dominica in the morning for seventh and eighth places, and the consolation play-off between SVG and Grenada for sixth and seventh places. (EZS/CMC)