Trinidad Express / A destructive spell from long-standing Windies Women’s off-spinner Anisa Mohammed undermined the Leeward Islands batting to set up an eight-wicket Trinidad and Tobago victory in the third round of the Women’s Regional Super50 Tournament yesterday.
At the Arnos Vale Sports Complex, Mohammed grabbed four for 18 from 8.3 overs, as the Leewards, choosing to bat, were dismissed for 76 in 28.3 overs to give T&T their second victory of the tournament.
No Leewards batsman reached 20, as Karishma Ramharack and Caniesha Isaac shared the demolition job with two wickets apiece and the defending champions continued to get their campaign back on track.
Windies batter Britney Cooper then led the run chase with 27 and T&T crossed the finish line with 39.2 overs remaining before the scheduled lunch interval.
At Sion Hill, a memorable spell from West Indies Women’s leg-spinner Afy Fletcher set up Windward Islands for a two-wicket victory over Jamaica.
Fletcher, the Windward Islands captain, collected seven for 13 from 9.2 overs, including incumbent Windies captain and batting superstar Stafanie Taylor for six, as the Jamaicans, sent in to bat, were bowled out for 84 in 35.2 overs.
It was the second straight double-figure total for the Jamaicans, whose line-up also includes internationals Shanel Daley, Chedean Nation and Chinelle Henry, after their opening match in the tournament against Leeward Islands was completely washed out.
The Jamaicans however, made a fight of it with Nation grabbing three for 19 from nine overs and Vanessa Watts two for 25 from her allotted 10 overs, but Fletcher, the diminutive Grenadian, and opener Swayline Williams scored 23 each, as the host team successfully chased down their target with 82 balls remaining.
The result meant that the Windwards claimed their third straight bonus-point victory of the tournament, moving them to 15 at the top of the standings.
Leeward Islands 76 all out, 28.3 overs (Jenisen Richards 13; Anisa Mohammed 4-18; Caneisha Isaac 2-26, karishma Ramharack 2-10) vs T&T 78-2, 10.4 overs (Britney Cooper 27)
—T&T won by eight wickets
Barbados 145 all out, 44.3 overs (Deandra Dottin 47, Shakera Selman 30; Tremaine Smartt 3-15, Erva Giddings 2-22, Subrina Munroe 2-36) vs Guyana 104 all out, 39.4 overs (Shamaine Campbelle 25)
—Barbados won by 42 runs
Jamaica 84, 35.2 overs (Rashada Williams 14; Afy Fletcher 7-13) vs Windwards Islands 85-8, 36.2 overs (Swayline Williams 23, Afy Fletcher 23; Chedean Nation 3-19)
—Windwards won by two wickets
TRINIDAD Y TOBAGO: Mohammed sets up win for T&T by 8 wkts
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