Guyana stun Jamaica in Women's Super50
...T&T, Barbados, SVG win in first salvo
ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC) — Steady bowling and three run-outs put a feather in the cap of Guyana when they stunned reigning champions Jamaica with a three-run victory under the Duckworth-Lewis Method in the Regional Women's Super50 Tournament on Thursday.
Katana Metore hit the top score of 30, as the Guyanese, sent in to bat, were restricted to 90 for five from 26 overs in the rain-affected Group-B match which started four-and-half hours later than scheduled at Benjamin Park in the north of the island.
Erva Giddings then grabbed 2-15 from five overs and Phaffiana Millingtoon took 2-19 from five overs including the prized scalp of Stafanie Taylor, as the South American side dismissed the Jamaicans for 81 in 23.3 overs.
Chadean Nation led the way for Jamaica with 30 and Taylor made 20, but the run-outs of openers Natasha McLean and Jodian Morgan, and Roshana Outar late in the chase were setbacks they could ill afford.
Stephanie Ramcharan collected 5-20 from seven overs and Gaitri Seetahal supported with 3-1 from 2.2 overs, as Trinidad & Tobago, the main contenders for Jamaica's title, started the tournament with a six-wicket victory over Grenada in Group-A play.
No Grenadian batter reached double figures, as they were dismissed for an anaemic 36 in 19.2 overs after being sent in to bat at Grandbay Playing Field.
T&T stumbled in successfully chasing the target in 11.4 overs, losing four wickets.
Fast bowler Shamillia Connell snared 6-31 from 10 overs, as Barbados crushed hosts Dominica by eight wickets in the other Group-A match.
Tiffany Graham led the way for the Dominicans with 12 after they were sent in to bat at Windsor Park, but no other batter reached double figures, as the home team were bowled out for 52 in 20.3 overs.
Opener Hayley Matthews then hit 36 not out to hustle the Barbadians to victory in 7.4 overs.
Next door at the Botanical Gardens, veteran opener Samantha Lynch hit 35 to anchor St Vincent & the Grenadines to a six-wicket victory over St Lucia.
Lynch was the only batter to reach double figures, as SVG successfully chased 59 for victory, reaching their target in 18.3 overs.
Earlier, Stacey Adams took 4-18 from six overs, Latoya Providence captured 3-18 from the same number of overs and Vinisha King scalped 2-12 from five overs, as the St Lucians were bowled out for 58 in 22 overs, after they were sent in to bat.