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Jamaica Women make it two straight wins

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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Jamaica made it two wins in as many games in the Cricket West Indies Regional Women's Twenty20 championship after beating Windward Islands by eight wickets in yesterday's encounter at Kensington Park.

Jamaica's medium pacer Chadean Nation claimed 4-20 from four overs to help restrict the Windwards to 85-6 off their allotted 20 overs. Her skipper Stafanie Taylor spanked an unbeaten 36 to guide the hosts to 86-2 halfway inside the 15th over.

Scores: Windward Islands 85-6 (20 overs); Jamaica 86-2 (14.3 overs).

Nation explained that lack of pace in the pitch worked in her favour.

“It wasn't the best [bowling performance], in my opinion, but the wicket was low and slow and suited my bowling. We lapsed in the field sometimes but overall as a team I think we did well to restrict Windward Islands for 85,” she told journalists during a post-game interview.

She said patience was required during the run-chase.

“The wicket was low and slow so the batters had to stay low and wait on the ball.”

Windward Islands Captain Stacy-Ann Adams said her team fell short in both the batting and bowling departments.

“I think we didn't score enough runs; the pitch didn't have a lot of demons in it, so we could have scored about 130. But then again our bowlers didn't bowl in the right areas, so it was a hard game all around,” Adams said.

In the first game of the double header at Sabina Park, Guyana beat reigning champions Trinidad and Tobago by seven wickets.

Scores: Trinidad and Tobago 64-8; Guyana 70-3.

In yesterday's late second-round game at Sabina, Barbados and Leeward Islands were engaged in battle.

At Kensington, Jamaica won the toss and put the Windward Islands, who suffered an 18-run loss to Barbados on Sunday, to bat first.

The top order batting was unable to negate Nation as the Windwards slumped to 55-6. Opener Juliana Nero top-scored with 27, while Pearl Etienne was 19 not out.

Nation was supported by Chinelle Henry, who had 1-7 from three overs.

In reply, Jamaica's Women lost opener Jodian Morgan (zero) and Natasha McLean (20), but Taylor and Nation, who made 15 not out, eased them to victory with a 49-run unbroken stand.

Off spinner Cordel Jack (2-20) was the Windwards' best bowler.

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