Barbados win Women’s Super50
PLAYING UNDEFEATED, Barbados Women today pulled off a stunning 124-run victory over Jamaica to claim the Regional Women’s Super50 Cricket Final at National Cricket Centre, in Trinidad and Tobago.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Barbados Women posted a competitive 242 for seven against the defending champions and then bowled them out for 118 for nine in 38.4 overs.
Jamaica’s stand was built on 47 by Stafanie Taylor and Natasha McLean (28). However, Taylor was caught by Deandra Dottin off the bowling of youthful captain Shaquana Quintyne in the first over after the drinks break.
McLean followed soon after, lbw to Kelia Elliott.
Jamaica tumbled from 90 for four, losing the last five wickets for 28 runs. Last woman Chedean Nation was injured and unable to bat.
Earlier, openers Hayley Matthews (53) and Kycia Knight (39) laid a firm foundation of 93 before Knight became the first wicket to fall.
Her twin sister Kyshona joined Matthews at the crease and brought up a half century, scoring 68.
Quintyne added an unbeaten 31, anchoring the innings after Dottin went for 19.
Jamaica’s Chinelle Watts took four wickets for 39 runs.
Quintyne, only 19, was also praised for her captaincy.
Barbados Women 242-7 in 50 overs (Kyshona Knight 68, Hayley Matthews 53, Kycia Knight 39, Shaquana Quintyne 31 n.o., Deandra Dottin 19; Chinelle Watts 4-39, Roshana Outar 2-50). Jamaica Women 118 in 38.4 overs (Stafanie Taylor 47, Natasha McLean 28; Kelia Elliott 3-17, Shakera Selman 2-25). Barbados won by 124 runs. (SAT)