By E. Glenford Prescott
The Windward Islands made it two wins in two matches after securing an easy 75-run win over the Leeward Islands at the Park Hill Playing Field in the second round of matches in the Cricket West Indies Regional Women’s Super 50 tournament on Saturday.
SCORES: Windwards 179 (41.1 overs) Leewards 104 (36.2 overs)
The Windward Island bowlers drove home the advantage gained by their batsmen by putting their opponents on the ropes in their pursuit of the tournament’s highest team total for an unlikely win.
They were put on the road to victory as early as the first over when Akeria Peters disturbed the stumps of Eldora Sylvester (0) off the fifth ball of the innings to make it 1/1. It got even worst when Quiana Joseph sent back Jasmine Clarke (0) to make it 2/1. A 24 run third wicket stand between Saneldo Willet (9) and Amanda Edwards (21) only appeared to delay the inevitable as upon them being separated the sluice opened once again and wickets went cascading down the slope.
A few bits and pieces of innings and 22 extras saw the Leewards swagger to 104. Quiana Joseph finished with 4/35, Afy Fletcher 3/23 and Cordel Jack 1/9 from six overs.
Earlier, the Windwards reached their total of 179, thanks to Cordel Jack 37, captain Fletcher 29 and opener Swayline Williams 19. Jack and Williams added 62 for the second wicket after Juliana Nero (0) was bowled by Swanisha Hector in the first over with the total on one.
Jack, who looked determined to get a recall to the regional team, put in another quality innings as he struck 4 fours and 1 six off the 44 balls she faced in just under an hour at the crease. Fletcher also struck 4 boundaries in her innings while Williams had a solitary 4.
There was a whopping 48 Extras inclusive of 36 wides in the Windwards innings.
Hector collected 3/29 Jozel Liburd 3/39 and Amanda Edwards 2/24 bowling for the Leewards but they were also guilty of contributing to the Windwards Extras count through their illdiscipline, thereby putting their batters under immense pressure in their chase.
Defending champions Trinidad and Tobago got their campaign back on track with a 6-wicket win over Guyana at the Sion Hill Playing Field.
SCORES: Guyana 83 (42.4 overs) Caneisha Isaac 4/22, Anisa Mohammed 3/15, Karishma Ramsharack 2/0; TnT 84/4 (29.4 overs) Merissa Aguilleira 30*, Subrina Munroe 2/17, Erva Giddings 2/25.