T&T women whipped by Barbados in T20 semis
Trinidad and Tobago will return home from the West Indies Cricket Board Regional Women’s competition without a trophy after their crashed out of the T20 semi-finals after losing to Barbados by 30 runs yesterday at Tanteen, Grenada.
T&T restricted the Bajans to 116 for five off their 20 overs to give themselves a good chance of chasing the target, but could only reach 86 for seven in their alloted overs.
T&T captain Merissa Aguilleira topscored with 22, but T&T’s efforts were hampered by good bowling from West Indies pacer Shaquana Quintyne, who took three wickets for 14 runs.
When Barbados batted, Quintyne and Charlene Taitt rescued the innings after five quick wickets went down. Quintyne had a match-high 50 not out, with Taitt unbeaten with her at the end on 27.
T&T also missed out in the Women’s Regional Super50 (50-over) tournament, when they were defeated by Jamaica in the final. The Jamaicans are defending champions in both tournaments from 2011 (50-over) and 2012 (T20).
Jamaica will oppose Barbados in today’s final after edging past Guyana, a five-wicket triumph.
The Jamaicans made 99 for five to successfully chase Guyana’s 97 all out, both teams using up 19.4 overs in the process.
Chinelle Henry (20 not out) and Tameka Sanford (27 not out) saw Jamaica home after their top order collapsed. Phaffiana Millington was Guyana’s best bowler with figures of two for nine.
Guyana, batting first, had Tremaine Smartt topscore with 35 not out, while Jamaica pacer Shanel Daley (two for nine) was most effective with the ball.
Grenada finished fifth after easing past St Lucia in their playoff, while St Vincent and the Grenadines took seventh spot in their playoff with an easy eight-wicket win over cellar-placed Dominica.